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Lefse, or potato flatbread, is not only a great way to use up leftover potatoes, but also serves as an after-school snack that might just be someone else’s pleasant childhood memory in the making.

Kim Sunée
Burgerfi, a Florida-based franchise that brands itself on hormone-free and antibiotic-free meats, craft beer and wine selections and decor that includes recycled furniture, is preparing to set up shop in the Midtown Anchorage mall, next to the SteamDot coffee shop. Devin Kelly

From nachos to liver pate, some appetizers are so good they can make an entree an unnecessary afterthought. Of course, the best kind of app is a half-price one (ready for happy hour, anyone?), but to round out the field, Play asked some Anchorage foodies to weigh in on their local favorites. 

Victoria Barber
In Sitka, residents celebrate their regional fishery with the Sitka Seafood Festival, a three-day event that includes a parade, games, bobbing for fish heads and one wild seafood banquet.Shannon Kuhn
If you have any leftover berries from your harvest -- I can’t help but eat most of them right off the bush -- let the wild side shine and toss them with a few ingredients, like citrus zest and juice, to brighten them up before baking the fruit into a pie or crumble.Kim Sunée
Fromagio’s is a high-end cheese emporium with south-side and Spenard branches. In addition to the wheels, wedges and slices, the shops offer lunch in which their cheeses and charcuterie take center stage.Mara Severin
The 2013 Biutiful Malbec is rich and robust.Mike McVittie
We’re in the middle of National Farmers Market Week, which continues through Saturday. So get out and enjoy the variety offered locally.Steve Edwards
Experienced Alaska pickers keep the location of their favorite berry patches a guarded secret, but if you pay attention to your surroundings, you can find your own patches. All you have to do is learn what sort of habitat your favorite berries prefer, then get out and keep your eyes peeled.Lisa Maloney

Berry pickers hit the slopes of Alpenglow Ski Area at the end of Arctic Valley Road in the Chugach Mountains on Sunday, August 3, 2014, to harvest both blueberries and blackberries.

Lisa Maloney