Meet the awesome women of Spinnaker Bay Brewing, with giveaways and assorted fun.
The Corson Building is lovely, and this summery dinner will probably be very delicious. $50.
This Southern American local/seasonal/multicourse dinner is a collaboration between Whole Foods and the VUDE, with Hand of God wine pairings and cocktails included. For VUDE members only, but membership is free. $115 all-inclusive.
Walk, run, bike, and/or barbecue to raise money for the UNCF, because a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Fremont Brewing taps kegs from all participating Ales for ALS breweries in Washington, including (among others) Bale Breaker's Bubba’s Brew, Pike Brewing’s No. 4 Session IPA, and Mt. Tabor’s Little Dutch Boy ISA, with all proceeds donated to the cause.
Enjoy a Puget Sound cruise and dinner made by James Beard Award-winning chef Christine Keff (formerly of Flying Fish), served in a private garden on Blake Island. Wine pairings included, which makes this a good deal! $99.
Fresh Bistro says its "festive and filling" Hawaiian-themed pig roast includes slow-roasted pig brined with aloha shoyu and brown sugar, and rubbed with Chinese double black soy sauce, with sides like Spam fried rice, tropical fruit salad, heirloom tomato poke, and more. $20.
Tom Douglas (aka T-Doug) does a salmon bake at this benefit for the Seattle Parks Department at Victor Steinbrueck Park (aka the park at the north end of Pike Place Market usually populated by a combo of tourists and homeless). $30.
The great Vito's on First Hill celebrates its birthday by giving you $3 martinis—Gordon’s gin and Sun Liquor's vodka—all through this fine month of August. $3.
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 Aug 16. $75.
In honor of Washington State Wine Month, which is apparently August, all bottles of Washington wine are currently half-price at Tini Bigs.
To celebrate its eighth birthday, Maria Hines's excellent Tilth throws a four-course, fancied-up, all-day barbecue pop-up. Make your reservations early, 'cause this is bound to sell out. $50, drink pairing $25.
The Barrel Thief says they’re "blown away by these beautiful, deep, dark, rich whiskeys.” Drop-in public tasting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. is $5 and includes Westland's initial single-malt release plus some special cask releases; seated tasting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for $20 includes more whiskies, light snacks, and a logo'd tasting glass. $5/$20.
Eat a ton of our region's incredible heirloom tomatoes at their seasonal best in the lush restored wetlands setting of Cedarbrook Lodge, with tomato-based dishes prepared by great local chefs—check the website for the lineup—as well as local wine and beer. Also: live music. $20/$25 DOS.
It's the kick-off for Northwest Cider Week, with local and international hard ciders, food (from Whole Foods and Capitol Cider), chocolate (from Smitten Truffles), cider-makers, and live music, benefiting the Northwest Cider Association and the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research. Bonus: You can bring your dog. $25 adv, $30 (cash only) DOS.
Miyabi 45th—chef Mutsuko Soma's "Japanese gastropub," which makes very good stuff, including house-made soba—features Hawaiian-inspired specials and tropical cocktails all week long, with a whole pig on Friday for a kalua pork special, plus live ukulele by Hiroshi Okada on Thursday and Saturday.
It's three days of Italian food, entertainment, and more in Georgetown to celebrate the Blood Miracle of Saint Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples. Fittingly, there’s also a blood drive, and all proceeds go to Camp Goodtimes.
For this festival of grilled cheese (!), amateur cooks and professional masters compete while you sample. Also: live music, craft beer, local wine, and desserts. $29, 12 and under free.
Washington Organic Week—WOW!—is September 7 through 13. Celebrate with pairings of organic beer and cider with organic Theo chocolate, all benefiting Tilth Producers. $20 adv/$25 at the door/$50 "Big Daddy Ticket".
Sommelier Luke Wohlers, formerly of RN74, makes the 12-seat bar at Little Uncle into a great-sounding, reasonably priced wine bar on Friday and Saturday evenings through September 13.
Freak out about cider at approximately a billion tastings, parties, etc. during a week so special, it lasts 10 days! See the Northwest Cider Association website for your many, many cider freakout options.
A benefit for the great Capitol Hill Housing, Omnivorous is full of food and drink from lots of Capitol Hill places that are also great—restaurants representing include Poppy, Cafe Presse, Skillet, Terra Plata, and more. Proceeds go to help CHH provide safe, affordable housing for people of limited means. $85.
Plum Deluxe—which is, according to itself, "is the website that helps you create moments that matter"—hosts a four-course wine-pairing dinner that it says will be "full of fun." $95.
Celebrate the good life in the spirit of the late Pacific Northwest food great Angelo M. Pellegrini at this annual dinner, prepared this year by local food heroes Armandino Batali of Salumi, Holly Smith of Cafe Juanita, and Roy Breiman of Copperleaf Restaurant. $150.
Head to the center of the universe (as proclaimed by Fremont) for "the number one Oktoberfest in the universe" (as proclaimed by Fremont Oktoberfest). If you like beer plus tons of people partying in the streets, well, then, prost! $20-$40.