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Skillet's Meatsmith Benefit; Dry Fly's New Bourbon; More!

VASHON ISLANDSkillet Street Food is doing a benefit dinner on Sunday for Farmstead Meatsmith on Vashon Island. The owners of the island butchery are raising money to fund a series of instructional webisodes on, yes, butchery. Skillet owner Josh Henderson and Skillet Diner chef/GM Brian O'Connor will break down some animals and cook 'em up. Wine is also involved. Suggested donation is $75; email for more details. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL—Speaking of Team Skillet, Jess Voelker has details on the newly inaugurated happy hour at Skillet Diner. Turns out it's not just a late-night affair after all. [Seattle Met]

DOWNTOWN—The release of Dry Fly Distilling's new bourbon, reportedly the first (legal) bourbon produced in the state has been generating a bit of buzz among booze nerds. The first Seattle taste of the Spokane-produced spirit happens Friday, at a release event at the Mayflower Park Hotel from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event is also a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities and Casting 4 A Cure, and tickets are $75. Can't make it? Starting Saturday, 240 bottles will be on sale at the Interbay Liquor Store for $65 apiece. [EaterWire]

WHITE CENTER—A small fire has shut down Uncle Mike's Superlicious BBQ. Fortunately no one was harmed by the grease fire, which broke out in the smoker, but the restaurant still isn't sure how long it will be closed. [WCN]

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