Moules Mondays are back at Bastille Cafe

Bastille is bringing back Moules Mondays. Every week from 5:30 to 10 through the spring, enjoy local Mediterranean mussels from Taylor Shellfish Farms, prepared in a daily market-inspired dish by chef Jason Stoneburner. Added bonus: bar manager Erik Carlson’s happy hour menu is available from 4:30 to midnight in the rear bar.

My Ballard reports that firefighters responded to a small fire in the back of Fred Meyer Tuesday morning. Ironically, the fire started in the freezer units and was extinguished before the firemen arrived. No evacuations and no injuries reported. 

Raise a glass at Linda’s Tavern on Thursday, November 8 and help east coasters recover from Hurricane Sandy. Twenty-five percent of all sales for the evening will be donated to Red Cross’ relief efforts. DJ Chris Cab will provide the tunes. Can’t make it? Donate online

What makes a restaurant successful? Seattle Times food writer Nancy Leson joins local experts Tom Doulgas, Maria Hines, Zak Melang, Donna Moodie, and Ethan Stowell to tackle that question. The conversation happens November 8 at 7 in the Microsoft Auditorium at the Seattle Central Library. Free to attend.

Before catching Broadway musical Wicked at the Paramount, stop by Urbane for a special three-course meal for $34, plus valet parking for $8. This wicked deal is available until November 17.  

Those living within a one-mile radius of Flying Squirrel can take advantage of the pizza joint's new delivery service. Orders are placed on the Flying Squirrel website and must be paid in advance via credit card.

Students at Viewlands Elementary are partnering with the Hunger Intervention Program to provide holiday foodstuffs for fellow classmates in need. Starbucks, QFC, and Lenny’s Produce Market will also collect items through November 14.

Greenwood Food Bank launched a three-week turkey drive in hopes of providing 400 toms to neighborhood families. Contributions or monetary donations can be dropped off at the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank between 8:30 and 4 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and between 8:30 and 6 on Wednesdays through November 20. Online donations are also accepted.

Several neighborhood dental offices collected almost 250 pounds of sweets as part of the Halloween Candy Buyback program, which offers cash in exchange for candy—and saves kids from a cavity or two. The collected goodies will be dispersed in care packages for troops via Operation Gratitude. 

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