HOLLYWOOD: If you can't afford the AWFF festivities this weekend, there's always the Precious Cheese Feast of San Gennaro. Ok, it won't have Tom Colicchio, Michael Mina and Wolfie walking around shaking hands with everyone, but it will have rides, pizza and Italian ice. Only $5 to get in. (Sept. 26-28, Hollywood Blvd. near Highland) [EaterWire]
REDONDO BEACH: It comes in threes, and we're sure three is already too many: Yet another lobster festival, takes place this weekend, the last and final of the season (we think). Are there any lobsters left in New England? (Sept. 26-28, Seaside Lagoon). [EaterWire]
CASTING CALL: The Next Food Network Star has been greenlit for another season and the contestant search is on. Two ways to get your mug in front of the producers: Send in a three-minute video by October 31 explaining why you should be the FN's next big star, or hit up the casting call on October 15 at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California in Santa Monica (2900 31st Street) from 10am-3pm. For rules, check out the website. [Eater Inbox]For more stories from Eater LA, go to la.eater.com.