Food News Roundup

The Weekly Food File: Ballard Gets Two New Restaurants, Free Cooking Classes, and More

Food news you should know about.

By Lindsey Hall December 2, 2010

Learn to make these guys at Holiday Boot Camp. Courtesy the Willows Lodge.

Molly Moon Neitzel announced plans to open a third Molly Moon’s this coming summer in Queen Anne, Ballard, or Madrona. Whichever neighborhood inhales the most butterfat ice cream will get the new parlor.

Meanwhile, over in Fremont Skillet is hosting a series of sit-down dinners. Seats for the December 2 inaugural feast are sold out.

Say aloha to another Hawaiian import: Pau Hana hosts a grand opening bash December 3 and 4, with $5 nibbles and $1 off draft beers.

The Willows Lodge kicked off Holiday Boot Camp, a three-part series of free cooking classes. Up next is a crash course in appetizers December 8 with Barking Frog chef Bobby Moore, and holiday desserts December 15. The classes start at 5:30.

Skip over this bit, foie gras foes. On December 7, Rover’s will host a seven–course dinner with touches of the French delicacy in every plate. Seats are $125; call 206-325-7442 to reserve and visit Rover’s blog for a complete menu.

Nancy Leson scoops on Seattle’s newest gastropub, 5 Corner Market, slated for a December 13 open in the former Lombardi’s location at 22nd and Market.

Also new to Ballard: comfort food spot The Blue Glass, set to open December 2 at 5pm.

Cafe Lago can now boast a Woodstone Josper oven. The Montlake restaurant is the first in America to install one of the time-and-fuel efficient cookers. Apparently they’re all the rage in Europe.

Local cocktail pro Kathy Casey is hosting a holiday open house December 11 from 11–7 at her food studio in Ballard. Stock up on holiday gifts, snag free samples, and get a signed copy of Casey’s Sips & Apps.

Park for free at Pike Place Market every Saturday from now ‘til New Years Day (barring Christmas Day of course, the market will be closed) with a minimum combined purchase of $35 at any of the market stands.

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