Photo via The Saint, tequila via the agave plant.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
Spring Harvest Beer Dinner at Seatown with Stoup Brewing
Taking cues from Seattle’s early spring bounty, Seatown sous chef Sam Burkhart will be working on an eight-course feast with Ballard’s Stoup Brewing. The menu will look something like: fresh halibut with burdock root and ramp chimichurri, a pasta course of spring mushroom tortellini and pickled nettles paired with Stoup pilsner, and for dessert an olive oil cake with lavender cream and rhubarb, plus much more. Tickets are $65

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

The Saint Turns 7
The lively Capitol Hill taqueria is celebrating 7 years with—no surprise here—lots of fresh tacos and a library of fine tequilas. You’ll find flavors that hail from Mexico City, courtesy of chef and taco champion Álvaro Candela—like the Mayan-style braised pork taco with onion and habanero. Plus The Saint will be debuting its revamped cocktail list this Thursday at the birthday festivities.

Tex-Mex Popup in Pike Place Market’s Atrium Kitchen
After honing his culinary skills on the line at T-Doug’s Palace Kitchen, this popup—dubbed Padre Island for the place from whence the chef came—is southern Texas native Matt Broussard’s interpretation of Tex-Mex fare. Chef Broussard will churn out a four-course dinner in two seatings, 5pm and 7:30pm at Atrium Kitchen. The menu includes a scallop ceviche to start, a zarzuela fish stew that Poseidon would probably approve, brisket gorditas of which anyone with tastebuds would probably approve, and more. Tickets are $35

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Mezcal Class and Tasting at Mezcaleria Oaxaca (Plus A Rooftop Party)
Join the co-op representing small mezcal producers, Mezcales de Leyenda, in Mezcaleria Oaxaca for a class and tasting of their collection of silver mezcals from the Durango, Guerro, and Oaxaca regions. The education session, tasting, and snacks is $25 per person and space is limited; email Mezcaleria Oaxaca to make your reservation. And weather permitting there will be a rooftop party celebrating Mezcaleria Oaxaca’s first year anniversary. This will kick-off the rooftop sessions of happy hour drinking and snacking as Seattle’s sunny (or at least not as rainy) season begins.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

Seattle Restaurant Week Kicks Off
Coming off the budget-friendly, belt-loosening Dine Around Seattle last month, is this equally budget-friendly, yet even larger dining event. Seattle Restaurant Week runs April 12–16, then again after the weekend from April 19 thru 23 at over 165 local restaurants. The gist: $30 for three courses or $15 for a two-course lunch available at some restaurants; be sure to make reservations. Perhaps try newcomer Zhu Dang, the rebirth of Lark in its new digs, and the dinner counterparts at Seattle Met’s favorite brunch spots.

 

 

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