WEDNESDAY, July 24
Spanish Wine Dinner at Crush
If you’re feeling fancy, Crush is the place to indulge. The dinner features Spanish wine pairings and will be hosted by Spanish wine experts Steve Metzler and Almundena de Llaguno. Call (206) 302-7874 to secure your $150 spot.
THURSDAY, July 25
Delaney Davidson at Rancho Bravo
Country performer Delaney Davidson parks it in the former Winchell's parking lot on 45th that's now home to Rancho Bravo in Wallingford. He's performing with local band Purty Mouth at 7pm (they've got another gig set up at the Feedback Lounge July 27). Rancho Bravo and sibling barbecue joint Pinky's Kitchen across the street will be serving up food specials and something called a sausage sizzle—an homage to Davidson's status as having the best album and song in New Zealand this year. White bread and grilled meats are involved.
Summer Infusion Class at Boka
Summer is the perfect time to learn how to make your liquor infusions at home (and thus become the host-with-the-most). In addition to giving you both knowledge and skill, the class also offers cocktails to taste, snacks to graze on, and the chance to make your own infusion to take home. Tickets are $35, and as always, space is very limited.
FRIDAY, July 26
Clips Beer and Film Tour
The roving festival of films and inebriating beverages (and bikes) lands in Gas Works Park once again starting at 8pm. A large outdoor screen will show 18 short films ranging from comedy to documentary and Fat Tire will serve up 18 beers in 3-ounce samples and 12-ounce pours; 100 percent of all beer proceeds go to the Nature Consortium. Admission is free; info on beer purchases, food vendors, and more right over here.
SATURDAY, July 27
Hoedown for Hunger
How often does Seattle get a good old-fashioned hoedown? Embrace your inner redneck at Magnuson Park, with barbecue offerings, beer from Fremont Brewing and Redhook, a “rodeo posse” and of course, line dancing, square dancing and zydeco dancing (whatever that is). Admission is free, and all food, beverage and beer garden sales will benefit the North Helpline and its fight against neighborhood hunger.
National Scotch Day at Ballard Annex Oyster House
Technically the name of this event is the Scotch and Oyster Sip and Slurp. Translation: A lineup of two cask-aged, single-malt Tomatins, an Angus Dundee, and Antiquary 12-year, each paired with an appropriate oyster from the Pacific Northwest. The $25 extravaganza runs from 4 to 6 in the back room at the Annex, and the rep for these fine Scotches will be on hand to walk you through the tasting. Get your tickets here.
MONDAY, July 29
Yes on 522 Dinner at Marjorie
Majorie is showing its support of 522 (a campaign to label genetically modified food in Washington State) with a special dinner highlighting the restaurant's commitment to high quality, local ingredients. Dinner starts at 6, and tickets are $100.
TUESDAY, July 30
Crush Vigneron Dinner with Anthony Hamilton Russell
It's yet another wine dinner for the books, as Crush hosts Anthony Hamilton Russell of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, Ashbourne Estates and Southern Right. He will lead guests through a vertical of his singular pinot noir, among other notable wines from Ashbourne Estates and Southern Right. And of course a Crush wine dinner wouldn't be complete without a six course meal prepared by chef Jason Wilson. Tickets are $175 per person, and available by calling 206-302-7874.