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Nosh Pit Weekly Planner

This Week: opening days, closing days, chats about football, benefit dinners, and more.

By Brandon L. Bye April 23, 2012

Sunny Sundays deserve a view, a brew, and a few tacos. Photo: Little Water Cantina via Facebook.

NFL Predraft Dinner
Daniel’s Broiler partners up with local ESPN affiliate 710 ESPN and former NFL quarterback Brock Hurad to host an evening of eating, drinking, analysis, and speculation. The $100 ticket will get you a good meal and a chance to talk about how Andrew Luck will fill the void that Peyton left in Indy when he replaced Tebow in Denver, and how Tebow will likely become a utility man for the Jets behind incumbent QB Mark Sanchez. Football drama—phew.

THURSDAY, April 26
Treeswing, a local nonprofit, has organized a fundraiser focused on increasing physical activity and better nutrition opportunities in more Seattle area schools. Your $125 ticket gets you that warm, fuzzy charitable feeling, a cocktail hour featuring local distillery Oola, drinks by Erik Carlson of Bastille, a mini silent auction, live entertainment by Ronan O’Mahoney, and an intimate multi-course communal dinner prepared by Chris Opsata of URBAN Enoteca enoteca/, Ethan Stowell, and Baruch Ellsworth, pastry chef at Canlis.

Dining Out For Life
When you dine at a participating restaurant, cafe, or food retailer, up to 30 percent of your purchase is donated to Lifelong AIDS Alliance, providing practical support services and advocating for those whose lives are affected by HIV and AIDS. Plan a dinner or go out. Participants include Barrio, Skillet, Island Soul, and Bill the Butcher to name a few.

SATURDAY, April 28
Molly Moon’s Parade of Flavors Book Tour
Now you can spin your very own Molly Moon’s salted caramel (or whatever flavor is your fave). The new cookbook, Molly Moon’s Parade of Flavors, will be on sale and on display at a cookbook release party at 8pm in Georgetown. One $30 ticket gets two guests through the door and a signed book to call your own.

The Gerald Grand Opening
Ballard Ave’s Jet Age–inspired newcomer is offering happy hour prices all night long for its grand opening celebration. From 6pm till close, appetizers and wine are $2 off, and $1 gets knocked off the cost of a draft beer.

SUNDAY, April 29
Farewell to Joule (for Now)
It’s your last chance to enjoy a meal at Joule’s original location. Chefs Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi are bringing back some favorites from menus past, like pickled beef tongue and Korean rice cakes with oxtail ragout.

Snouts and Stouts
It’s that time of month again: Head down to the Little Water Cantina for a whole hog roast, local beer, and music. $15 gets you a huge plate of roast pork tacos and a Schooner Exact beer. Music will be provided by Country Lips between 5-8.


Rat City Rollergirls Fundraiser
The Rat City Rollergirls skate into John Howie’s SPORT Restaurant and Bar to raise funds for the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN). The event includes cocktails, light appetizers, and a raffle. $20 buys you two cocktails, a chance to rub elbows with the Rollergirls, and everything else the evening offers.

Linda’s Tavern Prom: A Night to Remember
Complete with DJs spinning make-out jams, spiked punch, a photographer capturing ironic formal attire and drunken smiles, and a best-dressed award sash, this will be a night you’ll most likely forget. No cover.

Saturday, May 19
Classic Cocktail Course
Taste Restaurant ’s lead bartender Duncan Chase will take a class through a step-by-step presentation on how to mix classic cocktails right, each cocktail garnished with its own history lesson told by the honorable Mr. Chase. The course costs $30.

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