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Three food events you should know about: photo-tasting at Checkers; your Super Bowl made easy

February 4, 2010 | 12:34 pm


Picture your food Love photographing your food but feel self-conscious doing so? Check out the "photo-tasting" session at Checkers Downtown. Guests will enjoy chef Todd Allison's new winter menu while attending a workshop on how to best photograph at a restaurant. Checkers Downtown, 535 S. Grand Ave., L.A. 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. $45. (213) 624-0000. http://phototasting.eventbrite.com


Football's big day Watch the Super Bowl at the Lab and wolf down $5 specials including Trojan Blonde beer, boneless buffalo wings and spinach-artichoke dip. The Lab, 3500 Figueroa Blvd., L.A. (213) 743-1843. www.thelab.usc.edu

Super Bowl, made to order Don't want to cook on game day? Order a "football feast" from Zeke's Smokehouse. The menu includes Texas beef brisket, ribs, hot wings, pulled pork and a host of savory sides. Zeke's Smokehouse, 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. $52.95 for four. (323) 850-9353. www.zekessmokehouse.com

-- Jessica Gelt

Photo: Beer is served in beakers at the science-themed gastropub, the Lab. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times