This Weekend: Ballard Annex Oyster House, Vegfest, and More

Read on for some weekend dining and imbibing suggestions.

Eat something sweet. The beloved Fuji Bakery reopens its International District and Bellevue locations tomorrow. The Bellevue shop will continue to share space with Balkan bakeshop G.A. Bakery, so you'll be able to buy Bosnian lepinja bread, croissants and Matcha Azuki under the same roof.

Try the burger of champions. Tear into a Li'l Woody's Seattle Burger Battle-winning cheeseburger and wash it down with a salted caramel milkshake. While we're on the topic, if you felt robbed by the Voracious Burger Battle voting model (read the comments for details) you might want to check out other brackets, like this Southern food competition over at Garden & Gun or the 2013 bracket. Even better, starting tomorrow there's the So Good blog's Discontinued Foods Bracket, featuring Ecto Cooler, Zima and Twinkies. Champions of all three competitions are chosen by the people (and/or the best social media campaign).

Sip and slurp. Ballard Annex Oyster House, the new seafood restaurant from the Matador and Kickin' Boot Whiskey Kitchen folks opened yesterday in the former Thaiku space on Ballard Ave. While the varieties of raw, steamed and baked oysters on the menu are impressive, the drink list (featuring a mean-looking Bloody Caesar) is another big draw.

Do a pork detox. A fitting event following last weekend's pig-centric Cochon 555, the annual Vegfest comes to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall tomorrow and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 500 meat-free food samples will be on the floor, alongside cooking demos and free health checks. Tickets are $8 per person, and kids under 12 are free. Visit the website for more info.

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