BALLARD
As promised, Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery now offers alcoholic milkshakes and cocktails at a two-bar-stool “bar.” Anna Wallace of Walrus and the Carpenter cooks up the drink list.

Could artisan ice pops be the next it food trend? Vanessa Resler and Will Lemke, owners and sole proprietors of Six Strawberries hope so. KOMO 4 covered the couple’s inspired story a few weeks back, and now Resler and Lemke are out of the kitchen and hitting the bricks, peddling the summer pops. For updates on locations, go to their Facebook page.

CAPITOL HILL
Celebrate National Hamburger Day on Saturday, July 28, with free sliders at Capitol Hill’s 8oz. Burger Bar from 4 to 6.

COLUMBIA CITY
Rainier Valley BBQ Contest is calling all barbecuers to face off on August 18 at the Royal Room. Think you’ve got the goods when it comes to smokers and sauce? Prove it.

SAFECO FIELD
Ichiro has gone to the Yanks, yes. But what will become of the eponymous Ichiroll and Ichiro dog? Seattle Weekly ’s Hanna Raskin reports.

SEATTLE AND THE EAST SIDE
Monsoon and Monsoon East now deliver, but not without a few stipulations. Orders need to by placed by 4pm the previous day. Lunch shows up between 11 and noon—it costs ten bucks to request a specific delivery time. There is an eight-boxes-per-order minimum for delivery. The menu and ordering information are here.