Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: January 28-February 4
This week: Dick's turns 60, we usher in the Year of the Horse, and Belgianfest comes to town.
TUESDAY, January 28
Birthday Burgers at Dick's
Seattle's own Dick's Drive-In turns 60 this week, and to celebrate, each location is offering two-for-one priced cheeseburgers and hamburgers today from 2 to 6:30. On Friday, January 31, soft drinks will be just 10 cents—the same cost as 1954—all day.
WEDNESDAY, January 29
Hockey Wednesdays at SPORT Restaurant and Bar
For every Wednesday now through the Stanley Cup Finals, this sports restaurant by the Space Needle will be hosting hockey Wednesdays. Here, get four bottles of Kokanee in a bucket for $6. Everyone who comes to hockey nights will receive a raffle ticket to win a signed and framed hockey puck, photo, and stick from Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks. Extra tickets will be given to those who get the Kokanee special.
FRIDAY, January 31
Chinese New Year Specials with Monsoon and Monsoon East
Both these spots in Capitol Hill and Bellevue are bringing in the Year of the Horse with a special menu in addition to its traditional dinner listing. For $12 a plate, enjoy celebratory tastes of Tết including house-made vegetarian bánh Tét, braised tofu, and braised Carlton Farms pork belly. And don’t forget dessert with the happiness dumplings for $6. Monsoon East is offering a whole two-pound Dungeness crab available in four different preparations for $30. For more information and to book reservations, call 206-325-2111 (Monsoon) or 425-635-1112 (Monsoon East). And check out more Lunar New Year events here.
Dim Sum Class
Blue Ribbon Cooking is hosting a dim sum class at 6:30, just in time for the Chinese New Year. Upon arriving enjoy appetizers and taste selected Northwest wines, local microbrews, and other beverages. In class, learn how to make items such as shrimp scallion dumplings, vegetarian spring rolls, and almond pudding. This class is $95 and includes a sit-down dinner of the dishes prepared in class, plus printed copies of the recipes.
Sails and Ales
The Seattle Boat Show continues at its locations in CenturyLink and South Lake Union, but this weekend features craft beers from 12 different Washington artisan breweries. Valid throughout the day at both locations, sip on these brews while perusing the boats. The $27 ticket includes a souvenir craft beer glass, six tasting tokens, and a whole lot of daydreams about summertime on the lake.
Wine and Chocolate Festival
Wine and chocolate. Chocolate and wine. Does it get any better? Say hello to the start of the Valentine’s Day festivities and come to the ninth annual wine and chocolate festival at Carpenter Creek Winery. Try reserve and barrel samples of wines from Dusty Cellars, Pasek Cellars, and Silver Bell Winery and sample various chocolates.
SATURDAY, February 1
Belgianfest Beer Tasting
The Washington Beer Commission hosts Belgianfest at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Pier 66, where you can get a load of beers from more than 42 Washington breweries. Imbibers can sample more than 90 Belgian styles, with brews from Epic Ales, Big Time Brewery, Elysian Brewing, and more. There are two sessions of the fest, one from 12-4 and the other from 5:30-9:30. Tickets are $35 in advance online, $40 at the door, and include a tasting glass and ten 4-ounce samples.
SUNDAY, February 2
There are plenty of Super Bowl specials going on featuring juicy hamburgers, spicy nachos, and finger-licking buffalo wings. Stay tuned for more updates.
MONDAY, February 3
Soba and Sake Class
Get in the know about the art of sake and come to this demo and participation course at the Foundry. Chef and owner Mutsuko Soma of Miyabi 45th and Jeff James of Cedar River Brewing Company will be there teaching about the process of making sake and how it can be paired with food. And did we mention you’ll be trying zaru soba and sake-marinated shortribs? Now you’re sold. The class is $79 and reservations can be made online. Space is limited.
This Capiotl Hill pan-Middle Eastern spot is launching a new tradtion of hosting a themed dinner the first Monday of every month—and they're starting out with a bang. The menu will be focused on North African cuisine, inspired by a recent trip to Wassef. Sounds adventurous.