Wed, Mar 8
Local Cupcakes, International Women’s Day
As part of Cupcake Royale’s ongoing campaign dubbed Liberty and Justice for All, 25 percent of sales from buttercream-topped baked goods will be donated to NARAL Pro-Choice America. If you can’t make it over to one of the six locations this Wednesday, know that on Mondays throughout the rest of March, 10 percent of proceeds will still go towards NARAL.
Thu, Mar 9
Ballard Beer Awards Dinner at Ray’s Cafe
Back in February, Ray’s held its Ballard Beer Contest and this month they’ve officially declared a hoppy, ahem, happy winner. Lucky Envelope beat out Reuben’s Brews, Stoup Brewing, and Maritime Pacific for the illustrious title as well as a dinner to pair their beers with chef Paul Duncan’s four-course menu. Look forward to baked Pacific oysters with a chorizo bechamel, Oregon albacore crudo, espresso-braised beef short ribs, and more. Dinner starts at 6:30 and is $60 per person; reservations are a must.
Thu, Mar 9
Dino’s Tomato Pie Turns 1
To celebrate such an occasion: bubbly drink specials and the “first annual dance performance on the bar” a la Coyote Ugly—one can hope at least. What to get Dino’s for a birthday present? Just buy pizza. All proceeds from pizza slices will go to Northwest Immigrants Rights Project. Party commences at 9pm, bar top dancing at 10pm.
Sat, Mar 11
Third Annual Shilling Cider Garage Sale
Making way for 2017 stock means 50 percent off cases of your favorite local ciders from Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider to Finnriver Cidery to Cascadia Ciderworks. The sale starts at 10am sharp.
Ticket Alert: Women in Food, Drink, and Leadership Dinner at Staple and Fancy
March is both Washington Wine Month and Women’s History Month. And on March 26, this Ballard restaurant will honor both through a multicourse menu made by chefs Deb Taylor and Nicole Matson, and paired with ciders and wines. Start with Penn Cove mussel escabeche with chorizo, then stinging nettle and goat cheese ravioli, and bone-in ribeye with duck fat potatoes. As for the details: There will be two seatings at 5:30 and 8:30, dinner is $95, and a portion will go to the Women’s Funding Alliance.