WEDNESDAY, June 4
Beers for Books at King’s Hardware
This Ballard Ave pub will be quaffing for a cause this Wednesday. All proceeds from Lowercase Brewing and Fremont Brewing Company pints and pitchers will benefit Room to Read, which supports gender equality in education and literacy. If beer’s not your thing, $1 of each boozy, lavender-infused King’s Lemonade will also go toward the cause. There will also be a raffle to support the organization.
Iron Vintner Challenge at Woodinville Winery
It's the final year for Willows Lodge's Iron Chef–esque culinary competition, and the first round happens on Wednesday, with 2010 Iron Vintner winner Darby English squaring off against 2013 winner Lisa Baer. Tickets are available online, and a portion of proceeds will benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center.
THURSDAY, June 5
FareStart Guest Chef Spectacular
Wow, this lineup—Matt Dillon, Palace Kitchen's Desi Bonow, Matt Bumpas of Poppy, Bobby Moore from Barking Frog, and Meeru Dhalwala? That's not even half the list. There's plenty of wine, beer, and spirits involved, as well. Tickets start at $70.
FRIDAY, June 6
Barrio Popup in Bellevue
This Capitol Hill favorite will once again bring its revered muscat margaritas and pork carnitas to the Eastside this week with its second popup at Cast Iron Studios, the private event space that was once home to Barrio Bellevue. The $30 prix-fixe meal will include diners’ choice of starter, entrée, and dessert, and a selection of Spanish and Portuguese wines, cervezas, and tequila-heavy cocktails. Call 206-838-3853 for reservations.
Frost Doughnut-Eating Contest
Frost’s grand re-opening coincides serendipitously with National Doughnut Day, and the shop is celebrating accordingly—with its fifth annual doughnut eating contest. Hopefuls can register online. The prize? A $100 Frost gift card. Because exactly what you want after a doughnut eating contest is even more doughnuts.
Rosé Days at Bottlehouse
Madrona's uber-charming wine bar will celebrate its second Summer Rosé Days with a 6pm tasting of 21 rosés and live music. Each $15 ticket is good for eight tastes, and a $20 ticket includes a Summer Rosé Days corkscrew.
SATURDAY, June 7
Wine Tasting at Serafina
This Eastlake osteria’s sommelier Salomon Navarro will be pouring complimentary samples from retail-priced bottles that will be available for purchase from 1–4pm. Nibbles from sister restaurant Cicchetti will be available for $1 each. A special happy hour will follow from 4–6.
TUESDAY, June 10
Tiki Party at Bastille
Erik Carlson, barman of record for both Bastille and Stoneburner, has teamed up with Portland’s House Spirits to create Bridgetown Rum. Celebrate the launch at Bastille’s back bar with some island-themed festivities. Chef Jason Stoneburner will create a surf-inspired menu, and Bridgetown Rum cocktails will, of course, be plentiful. The party runs from 8pm to close and reservations are not required.