Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Poquitos’ New Custom Beer, a Bigger, Better Queen Anne Farmers Market, and a Sequel to Modernist Cuisine?

Plus: free ice cream, canned tomatoes, and a tequila festival.

By Brandon L. Bye May 9, 2012

Double scoop at Full Tilt. Photo via Facebook.

Eater reports, Nathan Myhrvold and the top-flight culinary team responsible for the much-lauded opus on the science of food and cooking, Modernist Cuisine, are currently working on a sequel.

Poquitos is the latest restaurant to have its own custom-brewed house beer; the Hombre Mexican Lager, brewed by neighbor Elysian, first started pouring on Cinco de Mayo. It’s actually a Vienna-style lager, a style ironically now associated with Mexico, thanks to Austrian brewers who emigrated there. Put away the IPAs with the winter sweaters; it’s finally time for lager and linen.

Full Tilt Ice Cream will be offering free ice cream (up to a $10 value) to anyone paying with LevelUp, the new pay-with-your-phone app, Friday, May 11. This deal is available at the Ballard, White Center, and U-District locations.

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria introduces its own private-label canned tomatoes. The 6-pound, 9-ounce cans ($10) are available in all locations, so customers can enjoy at home the central ingredient in Tutta Bella’s fine pies.

The Northwest Tequila Fest is coming to the Phinney Neighborhood Center on August 18. Tequila tastes, Mexican food, and cocktail contests will win the day. Phinneywood reports, tickets sales start in June. The cost of the event has not been set.

The Queen Anne farmers market returns June 7, and the number of vendors has grown from an average of 32 vendors in 2011 to 50 this year, reports Queen Anne View. Notable newcomers include Among other familiar vendors, crowd-pleaser Rachel’s Ginger Beer is set to return. And some new faces will peddle their wares, too. Market hours run on Thursdays from 3 to 7:30.

On Saturday, May 19, Woodinville Whiskey Co. will celebrate the unveiling of its signature bourbon whiskey, Mash Bill No. 9. – the newest addition to the company’s microbarreled collection. As part of the celebration, complimentary whiskey-infused pulled pork sandwiches will be available for the first 200 people that purchase a bottle of the newly released bourbon. These events are massively popular. Get there early.

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