Thu, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day
Green beer. Everywhere. Or better yet, here's where you can find Irish red ale instead.
Fri, March 18
Build a Bluebird Beer Float
While it thankfully doesn’t involve actual bluebirds, it does marry local ice cream and beer for a tasty mid-March treat. At the Seattle Cider and Two Beers Brewing taproom, collectively known as The Woods, order a hearty pour of Jive espresso stout and it will be paired with a complimentary scoop of Bluebird ice cream which features the very same oatmeal milk stout. Make a beer float out of it, or don’t, either way get to the taproom while supplies last. The Woods’ hours are from 3 to 10, but beer float time is 4 to 7.
Sat, March 19
Washington Cask Beer Festival
Seattle Center’s exhibition hall will have over 100 cask-conditioned beers to taste from over 40 Washington breweries this year. That is a lot of rare, unfiltered, and unpasteurized cask ale. Silver City Brewery, Two Beers, Fremont Brewing, and several familiar breweries will be pouring some special ales, as well as newcomers Cloudburst Brewing, Mollusk Brewery, and the forthcoming Old Stove Brewing. This Saturday, there will be two sessions: one from noon to 4 and another from 6 to 10. Tickets to the Washington Cask Beer Festival are $40 in advance.
Sun, March 20
Guest Chef Series Continues at E. Smith Mercantile
Two skilled Seattle chefs will step out of the respective kitchens they helm and take over the cozy Pioneer Square shop and bar for an evening. Chefs Brandon Kirksey of Girin and Manny Arce of Poquitos have collaborated on fun dinner menu of black bean pork spare ribs, red curry and coconut soup with egg noodles, and coconut black rice porridge with banana ice cream. For those interested in seeing how the sausage—or rather, the fried Dungeness crab wontons—is made, there are three back bar seats available with a view of two chefs making culinary magic. Dinner is at 6 and tickets are $75.
Mon, March 21
The Comfort Room, a Food and Sh*t Popup at Kraken Congee
Although Inay’s in Beacon Hill—that formerly hosted Food and Sh*t popups—sadly closed early this year, the delicious Filipino food hasn’t ceased. Nowadays, Food and Sh*t popups for dinner at Kraken Congee every third Monday at the subterranean Pioneer Square restaurant. This Monday, from 5 to 9, the popup will forgo the typical prix fixe multicourse format for a rotating seasonal a la carte menu: crispy chicken wings tossed in calamansi citrus and Thai chili sauce, a twist on the ever-popular raw fish dish, poke, thrice-cooked pork belly among other tasty pig parts, and much more. And hey, they even welcome takeout orders.
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