Top 6 Weekend Food Events: Tracie McMillan, Margarita Dinner, Burrito Babes, Food Swap, Wine Tasting + Food Truck Fest

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Tracie McMillan at Zócalo Public Square

"Is eating well just for the rich?" Journalist Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table, will tackle the topic in a conversation with Evan Kleiman of KCRW's Good Food at Zócalo. Reservations are all booked, but a standby line will open at 6:30 p.m.

WHAT: Tracie McMillan at Zócalo Public Square

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., April 19

WHERE: Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

COST: Free

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Margarita Dinner at Border Grill Santa Monica

Tequila maker Sofia Partida is bringing her handcrafted Partida margaritas to Border Grill for a special tasting menu -- courses include an oyster shooter with Margarita Pomela Espumosa (Partida blanco, grapefruit granita and sparkling wine), and caramelized apricot and goat cheese with Dama Dulce (Partida blanco, sherry, mezcal rinse, agave and Peychaud's bitters). See the complete menu here.

WHAT: Margarita Dinner at Border Grill Santa Monica

WHEN: 7 p.m., April 19

WHERE: Border Grill Santa Monica

Cost: $55 per person

Burrito Babes Inaugural Burrito Eating Contest

Burrito Babes will debut its "Mixican" style burritos (ingredients are "mixed" beforehand) with a burrito-eating contest. Burrito Babes is not a restaurant per se, but an organization that supports non-profits with burrito sales. Half of the proceeds from the contest will benefit the Westside Food Bank.

WHAT: Burrito Babes Inaugural Burrito Eating Contest

WHEN: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., April 21

WHERE: Clover Park

COST: $10 for entrance, $20 for competition.

SGV East Food Swap

Leave the wallet at home. Instead, bring your breads, desserts, fruits and sauces, etc. to exchange with other culinary artists. Click here to register.

WHAT: SGV East Food Swap

WHEN: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., April 22

WHERE: The Growing Home and Learning Center

COST: Free

Napa/Sonoma All-Stars Tasting 2012

Taste nearly 200 wines from about 100 wineries at Wally's Wine. (Visit the website to see who's slated to appear.) Admission includes bread and cheese; hot dogs, sliders, ribs and skewers from Let's Be Frank and T's California BBQ will be on hand too.

WHAT: Napa/Sonoma All-Stars Tasting 2012

WHEN: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., April 22

WHERE: Wally's Wine

COST: $39 in advance, $50 at the door.

Route 66 Food Truck Festival

Expect Devilicious, George's Greek Truck, Mangia Mangia Mobile, Me So Hungry, Pogi Boy, Rolling Sushi, Bacon Mania Truck, Chunk-n-Chip Cookies, Coolhaus, India Jones, Suite 106 Cupcakery, Waffles de Liege, Where's the Fire Gourmet Pizza, and the Red Robin Yummm Mobile at this San Bernardino event. There will also be a beer garden, and some event proceeds will benefit The Symphonie Jeunesse.

WHAT: Route 66 Food Truck Festival

WHEN: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., April 22

WHERE: San Manuel Stadium

COST: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $50 VIP admission, and free for children 6 and under.

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