Eat your heart out at the Taste, a large culinary festival hosted by the Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine magazine. Over the span of four days, food and drink from some of Southern California's best restaurants and wineries will be served, in conjunction with a series of panels, cooking demonstrations and discussions with a number of L.A.'s finest chefs. L.A. Various times and locations. Fri.-Mon. (213) 237-6552; http://www.latimes.com/taste.