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The Deathcake returns. Photo by Benjamin Blackketter/courtesy Cupcake Royale.

DOWNTOWN
Urbane is pairing up with Fran’s, a personal favorite of POTUS himself, for an inauguration party on January 21. For $12 enjoy espresso martinis with chocolate pairings and Fran’s hot cocoa with a do-it-yourself toppings bar. The chocolate will flow between 5 and 8.

GIG HARBOR 
That's a lot of coupons. Blogger Mavis Butterfield, aka Brandy Eldridge, feeds her family of four on $100 a month. The Seattle Times chronicles Eldridge's various strategies for saving, including growing 2,000 pounds of produce in her backyard.

INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT
Wai Chow Eng, a man who helped to popularize Chinese barbecue locally by opening Kau Kau, passed away last week, Seattle Weekly reports. He was 83.

LAKEWOOD
Does going "Gangham Style" bring in the bucks? After recently acquiring the Korean barbecue restaurant known as Honey Pig, Gil Gallegos changed the name to Gangnam BBQ in hopes of boosting traffic. Has it worked? Gallegos tells Seattle Weekly, "Most of the people come looking for Honey Pig." 

PHINNEY RIDGE
Philip Roewe is hosting a new Tuesday night trivia at Phinney Market Pub and Eatery in order to support local schools. The entry fee is $10 per team; winners get to choose which school will receive a $100 donation, according to Phinneywood

QUEEN ANNE
Hilltop Ale House hosts a benefit tonight, January 16, for a staff member who suffered a stroke on Christmas Day. All proceeds from food and drinks sales go towards her recovery, Queen Anne View reports.

WEST SEATTLE
Kudos to Pizzeria 22 for earning the prestigious L’Association Verace Pizza Napoletana certification. The accolade puts the pizzeria among just 429 other restaurants in the entire world serving authentic Neapolitan pies, nearly 100 of which are in America.

VARIOUS
Starting Monday at all Cupcake Royale locations, buy one Deathcake—a combination of Theo Chocolate and Stumptown espresso ganache—and receive a "Cupcake-Gram" redeemable for a free treat. Deatchcakes are available through Valentine’s Day; however the "grams" expire February 10.