This summer, party in the piazza at the Sorrento Hotel.

Scandinavian culture and seafood abound at the Ballard SeafoodFest July 9 and 10. Held at 22nd Avenue NW and Market Street, the festival is free to enter and features music, family activities, and lots of food.

Brunch favorite A Caprice Kitchen is closing after this weekend, according to My Ballard.

Eater reports that Grubwich sandwich shop plans to open within the next two weeks at 1513 Broadway.

Another Potbelly Sandwich Works is due to open this fall at 1111 Third Avenue, near the corner of Third and Spring.

The Tom Douglas team has rebranded the takeout shop next to Seatown Seabar. Its new name: Rub With Love Shack.

Race a zucchini car, pig out at the pie-eating contest, and watch the Master of the Market chef competition at the Pike Place Market Fruit Festival on July 24.

The Sorrento Hotel’s first Summer Block Party takes place July 13 from 5–7 in the courtyard piazza. Live music and food and drink specials are among the attractions in the courtyard.

The asparagus rice bowl at Revel is subject of some Frank Bruni–fawning in an upcoming episode of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network, reports Seattle Weekly.

Grocery Outlet celebrates the opening of a new store at 23910 104th Avenue Southeast with free food, face painting, and prizes on July 16 from 8–6. On select weekends through September Grocery Outlet will host drawings and raffles to continue the celebration.

Bella Dolce is closed and will be replaced by New York Cupcakes in early fall, says Madison Park Blogger.

Seattle Weekly says Good Morning America’s Sara Moulton listed the Skillet pumpkin ketchup as one of her “top picks” for the upcoming Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C. The ketchup will be available for purchase come fall.

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