November 11, 2011 | 2:30pm
Warm up with good eats this weekend.
What: As reported by Shuji
, this premier event features sustainable dishes prepared by top local chefs from Haven Gastropub, Avanti Cafe, Sol Cocina, Taco Asyum, Sage, Duke's, Xanh Bistro, and Haute Cakes, along with a hosted bar with craft beer from The Bruery.
When: Fri., 7-11 p.m.
Where: Second Harvest Food Bank at the OC Great Park, 8014 Marine Way, Irvine.
$60 each, with a portion benefitting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Kid Healthy and the OC Food Access Coalition. Purchase tickets here
Free Tacos If It Rains
What: Soho Taco recently got wheels
, and the lonchera is heading to The Bruery. While forecast for the day looks wet, the Zambranos don't want that to deter people from trying their great tacos. So, if it rains before 5:30 p.m., the truck will announce a free chicken taco special. More details here
When: Sat., 5:30-8:30.
What: The Muzeo courtyard gets invaded by the Brits--British bitters, ales, stouts and food from The Olde Ship.
When: Sat., 2-9 p.m.
Cost: $49 for 15 sample tickets, admission to The Queen's Gallery and Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination exhibits and an event souvenir.
What: A celebration of all things persimmons, featuring exhibits, baked goods and cookbooks.
When: Sun., noon-3 p.m.
Where: Pitcher Park, 204 Cambridge St., Orange.
Wild Game Feat at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing
What: Antelope! Snow geese! Pheasants! Deer! Oh my! The restaurant is serving two-item combos of wild game, as well as fresh-caught wild yellowtail and red snapper.
When: Mon., 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person with $5 going to wounded U.S. troops.