Wed, Aug 10
National S’mores Day
Wednesday is dedicated to a certain sticky-sweet campfire staple. You know the one. If you’re looking to get your hands on some s’mores sans actually going on a camping trip or starting up the backyard fire pit, these four spots have you covered: Both Hot Cakes locations, Theo Chocolate, and Slab Sandwiches and Pie will all be serving the marshmallow-and-chocolate treat in recognition of the s’more.
Sour Fest at Mr. West
The cafe and bar sibling to Madrona’s Bottlehouse is spending an evening pouring over 20 tart-and-tangy beers and ciders. Sour beer producers both near and far will be represented such as Mollusk, Perennial Brewing, Finnriver, and more. Your $30 ticket includes eight, four-ounce pours as well as the melodic comfort of live music.
Fri, Aug 12
Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market
Seattle’s waterside market of local goods will host a night of tastings Friday evening from 7:30 to 11. The 21st Annual Sunset Supper will have chefs from the like of Paseo, Seatown, Scout, Matt’s in the Market, and That Brown Girl Cooks. Plus, oh yes, plenty of booze including beer, spirits, and wines from the region. Tickets to this ultimate feast start at $150 and proceeds go to support the Pike Place Market Foundation.
South Lake Union Block Party
Holy meat tornado. This considerably big event will be going down within a single city block on Friday from 11 to 11. The South Lake Union Block Party, or SLUBP for short,—also the sound you may make glugging Georgetown pale ale in the beer garden—is an admission free event. Said meat tornado will be in the form of a burger grilling competition; some battling for “Best Burger in SLU” are Brave Horse Tavern, Lunchbox Laboratory, and Sam’s Tavern. There will also be over a dozen food trucks selling everything from grits to popsicles. Also: live music from 4 to 11; catch sets by Beat Connection, Lemolo, The True Loves, and more.
Sun, Aug 14
5th Annual Tom Douglas Lawn Party and Croquet Tournament
No, it’s not going down on T-Doug’s actual lawn. But yes, there will be prizes at stake, specifically a trophy, some bragging rights, and a grand tasting tour of Douglas’s restaurants. The Lawn Party and Croquet Tournament will be at the South Lake Union Discovery Lawn from 1 to 5, and it’s one big food and drink–fueled fundraiser for Food Lifeline. Besides the sporting event, there will be a beer and cocktail garden, live music, and food by Dahlia Lounge. Tickets for spectators start at $30, croquet teams of six are $600 and up.