Adria Shimada of Parfait Ice Cream is hosting a class at Dish It Up! on August 31 at 6. Shimada will give attendees the scoop on whipping up small batches at home. Registration costs $70 and is available online.
This weekend Michael Mina’s RN74 expands its menu to include Saturday lunch, available 11:30–2:30. Chef Michelle Retallack is creating several new dishes for the bill, including a local heirloom tomato salad and beer-battered fish and chips.
Tom Douglas hosts his annual ice cream social at the Palace Ballroom on August 31 at 5:30. The social features scoops from seven local vendors (Fainting Goat, Full Tilt, Bluebird, to name a few). Tickets are available online for $15, which gets you a sample from each stand.
Look for Stopsky’s dinner menu in the second half of September.
Cedarbrook Lodge ‘s celebration of Washington’s heirloom tomatoes takes place on September 17 starting at 1. Advance tickets for TomatoFare West are available online for $25 per person, or at the door (cash only) for $35.
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Pike Place Market Express, located on the plaza at 410 Terry Avenue North, is offering cooking demos by chefs from the neighborhood every Thursday at noon, from August 25 through September 29.
The folks at Pair are planning their second annual Oktoberfest for September 18 at 3:30 until 8. Admission is free (food and beverages start at $5), and the locally-sourced menu features homemade bratwurst, Georgetown brews, pretzels, cherry bounce, and more.
Eater reports on the ever-growing empire of Ethan Stowell. The restaurateur plans to open five new projects under the motto of “fast food redefined.”