Imbibing Agenda

Upcoming Drinking Events: Beer in Mount Vernon, Two-Martini Lunches

Plus: a Skillet beer garden, a chat about absinthe, and more.

By Christopher Werner April 24, 2012

First comes the tulips, then comes the beer.

TUESDAY, April 24
Should you be in the mood for a road trip (or a tipple after taking in the tulips), brewers night at the Porter House in Mount Vernon features a trio of lagers from Pike Brewing Company: Doubble Troubble, Post Alley Porter, and a keg of the Space Needle Golden Anniversary IPA—the first one to be tapped outside Seattle city limits.

Spur hosts a five-course meal paired with cocktails made from local distillers including Sound Spirits, Batch 206, and Woodinville Whiskey. The evening costs $85, call 206-728-6706 to reserve.

FRIDAY, April 27
The two-martini lunch at Vito’s, once a monthly thing, is now happening weekly. Stop in between 11:30 and 3 for $7 swills and salads, cannelloni, or sauteed clams.


The Mobile Food Rodeo takes place on May 6. In addition to a boatload of food trucks, behold the Skillet Beer Yard. There you’ll find beer, of course, but also a special that-day-only burger and performances by The Disco Cowboys. The garden is free to enter and open noon to 7. (Full disclosure: Seattle Met is a sponsor of Mobile Food Rodeo.)

The Sorrento Hotel’s next installment of Drinking Lessons happens at 6pm. The topic: absinthe. The cost: $50. Call 206-343-6156 to reserve. Till then, the hotel’s Hunt Room continues showing silent black-and-whites with themed (and cheap) cocktail specials. Get the schedule on the Sorrento site.

Also on May 9, Spinasse hosts several Italian winemakers for a five-course feast that gets underway and 6:30 and costs $125. Call the restaurant at 206-251-7673 to secure a seat.

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