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An Interview with Matt Bonney on Toronado Seattle

An Interview with Matt Bonney on Toronado Seattle


Matt Bonney is a well known publican and important figure in Seattle, Washington's craft beer scene as well as the man behind the upcoming Seattle outpost of Toronado. Known for his penchant for cigars, heavy metal and extremely rare barrel-aged and sour brews he built his reputation by literally helping to build the Brouwer's Cafe and Bottleworks bottle shops that are integral in the cities beer culture. More recently he helped start The Burgundian in the further out Tangletown neighborhood of Seattle before heading out on his own. Recently news broke that Matt Bonney would be opening up the 3rd chapter of Toronado, considered one of the most important and best beer bars in the country it was founded in 1987 in San Francisco by Dave Keene. It has since spawned a much younger but also beloved San Diego location.
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Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Korean Corn Dogs and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Wednesday, November 27 Edition

OPENINGS
Chung Chun Rice Dog
A new option for food on a stick has arrived: The street food chain Chung Chun Rice Dog soft-opens its first Seattle location in the former space of Tofully today. The company is known for its "Korean corn dogs" dipped in rice flour batter and fried before being rolled in crunchy coatings, such as panko breadcrumbs, potatoes, or crushed instant ramen noodles, for a chewy-crispy effect. Other variations include a mozzarella stick-hot dog hybrid (!) and a squid-ink and mozzarella version. During the soft opening, guests can also get a free drink (water, juice, or soda) of their choice with the purchase of two hot dogs.
Chinatown-International District

DeLille Cellars
Respected winery DeLille Cellars has moved into a big, fancy new home at Woodinville's Hollywood Station, which is also home to dinner theater show Teatro Zinzanni. The new space, which will officially open to the public on December 6, spans a whopping 30,000 square feet, with a three-story "retail tower," and includes a lounge, wine bar, and outdoor patio. Oenophiles can look forward to tastings, cheese pairings, and live music, and can sneak a peek at a preview event this weekend.
Woodinville

CLOSURES
Assembly Hall, Home Remedy, and Tanakasan
Come the end of January, Tom Douglas's massive empire will be a little smaller: The celebrity chef/restaurateur is closing three of his projects inside the Via6 building at 6th and Lenora, including the modern Asian-fusion restaurant TanakaSan, the neighborhood lunch spot Home Remedy, and the casual cafe/bar/juice bar Assembly Hall. Earlier this month, Douglas settled a $2.4 million class action lawsuit for allegedly not properly disclosing how much of an included 20 percent service tax on customers' bills went to the workers and for not providing adequate rest and meal breaks however, a rep told Eater Seattle the closures are unrelated and that the concepts were not "financially viable."
Downtown

Pagliacci
The beloved pizza mainstay is about to close its Broadway location, where it has resided since 1983, next month. Don't worry, they'll still have a presence on the Hill: The chain is moving into a new E Pike Street location, which will feature a test kitchen, training facility, "slice bar," and beer and wine and is currently set to open on December 14.
Capitol Hill

OTHER FOOD NEWS
Juice Club pop-up opening a shop in Capitol Hill
On the heels of last week's openings of natural wine bars La Dive and Petite Soif comes even more natural wine news: Juice Club, a pop-up that The Stranger contributor Jordan Michelman called "a roaming series of natural-wine bottle parties with an experiential, interactive bent," has secured a space for a "beer/wine specialty shop" on the ground floor of Capitol Hill's St. Florence building on E Denny Way, where Ghost Gallery used to be located. Further details about the shop are currently unknown.

E. coli outbreak connected to Evergreens restaurants
An E. coli outbreak may be connected to four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. According to the Seattle Times, six people who tested positive for E. coli have reported eating at the salad chain's locations in Pioneer Square, the University District, Chinatown-International District, and downtown. In response, Evergreens has set up a dedicated toll-free hotline for customers who have questions or issues at 877-394-4146.

Pokémon pop-up bar cancelled
Sorry if you had your heart set on burgers resembling anime creatures: The touring Pokémon-themed bar pop-up PokéBar, which was scheduled to make a stop in Seattle next summer, has officially been cancelled due to the creators failing to get permission to use the characters' likenesses from Nintendo. All tickets that were pre-ordered have been refunded.

EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Free Grilled Cheese Night!
Seattle Baking will provide free melty-cheesy sandwiches for one day only.

Rolling Bones
Matt Bonney, the owner of Toronado and the former operations manager of Brouwer's Cafe, Burgundian, and Bottleworks, passed away earlier this year, and the Seattle beer community has rallied together to honor his legacy and create beers to commemorate his life. Years ago, a group called the Publican National Committee, of which Bonney was a member, came together to brew multiple beers, and the former members have reunited to pay tribute to one of them with a sour beer called Rolling Bones American Wild Ale, fermented with plums, cherries, black currants, and grapes. Brouwer's Cafe will tap a keg of it and have a limited amount of bottles available for purchase.

Turn Up for Turkey at The Nest
Enjoy Thanksgiving-themed cocktails, views of the city, and a live DJ before Turkey Day commences.

NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 24
Miracle on 2nd
In 2014, New York bar owner Greg Boehm temporarily transformed his space into a kitschy Christmas wonderland replete with gewgaws and tchotchkes galore. Now the pop-up has expanded to more than 100 locations all over the world and will be returning to Belltown’s Rob Roy this year. The specialty cocktails are no ordinary cups of cheer: Beverages are housed in tacky-tastic vessels (a drinking mug resembling Santa’s mug, for example), bedecked with fanciful garnishes like peppers and dried pineapple, and christened with irreverent, pop-culture-referencing names like the “Bad Santa,” the “Yippie Ki Yay Mother F**r,” and the “You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out.”

Sippin' Santa
New this year: At Vinnie's Raw Bar, this holiday-tiki-themed cocktail bar pop-up (a spinoff of Miracle on 2nd) invites you to "imagine Santa on a surfboard instead of a sleigh and palm trees instead of pine." Drinks include the "Kris Kringle Colada" (dark Jamaican rum, Cynar, allspice, lime and pineapple juice, and cream of coconut) and the "Christmas Eve of Destruction" (dark overproof rum, herbal liqueur, nutmeg syrup, lime juice and Angostura bitters).

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Bellevue's swanky, towering Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi does away with the classic Thanksgiving dinner in favor of an extravagant Asian fusion brunch buffet, with customizable omelets, brown butter pumpkin spiced waffles, Scotch eggs benedict, oysters Rockefeller, a sushi bar, dry-aged duck, Wagyu brisket, pork belly, yuzu cranberry sauce, a bloody Mary bar, and much more.

Cafe Flora Thanksgiving
For a comforting meatless four-course feast, look no further than the bright, plant-filled vegetarian staple Cafe Flora, which will be serving golden filo parcels filled with brown butter leeks, butternut squash, walnuts, and Beecher's flagship cheddar roasted delicata stuffed with root vegetables, wild rice, and chanterelles and cranberry apple corn cake. There's also a menu for kids, with child-friendly fare like cauliflower tots and shepherd's pie.

RN74 Thanksgiving
Francophiles will swoon for executive chef Shawn Applin's French-inspired three-course menu, which includes king salmon tartare, pork crepinette, roasted heritage turkey, lobster pot pie, roasted duck breast, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake. For even more decadence, add on curated wine pairings, lobster tail, or seared foie gras.

Tilth Thanksgiving
In a homey, sunny Craftsman bungalow tucked away in Wallingford, James Beard Award–winning chef Maria Hines and executive chef Joel Panlilio serve up generous, seasonal, sustainable fare with transcendent, evocative powers, and their Thanksgiving feast (made with organic ingredients, as usual) promises to be no different.

Wild Ginger Thanksgiving
Flout tradition this Thanksgiving and go for Wild Ginger's menu with an Asian-inspired twist: Malay-style roast turkey with a lemongrass stuffing, wok-fried brussels sprouts, kabocha squash curry, and cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction. All Wild Ginger's classic favorites will also be available.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29
AFTER DARK Vol. 7
Snack on small bites from chef Tarik Abdullah and drinks from Damon Bomar of Brown Liquor Cocktail Co., and whirl on the dance floor to DJ tunes.

Coffee Beer Fest!
What could be more quintessentially Seattle than a drink that combines craft beer and coffee? The Beer Junction will have at least 20 such brews on tap, with offerings from Fremont Brewing, Founders, Nectar Ales, Baerlic Brewing, Burial, and more.

First Annual Beer Hall Beard & Mustache Competition
Flaunt your facial hair (or admire the many beards and 'staches on display if you have none of your own) at this competition. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Skål Beer Hall and be immortalized forever in Skål's Valhalla hall of fame.

Fremont's B-Bomb Friday
It's an annual tradition for Fremont Brewing to release their extremely sought-after "B-Bomb" (a bourbon barrel-aged imperial winter ale) on Black Friday each year. Grab it in bottles at their taproom and compare versions from 2016-2019 and three infused varieties on tap.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Pyramid Brewing Keg Tree Lighting and Donation Celebration
At this second annual family-friendly event, watch Pyramid illuminate their towering, 20-foot-tall keg tree made with 236 kegs—the tallest keg tree on the West Coast—and be the first to try their Snow Cap and Gingerbread Ale beers on draft. Hot cocoa and apple cider will be available for kids.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1
Author Brunch at the Corson Building: 'Cannelle et Vanille' by Aran Goyoaga
Local food blogger, photographer, cook, food stylist, and two-time James Beard Award finalist Aran Goyoaga has earned scores of fans from all over the world for her gorgeous images of food and simple, elegant cooking. Her new cookbook, Cannelle et Vanille, focuses on recipes for nourishing, gluten-free comfort fare like spaghetti and meatballs, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, caramelized onion and fennel biscuits, and apple tarte tatin—all of it just what you want to eat on a crisp day. At this special brunch event, you can try a meal inspired by her recipes along with an aperitif and go home with a copy of the book.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Author Talk: Simply Real Eating by Sarah Adler
Seattle nutrition coach, Simply Real Health blog founder, and The Simply Real Health Cookbook author Sarah Adler has made a career of helping people identify what healthy food actually is, and then helping them apply it to their daily lives in a way that’s both “sustainable and more joyful in the long haul, both in their kitchens and out in the real world.” The idea is that eating healthy isn’t hard, and she has a whole new cookbook with 100 simple and easily doable “#antidiet” recipes that are sometimes five ingredients or less and naturally gluten-free, with options to personalize for other dietary needs. It might sound unexciting, but recipes like Cozy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Flourless Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, and Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto are definitely worth earmarking, as are a slew of others my mouth is watering over. Adler will be in conversation with local author Sara Dickerman for this book-release event. LEILANI POLK


Watch the video: A Perfect Glass of Beer at Brouwers Cafe, Seattle (September 2021).