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Braised pork cheek tacos at Casco Antiguo. Photo courtesy Casco Antiguo

Wed, Oct 26
Gelatiamo Celebrates 20 Years
Blustery days and sub-sixty-degree weather be damned. It’s always a good time for gelato—especially in honor of Gelatiamo’s 20th birthday. And all day, gelato will go for 1996 prices, back when a different Clinton was running for president and the Spice Girls topped music charts. This means two flavors for $2.25, three flavors for $3.15, and for the perennially indecisive, four flavors for $3.80. 

Thu, Oct 27
Lit Crawl 2016: Other People’s Food
A pub crawl, with books. Writers, poets, intellectuals, and the like have historically gathered in bars—literature and booze, a natural pairing—and this Thursday you can do so in the name of Lit Crawl. It’s a full evening of readings, discussions, and libations. We have a Seattle Lit Crawl 2016 Guide to help navigate your crawl. One particular event at Zoe on Capitol Hill, Other People’s Food, brings together writers Monica Dimas, Angela Garbes, Anna Goren, and Rachel Kessler, who will examine the issues around cooking, eating, and understanding of, exactly, other people’s food.

Sat, Oct 29
Mad John Pumpkin Festival
Don’t fight the pumpkin-ification of all things autumnal, embrace it. Two Doors Down and Bottleneck Lounge certainly are. Two Doors Down will have brunch with burgers, pumpkin pancakes, caramelized pumpkin, hot cider, and a catalog of Pacific Northwest pumpkin brews. Fun starts at the Bottleneck Lounge next door at 4. There will, oh yes, more pumpkin beers on draft, plus a pumpkin margarita and a spiked punch served from a jack-o’-lantern—a presumably lightly carved one.

Sun, Oct 30
Bitter Boozy Brunch at the Carlile Room
Sunday fun day, as they say, usually entails brunch and definitely entails booze. This Sunday from noon until 2, the Carlile Room is hosting a Bitter Boozy Brunch with Brad Thomas Parsons, author of his latest book Amaro, and you can bet there will be coursed brunch cocktails made with various amari. To eat, chef Dezi Bonow has got a “parade of breakfast snacks”: biscuit beignets with orange marmalade, veal brain with scrambled egg and toast, smoked pork belly, Underberg ice cream, and more. Tickets are $50.

Tue, Nov 1
Day of the Dead at Casco Antiguo
This Pioneer Square cantina is hosting a Dia de los Muertos celebration full of food, drink, and candy skull art for a cause. There will be braised pork cheeks with corn mash, sweet tamale with pineapple, and grilled corn, or elote, served with spicy butter, cotija, and chili powder. Drinks include seasonal margaritas from one of the usual taps, Tecate beer, tequilas, and more. Candy skulls, which represent the departed souls of loved ones, have been adorned by local artists and are a part of a silent auction to benefit Urban Artworks.

Tue, Nov 1
Amaro Tasting at Barnacle Bar
Ready for more bittersweet liquers? Good. Renee Erickson’s aperitivo bar Barnacle is hosting an amaro tasting with author Brad Thomas Parsons. Chat with Parsons about the evolution of after-dinner digestifs into the cocktail world as you sip on various amaro-based cocktails. Tickets are $75 and include three cocktails, snacks, and a signed copy of Parsons’s book Amaro.

Ticket Alert: Kamonegi Popup at Kraken Congee
Mutsuko Soma, former Miyabi 45th chef and current soba noodle badass, is running a second Kamonegi popup at the subterranean Kraken Congee on Sunday, November 6. After having her daughter earlier this year Soma is balancing motherhood with the demands of being a talented chef, and running a five-course prix fixe popup seems to be a part of that equation. Some things on the menu: eel sticky rice and buckwheat dumpling, soba with cream of matsutake mushroom and sous vide egg. Tickets to the 7pm dinner are $80.

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