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This weekend Fremont celebrates Oktoberfest with over 100 microbrews and craft beers in the “biggest beer garden in the Northwest.” Highlights include a “Buxom Beer Garden” (where tastes come in the stein size rather than the 5-ounce), a costume contest, live music, a “Dogtoberfest,” and “Texas Chainsaw Pumpkin Carving.” Tickets start at $20. See fremontocktoberfest.com.
Join author John Holl as he demos from his new The American Craft Beer Cookbook at the Book Larder on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and at Pike Pub & Brewery on Tuesday from 4–6 p.m. The book features more than 150 recipes collected from breweries and brewpubs nationally, with Seattle’s Elysian black-bean sliders and Woodinville’s Redhook Brewery’s chicken-fried steak tips with ESP gravy among them).
Storyville Coffee is bringing its Bainbridge Island roasts to Pike Place Market and offering free private tastings of its coffee and baked goods throughout September. It officially opens in October at 94 Pike Place, next to Matt’s at the Market. Book one of the four daily slots (beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. here.
Carmelita just published a drink-recipe collection via Amazon’s CreateSpace to help support its staff severance fund. News blog PhinneyWood reports that the vegetarian restaurant will donate proceeds from Carmelita Cocktails to team members. Buy a copy online, or in-store starting next week until the eatery shutters on September 29.
A new Seattle-based App, Fork, is billed as an Instagram for food lovers that lets you snap and share pictures of the food you create at home.
Check out Chipotle’s animated short “The Scarecrow,” set to Fiona Apple’s cover of “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The film was just released alongside a companion game that’s free to download at the App Store.