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Guests sip on cider and talk to vendors at last year's Cider Summit Seattle.

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Wed, Sept 6
Alpenfire Cider Dinner at Watershed Pub and Kitchen
In celebration of Washington Cider Week, which kicks off Thursday, Watershed Pub and Kitchen is “pregaming” with a coursed, gluten-free dinner and pairings from Port Townsend’s Alpenfire Cider. Diners will munch on caramel apple salad, pork belly, blackened salmon, cannoli, and more while seated alongside the cider maker. Cider, of course, will be aplenty. Tickets are $60 and the dinner starts promptly at 6pm.

Fri, Sept 8 & Sat, Sept 9
Cider Summit Seattle

Returning for its eighth year, Cider Summit Seattle will bring over 150 ciders and cider cocktails to the South Lake Union Discovery Center lawn in a two-day cider-centric event. Whole Foods, Capitol Cider, Krave Jerky, and others will dole out food to hungry patrons. Cideries will also go head-to-head as part of a fruit cider challenge, and guests will get to sip and crown the winner. The party is strictly 21-plus for all humans, but pups of all ages are welcome and even celebrated at Seattle Humane’s Dog Lounge. Tickets run from $30–40. The cider starts pouring at 3pm on Friday and again on Saturday at noon.

Sat, Sept 9
Chinatown-International District Night Market
Food and cute trinkets from around the globe are waiting to be gobbled up at the International District's Night Market, which runs from 4pm to midnight on Saturday. Meet your neighbors, grab some street food, wander through the beer garden, or just sit back and marvel at the break-dancers.

Sun, Sept 10
Ice Cream Social Popup at Fremont Sunday Market

After Seattleites went crazy for the SLU Saturday Market’s ice cream event, Fremont’s sister market got the hint. Celebrate the end of summer and summertime heat by sampling ice cream concoctions from 20 different shops. Full Tilt, Shug’s Soda Fountain, and Bluebird are just a few names that will be present, along with Swell, which makes dog gelato, so don’t forget to bring your pooch! The market runs from 10am–4pm; admission is free, but the ice cream, sadly, is not.

Sun, Sept 10
Sunday Feast at Tavolàta
After a summer hiatus chef Addam Buzzalini will reinstate Sunday Feasts at Tavolàta, starting off the season with a Wagyu beef–themed dinner. How much beef can one chef serve? You’d be surprised. The menu boasts Wagyu beef carpaccio, smoked Wagyu beef tongue, Wagyu beef cheek ravioli—you get the idea. There are a few sides that aren’t too beefy, like heirloom tomatoes and grilled romano beans, and—thank goodness—there’s no beef to be seen in the dessert: a simple banana split. The dinner begins at 6pm and costs $75 per person; be sure to call ahead for a reservation.

Sun, Sept 10
Sunday Supper at Volunteer Park Cafe

If you (and your wallet) are more in the mood for a supper than a feast, chef Ericka Burke has a three-course dinner right up your alley. Burke starts off the night at 6pm with a zucchini and corn salad, followed by herb-roasted chicken and a peach galette with sweet cicely cream. The family-style dinner is just $45 per person and, incidentally, falls on Grandparents Day. Wink wink, Grandma will surely thank you for bringing her along. Call ahead or book your reservation online.

Ticket Alert: Sept 21
Calvados Dinner at Bar Melusine 
The French apple brandy will be star at Bar Melusine as Thad Vogler, owner of San Francisco’s Bar Agricole and Trou Normand, leads guests through a Calvados tasting, accompanied by a menu prepared by chef Renee Erickson. Tickets are $125 and the dinner runs from 6 to 9pm on Thursday, September 21.

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