WEDNESDAY February 22
Skillet Street Food Spring Tasting Event
Taste-test popular food truck Skillet’s new spring menu at the food and drink open-house event at Melrose Market. Bluebird Microcreamery and a few other local vendors will be around as well. From 5 to 8.
THURSDAY February 23
Kitchen Remodeling 101
Ballard culinary learning center Dish It Up is hosting kitchen designer Bill VanSchoyck and architect Carol Sundstrom for a class on how to launch into a kitchen remodel—focusing specifically on cabinetry and surfaces. The seminar is free, a there will be wine and snacks to go along with the discussion.
FRIDAY February 24
Trellis and Hopworks Beer Pairing Dinner
For the second time, Kirkland restaurant Trellis and Portland brewery Hopworks are pairing up to put on a beer-pairing event. The $75 price tag gets you in for both the hour-long beer reception and the five-course dinner, each course paired with an organic Hopworks brew, of course.
SATURDAY February 25
Washington Beer Open House
More than 40 breweries across the state open their doors and roll out the good stuff for the second-annual open house event. Between noon and 5, beer geeks can explore new breweries or sample some limited releases at familiar taprooms. Making a day of it? Don’t worry; there’s a map for that.
Northwest Cider Association’s 2nd Annual Cider Maker’s Dinner
Schmooze with cider makers at the Lake Union Yacht Club, sampling their products and learning about the process. After hors d’ouerves, enjoy a three-course dinner—every plate enlivened by cider. $85 for non-members, the ticket price includes dinner and drinks.
Saveur Cooks Italian Classics
Bon Vivant cooking school will be partnering up with food mag Saveur to explore traditional Italian cooking. On the menu: classics such as broccoli rabe and lasagna, as well as ragu and paté. The class price, starting at $78, includes a year’s subscription to Saveur and a tote bag full of samples.
SUNDAY February 26
Snouts and Stouts
Starting now, the last Sunday of every month is now devoted to local beer and local pork at Little Water Cantina in Eastlake. Chef-owner Shannon Wilkinson will be roasting a whole pig out on the patio and dishing it up as pork tacos alongside the monthly beer of choice. $15 gets you a heaping plate of tacos and a pint of beer (and rice and beans.)
Seattle Wine and Food Experience
Oregon wine is the special focus of this year’s mega-exploration of food and spirits. From noon to 5pm, the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall is turned over to wines from near and far, and plenty of local restaurants offering bites. If wine’s not your thing, a new distillery row and beer and cider exhibit offer other forms of alcohol-based education. Tickets are $49 now, and $60 in cash at the door.
TUESDAY February 28
National Pancake Day
It’s that time again: free pancakes. In celebration of National Pancake Day, IHOP locations will be slinging free buttermilk pancakes, with the expectation that the syrup-saturated diners will leave a donation for Seattle Children’s Hospital in return.
NOW through March 4
A Taste of Trees
The arboreal-themed “A Taste of Trees” is back at The Herbfarm through March 4. Every plate in the nine-course meal has been somehow tree’d; whether smoked with applewood, braised with spices extracted from wood, or seasoned with the seeds, nuts, leaves, or needles of Northwest greenery. Dinners begin at 7 and last four to five delicious hours. They’re held Thurdsay–Sunday, and a meal will run you $169-$195, depending on the day.