CAPITOL HILL—Chef Jason Stratton of Spinasse and brand new Artusi will bestow the blessing of the wieners Friday at BottleNeck Lounge's annual Gay Pride Hot Dog Blessing. After the 10:30 p.m. wiener sanctification: free hot dogs. [EaterWire]
EVERYWHERE—Seattle food blogger Linda Miller Nicholson, aka Salty Seattle, is known to get naked with food, and her latest project is The Nudie Foodies-Food Bloggers Peel for Japan, a cookbook featuring food bloggers in various states of undress, along with recipes. All profits go to the AmeriCares tsumani relief fund. Order yours here.
CAPITOL HILL—Oddfellows' whoopie pie bakeoff is back for its second year. The throwdown happens July 12 and you can get full details on the restaurant's Facebook page. [EaterWire]
DOWNTOWN—Locavore restaurant Urbane has opened a new 32-seat patio. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour will all be available outdoors...let's hope the weather continues to cooperate. [EaterWire]
BALLARD—Bastille is turning two next Wednesday, June 29, and offering $2 frites and Stella Artois for the occasion. Limit one of each per person, you glutton. Festivities happen 4:30-6 p.m. on the back patio. [EaterWire]
MAGNOLIA—The Tully's Coffee in Magnolia Village will close July 24. Local chainlet Uptown Espresso is apparently moving in. [Magnolia Voice]
[Photo: BottleNeck Lounge/Facebook]