WEDNESDAY August 1

Julia Child at RN74
If Julia Child were still alive she'd be 100 years old this month, as of August 15. In honor of this occasion and her transformative culinary influence, for the month of August, Michael Mina’s French-meets-Northwest restaurant RN74 will be featuring a special menu inspired by Child's cooking sensibility. Call the restaurant for reservations.

THURSDAY August 2

Pottery Northwest Salad Bowl 2012
A $75 ticket won't just get you in to the Salad Bowl; it will also get you a salad bowl. Choose from one of 250 bowls handmade and painted by resident artists at Pottery Northwest. Then you'll be able to fill it with tasty food from some of Seattle's top chefs. The Bowl goes from 6-9. The bowl, of course, goes home with you.

Joseba Jimenez de Jimenez Spanish Pig Roast and Paella Dinner at Hitchcock
Bainbridge Island’s charming Hitchcock hosts an evening of classic and modern Spanish dishes, blended with their signature hyperlocal flavor. The star of the show won't be renowned Spanish chef Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez, whom Hitchcock chef Brendan McGill  worked under back at Harvest Vine, but rather a 100-pound organic pig from Heyday Farms roasted in a wood-fired oven. The 6:30 seating is already sold out so hurry up and call the restaurant for a $50 ticket to the later seating at 9.

FRIDAY August 3

Art and Rhubarb Pie Festival
The town of Sumner just can't get enough rhubarb. Once the streets were finally swept up from its second-ever Rhubarb Days festival, preparations began for the 39th installment of the Art and Rhubarb Pie Festival, which features many food vendors that sell much more than just rhubarb along with art museum tours and live music. The two-day festival runs until Saturday at 7.

Cupcake Royale Neighborhood Ice Cream Socials
Cupcake Royale will commence a two-week ice cream giveaway binge sampling the chainlet’s new ice cream, cake shakes and ice cream sandwiches. Get your paws on some summer treats in Madrona Friday evening from 5-7. The social happens again at the Ballard store on August 6, in Bellevue August 10, West Seattle August 13, and Capitol Hill on August 16. 

BEYOND

September 1 Blues for Food Fest is an all-ages festival in Magnuson Park that will have an all-day concert featuring Northwest blues bands. Festival proceeds will go to local organizations that grow food for the hungry.

September 9 The fifth annual Live Aloha Hawaiian Cultural Festival at the Seattle Center is an all-day party celebrating all things Hawaiian--crafts and goods, Hawaiian food favorites, lei making lessons, keiki activities and two stages of entertainment.

September 16 White Mustache food tour company’s Musical Plates is offering its semiregular musical food tour through four Seattle neighborhoods. Guests will be chauffeured around to the different neighborhoods with each stop featuring local gourmet foods and live acoustic music from the Kris Orlowski band. The tour comes to a close at Fremont Mischief distillery with a performance by Big Sur. The tour goes from 4-8 and costs $60-$75.

 

 

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