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Top 5 Weekend Food Events: Pasadena Greek Fest, L.A. Lobster Fest, Sour Beer Night, Tour De Fat + Mumbo Gumbo Fest

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Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM

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  • St. Anthony's
  • Pasadena Greek Fest
54th Annual Pasadena Greek Festival

Homemade spanakopita, kababs, gyro and baklava -- and many more Greek favorites, including wine and live music -- will be in plentiful supply at this long-running festival. Proceeds go to the Anthony Greek Orthodox Church in Pasadena.

WHAT: Pasadena Greek Festival

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14 - Sunday, Sept. 16

WHERE: Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia

COST: $5

L.A. Lobster Fest

Get out your claw crackers, this San Pedro classic features musical performances, tastings, cooking demonstrations, and full lobster meals for $19.

WHAT: 13th Annual Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14 - Sunday, Sept. 16

WHERE: Port of Los Angeles; 1190 Nagoya Way San Pedro, CA 90731

COST: $10 for entry

Sour Beer Appreciation Night

Four Points by Sheraton LAX will host a "poolside" sour beer appreciation night featuring a tasting of 12 rare sour beers, including Mort Subite White, St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition, Mikkeller Spontanwildstrawberry, Cuvee Des Jacobins Rouge Barrel Aged Sour and Jolly Pumpkin La Roja. Parking is included.

WHAT: Sour Beer Appreciation Night

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton LAX, 9750 Airport Blvd., L.A.

COST: $35

New Belgium's Tour de Fat

Colorado-based New Belgium Brewery unites bikes and beers for this nationwide fundraising parade for C.I.C.L.E., Bicycle Kitchen and Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. The event features an unparalleled costumed bicycle parade, New Belgium beer, eccentric entertainment, local food, unusual bike contests and more.

WHAT: Tour de Fat

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.

WHERE: L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St., L.A.

COST: Free; beers $5

Pasadena Mumbo Gumbo Fest

Chef Claud Beltran of Noir Food and Wine will be serving up all-you-can-eat Louisiana gumbo, seasoned boiled shrimp and crawfish to the sounds of live Cajun music. Save room for bananas Foster for dessert.

WHAT: 6th Annual Pasadena Mumbo Gumbo Fest

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 16, 3-7 p.m.

WHERE: Boston Court Theater, 70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena

COST: $49

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