Wed, July 6
Celebrate Eid at Marjorie
As Ramadan ends, the “festival of breaking fast” known as Eid al-Fitr begins. At Capitol Hill’s Marjorie restaurant, feast on a special menu by guest chef Taylor Cheney, whose Middle Eastern–inspired menu has been popping up on Mondays. But this Wednesday will see food inspired by the Middle East and beyond. There’ll be a mess of mezze to start such as charred eggplant with harissa and potato curry samosa. For mains a spicy goat stew or a vinegary broiled fish, and for dessert choose from a garam marsala chocolate cake, mango ice cream with pistachio brittle, or a rosewater lemon sorbet.
Fri–Sun, July 8–10
Seattle International Beerfest
Say hello to three days of beering in Seattle Center. The Seattle International Beerfest will be pouring over 240 brews in a myriad of different styles. Double imperial stout in July? Yup. Try anything from Swiss sour ales to a Spanish saison. The weekend long festival starts at noon each day, and tickets start at $25.
Sat & Sun, July 9 & 10
Ballard Seafood Fest
For a weekend full of seafood including alder-smoked salmon flown in from Alaska and, oh yes, a lutefisk eating contest, head to Ballard this weekend. The Ballard Seafood Fest, that celebrates the neighborhood’s strong history of fishing and Nordic roots, will have food booths aplenty, beer garden with over 25 local beers, wines, and spirits, plus arts, crafts, games, and more. The two-day event is free and runs 11 to 10 on Saturday and 11 to 9 on Sunday.
Sun, July 10
Pair Farm to Table Dinner
If neither a beer festival nor a seafood festival is your culinary jam, how about a farm to table dinner...on a literal farm? This Sunday, Ravenna restaurant Pair is teaming up with Helsing Junction Farm for a fresh, four-course meal. This family style includes a beef carpaccio with pickled green strawberries, squash blossoms with fresh sheep’s cheese, pasture-raised chicken with honey, lime, and sumac, fennel pollen–crusted pork, and more. Tickets are $130 per person.
Reservation Alert: Salare Beer Dinner with Standard Brewing
Another beer dinner this way comes. Central District’s Standard Brewing will joining forces with Salare for a four-course dinner on Wednesday, July 13. The dinner has just been announced, so menu details aren’t available quite yet. But seats to this collaborative dinner will sell out before you can say, Edouardo Jordan is named a Food and Wine magazine best new chef 2016. Dinner is $100 per person, call Salare for reservations.
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