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Weekend Eats: L.A. Beer Week Events, Baja Comes to Playa, City Sip Reopens

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The weekend is so close you can practically taste it. Here are the edible events going on in the next few days to keep you occupied -- and sated for that matter.

L.A. Beer Week events: The festivities began on Thursday and will carry on through the end of the month for L.A.'s 4th annual beer week celebration. This weekend is perfect time to kick things off, with the one year anniversary celebration at Golden Road Brewing. In honor of the occasion, Tony Yanow and the gang will be putting together the Better Weather Celebration, where festival goers will enjoy craft beers from a number of breweries' wares, live music, brewery tours, and a variety of eats from the pub and visiting food trucks. The festival take place on Saturday from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Golden Road Brewing, 5410 W. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles 90039. Tickets are $40 at the door, and include a commemorative Better Weather Fest glass and drink tickets good for five 6oz. pours. Designated driver tickets are $15.

Baja Comes to Playa: John Sedlar's collaboration with Baja California chefs continues this weekend at Playa with Benito Molina. Molina, who is an LA Street Food Fest alum, will be bringing his unique fusion of Baja ingredients and flavors with an urban twist that comes from his roots, which are grounded in his native Mexico City. He will be cooking Sunday thru Tuesday, and barman Julian Cox will be crafting cocktails to go along with his cuisine. Dishes, which lean heavy on Ensenada-style seafood, will range from $5-$18. www.PlayaRivera.com

City Sip Reopens: Echo Park's favorite little wine bar closed its doors last week to make way for a make-over, and is reopening to the public tonight for their big reveal. According to the folks over at the wine bar, the vibes are more relaxed, and everything form the staff to the menu has gotten an overhaul. They'll also be pouring more boutique wines, and the list will be changing regularly. Nicole Daddio's informative wine classes will be returning shortly, and a new happy hour menu will be making its way to the bar soon, too. http://citysipla.com/