Sweet Stuff

Everyone deserves a little chocolate. After all, it contains heart-healthy antioxidants, can fight tooth decay, act as an aphrodisiac, improve mood, and even control appetite. Not to mention, it tastes dang good.

Indulge your appetite for the sweet stuff at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. The weekend-long event brings chocolatiers from all over the nation to show off their tasty craft, from mole barbecue to chocolate bacon bars. The festival also features a plein air painting competition, romance novel writing workshops, live music, and tours of the Cerretta Candy Company.

Fri., Feb. 4, 5-10 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 6, 12-5 p.m., 2011