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Weekend Eats: Free Beer for a Year, Boozy Brunches, and Sushi Celebrations

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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.

Win free beer for a year: This Sunday, The Pub at Golden Road is hosting an Aunt Sally Tournament on their lawn. Aunt Sally is a classic British Pub game where competitors attempt to knock a small wooden dolly figure off of a metal pole using a piece of wood. With the weather hovering around the 80s, it's a perfect weekend for some friendly outdoor competition. Even better is that the winning team will receive free growler fills for a year. Entry is $40 per team of 2-4 people, and includes 1 pitcher of Aunt Sally IPA. Contact laurel@goldenroad.la to sign up.

Sushi Roku's sweet 16: Sushi Roku is celebrating their 16th birthday starting today, and invites guests to take advantage of deals on dishes and cocktails all month long. To toast the occasion, Roku is featuring 16 signature dishes for $8 and under, as well as two specialty items for $16 each. And if you opt to partake in the party and dine from the special menu, you'll gain a free entry to win an omakase meal made by Executive Chef Jiro Kobayashi. Some of the dishes on the menu include American Kobe beef pot stickers with kimchee and soy chili vinegar, tuna tartare with caviar and wasabi root, spicy tuna hanabi on crispy rice, toro sushi with shaved black truffles, and a variety of specialty cocktails. For more info, visit their site here.

Brunch launches at the new AOC: Chef Suzanne Goin and partner Caroline Stynerecently moved their iconic AOC dining room to the former Il Covo space after 10 years of operation on 3rd Street. This Saturday, Goin's will start serving brunch to the masses, pushing out inventive breakfast items from their wood oven. The menu is still tentative, but Goin says will likely include some of the following: wood-oven baked eggs with cannellini beans, cavolo nero, tomato confit and black olives; grilled asparagus with polenta, spring vegetables and soft egg; and meyer lemon french toast with pistachios, blueberries and
candied meyer lemon. An added bonus is that their specialty cocktails are only $10 each, meaning you can get a little nip of the hair of the dog at a decent rate. Brunch goes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more info and for ressies, head over to their site.