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I will have all of the cheesecakes. Thanks. Photo via Hood Famous Facebook

Fri, December 18
Tumble Swede Nordic Popup Begins
Lexi of Old Ballard Liquor Co collaborates with chef Larkin Young yet again to bring back the seasonally inspired Northwest-meets-Nordic holiday feast...this time at Ballard Bridge Cafe. Spanning two days from Friday, Dec 18 to Saturday, Dec 19 with four seatings at 5 and 7:30 each evening, expect five courses of full of delightfully fermented, pickled, or roasted Nordic fare. There will be cod filet with roasted cod bone broth, Scandinavian preserved meats including, of course, herring, and roasted venison steak to name a few. Tickets are $80.

Westward Holiday Party With A View
Champagne, hot toddies, freshly baked cookies...the lakeside eatery has a winning formula for a lovely gathering this Friday evening from 5 to 10. Plus, a parade of Christmas ships will be strolling through the lake and stopping in front of Westward to inject more holiday cheer into the event. See the Westward Facebook page for more December goingson.

Free Kukuruza Popcorn on Blue Friday
As Seattle collectively ugly cries after Thomas Rawls sadly joins the growing list of injured-and-out Seahawks, we take small solice in free food. Free unabashedly named Beast Corn from Kukuruza Popcorn to be exact. It’s green, blue, and free when you visit any location in your Seahawks gear.

Sat, December 19
Hood Famous Bakeshop Pops Up
From 11 to 5 at Refresh Frozen Desserts and Espresso, expect a whole lot of dreamy purple yam–based ube treats at this popup in Capitol Hill. Yes, the famous ube cheesecake will be available, but three recently debuted cheesecake flavors will also be on-hand: mango calamansi, coconut pandan, and white chocolate guava. Plus cocoa giftsets which include a Hood Famous mug and ube marshmallows.

Ugly Sweater Party at Ghostfish Brewing
Finally, all that Goodwill sweater scouting has paid off. The ugliest of sweaters will reign supreme at Ghostfish Brewing this Saturday from 3 to 11. In fact, the best (worst?) ugly sweater will win a prize while anyone donned in ugly sweater will be entered to win some Ghostfish goods.

Sun, December 20
One Small Thing Bake Sale at Gnocchi Bar
Amongst the discourse on the Syrian refugee crisis in the U.S. these days, there are those who warmly welcome these families; not only in political discussion, but also through a pastry-filled bake sale. One Small Thing is a benefit bake sale with treats coming from Chelsea Lin of Tin Box Bakeshop and Gnocchi Bar’s own pastry chef, Adana Protonentis. From 11 to 3, they will be selling baked goods with all proceeds going to Refugee Women’s Alliance. Gnocchi Bar chef and owner Lisa Nakamura has also offered to donate $1 for every purchase and will have special menu offers for bake sale donors.

Mon, December 21
Darkest Days Beer Festival
For the impending short days and long, cold nights, Stout will be dispensing dark brews beffiting the darkest days of winter. Indeed, in honor of the solstice, from Dec 21 to Dec 23, the spacious Capitol Hill pub will have ten specialty stouts, porters, and winter ales from Alesmith Brewing, Ballast Point, Two Beers, and more.

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