Free Scoop Day at Cupcake Royale, Optimism Brewing in Capitol Hill, and More Food News

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1. Cupcake Royale is giving away free scoops of ice cream on Monday, April 28 from 2 to 8 PM at all “scoop shops”—so that excludes Madrona and West Seattle. All you have to do is download the Friends of Cupcake Royale app for iPhones and Android. Folks in Madrona and West Seattle can take solace in a 30 percent discount off all ice cream pints, all day.

2. Capitol Hill is getting a new brewery next year. Husband-and-wife team Gay Gilmore and Troy Hakala will open Optimism Brewing in the Great Western Motors building at Broadway and Union, reports Puget Sound Business Journal.

3. Seattle Beer Week is less than a month away, and a full list of events is up on the official website. Highlights include Nanobrewery Night at Naked City, Sour Fest at Brouwer’s, and Caturday—complete with visits from local celebricats—at Chuck’s 85th.

4. Jezebel’s weekly series Behind Closed Ovens looks at “the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry.” The stories therein are pretty spectacular.

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