This weekend is pride weekend—always a cause for celebration.
And we begin our imbibing agenda with a Pride-related event that has become a sacred Seattle tradition: On Friday, June 24 it’s the fifth annual Gay Pride Hot Dog Blessing at The BottleNeck Lounge. This year Jason Stratton, chef at Spinasse and Artusi, will be blessing the wieners. Doors open at 8; ceremony at 10.
A second noteworthy pride-related event: the Lobby Bar on Capitol Hill is hosting a happy hour for the Victory Fund on Wednesday, June 29. San Francisco mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty is the special guest; there is a suggested donation of $25.
Also on Wednesday, June 29: it’s Bastille’s second anniversary party in Ballard. The festivities take place in the back bar and on the patio, where you can partake in $2 frites and $2 Stella Artois. (Fine print: that offer is limited to one fry cone and/or beer per person). This deal lasts from 4:30 to 6pm.
And here’s one last Wednesday evening consideration: Emmer and Rye on Queen Anne is hosting Animale winery that night. The restaurant has created a pairing menu to accompany the Ballard-made wines, and it includes the magic words “spot prawns.” That costs $70 and starts at 6:30.
One more thing before we part ways: Rover’s is running a special deal right now I thought mention-worthy. Through June, subscribers to its newsletter are eligible for a free wine pairing (a $55 value) with a five-course meal. The dinner costs $99; the offer is available Sunday through Friday. So, like, tonight.