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Wed, Mar 15
Drunk Herstory: A Classy Evening of Beer Drinking and Tipsy Storytelling
Brouwer’s Cafe is paying homage to Women’s History Month via beer and some of the women in the industry who know it best. Telling stories is perhaps best after a few beers, so folks from Fremont Brewing, Ecliptic Brewery, Hop Valley Brewing Company, Left Hand Brewing, New Belgium, Ninkasi, and Weihenstephan will be doing just that from 6 to 9pm. There will be beers on tap from each brewery, proceeds of which will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Wed, Mar 15
Marine Hardware Anniversary Wine Dinner
Has it been a year already? Apparently so for this Ethan Stowell restaurant on Ballard Avenue. To celebrate: a five-course wine dinner with Maso Poli Winery and its owner Romina Togn. Shigoku oysters to start, then scallops with carrot puree and honey gastrique, spinach dumplings, and more. Dinner is $85 per person, just choose from a seating at 6 or 8:30.

Fri, Mar 17
St. Patrick’s Day
Oh yes, a lot of green food dye will be involved. But still, here are some Irish-inspired happenings, some beer filled, some not. Mostly they are.

Sat, Mar 18
Brunch Starts at Contadino
Not long after its opening on 19th Ave, Brian Clevenger’s latest endeavor is diving right into weekend brunch from 10 to 2. Put this on your brunching bucket list: semolina gnocchi with braised rabbit and poached egg, crispy pancake with ricotta and fruit, pork belly egg sandwich. 

Mon, Mar 20
L’Oursin and Analemma Wine Dinner
JJ Proville and Zac Overman opened this French bistro in the Central District last November and filled it with rarely sipped, natural wines. So it makes sense to see a four-course dinner here paired with the organic and sustainable Washington wines of Atavus and Oak Ridge vineyards. You can bet on some seafood prepared with French finesse, perhaps even sea urchin, the restaurant’s namesake. Dinner starts at 6pm, call or email  L’Oursin for reservations.

Mon, Mar 20
Opus Co. Popup at Trove
Carrying on a longstanding tradition of carnivorous offerings, Mark Schroder will open Opus Co. this spring. But first, a popup. This one will take place at Trove, where Schroder was most recently chef de cuisine. Get a sense of Opus Co.’s forthcoming meaty menu with a bonito-rubbed lamb loin with blueberry gastrique, plus more. Tickets for various seatings are $50, and 10 percent of ticket sales will go to the Ballard Food Bank. 

Tue, Mar 21
Happy Birthday to Ivar Haglund
The iconic restaurateur and founder of Ivar's Seafood Bar would have been 112 years old. Throughout the day head to an Ivar's establishment for a birthday treat or two: Wish Ivar a "Happy Birthday," purchase a regular menu item, then receive a second entree for $1.12. And for dessert, the first 112 guests in any Ivar's door will get a mango cheesecake made by Georgetown's Cakes of Paradise.

Ticket alert: Willowood Farm Fundraiser Dinner on March 29
A Whidbey Island farm, from which many a Seattle restaurant sources its ingredients, has tragically lost an entire barn on March 6 due to a large fire. Fourth generation farmer Georgie Smith has lost produce, equipment, seedlings, and other items integral to Willowood Farm. Chef Derek Ronspies of Le Petit Cochon will be hosting a benefit dinner on March 29 which includes five courses plus drinks for $120; call the restaurant for reservations. To further help this family farm recover, visit their GoFundMe page.

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