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Commercial candy aisles not cutting it? Here are some alternative Halloween festivities and treats to indulge in. 

Riza Brown
The Anchorage location of the Tilted Kilt chain offers up scantily-clad servers, Celtic food, and more televisions than you can count -- a business model that boomed during the nation's economic downturn.Sean Doogan

 I never thought of Alaska as a real apple producer, but Edwards is proving it’s possible. 

Shannon Kuhn
This week on Reading the North: a cookbook for northern regions and a journalist's investigation of claims that her father stole millions of dollars' worth of ore.Kathleen Macknicki
Seagull egg pie, halibut salad, mossberry fritters and octopus patties are just some of the recipes in “Qaqamiigux: Traditional Foods and Recipes from the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands.” The big 381-page full-color volume combines recipes with scientific data, interviews with elders, historical and contemporary photos and specific information about how to harvest and preserve the food.Mike Dunham
This recipe is pure fall comfort food. It’s easy to prepare and has all the cozy, warm elements you’re looking for in a comforting fall dessert.Maya Evoy
Three seasons in, Tyonek's community garden has two high tunnels, solar-powered irrigation and ventilation systems, 15 raised beds, 1,000 feet of potatoes, 45 rhubarb plants, rows of raspberries and plans for expansion.Shannon Kuhn
If you’re looking for fast lunch options that don’t require pre-ordering or sitting down, or you’re on a specialized diet, Natural Pantry is tough to beat. Victoria Barber

The lunch bar at Natural Pantry resembles nothing so much as someone’s amazing Thanksgiving spread. There was macaroni and cheese, potatoes, grilled vegetables, spicy meatballs, roasted squash and quinoa salad. In the center of the table were three varieties of roasted bone-in chicken breast quarters.

Victoria Barber
Saturday is the last market of the year for the South Anchorage Farmers Market and the Anchorage Farmers Market. As other markets close, vendors will move indoors to the Center Market.Steve Edwards