A diagram of a pig's delicious parts.
A diagram of a pig's delicious parts.

Top 5 Weekend Food Events: Eric Schlosser, 1886 Birthday, Cheese Store of Silverlake 10th Anniversary, Filipino Food and Cocktails + Whole Hog Butchery

Now that the Beaujolais Nouveaus have been uncorked, here's a Beaujolais-free roundup of weekend events.

Eric Schlosser Speaks at Occidental

Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser returns to Los Angeles to receive and honorary doctoral degree and give a lecture about the very big business of food: "Fast Food Nation Revisited: The Link Between Food Justice, Worker Justice, and Immigrant Justice."

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WHEN: 6 p.m., Nov. 17

WHERE: Occidental College, Thorne Hall

COST: Free but must RSVP in advance

1886 Bar at The Raymond.
1886 Bar at The Raymond.

1886 Birthday Party

The diminutive Pasadena cocktail bar celebrates its first birthday, which coincides with the anniversary of the original Grand Dedication Ball at The Raymond Hotel in 1886. A ticket gets you cocktails, wine, craft beer, appetizers and desserts.

WHEN: 6:30 - 10 p.m., Nov. 17

WHERE: 1886 Bar at The Raymond

COST: $45, advance; $55, door (buy tix here)

Cheese Store of Silverlake 10th Anniversary

The popular Silver Lake cheese store celebrates a decade of success with a day of deals and discounts: 10% off purchases all day (except wine). Every purchase over $100 enters you in a raffle to win a tote bag full of gourmet goodies, and every purchase over $10 enters you in a raffle to win a bottle of wine. After the store officially closes at 6 p.m., there's a party with charcuterie, wine and, naturally, cheese.

WHEN: Nov. 18: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., regular business hours. 6 - 8 p.m., after-party.

WHERE: Cheese Store of Silverlake

COST: Free entry.

Filipino Food and Cocktails

Abby Abanes of Pleasure Palate has helped curate this evening with four cocktails (all with calamansi), a lechon carving station featuring two different preparations of Filipino roast pig (including Cebuano), adobo chicken wings, shrimp fritters and more.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Nov. 20

WHERE: Nola's

COST: $50 (buy tix here)

Whole Hog Butchery Demo

Learn how to slice, dice and disembowel -- okay, maybe not disembowel -- a pig at this butchery demonstration.

WHEN: 7-10 p.m., Nov. 22

WHERE: Mozza2Go

COST: $50 (buy tix here)


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