Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Rover’s Turns 24, New York Cupcakes Opens in Madison Park

Plus: Wallingford’s Wurst Festival, clams and ham in Kirkland, and more.

By Heather Fink September 9, 2011

Wallingford’s Wurst Festival returns for its 29th year.

The Woodmark Hotel is dishing up clams, seafood stew, a whole roasted pig, and more as a benefit for Hopelink. Their Clam Bake on the Lake is scheduled for September 23 at 6pm, and the cost is $50 per person (kids are welcome at $25 a pop).

Rover’s celebrates 24 years in the biz with a special multicourse menu on September 28. Seatings begin at 6:30 and cost $150, with wine pairings available for $75 or $150. Call 206-325-7442 to reserve.

Bellevue’s New York Cupcakes has hopped the lake and softly opened a new store at 2711 E Madison Street, reports Madison Park Blogger. Fifteen varieties were available on opening day, and more varieties are yet to come. The location is open Monday through Saturday 10–6 and Sunday 11–5.

Wallyhood reminds brat lovers that the Great Wallingford Wurst Festival takes place on September 16 and 17 at St. Benedict School.

Seattle startup Stockbox Grocers is expected to open its first mini market at 24th and Holden today, reports West Seattle Blog. The reclaimed shipping containers will stock fresh produce and other grocery items.

Willows Lodge is once again hosting Holiday Boot Camp, a series of free food and beverage classes taught by the crew from Barking Frog. This year’s lineup focuses on appetizers, desserts, and cocktails and take place November 30 and December 7 and 14 starting at 5:30. Seating is first come, first served.

Seattle-based chain the Wing Dome placed second in the “hottest” category at New York’s National Buffalo Wing Festival, reports Phinneywood, edging out more than 30 other contestants.

Weigh-and-pay froyo chain Yogurtland is planning three more storefronts in the U District, Bellevue, and Wallingford. They’re set to open before year’s end.

Washington Cider Week gets underway on September 10, and with it comes a flurry of events to showcase all the bubbly goodness Washington has to offer, including special cider pairings at Bar del Corso, Art of the Table, and more.

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