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Wine Rocks Seattle

Thurs July 10, 6–10 pm.


Tons of Washington wineries/breweries/distilleries and food trucks congregate on Seattle's lovely waterfront, with live music, too, in this fundraiser for Food Lifeline. Note: "Historically, the event sells out. Procrastinate at your own risk." $40-$50.

Bastille Bash

Sat July 12.


Storm this Madison Valley street fair and get snacks from Crush, Bar Cantinetta, Harvest Vine, and more, plus wine/booze tasting, live music, burlesque, and street performers (including a Marie Antoinette impersonator—LET THEM EAT CAKE!). Proceeds benefit the Detlef Schrempf Foundation and Art with Heart. Food $2.50-$7.50, Wine Passport $20, VIP $30.

Various locations
across Seattle

PROOF Washington Distillers Festival

Sat July 12 at 5 pm.


Meet the men and women of 40 different Washington craft distilleries and try their boozes, with snacks and a retail shop, too. $40/$70 VIP.

Fremont Studios
155 N 35th St

Dragon Fest $2 Food Walk

Sat July 12 and Sun July 13, 12–6 pm.


For the curious, the indecisive, and the gluttonous, dozens of restaurants offer tastes of their food for only $2 at the ID’s annual Dragon Fest. Also, if you’d like to drink beer inside a special white-picket pen, two Official Kirin Ichiban Beer Gardens are there for you. $2.

Various locations
across Seattle

Moroccan Lamb & Rosé Dinner

Sun July 13 at 6 pm.

It's a five-course dinner at Renee Erickson's lovely Boat Street Cafe, with "all the lovely food, wine, sassy service, and tax" included in the price. $100.

Boat Street Cafe
3131 Western Ave

Ballard SeafoodFest

July 12–13.


"Get your Viking on" at Ballard SeafoodFest, which is both hellish and fun (like all such street fairs, but uff-da-style!), with the beer garden, aka Ballard BeerFest, solidly on the fun side. Free admission.

Downtown Ballard
Ballard Ave and Market St

World Cup 2014

Through July 13.

There are so many great places to eat and drink and watch football in Seattle—a few of the greatest are the fanatic-packed George and Dragon, the always-marvelous Cafe Presse (with happy hour prices during every match the USA or France plays), and superlative neighborhood spot the Summit. The Phinney Neighborhood Association is also setting up a movie-sized screen with different food trucks for snacking. Also showing the matches: Spitfire, Empire, the Ballard Loft, Murphy's Pub... and here are s... more »

Various locations
across Seattle

Bastille Day

Mon July 14.

Bastille Day is France’s version of the Fourth of July—patriotism served with champagne instead of Budweiser. The parties at Le Pichet and Cafe Presse contain live music, Parisian street food, and a celebratory frenzy; same with Cafe Campagne's party in Post Alley ($2.50 to $10 food specials! Burlesque! A mime!). You can also storm the party at Bastille in Ballard ($5 food specials and more, starting on Saturday). Red Cow has happy hour all night long in the bar and on the patio, plus "celebrato... more »

Various locations
across Seattle

5th Taste Volume 1

Sun July 13 at 6 pm–midnight.

Named after umami, "the fifth taste," these events feature eating and drinking with great local chefs and bartenders. This edition includes chefs Eric Donnelly of RockCreek and Charles Walpole of Blind Pig Bistro, bartenders Murray Stenson of Elysian Bar and Amanda Reed of Tavern Law, and more. $85-$115.

2916 Utah Ave S

Single Cask Nation Whiskey Tasting

Wed July 16 at 7 pm.

The Barrel Thief welcomes Single Cask Nation cofounder Jason Johnstone-Yellin to share "SCN's beautiful and diverse whiskey offerings, accompanied by snacks and, of course, the finest company." Whiskeys poured will include Catoctin Creek Rye, Glen Moray 7-Year Scotch, and Glen Elgin 18-Year Scotch. $25.

The Barrel Thief
3417 Evanston Ave N #102

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project

Sat July 19 at 10 am–noon.

Join Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation in a clean-up at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland, then a free party at Juanita Pub with Barefoot Wine and "surf-inspired fare." RSVP at FREE.

Juanita Beach Park
9703 NE Juanita Dr

Seattle Pinball Rally

Sat July 19, 12–8 pm.


Calling all pinballers! This rally has Hilliard's beer to muddy your reflexes, plus the Crow Quill Night Owls playing ragtime, blues, and jazz at 7 p.m. Note: If you're bringing a machine, load-in time is 11 a.m.

Hilliard's Tap Room
1550 NW 49th St

Foraged, Farmed, & Fished

Sat July 19 at 6 pm.


This local/seasonal/multicourse dinner looks especially good: It'll be made by chef de cuisine of Sitka & Spruce Nick Coffey, with Hand of God wine pairings and cocktails included. For VUDE members only, but membership is free. $110 all-inclusive.

Burning Beast: A Feast in a Field

Sun July 20.


It's baaaaaack, for the seventh year in a row! Burning Beast—the world's funnest, most delicious, meatiest feast in a field, with whole beasts cooked over open flames by Seattle's best chefs—is set for July 20. Burning Beast benefits and takes place at the very worthy, very lovely Smoke Farm, out in the country an hour north of Seattle. It will be hot and sunny (probably), and there is a river to swim in. Dear lord, speed us to the day of Burning Beast VII! SOLD OUT.

Smoke Farm
12731 Smokes Rd

Barrel Thief First Anniversary

Thurs July 24 at 5 pm.

With a $1-per-taste beer, wine, cider, and spirits extravaganza from 5 to 7 p.m., then "just a big party” until midnight, plus prizes for "most festive get-ups; come dressed like a monk and win the grand prize!"

The Barrel Thief
3417 Evanston Ave N #102

Tasting Flight at the Zoo

Fri July 25 at 6 pm.


It’s an after-hours, adults-only fundraiser at the zoo, with 10 tastes from more than 30 Northwest wineries, live music, and animals, too. $25, $75 VIP.

Tour de France 2014

Through July 27.

Francophiles, bikers, and crash junkies unite! For a genuine French feel, Cafe Presse broadcasts live stages at 7 am, with afternoon rebroadcasts throughout the week (when available). The great neighborhood bar the Summit also shows afternoon rebroadcasts of the Tour. More info here; arrive early and don't block the TVs.

Cooking Class with Bruce Naftaly

Fri July 11, 6:30–9:30 pm, Sat July 12, 6:30–9:30 pm, Fri July 18, 6:30–9:30 pm, Sat July 19, 6:30–9:30 pm, Sun July 20, 6:30–9:30 pm, Fri July 25, 6:30–9:30 pm, Sat July 26, 6:30–9:30 pm, Sun July 27, 6:30–9:30 pm.


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!" Special vegetarian class on Sat July 19. $75.

Pacific Crest School
620 NW Bright St

Two-Dollar Tuesdays

Tues. Through July 30.


All the way through July, Cupcake Royale’s Royale Ice Cream is only $2 a scoop on Tuesdays (check the website for other "sweet summer deals"). $2.

Various locations
across Seattle

Independence from Hunger

Through July 31.

All of the Grocery Outlets in the Seattle area have joined up with local food assistance agencies to fight hunger this summer—if you're at (or near) a Groc Out, donate some food or cash.

Various locations
across Seattle

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

Seattle Street Food Festival

Fri Aug 8, Sat Aug 9.


From the organizers of the Mobile Food Rodeo, the Seattle Street Food Festival brings tons of food trucks, booths, carts, and a spirits/beer garden to 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 Bi... more » Free admission, $25-$65 "Very Important Foodie" pass, $125-$165 picnic.

Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Ave

Northwest Tequila Fest

Sat Aug 9, 3–8 pm.


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.

Northwest Tequila Fest

Sat Aug 9, 3–8 pm.


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 July 12, Sat Aug 9.


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


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