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Garden Party At The Getty, An Ice Cream Pop-up & More Weekend Food Events

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Dogs and brews (via Tony's Darts Away/Instagram)
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This weekend seems like a good time to start preparing your stomach for the delicious eats and drinks of holiday parties and Thanksgiving. So, grab your finest stretchy pants and check out these fun food and booze events happening this weekend.

FRIDAY, NOV. 13
Freedom Dogs at Tony's Darts Away

Part of a month long series at Burbank's spot for craft beer and veggie-friendly eats, at Tony's Darts Away, the Dogs for Dogs fundraiser features one-of-a-kind vegan hot dog specials. This week's limited edition rendition is "The Freedom Dog"— a keilbasa with pepper jack cheese, fresh jalapeños, chipotle ailoi, grilled onions and grilled peppers. The veggie dog is designed by Shannon Keith of Beagle Freedom Project, an organization that rescues beagles from animal experimentation. Proceeds from the night will benefit the project. While you're there, you're also going to want to check out their extensive craft beer list and other vegan bites. And stay tuned for a Frito Pie-inspired dog for next week's special.

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Party in the garden at The Getty Center (via Facebook)
SATURDAY, NOV. 14

Getty Garden Party

Grab a picnic basket and a blanket and head up to The Getty Center for a special night of garden-inspired cocktails, music and great views from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Getty Garden Party features a cash bar, which includes a salad-inspired cocktail by NY-based cocktail designer Arley Marks and a DJ set from KCRW's Anne Litt. You'll also have a chance to tour the new, unique plants growing in the Getty Salad Garden, and meet Julia Sherman, the artist and writer behind the project. Arrive early from 6:15 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. for special tours of the Getty's food-themed exhibitions, "The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals" and "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Food in the Middle Ages." Admission to the event is free, though sign-up for the exhibition tours is required.

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Sweeeet Rose (via Facebook)
SUNDAY, NOV. 15

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Sweet Rose Creamery's pop-up at Venice's Tortoise General Store

Sample some seasonal and Japanese-inspired scoops from one of our favorite ice cream shops, Sweet Rose Creamery, at a special pop-up from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The creative, featured flavors include kuri (chestnuts), kabocha (pumpkin), apple pie, jukushi gaki (persimmon) sorbet, and yuzu sorbet. The scoops are $4 for one and $6 for two and can be served on housemade sesame and matcha cones for a $1 more. You'll also have a chance to explore Venice's Tortoise General Store, a boutique that features cool artisanal crafts and home goods by Japanese artists.

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New cocktails at Butchers & Barbers (Photo courtesy of Butchers & Barbers)
Butchers & Barbers 1st Anniversary and Fall/Winter Cocktail Launch

Celebrate the 1st anniversary of the sleek Hollywood hotspot for cocktails and bites with a special Sunday night supper from Chef Luke Reyes and sample their new cocktail menu from Avery Underhill. Beginning at 6 p.m., check out a sweet deal on a four course pre-fixe for $30/person, which will feature favorites like their roasted miso cauliflower and pork loin with stewed cranberry beans. Some of the new cocktails will include the Smoked Boulevardier—Mello Corn Whiskey, Punt e Mes, Cappalletti, Cynar and hickory smoked orange peel—and a Frozen Sazerac.