This one comes from the “Say what?!” file. The Pink Door is celebrating its 30th anniversary by donating 30 percent of profits over a 30-day period starting December 1 to charity Solid Ground. Here’s the kicker: When the festivities jump off during Thursday’s dinner, guests will be served desserts and drinks by monkeys. “Merry prankster monkeys,” apparently, which is code for humans dressed up in elaborate monkey costumes.
Thursday, December 1, go on a tour of 21 Washington wineries at The Hotel Monaco for Kimpton Seattle Hotels’ annual Red Ribbon event benefiting Seattle’s Lifelong AIDS Alliance. For $30 you support a good cause while drinking some of our state’s best wines paired with small bites, plus you take home an etched keepsake wine glass. If you’re lucky, you might also take home a hotel stay or airfare for two as a raffle prize.
When Hanna Raskin reviewed Chimayo back in September, she mentioned an impending name change. Well, it sort of happened. The restaurant is now Sazio di Notte, offering Italian cuisine from 5 to 9, but it’s also still Chimayo from 11 to 2:30, when they serve Southwestern lunch.
Via Tribunali, Pizzeria 22, and Cornuto Pizzeria are teaming up to exchange pizzas for coats to benefit youth served by the Atlantic Street Center. Call it “Pizzas for Parkas” or “Coats for Kids,” either way you get a free margherita pizza in exchange for new or gently used coats for kids up to 18 years old. The drive is on now and runs till December 12.
It’s time for Page Ahead’s Bubbles for Books campaign. Drink champagne at any of the participating restaurants and your money will go toward literacy services for children. There’s a long list of participants, including Bastille, Canlis, Daniel’s, and Toulouse Petit.