BALLARD

What's the difference between Mick Jagger and a Scottish guy? Mick Jagger says, "Hey, you, get off of my cloud." And the Scottish guy says, "Hey, Macleod, get off of my ewe!" Bring that joke to Macleod's Scottish Pub along with your kilt (or any tartan plaid) on Wednesday nights from 4pm to 2am and get Scotch Belhaven Drafts on nitro for $4 and Inverness Mules for $5.

CAPITOL HILL

On August 12, Rock Box is putting on an event they're calling Rock Like Bill Murray. The skinny: Bill Murray lookalikes, incarnations, and classic Murray movies will combine with free karaoke in the bar and booty prizes. Check out Rock Box's Facebook page for more details. And who knows, Bill Murray might crash his own party this time.

COLUMBIA CITY

Cap Hill's Kedai Makan extends its farmers market reach, taking its high-end-Singaporean-comestibles show down to Columbia City. The stall is open on Wednesdays from 3-7.

DOWNTOWN

Vessel says, "Soft opening is imminent, regular business is close!" And to celebrate another step in the lengthy march to get the 2.0 up and running, they're getting into the gift certificate game. See details on how to save here. Offer good through August 15.

The Pan Pacific Hotel was awarded a Green Globe Certificate for sustainable operations. From biodegradable key cards and front desk staff uniforms made of recycled bottles to large-sum charitable fundraisers and donations, Pan Pacific is the second hotel in the nation to earn the prestigious distinction. 

PUGET SOUND

Ocean acidification is causing big problems for oyster farmers across the Sound. NPR reports on the grim future for shellfish. 

T-DOUG LAND

Douglas considers serving smaller potions. “I’m just sick of food going in the garbage,” he says. Puget Sound Business Journal has more details.

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