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...in which having crabs (at a seafood fest) is finally a good thing. Photo: CrabFest

Wed, Oct 5
Free Coffee at Luke’s Diner
So this is real: In honor of the Gilmore Girls reboot, cafes across the U.S. will turn into the Stars Hollow cafe on October 5, the anniversary of the show’s pilot episode. Aww... The streaming service is footing the bill so free coffee will be dispensed for 250 customers at three designated Seattle cafes-turned-Luke’s Diners. More vital information can be found in this hard-hitting Nosh Pit report.

Thu, Oct 6
Sour Beer Popup at Bottlehouse
The Madrona bottle shop and wine bar has a lineup of mouth-puckering ales for a pop-up this Thursday. And there will be cheese pairings. Bottlehouse will host a tasting of sour beers from the likes of Engine House 9, New Belgium, Telegraph, Mollusk, Everybody's Brewing, and many more. Tickets are $18 and include five tart tastes.

Thu–Sat, Oct 6–8
Fresh Hop Happenings
We are officially in the wet season, both in precipitation and in beer. Wet/fresh hop beer is here and Washington breweries and bars are celebrating with tap takeovers, collaborations, special releases, festivals, and more. See our full rundown of this year’s happenings for more details.

Fri–Sun, Oct 7–9
Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival
Delight in all things shellfish on the north shores of the Olympic Peninsula this weekend. Port Angeles will hold its 15th Annual CrabFest in which seafood feasts will happen, chowder cook-offs will fuel homecook rivalries, and over a dozen local restaurants will craft crab in every form. Of course there will be Dungeness crab cake aplenty. Also: crab in quiche form, crab poutine, seabass fish tacos, crab enchiladas, plus wine, beer, live music, and more. Admission is free, you pay only in a scenic two-hour drive to the north.

Sun, Oct 9
Presidential Debate Viewing Parties at Tini Bigs and Hula Hula
Is everyone ready for a shoulder shimmy–filled round two? Good, because civic duty calls as do political puns and cocktails. These two neighboring Lower Queen Anne bars will be showing the second presidential debate on big screens; you’ll feel like you’re in the town hall, except with more booze. Things kick off at 5:30. After the debate sing to forget and get in on karaoke at Hula Hula. Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, Cafe Presse will change the channel from European soccer matches to the second presidential debate at 6.

Ticket Alert: Mario Batali Makes 2 Seattle Book Tour Stops: October 23 & 25
...and yes, Tom Douglas will be there too. The bright orange crocs–adorned chef returns to Seattle to celebrate the release of his latest contribution to the cookbook economy, Big American Cookbook. First on October 23, Batali will be at the University Temple United Methodist Church in conversation with T-Doug at 5pm. That’s a lot of food knowledge to behold. Tickets are $40, it includes admission for two people and a copy of Batali’s book. Then on October 25, catch Batali signing book’s at Salumi, founded by Batali’s dad Armandino, from 9 to 11am.

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