Wed, Sept 7
King’s Hardware Turns 10 and Is Throwing a Party
This hardware store turned taxidermy-adorned restaurant has officially been slinging PBR tallboys—1,000,000 by their count—for a decade. And such a milestone calls for bottled booze of course, namely a watermelon cocktail, plus slushies, and PBR all day. Then at 8pm, Pete Quirk of the Cave Singers will perform. No cover charge, just a very good likelihood Quirk will sing a folksy happy birthday song.
Thu, Sept 8
Sixth Annual Washington Cider Week
The craft ciders being celebrated this week are certainly not the bottled sugar bombs from your college days. No, this week—okay 10 days—from September 8 through 18, cideries, restaurants, and bars will be hosting parties, tastings, tap takeovers and more. For an abbreviated guide, see Nosh Pit’s Cider Week preview. For a full run down of cider-filled events, see the Northwest Cider Association website.
Author Talk with Heather Earnhardt of Big Food Big Love: The Wandering Goose Cookbook
Four years ago, as a former Volunteer Park Cafe baker, Heather Earnhardt opened her little slice of country on 15th Avenue in Capitol Hill. She’s since served bubble and squeak in six-inch skillets, big biscuits filled with raspberry jam or country ham and eggs, and coconut cake as tall as a toddler. Now Earnhardt, already an author of fiction, has just released her cookbook, Big Food Big Love: The Wandering Goose Cookbook. See Nosh Pit’s overview here. Earnhardt will be at Fremont’s Book Larder this Thursday, from 6:30 to 8, for an author talk and book signing, and you bet there will be southern-inspired bites and goods. Yes, free to all.
Fri & Sat, Sept 9 & 10
Cider Summit at South Lake Union Discovery Park
As mentioned earlier, Washington Cider Week kicks off this week. And this weekend you can see yourself to a full-on cider festival in South Lake Union. Cider Summit NW will have over 150 ciders, both regional and international, plus plenty of bites from the likes of Whole Foods and Capitol Cider, and KEXP-provided tunes. Tickets are $35 for both days, includes eight tasting tickets, and a souvenir glass that you’ll probably lose mid-event.
Sat, Sept 10
Autumn Moon Festival and Night Market
In the International District, Vietnamese, Taiwanese, and Chinese cultures converge to celebrate autumn’s harvest moon. Per tradition, share sweet and savory mooncake with friends and family. And like night markets in Southeast Asia, this one will have street food vendors aplenty, live music and break dancing, plus an openair Asian market with handmade goods and freshly cut flowers. The event goes from 4 until midnight.
Sun, Sept 11
Okay, last Cider Week event...for now. It’s going down in the backyard patio and garden at Bottlehouse in Madrona from 4 to 7. This Cider Fete will have live music, an oyster bar, and various local ciders. Tickets are $29 and includes 10 two-ounce pours.
Mon, Sept 12
Sweet Week Sweet Beginnings
Consider this your sweet shop sugar crawl. From ice creamery to ice cream sandwich, from Hot Cakes to cheesecake, there’s a dessert for everyone from September 12 through 18, and all featured treats are $5. For Sweet Week 24 shops will be scooping, baking, and serving artisanal goods. Hot Cakes locations will have a chocolate and stout sundae made with Blue Star espresso and Pike Brewing XXXXX Stout (a version with fewer x’s and no alcohol is also available). Meanwhile, Parfait will be making nostalgic pop tart ice cream sandwiches. You can plan your sugar rush agenda via Sweet Week’s event page.
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