Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: June 12–18
Celebrate 6,000 days of Tini Bigs, party with brewers or distillers, or benefit from local chefs' head-to-head barbecue battle.
WEDNESDAY, June 12
Andy Sharpless Book Reading
Rejoice, seafood connoisseurs and environmentalists alike. In his new book The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover’s Guide to Saving the Oceans, Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless asserts that eating more seafood is not only good for your health, but can also help save the planet. See what it’s all about tonight at Elliott Bay Book Company, where Sharpless will be reading from his book and answering questions.
THURSDAY, June 13
Tini Bigs 6,000th Consecutive Day Party
Seattle’s “second-best cocktail lounge” has remained open every single day—through thick and thin, floods, snow, and riots—for the last 16 years, and that’s cause for celebration. New and loyal customers alike can join in the revelry with $6 food and cocktail items from 6-10 p.m.
RN74 Second Anniversary Celebration
RN74 celebrates its second anniversary with wine-fueled festivities all month long, featuring a different set of vendors each week in June. It’s not a party without extended happy hours, food and beverage pairings, cocktail and oyster specials, and exclusive receptions, and RN74 is bringing it all for the second week in a row.
FRIDAY, June 14
Rescue: Freedom Wine Dinner at Crush
It’s a night of indulgence you can feel good about on many accounts. Crush owner and chef Jason Wilson will be hosting a wine dinner to benefit Rescue: Freedom International, a charity that offers education to children rescued from sex slavery. The evening features a Crush dinner, Sozo wine offerings, and the chance to be a part of a great cause. A portion of each $125 dinner ticket will go directly to Rescue: Freedom.
Seattle Greendrinks Turns 10
Seattle Greendrinks is celebrating 10 years of bringing together Seattle’s environmental community with one big party. That’s a decade of weekly get-togethers and special events that ensure this night won’t disappoint, with food, drinks, a thrift-shop themed costume contest, and a “silent disco dance party.”
SATURDAY, June 15
Table to Farm Summer Dinner Series at Full Circle Farm
Local, sustainable farms team up with top Seattle chefs and Washington wineries for the first of three dinners June 15 at Full Circle Farm. Each dinner includes a farm tour, wine pairing, and of course, a delicious four-course meal showcasing the unmatchable produce that grows so close to home.
PROOF Washington Distillers Festival
Who doesn’t love a good cocktail party? Especially when you can sample pours from over 40 Washington craft distilleries, taste offerings from over a dozen local restaurants, try a new cocktail made by a top Seattle bartender, and “Meet the Makers” in an intimate on-site barrel room.
SUNDAY, June 16
Washington Brewers Festival
Psst. Father’s Day is June 16. The Washington Brewers Festival, with 64 breweries pouring 200 types of beers, is also June 16. (You’re welcome.) And on Saturday and Sunday, this beer fest is all ages. Kids can enjoy the root beer garden while Dad samples some suds and watches the keg-tossing competition. The keyword is watch—there isn’t enough Bengay in the world. June 14-16
Father’s Day Sunday Supper at Volunteer Park Cafe
Chef-owner Ericka Burke gives her monthly Sunday Supper a Father’s Day twist. For $40, Dad can fill up on a wedge salad, pot roast with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, and top things off with a caramelized banana split. Sunday Suppers are served up family-style with platters placed down the middle of a rustic communal table.
Father's Day Charity Cook-Off at Tavolàta
Ethan Stowell’s infamous charity cook-off is back, but this time in true Father’s Day fashion—barbecue, of course. Seattle’s best chefs will come together at Tavolàta to fight for the mighty honor of barbecue king. Guests are given a scorecard to taste and rate the evening’s offerings, and the winner will win a $200 gift card to Ethan Stowell restaurants. Buy tickets now—these things sell out fast, and for good reason. Proceeds will benefit the Fetal Hope Foundation.
MONDAY, June 17
Aviation Gin Bottle Launch at Von Trapp’s
Portland’s House Spirits Distillery is coming to Seattle to celebrate the launch of their brand new, dry “Aviation” gin. The evening features $5 Aviation Gin cocktails and a bocce tournament in the back bar from 8 pm to midnight.
Monday Movies at King’s Hardware
Savor summer and its lingering warm(ish) nights with a movie on the heated back patio of King’s Hardware. Tonight’s feature is White Boyz, a story of three wannabe rappers from small-town Iowa who comically live out their longing for a gangster rap fantasy lifestyle.
THURSDAY, July 4
Seattle Brisket Experience 6
You could say Jack Timmons is becoming somewhat of an expert in throwing a crazy-popular gathering. For his sixth brisket experience, he’s coming to Chungee’s on Capitol Hill and celebrating the Fourth of July in fitting Central Texas–style. The night’s draw is a choice-grade, all-natural brisket that’s been smoked for more than 14 hours over imported hickory and mesquite. Buy tickets soon, because with the night’s great meat, live music, and stocked bar, they’re guaranteed to go fast.