Support Youth in Focus—using photography to empower urban youth to experience their world in new ways and make positive choices—by taking this three-hour workshop with professional food photographer Scott Pitts and stylist/chef Jean Galton (and wine and cheese, too). $150.
A bunch of honeys to try. Palate cleansers (water and crackers) will be provided. All proceeds will go to the Community Foundation of North Central Washington to be dedicated to the Fire Relief Fund. $20.
Free Live music with renowned Polynesian artist Rylen Akana. Teddy's has burgers and beer and they'll give you a 15% discount if you're wearing a Hawaiian shirt.
It's a two-week "week" that comes twice a year: Sunday through Thursday, 150-plus restaurants offer set-menu, three-course dinners for $30 (and some $15 lunches). How much do you save? Depends, but generally, it's like getting dessert free (and not getting to choose from the whole menu). If you go, tip well—these things are hell for servers.
Behemoth SODO wine emporium Esquin offers free wine tastings every Thursday and Saturday, with themes like "92 Points and Above," "Viva Argentina," and "Under $10 Specials." Sometimes winemakers join in, and snacks are not unheard of. Check their website to find out which wines they're uncorking. Free.
Every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., fancy grocery Cone & Steiner pours free samples of a beer or two that you may enjoy whilst perusing their fine goods. FREE.
Every Friday evening, prospective members are invited to enjoy the Swedish Club's bar with its spectacular Lake Union view, balcony, drinks, Smörgås sandwiches and other Swedish snacks (plus a full dinner menu in the dining room), and live music. There's $5 beer and wine, plus Jeppson's Malört, a Swedish spiced liqueur flavored with wormwood known to be an acquired taste ("like grapefruit and gasoline," one fan says). Once you see the Swedish Club, you'll realize that "prospective members" inclu... more » $5 beer and wine.
Bottomless anything is good, especially if it involves champagne. At weekend brunch at Ma'ono or Agrodolce, your mimosa ($12 and $14, respectively) never ends. And at Golden Beetle $15 mimosas are bottomless at weekday lunch AND weekend brunch—and they're made with fresh juices and house-made syrups and shrubs. (GB says, "Please note: Your glass will actually have a bottom, for ease of drinking and mess-related reasons, however, we will keep refilling it for you.") $12-$15.
McCarthy & Schiering claims to be the oldest wine shop in Seattle; it is not. But they were recognized as retailer of the year by Food & Wine in 1998 and as one of the "top 10 small specialty shops featuring wines from Piedmont and Tuscany” by GQ in 2004. They offer free wine tastings at both their Ravenna and Queen Anne stores every Saturday, with winemakers often there for discussion purposes. Free.
Champion owner Emile Ninaud possesses Seattle's very first wine license: He opened in 1969 and works there to this day. Though he's French by birth, he's made Champion a snobbery-free zone, with wine novices welcome and an emphasis on good value for whatever your budget may be. His Saturday drop-in wine tastings—from the more than 1,500 bottles in stock, with tons from France—are all about "obscure wines from obscure regions," he says. FREE.
Every Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., fancy grocery Cone & Steiner pours free samples of four wines that you may enjoy whilst perusing their fine goods. Free.
DeLaurenti in Pike Place Market offers free wine tastings upstairs in their wine department every Saturday, and—bonus!—the nice people there pair the selections with some of their more than 250 kinds of cheese, samples from their wall of olive oils, and other assorted tastinesses. Past tastings have included ports paired with Stilton cheese and (separately) Veuve Cliquot champagne (!). Check their website to find out which wines they'll be uncorking. Free.
Civilized but not-too-schmancy wine shop Portalis offers free tastings on Saturday and Sunday. A lot of regulars show up, particularly Ballard-farmers-market shoppers on Sundays. Those people sound smart. Free.
Have a drink and holler amen: Every Saturday night at 10 p.m., Southern-styled Witness on Broadway gets religion when owner/bartender Gregg Holcomb delivers one of his fervent but agnostic (and sometimes fornication-related) sermons.
Combat your dread of Monday morning at Artusi, where on Sunday nights any bottle of wine priced under $80 is half off.
Every last Sunday of the month, Little Water Cantina roasts a couple whole hog's worth of local-beer-brined pork tacos: You get a plate of those, a matching beer, and live music, too. Weather permitting, the party's on the patio with its awesome Lake Union view. $17.
Drag diva Mama Tits hosts this drag cabaret/brunch buffet, with the titular mimosas to go along with, appropriately located at the very-festive/in-the-basement Narwhal. $15-$25.
Tiny, inviting Cure invites you to “celebrate or lament” the end of your weekend with a $12 bottle of Spanish sparkling wine and a view of Cal Anderson Park on the Lord’s day. $12.
This sounds SO GOOD: dinner for two in the form of a two-pound Dungeness crab—wok-seared with tamarind sauce, Singaporean yellow curry, scallions and ginger, or Saigon salt-and-pepper style—served with papaya salad for $35, every Sunday and Monday night at Monsoon. Bonus: bottles of wine (all of them!) 30 percent off! $35.
Wallingford's Moon Temple is one of the highest-quality dive bars this city is privileged to still contain, and now the Moon Temple is going to be razed for so-called progress sometime in the not-too-distant future. Sunday trivia night here is fueled by strong-ass drinks. Go before it's too late! $2 (registration fee per player).
Brought to you by the people behind the World's Greatest Seattle Walking Tours, this is not only the world's greatest, but also the world's only, trivia crawl—so you are forgiven for not knowing what a trivia crawl is. It is: walking to three Capitol Hill bars, quaffing beers, and playing pub quiz night-style trivia at each stop. Also: prizes! $20, excluding drinks.
This every-Friday-and-Saturday-night pop-up features a seasonal Eastern European and pan-Asian menu from chef Zac Reynolds (who trained at NoMI at the Hyatt in Chicago "but has mostly come about his culinary style from working in private settings and interning on farms here in the Pacific Northwest"), with drinks like sherry punches, Japanese beers, and house horchata and oranciatta from Leon Baham (Tavern Law, Rob Roy). "We just want to make delicious food that will make you all very happy," th... more »
The goal of Biscuit Bitch is "to bring fresh, homemade food with attitude to the partying masses of Downtown Seattle" on Friday and Saturday nights. They do this with biscuits and gravy/jam/etc. served in various bitchy incarnations for prices ranging between $5 and $13.
Go now, my children, and worship at the altar of fried chicken goodness every Sunday night at Joe's. For there SHALL be grease, there SHALL be buttermilk batter, and there SHALL be all the fixings. $14.