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Nosh Pit Weekly Planner

Beer and pork at Little Water Cantina, a bourbon bash and Roux’s preview dinner.

By Anne Larkin March 19, 2012

The last Sunday of the month means Snouts and Stouts at Little Water Cantina.

St. Clouds Monthly Cooking Project
For the past 11 years, the folks at St. Clouds have been putting together a monthly cooking project that feeds more than 200 people at five different shelters. Volunteers are invited to meet at St. Clouds with raw materials, a cutting board, and a knife to help improvise and prepare the meal. They’ll be cooking from 9 to 1, and people can drop by for any amount of time, or even just stop by with a food donation.

Odin Beer Adventure at Boka
A rep from local brewery Odin will be at downtown restaurant Boka, guiding a group of just 15 people through four courses of food and beer pairings, including the kolsch-style Freya’s Gold, matched up with potted ham and a housemade Cheez-It. Tickets are just $15.

Purple Cafe Washington Wine Dinners
Each Purple Cafe is hosting a special dinner featuring wines from a particular region of the state, in celebration of Washington Wine Month. Thursday’s dinner will take place in Woodinville, with Walla Walla wines, and the "downtown location will host dinner on Monday, March 26, with wines from the Yakima valley. Both meals cost $95; space is limited, call Purple for reservations.

Bellevue Bourbon Bash
Daniel’s Broiler is celebrating what would be whiskey icon Pappy Van Winkle’s 130-something birthday with a tasting including more than 75 bourbon and rye whiskeys. The event runs from 6 to 9:30 and tickets are $125. A $175 VIP ticket gets you in on all the Pappy Van Winkle bourbons, which if you’re a bourbon person, you know is kind of a big deal.

FRIDAY March 23
Nettle Foraging Trip
Becky Selengut, local cook, cookbook writer, and activist, is leading three all-day nettle foraging and general island excursions on Vashon Island, March 23 and 24, and April 5. The $175 session includes a wander through the forest, a ride on a tree swing, a stop at a shellfish farm, and finally a cooking class and feast of foraged foods.

The Vegetarians of Washington are celebrating all things meat-free this weekend with a two-day festival at the Seattle Center. There’ll be books, cookbooks, talks by doctors and health screenings, and, most importantly, over 500 different food samples. The festival runs from 10 to 6 Saturday and Sunday, and entrance is $8 for those 12 and older.

Razor Clam Festival and Chowder Cook-Off
Over in Ocean Shores, people are serious about their clams. The highlight of this annual event: a squirting 10-foot razor clam, complete with backup dancers. Also: lots of clam chowder, a best decorated clam shove" contest, and a craft fair. The event runs from 7 to 4 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center.

Hard Cider Making and Orcharding
This all-day class at Ed’s Apples covers a lot—from how to plant the apple trees to how to make hard cider. The class costs $70, and includes lunch (and some sips of cider, we hope.)

SUNDAY March 15
Snouts and Stouts
At Eastlake restaurant Little Water Cantina, the last Sunday of the month is now dedicated to whole roast pigs and local beer. This month, Pike Brewing will be on hand with IPA, porter, a chile-infused pale ale and stout as Little Water chef-owner Shannon Wilkinson serves up heaping plates of roast pork tacos for $15 apiece.

Soul Food Sunday
As popular food truck Where Ya At Matt prepares to open a restaurant in Fremont, owner Matthew Lewis is staging a few menu preview dinners. The first one happens at Chino’s on Capitol Hill, and Lewis will regale diners with fried chicken, mac and cheese, red velvet cake and other granny-approved fare. Consider your $35 ticket a sneak peak at what Lewis has planned for Roux, which will open in August.

April 11 Salty’s on Alki Beach is hosting a celebration of Syrah as a FareStart benefit. Dozens of boutique wineries’ wares will be poured at the 11th annual event. Tickets are $45 and the event begins at 6

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