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See, smell and taste history at Fort Nisqually’s Plough to Plate. Photo credit: Metro Parks

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One of the neatest events came through our inbox, one for the history nerds and foodie lovers: See, smell and TASTE history at Fort Nisqually's Plough to Plate.

Fort Nisqually Living History Museum is serving up a unique celebration of 19th-century recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Fort will be filled with dozens of chefs preparing dishes over open fires, on the cast iron stove, and in the bake oven. Kids can participate in an egg and spoon race, a typical game played during the Victorian period. There will also be a pancake race where participants run a course while flipping a pancake in a frying pan. Throughout the day, guests can tour the heritage kitchen garden, poultry house, orchard and grain patch, and learn how these relate to the agricultural history of the Fort. Attendees will have an opportunity to test their knowledge about edible plants (there are an abundance here in the PNW), as well as sample some wares. Also, check out the cooking competition highlighting period chefs preparing Victorian-style techniques and recipes. 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, $8.50-$10.50, children 3 and younger are free,

And while you're at it, you may as well make a day out of your trip, because in the same neighborhood on the same day the Tacoma Central Co-op is celebrating their grand opening at their new location on North Pearl Street. Where there was once a Bargain World, you'll be able to indulge in samples from some of your favorite local makers, while taking part in giveaways, exclusive grand opening deals, face painting, and there will be Pygmy goats on site to pet (for good measure!) Ribbon-cutting is at 10 a.m. with community festivities occurring from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 4502 N. Pearl St., Tacoma

While the status still remains as "coming soon," get your tastebuds excited for the upcoming arrival of Kobrew at Point Ruston, which is boasting compelling Korean gastro-pub-esque fare. With the closure of Fish Brewing a large void was left, literally, a big giant, empty space where a restaurant once stood. Word on the streets is menu tasting for staff is taking place as soon as this week, and if you peer inside the windows, you'll spy a darker color palate and tactful remodeling making the space feel less like a cafeteria and more like an intimate dining experience. Stay tuned. 5108 Grand Loop Rd., Tacoma,

To say I regularly daydream about the bites prepared at Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar would be an understatement. Which is why I'm almost distraught that my schedule won't allow me to attend the upcoming pairing dinner with Mark Ryan Winery. Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m., expect five courses of delectable food and wine from this matrimony. I anticipate it to be dreamy, but maybe that's my REM pattern talking. Tickets are limited to 40 seats and cost $100 plus tax (gratuity is included). Call 360.915.7784 to snag a seat or pop into the restaurant! 222 Capitol Way N., Olympia,

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