Thu, July 14
A host of Seattle restaurants are toasting to liberty, equality, and charcuterie this Thursday in honor of the French holiday. For fun times, please see yourself to this list of Bastille Day events. Missing from that list, but totally list-worthy, is the patio party at Madrona’s Bottlehouse, which will have live music and French wine, all included in your $16 ticket.
Sundae Flights at Seattle Cookie Counter
Seattle Cookie Counter is inches away from officially opening, but until then look forward to a night of vegan treats in their new space in Phinney Ridge. Create your flight from a menu of six to eight special sundaes made with vegan ice cream and share it with a fellow sweet-toothed friend. Tickets are $40 and include the aforementioned sundae flight for two, two bakery case treats to take away, and a table for two. The event runs from 5 to 10:30 with four sessions of sundae goodness to choose from.
Fri–Sun, July 15–17
Bite of Seattle
Pretty much the Big Friendly Giant of food festivals, the Bite of Seattle goes all weekend long in Seattle Center with bites, both big and small, for no more than $10 and about $4, respectively. In addition to food from over 60 local restaurants, there will be cooking demos with Seattle chefs, wine and cider tastings, live music, and a requisite beer garden. No ticket is required, just an Olympian appetite.
Sat & Sun, July 16 & 17
It’s summer, truly the season of outdoor food festivals. This Asian fare–focused one in the International District is Saturday, from 12 to 8 and Sunday, from 12 to 6. At Dragon Fest you can do the neighborhood food walk, which has over 40 restaurants doling out bites for just $3, and take in the multitude of cultural performances throughout the weekend. And oh yes, there will be a beer garden. The Japanese beer garden won’t have any bonzai topiaries, but there will be Sapporo-esque brews to sip. No admission fee to enter the dragon...fest.
Mon, July 18
Sirens and Cider
Capitol Cider is bringing back its lady-led dinner series, this time with six chefs, six courses, and six cider pairings. Dinner is, you guessed it, at 6. While the full menu isn’t set just yet, there is one dish to dream about: mackerel a la plancha with pickled scapes, duck egg, and currants bathed in ice cider from Vermont. Tickets are $90.
Ticket Alert: Lamb and Rosé Dinner at The Whale Wins on July 24
Importing a beloved Boat Street Cafe tradition to her Wallingford restaurant, James Beard award-winning chef Renee Erickson and her team will prepare their first annual lamb and rosé dinner next Sunday. This four-course prix fixe dinner includes an apple wood–roasted lamb from La Ferme des Anes—Erickson and the Sea Creatures group’s Whidbey Island farm—as well as rosé for days. The family-style meal is $125 per person.