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Fri, August 7
South Lake Union Block Party Returns
The annual SLU Block Party returns with food sampling, a variety of food trucks, and the popular burger grilling competition. A $15 passport allows you to sample food from participating restaurants like Art Marble 21, Mio Sushi, and Cuoco from 11am-2pm. From 4pm, a bunch of local food trucks will be on hand while Brave Horse Tavern will be serving craft beers, ciders, and wine in its beer garden. The main event however is the burger grilling competition at 4pm. Brave Horse Tavern, Lunchbox Laboratory, Whole Foods Market, Sam’s Tavern, and Pan Pacific Hotel will battle it out for the coveted best burger title. A $15 ticket will get you five sliders and a commemorative tote bag.

Sat, August 8
Cider Celebrations at Port Townsend
The Northwest Cider Association’s fifth annual Summer Cider Day takes place this Saturday at the Northwest Maritime Center. Starting from noon, you can sample more than 60 ciders from Washington, Oregon, and Montana. You can view the complete list of participating cideries here. Each $25 ticket ($30 at the door) includes ten tasting tokens and a keepsake glass. Port Townsend’s Sirens Pub will be serving gluten-free bites while the Whiskey Minstrels will be taking care of music.

Sun, August 9
Barbecue Buffet at the Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen
The Ballard barbecue joint is hosting its third Whole Pig Pickin' BBQ event this Sunday at 2pm. The all-you-can-eat buffet features a roasted pig and whiskey and beer tastings. Tickets on the day are $15.

Mon, August 10
S’mores Galore at Theo Chocolate Factory
In honor of National S’mores Day, Theo Chocolate is serving up chocolate gooey treats on Monday August 10 through Tuesday August 11 at its Fremont factory. For every s’more purchased, $1 will be donated to Food Lifeline, a local non profit organization that provides food to those in need.

Tue, August 11
 Pomerol Celebrates La Fete du Cochon
The Fremont restaurant is honoring the French pig festival, La Fete du Cochon, this Tuesday with a nose to tail butchery and cooking class followed by a communal dinner. Chef Caleb Dorman will demonstrate the importance of pig in French cooking before serving a three-course meal that includes grilled pork loin and tenderloin and roast pork shoulder and leg. The cooking class and meal is $52 and you can book your place through the Dyne app.

Capitol Hill’s Naka Hosts French Popup
Naka’s Shota Nakajima is collaborating with friend and chef Yuji Tsuji, of France's Michelin-starred Entre Vigne Et Garrigue, for a popup dinner on August 18. The 13-course dinner will feature both Japanese and French dishes such as pastry wrapped lobster, foie gras torchon, and madai snapper with fresh herbs. The cost of the dinner is $175 per person and there is a wine and beverage pairing for an additional $40. Seating is limited and you can reserve a spot by calling 206-294-5230.

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