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1. Megan Gordon left a fast-paced job in finance to open a macaron shop, made possible in part by a successful Kickstarter campaign. Gordon will open Lady Yum Friday, selling macarons with inventive flavors like Mango Habanero, Fennel Pear, Maple Bacon and Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Salted Caramel, and Toasted Coconut, plus local wine and specialty food products.
2. Popular gluten-free bakery Nuflours has announced the start of a weekly pop-up while it works on its bricks-and-mortar bakeshop in the former North Hill Bakery space on Capitol Hill. Owners Amanda Bedell and Phebe Rossi have a working kitchen ready in the space, so they’ll be selling ice cream sandwiches, bread, and pastries outside the shop starting Friday from 7 to 10 a.m. and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. The bakery has also announced a line-up of classes for the summer, including knife skills and gluten-free pizza baking.
3. Hilliard’s Beer is hosting a fundraiser Saturday called The Summer Chill, with proceeds benefiting Chill Seattle, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for at risk and underserved youth to build self-esteem and life skills through boards sports. Cold beer will be flowing and Neema’s Comfort will be on site providing food; the event runs from 3 to 8 p.m.
4. Seattle Backpackers Magazine has a rundown of five wild plants every backpacker should know, including – horray! – the difference between blueberries and huckleberries.