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FRIDAY, November 8

Taste of Tulalip
Want a staycation? Come to Tulalip Resort Casino for the fifth anniversary of this two-day wine celebration also known for its food offerings. Some of the events are already sold out, but there are still some awesome parties available including the grand taste pass and the private magnum party. Ticket prices vary depending on what event you choose. Check out the website for more information.

SATURDAY, November 9

Caramel-Making Class at Hot Cakes
Just in time for the holidays, this dessert shop in Ballard is starting the first of many one-day caramel-making classes. Hot Cakes pastry chef Stephanie Lock and owner Autumn Martin will show you how to make this delicious goodness. They're holding a class every Saturday between now and Christmas; sessions begin at 12 and tickets are $75. Call 206-420-3431 to make your reservations.

SUNDAY, November 10

Bubbles and Bivalves
Frank’s Oyster House and Champagne Parlor is hosting its first bubbles and bivalves spectacular. All-you-can-eat oysters, plenty of libations, and the chance to win a bottle of champagne are what’s happening here. Chef Derek Bugge will be teaching everyone how to shuck oysters (and you can try, too). Festivities kick off at 2:30. Tickets are $45 and include 2 drink vouchers.

TUESDAY, November 12

Free Chowder at Duke’s Chowder House
To celebrate international chowder day, Duke’s Chowder House is giving everyone a free bowl of chowder at all six locations. Come in anytime to enjoy this small bowl made with domestic clams and without additives and preservatives

Dinner at Benito's Chicago Eatery
This Chicago-inspired Ballard spot is donating 15 percent of its food and beverage sales to the Ballard Food Bank from 5-10. Eat some deep-dish pizza and homemade cannoli, drink some wine, and feel like a good person. No reservations are needed. 


November 17: Brunswick and Hunt Pop-Up
Come 2014, chef Jeffrey Davidson and barman Eric Holmquist will be plying their trades at this stylish tavern that's set to open in Ballard. But on Sunday, November 17, these gents take over the dining room at Altura for a six-course preview dinner. Tickets are $90; courses pay tribute to fall (oxtail and mushroom toasts, braised chicken with mashed pumpkin and country gravy) and are paired with wine and cocktails. The ticket website has the full menu and other details.