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.
1, 2, 3 BOOM! You're done! How could it possibly have been so easy? Learn how easy it is to prepare soil, plant crops, and maintain a plot, with the help of Seattle Tilth. Free.
On Monday nights, Cafe Lago serves $10 pizzas, $4 pints of Pike Pale Ale, and $5 glasses of Chianti. We would star this twice if we could.
Every Tuesday at the BottleNeck Lounge, a bottle of a featured red or white wine costs only $10.
Agrodolce sommelier Alena Harbin leads a series of seminars that each include snacks, five tastes of wine, and a glass of your favorite to enjoy at the end. January 18: Italian Classics; February 22: Washington Wines; March 22: Sicily; April 19: Food and Wine Pairing. $50 each/$175 series.
It's all-you-can-eat pierogi at Seattle's somewhat famous and completely great Polish Home, aka Dom Polski, aka the Polish Cultural Center. Now in its ninth year, the Festival includes a beer garden, an outdoor stage with Polish dancing and bands, and booths for potato pancakes, kielbasa, and more. $16, $8 age 11 and under, free age 3 and under.
In the Market’s North Arcade, more than 60 local artisans—including Mt. Townsend Creamery, Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt, Sweet Iron Waffles, Finnriver cider, and Patterson Cellars—create a banquet of beer, wine, and snacks, benefiting the Market Foundation. Admission includes 10 food/drink tokens and a glass. If you like things like this, you will like this thing. $33 adv, $40 DOS.
On the third Thursday of the month, the “Best Damn Happy Hour” (their title) has live DJs, mini golf, board games, giant Jenga (TIMBERRRRR!), and deals on cocktails and food at the many places inside the Armory, the food-court-ish building formerly known as the Center House at Seattle Center (21+ only). No cover.
Bingo is way more fun than you remember—where else will you hear an entire roomful of people shout "OH, SIXTY-NINE!"? Prizes include gift cards from neighborhood places like High 5 Pie and Caffe Vita. Bingo cards $.50/each.
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.
On the second Monday of the month, bring a book or two that you're done with to the George & Dragon, then swap for some new-to-you reading material, have a drink, and maybe make a literate new friend or two.
BOCK BOCK! It's fried chicken night at Brave Horse Tavern. Get three pieces of pickle-brined fried bird with several sides (which change monthly). Price varies.
Bingo plus booze equals FUN, and this Monday night bingo game has $2.50 PBR tallboys with all-you-can-eat spaghetti for $9.13 (plus meatballs "as big as your head" for a bit more). N.B.: The first Monday of every month is Dyke Date Bingo, where "you don’t have to be a lesbian, but if you are, grab a friend and come on down!"
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.
Eat a bunch of chili, drink a bunch of local craft beer. Proceeds benefit a survivor of the Oso mudslide whose home was destroyed. $15.
Every Thursday, Chocolopolis hosts a chocolate happy hour with free samples from artisan bean-to-bar chocolatiers. ACK!!! CHOCOLATE!!! Free.
Support Entre Hermanos in its mission of promoting the health and well-being of the Latino LGBT community by eating brunch at Beacon Hill's super-tasty El Quetzal. $20/adv, $25/door.
Learn how to make great foods with all-time-great chef Bruce Naftaly (of the late, great Le Gourmand, who is also really nice), with eating and drinking included. Chef shouts, via e-mail: "FIVE COURSES! HOW TO DO IT! AND WINE WINE WINE!" The featured ingredients include "ASPARAGUS, FIDDLEHEADS, LOVAGE, SORREL, SALMON RILLETTES, MORE NETTLES." $75.
TV chef Yui (Siripen Sriyabhaya) runs the A Lot of Thai cooking classes in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She joins the lovely Mark and Picha of Thai Curry Simple for these two classes—including how to make Khao Soi, Sai Oua, Nam Prik Nuam, and sweet sticky rice with mango—in Seattle. $100.
Every Saturday, pastry maniac Rachael Coyle holds a pop-up bakeshop at the Book Larder in Fremont. Her goods are made with expertise she gained while working at Cafe Presse, Le Pichet, and the Herbfarm, and they're already crazy-popular, so come early before it's all gone!
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.
From the Palace Ballroom: "Get ready for Cinco de Mayo! In this crafting fiesta we will show you how to create your very own piñata—in any style. We will provide a demo and all the tips and tools to bring home your piñata in time to celebrate. Tacos and margaritas provided." It costs 60 bucks. $60.
Eat out today and part of your tab will be donated to Lifelong AIDS Alliance—check the website for a complete list of the tons of participating restaurants.
Andrea Terrenzio, pastry chef of Restaurant Zoe and Quinn's, pops her handcrafted chocolate bars, truffles, caramels, etc., up as the Dolcetta Artisan Sweets pop-up chocolate boutique, including chocolate bunnies.