Unleash your wild side at a tasting flight hosted by Woodland Park Zoo || Photo by Ryan Hawk | Woodland Park Zoo

WEDNESDAY, July 17

Schwartz Brothers Riesling Rendezvous Dinner
If you haven’t noticed, there are a plethora of riesling-inspired events happening right now. This one happens to feature one of the most famed riesling maestros in the world—Dr. Ernst Loosen. He worked with Chateau Ste. Michelle in 1999 to create the Eroica Riesling, which would become a quality benchmark for American riesling. Accompanying Loosen at tonight’s event will be a riesling-friendly five-course meal prepared by chef Ayhan Barlas of Daniel’s Broiler- Lake Union. Tickets are $125 and are available by phone at 425.990.6310, or by emailing vintagelounge@schwartzbros.com.

THURSDAY, July 18

Mojitos Against Mosquitoes
So you love mojitos and supporting a great cause? Perfect—see you at BalMar, for Mojiotos Against Mosquitoes, a fundraising event for the Uganda Village Project. A $15 ticket not only goes toward sustainable public health and development programs, but also scores you happy hour prices for food and drink all night long. 

FRIDAY, July 19

Tasting Flight at the Woodland Park Zoo
The Woodland Park Zoo is offering up its picturesque North Meadow as the grounds for a tasting flight of some of the Northwest’s best wines. A $27 ticket buys you 10 tastings from more than 30 wineries, as well as live music, signature cocktails from Hendrick’s Gin, and (best of all!) access to the animal exhibits.

MONDAY, July 22

The Sixgill Brewers Dinner with the Bruery
Orange County brewer the Bruery has a propensity for creating unique beers (try the oak-aged red ale) that are loved big-time in the brewing community. Join the Sixgill tonight as the Fremont bar hosts the Bruery for a five-course brewers dinner featuring six of its beers.  Tickets can be purchased for $65 by calling 206-466-2846.

Graham Kerr Book Reading
Culinary personality and healthful cooking advocate Graham Kerr knows a thing or two about self-sustainability. His latest book Growing at the Speed of Life: A Year in the Life of My First Kitchen Garden shares his experience creating a kitchen garden and growing his own food. Catch him reading a few excerpts at the University Book Store at 2:00. Admission is free.

SATURDAY, July 20

Hunger's Third Birthday Party
Three years ago on this day, Hunger opened its doors up the hill in Fremont. Version 2.0 occupies spacious new digs—all the better to host a birthday party. The restaurant is serving up a giant pan of paella from 6 to 8 in the form of $3 plates. Come out for some free birthday cake and wash it down with a $1 glass of Champagne. Owner Brian Brooks is guessing the space will fill up fast, so it's reservations only on Saturday night.

TUESDAY, July 23

Columbia City Chow Down
Start fasting now—a $50 Chow Down passport buys you all the scrumptious bites you can eat in four hours at participating Columbia City restaurants, such as Bananas Grill, Full Tilt, Tutta Bella and more. All proceeds benefit the Rainier Valley Food Bank.

Chef + Gardener Dinner at Volunteer Park Cafe
Once again, chef-owner Ericka Burke is bringing over the ever-delightful Amy Pennington—cookbook author, TV host, and professional gardener often spotted laboring in VPC's own back garden. The two ladies are planning a multicourse dinner heavy on fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the restaurant's own garden, from the raspberry ginger beer starter quaff to the rose geranium creme brulee dessert. Dinner runs $45 (with wine and beer to purchase) and begins at 6:30 with a garden tour. Make a reservation at 206-328-3155 or alwaysfreshgoodness.com.

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