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Swedish Club Pancake Breakfast

Sun Aug 3 at 8 am–1:30 pm.

Stuff your face with Swedish pancakes, lingonberries, and ham at the venerable Swedish Cultural Center, which has awesome midcentury architecture and an equally awesome Lake Union view. $9 guests, $7 members, $5 age 5-12.

Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Ave N

Post Alley Hooley

Thurs Aug 7, 6–10 pm.

Party by the Gum Wall with food vendors, beer gardens, live entertainment, craft vendors, art installations, and more.

Post Alley
1428 Post Alley

South Lake Union Block Party

Fri Aug 8, 12–11 pm.

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Featuring food trucks, a slider-grilling contest, a beer and margarita garden, live music, and an outdoor movie, the SLUBP is sponsored by Vulcan and benefits Cornish. Be warned: Slider-sampling tickets sell out in advance. Free admission, $20 slider-sampling.

Pink Floyd Green Fairy

Fri Aug 8 at 11 pm.

It’s a free screening of Pink Floyd's 1972 "Live at Pompeii” concert with lots of absinthe available for purchase to go with. Whoa.

The Barrel Thief
3417 Evanston Ave N #102

Seattle Street Food Festival

Fri Aug 8, Sat Aug 9.

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It's ons of food trucks, booths, carts, and a spirits/beer garden in Cal Anderson Park. If you're willing to pay $25 extra and self-identify as a “Very Important Foodie,” you can get a VIF Pass and reduce your wait to 5 to 10 minutes in each line versus 45 minutes (!), but you'll have to live with yourself after. Also: a $125 "pop-up picnic" with chefs including Mike Easton (Il Corvo), Charles Walpole (Blind Pig Bistro), and Maxime Bilet (Modernist Cuisine). And: an Urban Craft Uprising Village. Free admission, $25-$65 "Very Important Foodie" pass, $125-$165 picnic.

Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Ave

Ready, Set, Go... Cook!

Sat Aug 9 at 10 am–noon.

Miyabi 45th's awesome Mutsuko Soma and Good Fish author and also-great-person Becky Selengut square off in an Iron Chef–style cook-off, live at the U-District farmers market. FREE.

University District Farmers Market
4519 1/2 University Wy NE #202

Northwest Tequila Fest

Sat Aug 9, 3–8 pm.

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Imbibe a variety of premium agave-based spirits (tequila, mezcal, sotol), eat snacks, listen to live music, and feel good knowing that your enjoyment supports the Benevolent Guild of Seattle. $45-$125.

Rat City Rollergirls After-Party

Sat Aug 9.

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Meet up with Seattle's badass roller-derby team after the bout for drinking (with specials like shots of Fireball for $5 and Rainier tallboys for $3) and snacks ($4.50 to $8.50).

Sport Restaurant
140 Fourth Ave N, Suite 130

Bike for Pie!

Sun Aug 10 at 11 am.

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Squeaky Wheels, a nonprofit supporting bicycling on lovely Bainbridge, invites you to ride a bike around the island, then eat pie and hear Mud Junket live. $5-$32.

Waterfront Park
301 Shannon Dr SE

National S'mores Day

Starts Aug. 8. Fri–Sun. Through Aug 10.

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Hot Cakes celebrates National S’mores Day all weekend long, with s’mores cookies, s’mores milkshakes, s’mores molten cake, and, yes, classic s’mores made with homemade graham crackers and marshmallows and cold-smoked chocolate. On Sunday: roasted to-order sidewalk s’mores from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
5427 Ballard Ave NW

"Breaking Bread with La Brea Bakery" Sampling Tour

Starts Aug. 7. Wed–Sat. Through Aug 13.

La Brea Bakery products are distributed in more than 6,000 stores nationwide; parent company Aryzta is the third largest baking company in the world. “Break bread” with the corporate bakery giant: downtown: University Street Station & Westlake Station – Thursday, August 7, 8:45 a.m.; on Capitol Hill: Broadway East, between E Roy St. & E Mercer St. – Friday, August 8, 5:00 p.m.; in PhinneyWood: N 85th Street between Greenwood Ave. N & 1st Ave. NW – Saturday, August 9, 12:00 p.m. and in West Seatt... more »

Various locations
across Seattle

Coravin Wine Access System Demo

Thurs Aug 14, 5–7 pm.

The Coravin is a device that extracts wine from a bottle without removing the cork using argon and a needle; the Barrel Thief uses it. See it demo’d by the founder of the company, try wines—including Château Carbonnieux Blanc, Château Nenin, Signorello Estate, and Washington wineries Betz and Col Solare—for free, ditto appetizers, and maybe win a Coravin in a raffle. FREE.

The Barrel Thief
3417 Evanston Ave N #102

In Vino Veritas

Thurs Aug 14 at 6 pm.

Daniela Mastroberadino, winemaker of Terredora wines, visits the Georgetown Via Tribunali for a five-course dinner with paired wines, with all the wines available for take-away as well for $20 to $32 a bottle. Reservations required. $68.

Via Tribunali
6009 12th Ave S

Sunset Supper at the Market

Fri Aug 15 at 7:30 pm.

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Chefs, vintners, brewers, and roasters from dozens of local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and coffee roasters assemble on the cobblestones for the annual Sunset Supper at the Market. Food and drink abound. There is also live music! It's all a fundraiser for the very worthy Market Foundation, which includes the Pike Market Medical Clinic, Senior Center, Child Care & Preschool, and the Downtown Food Bank. From $125.

Pike Place Market
1501 Pike Pl

Old Bellevue's Taste of Main

Sat Aug 16 at 11:30 am–4:30 pm.

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Old Bellevue’s historic Main Street is paved with local food, wine, beer, spirits, entertainment, and more for this street fair, with all proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue via the Detlef Schrempf Foundation. $15-$40.

Various locations
around Bellevue

Fado Craft Beerfest

Sat Aug 16, 5–8 pm.

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Unlimited sampling of more than 25 craft beers, with a blindfolded beer-identification contest, plus a plate of barbecue and slaw included. Benefits the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Puget Sound fundraiser. $25/adv, $30/door.

Fado
801 First Ave

Cocktail Classes

Sat Aug 16, 2:30–4 pm.

Get some cocktail education at Golden Beetle. June 21 is "Mad Men" ($50) with the history and making-of classics like the Manhattan, Martini, French 75, Negroni, and more. July 12 and 19 is a two–part bitters class, including how to make your own. And August 16 is all about sangria ($50).

Golden Beetle
1744 NW Market St

Meet the Brewer

Tues, 7–9 pm. Through Aug 19.

Every Tuesday evening this summer at Tap House Grill in Bellevue, you may "drink beer, talk beer, and experience beer with the beer makers themselves... an all-star lineup with some of the Northwest's best brewers!" Check the website for said all-star lineup.

Tap House Grill
550 106th Avenue NE

Signature Cocktail Contest

Thurs Aug 21, 6–8:30 pm.

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This year's Providence O'Christmas Trees Signature Cocktail Contest at the fancy Columbia Tower Club features Bombay Sapphire, "Seattle's best mixologists," appetizers, and DJ Leslie. The winning cocktail will be served at Providence O'Christmas Trees Gala Dinner & Auction on December 3. $25, RSVP required.

Columbia Tower Club
701 Fifth Ave

Ice Cream-O-Rama

Sat Aug 23 at 11 am–3 pm.

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Road trip! Head to Snoqualmie Ice Cream's sustainable farm in Snohomish for ice cream (of course), barbecue, Top Pot doughnuts/coffee, interactive gardening sessions (hottt!), the petting of alpacas and miniature donkeys, and live music. It'll be fun for the whole family, as they say. Free admission, $1 "bites" of ice cream, barbecue, etc..

Table-to-Farm Summer Dinner Series

Sat Aug 23 at 4:30 pm.

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Dine at the source at three on-the-farm dinners in Carnation, hosted by and benefiting Sno-Valley Tilth, which promotes local, sustainable farming. June 21 is chef Garrett Brown of Garage with William Church Winery at Local Roots Farm; July 19 is chef Matt Dillon of Sitka & Spruce, etc., with Fidélitas Wines at Oxbow Farm; and August 23 is chef JJ Proville of Il Corvo with Desert Wind Winery at Stuart Landing Farm. $95.

Various locations
around Carnation

Coffee Tasting: Velton's Coffee

Sat Aug 23, 12–2 pm.

Seattle Coffee Gear says: “During this laid back coffee tasting, Mike from Velton’s Coffee will be brewing several single origin coffees, sampling them one at a time and then discussing what makes each coffee unique – processing, varietals, body, flavor and mouthful."

Seattle Coffee Gear
400 Pine St, Ste 112

Seattle International Beerfest

Aug 22–24.

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"TASTE THE GREATEST BEERS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF"—hundreds of them, from a dozen-plus countries, with food trucks and bands, too. If you love beer, be here. $25.

Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St, Seattle Center

Vashon Sheepdog Classic

Aug 22–25.

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On 30 acres of rolling green meadows on Vashon Island, "the smartest dogs in the world work with their handlers to move young sheep through a series of tricky farm tasks... The sheep aren't always convinced that's what they want to do, and that's when it gets exciting." Handlers compete for cash prizes and awards, and there's lots of local food, spirits, wine, and beer, plus kids' activities and sheep-shearing demonstrations. Everyone who's ever been to this says it is just great. $8.

Vashon Island
Vashon Island

DRINK LIKE A VIKING! Aquavit Educational Workshop

Tues Aug 26, 2–4 pm.

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Join the very knowledgeable Lexi (one name only, like Cher) from the Old Ballard Liquor Co. at the very stylish Swedish Club for a workshop all about aquavit—its history, production, regional styles, flavor profiles, food-pairing, cocktail-making, and more—with, of course, tastings. The great Murray Stenson says it's "one of the best classes I've taken in 37 years of bartending." Prior signup only, no walk-ins. Varsågod! $75.

Swedish Cultural Center
1920 Dexter Ave N

 

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