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BALLARD— National S'mores Day is Saturday, August 10, and in honor of the sweet event, Hot Cakes will launch their brand new S'mores Kit (homemade graham crackers, a bar of sophisticated smoked chocolate and corn syrup-free homemade marshmallows) for $25 (regularly $32) and offer a special S'more ice cream sandwich for $5. Ten-percent of sales that day will go to The Girl Scouts and toward educating the community about the importance of organic, local, GMO-free foods. [EaterWire]

SOUTH LAKE UNION— The 9th annual South Lake Union Block Party is this Friday, August 9. The free event will feature a wide variety of events and activities including a burger grilling contest pitting South Lake Union's top grilling experts against each other: Brave Horse Tavern, Lunchbox Laboratory, Seastar, Top Pot Doughnuts and Whole Foods. This burger bonanza will be hosted by George Motz of the Travel Channel's "Burger Land." If you want to sample mini versions of each, you can buy a $15 ticket online. The party runs from noon to 11 pm at Westlake Ave. N. and Denny Way outside the SLU Discovery Center. [EaterWire]

CAPITOL HILL— Seattle Food Tours has expanded to Capitol Hill with their new progressive dinner series. Capitol Hill Social features five curated restaurants highlighting Capitol Hill's Pike/Pine corridor for small groups of 2-12 people. Stops include: Bar Cotto, Artusi, Momiji, D'Ambrosio and The Tin Table. Capitol Hill Social is currently operating Thursday through Sunday, with tours starting at 4:30 pm and taking guests from appetizer to dessert in just 2.5 hours. Tickets are $69.00 (includes food and wine). Make your reservations online. [EaterWire]

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