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Top picks for this weekend's food and drink-related events.
BEER ME—Fremont's annual Oktoberfest kicks off today and runs through Sunday. Tickets get you access to more than 80 microbrews and German beers—plus liter steins and liter boots at the Buxom Beer Garden—and a food garden with bites from the likes of Grilled Cheese Experience and Crepealicious. [Official Site]
BEACON HILL—Learn to make tamales at El Centro de la Raza's Tamale Making Class. Learn the art of traditional pork tamales from a master tamalera on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The entry fee includes a recipe and a dozen uncooked tamales, with proceeds benefitting the center's Senior Nutrition & Wellness Program. [El Centro de la Raza]
FREMONT—Agrodolce is doing its part to celebrate Oktoberfest by serving sausages from Zoe's Meats with polenta and peppers starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant's weekly family-style menu is a nod to the Sicilian Couscous Festival. This Sunday through September 27, Agrodolce will offer a $36 family-style menu drawing heavily on couscous—it's even in the olive oil cake served for dessert. [EaterWire]