UPDATE | Saranac Public House
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Saranac's menu is always solid, but keep an eye out for their specials.

Another reason to like Facebook: media-savvy places like Saranac Public House announce their weekly specials online.

This week? Bacon Sampler (like bacon could get any better). Five portions made in-house, including maple cured and smoked back. For duck fans, there's cold smoked duck bacon — drizzle with coffee sauce, maple gastrique or plum jam. Add a tall, frosty pint like Mac & Jack's African Amber or any of the other 10 beers currently on tap, and you're in hog heaven.

Elsewhere on the menu: salads, burgers, plenty of appetizers, happy hour specials — try hearty pretzels or Chinese lacquered pork — and comforting entrées like meatloaf.

This gastropub offers gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan as a matter of course in a laid-back environment, with abundant seating indoors and out.

West End Beer Fest 2024 @ Brick West Brewing Co.

Sat., April 20, 12-11 p.m.
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Carrie Scozzaro

Carrie Scozzaro spent nearly half of her career serving public education in various roles, and the other half in creative work: visual art, marketing communications, graphic design, and freelance writing, including for publications throughout Idaho, Washington, and Montana.