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Here Comes Speed Rack; Linda's Turns 20

CAPITOL HILL—En route this Sunday is the annual women's bartending competition Speed Rack, which promises mixology madness and plenty of booze and food to go around. Tickets are $25 each for the Century Ballroom event, and all proceeds will go to breast cancer research and awareness. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL—Next week marks the 20th anniversary of Linda's Tavern, Linda Derschang's neighborhood mainstay that forms fulcrum of the Derschang drinking empire. Find out the history behind the bars, plus what might be on tap next. [Capitol Hill Seattle]

MT. VERNON—Get a look inside the Bread Lab, a grain research initiative out of Washington State's agriculture research and extension facility in Mount Vernon that's breeding a major gluten comeback. Whole wheat: not just for hippies anymore. [Mother Jones]