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Top 4 Weekend Food Events: Apple Pushers, Good Food Day L.A., Beerathon + Frances Mayes Reading

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Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge a scene from The Apple Pushers - RICHARD SCHULTZ
  • Richard Schultz
  • a scene from The Apple Pushers

The Apple Pushers

This new documentary film follows five immigrant pushcart vendors who bring fresh fruits and vegetables to New York City's "food deserts."

WHAT: The Apple Pushers

WHEN: 7 - 10 p.m., March 29

WHERE: Self Help Graphics and Art

COST: $10 suggested donation. RSVP to rsvp@lurnnetwork.org.

Good Food Day L.A. Festival

The Los Angeles Food Policy Council hosts this event, one of nearly 40 citywide activities comprising Good Food Day L.A. Expect a resource fair, food trucks, chef demonstrations, a cabbage cooking contest judged by Jonathan Gold and several chefs, as well as a panel discussion titled "From the Local to the Global: Will Food Ever Be Fair?" Visit www.goodfoodla.org for other events.

WHAT: Good Food Day L.A. Festival

WHEN: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., March 31

WHERE: Metabolic Studio

COST: Free.

click to enlarge beer - JENN GARBEE
  • Jenn Garbee
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L.A. Beerathon

Sign up to try 26 beers at that many spots in downtown L.A., including Wurstkuche, Senor Fish, Pattern Bar, the Redwood and King Eddy's Saloon. (The list is being revealed day by day at facebook.com/labeerathon.) The cost covers all drinks.

WHAT: L.A. Beerathon

WHEN: 12 p.m., March 31

WHERE: Various restaurants and bars in downtown L.A.

COST: $55

Celebrity Chef Series: Frances Mayes & The Tuscan Sun Lunch

Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, discusses her new cookbook. This event is free; pay extra for a lunch inspired by the book: pea and shallot crostini; salad with chickpeas, sun-dried tomato and grilled shrimp; rolled sole with fennel and citrus; and torta della nonna.

WHAT: Celebrity Chef Series: Frances Mayes & The Tuscan Sun Lunch

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. (book signing), 12 p.m. (lecture), 1 - 2:30 p.m. (lunch), April 4

WHERE: The Getty Villa

COST: Advance tickets are required for the book signing and lecture (free) and lunch ($75, or $90 with wine pairings). Parking is $15.

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