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This week: A free pig roast, 21 beers in Phinney, and a peek into Ballard’s best gardens.

By Anne Larkin June 18, 2012

Madrona’s sweetest wine shop is turning two. Photo courtesy of Bottleshop’s Facebook.

Summer Solstice Pig Roast
If scoping the naked folks in Fremont last weekend wasn’t the way you wanted to celebrate the summer solstice, here’s an alternative: Fresh Bistro is roasting a pig for a late-night supper, and serving it up for free. Stop by at 8 for drink specials, a late-night menu, and free pork.

First Annual Balance Awards
Hotel 1000 is honoring those who take hospitality to a whole ’nother level with an award ceremony for three outstanding nonprofits and a five-course dinner. Medical Teams International, Union Gospel Mission, and Food Lifeline will all be recognized and a special Sozo Friends Balance wine—the proceeds of which go to charity—will make its debut. Tickets are $95 and available online.

Bottlehouse’s Second Birthday
Madrona’s ultra-adorable wine shop is turning two, and everyone’s invited over for a little party. There will be free tastes of Washington wines, two-dollar glasses of Champagne, and live music from 2 till the shop closes at midnight.

Ballard Edible Garden Tour
Sustainable Ballard will be guiding curious gardeners (or wannabe gardeners) around some of the neighborhood’s best edible gardens, encouraging conversations on how to eat right out of your yard. The tour starts at Whittier Elementary on NW 75th St at 10 and goes to 3, and tickets and maps are available morning-of at the school.

Tortillas, Tacos, Tamales at 21 Acres
The Woodinville conservation organization is putting on a tortilla-making class from 6 to 8:30. Drink beer and learn how to make corn or flour tortillas, and take a big batch home. The class is $70 for nonmembers, $60 for members.

Commissary Open House
The giant SoDo commissary put together by John Schofield of Philly Boys Cheesesteaks is opening its doors for the afternoon to food folks interested in using the epic space. The commissary will become a home base for food truckers and the like. The open house runs from 5 to 9, and there’s sure to be lots of food and wine and big ideas.

MONDAY June 25
Smith’s Fifth
The Cap Hill restaurant is turning five and celebrating with three delicious menu items at birthday prices. Burgers (with bacon) for $9, Manhattans for $6, and most importantly: poutine for $8.

There are still tickets available to Keren Brown’s food networking extravaganza at the Palace Ballroom next Monday. All kinds of important Seattle food folk will be there, chatting with the up-and-comings.

July 8 Rosé! Pink wine and a five-course dinner at the 35th Street Kitchen and Bar herald the arrival of summer. Dinner with wine is $90, and Pearl Django will be providing jazzy mood music

July 8 High 5 Pie is putting Seattle pie-makers to the test with a cherry pie bake-off. Our own Allecia Vermillion will be one of the lucky judges, joined by Edible Seattle’s Jill Lightner and The Stranger’s Megan Seling. Anyone can enter, only one can win…

July 11 Wine, beer, food trucks, and music at Pier 66. Wine Rocks is on again for the fifth time, with 35 wineries, distilleries, and breweries participating. Tokyo Dog, among other food truck faves, will be there to provide refined fare to accompany the wine. The $35 tickets are on sale now.

July 21 The Phinney Neighborhood Association has rounded up 21 breweries, including Epic Ales, NW Peaks, tiny Lantern Brewing and newcomer Reuben’s Ales, for its Seventh Annual PNA Summer Beer Taste, its annual afternoon of live music, bratwursts, and beers. Tickets range from $10 for designated drivers to $30 for general admission, and the event runs from 4 to 7.

Updated June 20, 2012, to correct that the PNA Summer Beer Taste is on July 21, not June 21.

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