THURSDAY, August 22
Trellis Farm Dinner with Sparkman Cellars
Sometimes you want a firsthand look at where your food is sourced—how Portlandia of you—and thanks to Trellis chef Brian Scheehser you can at his first public farm dinner on the South 47 farm. Sparkman Cellars takes care of the wine pairings for this seven-course meal of delectable dishes like heirloom tomato gazpacho and apple galette. A ticket will run you $149, but that includes wine. There's an optional farm tour at 4pm, with a reception and dinner to follow at 5. Reserve your spot by calling 425-284-5858.
Celebrity Grilling with Sigi Schmid
If you’ve ever wanted to dine with a professional soccer coach, now’s your chance. Daniel’s Broiler at South Lake Union continues its Celebrity Grilling series with Sounders FC coach Sigi Schmid. He's preparing a seasonal menu on the restaurant’s deck—a summer hotspot for sure. And 50 percent of sales will go to America Scores Seattle.
FRIDAY, August 23
Fourth Annual All White Party
Let's be clear—this just-a-tad-bit-awkward name refers to the motto of this shin-dig: "Wear all white. Be Awesome." For the last three years, this wine extravaganza was held at Matthews Winery in Woodinville, but this year due to its fast-growing popularity, the event has moved to Pier 66. Expect the same amenities of the past year's parties—DJs, wine (supplied by Matthews Winery), food trucks, and plenty of people dressed to the nines in white. Tickets are $20 and available here.
SATURDAY, August 24
Northwest Tequila Fest
The largest tequila and mescal tasting event in the Northwest is coming to Phinney Ridge. It will be outside the Phinney Neighborhood Center with more than 120 tequilas and mezcals, cocktails, and a beer garden—pretty much you won't be leaving thirsty or sober, for that matter. Local tequila-friendly hotspots like Poquitos and Little Water Cantina will be on hand, rightly so, because too much tequila plus not enough food equals...you know the answer to that equation. Tickets range from $40-125 and benefit the Benevolent Guild.
Snoqualmie Ice Cream's Third Annual Ice Cream-O-Rama
Snoqualmie Ice Cream’s sustainable farm in Snohomish is grounds for a feeding frenzy of sorts at its Third Annual Ice Cream-O-Rama. From ice cream (of course) and Dry Soda floats, to barbecue, to Top Pot doughnuts and coffee, you’re going to want to start making room, say, now? Alpaca petting and live music from Caspar Babypants guarantee this will be fun for the whole family. And it's free admission.
Toast of the Cascades
Road trip? Join Snoqualmie Casino at this annual wine-tasting extravaganza, with wines from over 20 acclaimed Northwest vintners, including A to Z, Chateau Ste. Michelle, and Waterbrook. Jazz legends David Sanborn and Bob James will provide the live soundtrack to the evening’s festivities, which start at 7:00. Tickets range from $57-73 and can be purchased here.
SUNDAY, August 25
Melrose Market Street Festival
Melrose Market is throwing a free street party featuring food from its beloved merchants, such as Sitka and Spruce, Homegrown, Taylor Shellfish, and more. Swing by sometime between 11 and 4 for live music and a Hilliard's Beer garden with those fancy tall-boy cans. Proceeds benefit Teen Feed.
MONDAY, August 26
Harlot’s Harvest Seasonal Ale Release Party
Pike Brewing Company is saying “so long, summer” with the premiere of its saucy Harlot’s Harvest—a bold seasonal ale with notes of molasses and caramel surely to induce early cravings for pumpkin pie and all things fall. The Harlot is $4 a glass, along with complimentary snacks and live music. Festivities start at 5.