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They’re cheesy, flaming hot, and completely stoner worthy.

Now until Sold Out
Bastille Rooftop Dinner Tickets on Sale
As of yesterday, tickets to Ballard’s most coveted dinner spot bathed in summer sun went on sale. Bastille historically sells out of its summer dinner series, which runs June 12 through September 12; that’s 24 chances for Olympic Mountain gazing at this intimate 10-person meal. The evening begins with a cocktail and rooftop garden tour about 45 minutes before the communal meal, which starts at 6:30. Chef Jason Stoneburner’s menu will be based on the week’s local harvest, but expect dishes like chilled asparagus soup, grilled lamb sausage, and roasted wild salmon with morels in herb butter. Tickets are $165. 

Thu, Apr 20
4/20 Specials at Big Mario’s and Lost Lake Cafe
If we can have Fried Chicken Day or Doughnut Day or Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, then stoners can have 4/20. Wait, are all food holidays for stoners? Moving along… Big Mario’s will have a pizza special: the Green Leaf Pie made with pesto, jalapeño, and arugula, for $4.20 per slice. Lost Lake’s Baked at the Lake menu consists of Flamin' Hot Cheetos mac and cheese, $4.20 well drinks, and more.

Sat, Apr 22
Butchery Class with Rain Shadow Meats
Cleaver-wielding owner Russell Flint will be instructing in the ways of butchery at his Capitol Hill meat shop. From 6 to 8, learn about hog raising, the nuances of different cuts of meat, and animal breakdown. Contact Rain Shadow Meats to register.

Sat, Apr 22
Skagit Valley Cheese Tour
If you’re already north of Seattle ogling the annual display of tulips in Skagit Valley, perhaps throw in a creamery tour for good measure. Gothberg Farms, Samish Bay Cheese, and Skagit Maid Creamery are giving a behind-the-scenes peek at cheesemaking; you’ll meet the farm animals making the milk and get a cheese tasting from all three creameries, all for $30. RSVP at rhonda@gothbergfarms.com.

Mon, Apr 24
Author Talk with Rebekah Denn: Edible City
The local James Beard award-winning author has chronicled Seattle’s food history through an exhibit currently up at the Museum of History and Industry. But this Monday, catch her at Book Larder, where she, Macrina Bakery chef Leslie Mackie, and MOHAI executive director Leonard Garfield will be talking about our edible city indeed. The talk from 6:30 to 8 is free, just be sure to RSVP.

Ticket Alert
Willowood Farm Barn Raising with Matt Dillon and Renee Erickson
After a devastating fire, Georgie Smith, a most beloved Whidbey Island farmer, still needs help rebuilding her barn and business. There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned barn raising, but here Matt Dillon and Renee Erickson will serve cocktails, pizzas, and fresh oysters from Hama Hama. Tickets start at $100, and get them quick, the dinner’s on May 7, from 4 to 7. 

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Rain Shadow Meats

$ Sandwiches/Deli 1531 Melrose Ave

Sharing a space in Melrose Market with artisan cheese shop the Calf and Kid, but hardly in its shadow, this butcher shop not only carries locally sourced mea...

Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

$ American/New American 1505 10th Ave

Big Mario's

$ Pizza 1009 E Pike St

The New York–style pizzeria slings slices and 18-inch pies seven days a week. And, hello beer munchies, it’s open until 2am Sunday through Wednesday, and unt...

Editor’s Pick

Bastille Cafe and Bar

$$ French 5307 Ballard Ave NW

With its French subway tile and vintage fixtures, Bastille delivers a lively shot of Paris to Ballard Ave. Few restaurants have mastered ambience like this o...