Special Occassions

Earth Day Eats, Seattle Style

Special menus celebrating our planet this Friday, April 22.

By Tiffany Ran April 18, 2011

Seattle restaurants plate eco-friendly noshes for Earth Day.

Is there a more fitting spot to toast the globe and all its goodness than Pike Place Market? Probably not. As part of worldwide celebration Picnic for the Planet, eco peeps will congregate between Stewart and Virginia streets from 11:30-1:30, and nearby eateries DeLaurenti, Matt’s in the Market, Michou, Steelhead Diner, Uli’s Famous Sausage, and Virginia Inn are offering special pre-order boxed lunches for the occasion. The meal comes with a main (Matt’s in the Market’s halibut salad, Virginia Inn muffaletta, German brat from Uli’s), plus drinks, chips, salad, and/or dessert. Individual box lunches are $5.50–$16/person. Place orders by April 20.

Sazerac will feature celebratory happy hour small plates like organic English pea risotto, potato and goat cheese wood fire pizza, and fennel pork sausage and pickled organic green garlic. Individual items $5–$9.50/person.

Urbane ’s Earth Day feasts touts ingredients sourced within 100 miles of Seattle and cocktails boasting spirits from local distilleries. Lamb meatballs with Holmquist hazelnuts, rosemary smoked mussels with foraged mushroom duxelle, or honey lavender snow cones showcase regional bounty. Price is $17/person. Call for reservations.

The organic bill at Tulio boasts two fish dishes: an Alaskan halibut with romenesco and ahi tuna with charred radicchio and chianti chickpeas. Pair the seafood with one of several eco-friendly wines or starters. Individual items $8–$28/person. Call for reservations.

Wallingford Community Kitchen at the Senior Center puts a conscientious spin on a global menu: Jewish matzo ball soup gets the vegetarian treatment and turkey is subbed for lamb in a Greek pastitsio. Also included are Vietnamese spring rolls and African bean and sweet potato soup. Tickets are $10 in advance, $25 at the door. Purchase tickets to the Wallingford Community Kitchen event here.

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