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Free Krispy Kremes for Voters; Alton Brown Sings About Brining Turkeys

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The Cubs had one hell of a season: Chicago-area liquor store Binny’s, the team’s official Champagne provider, says they’ve already gone through 1,000 bottles of bubbly this season — and that was before clinching their first World Series title in more than a century.

In today’s food news: a Cubs fan celebrates with some very old beer; voting will get you a free doughnut; Alton Brown has a song about brining turkeys; another fast food chain launches its own app; and Presidents love pot pie.

— Krispy Kreme is handing out free doughnuts on Election Day; just show up wearing an “I Voted” sticker. Isn’t democracy sweet?

— Alton Brown is one busy guy: In addition to working on a new internet cooking series and a late-night variety show for Food Network, he’s also... putting out an album? Yep, and he’s offering a free download of one song via his website — “Grandmom Forgot to Brine the Bird,” which basically sounds like “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” for food-obsessed millennials.

— Whataburger is the latest fast food chain to launch its own app. Much like the recently released Chick-fil-A app, it has a mobile payment feature (with mobile ordering to be added next year) and a rewards program enabling users to earn free food such as cinnamon rolls and honey butter chicken biscuits after every five visits.

— Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush may be worlds apart when it comes to politics, but their palates are very much in harmony: Former White House chef John Moeller says the two were equally big fans of his chicken pot pie.

— As the Chicago Cubs basked in the glory of victory by guzzling Champagne (and spraying it all over one another), one diehard fan celebrated with a 32-year-old beer:

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