PIONEER SQUARE — La Bodega is rebranding, changing its name to Manu's Bodega, and expanding the menu to offer dishes from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Peru, Bolivia, and more. There's also going to be a new patio and extended hours starting Thursday. Owner Manu Alfau is throwing a Patio Opening Party on Thursday, with the entire menu available plus live music and a raffle for a 4-day trip for two to the Dominican Republic. [EaterWire]
EVENT WIRE — Cedarbrook Lodge is hosting its Fifth Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival on September 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. Expect plenty of tomato-centric dishes and tomatoes for purchase. Tickets are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets. [EaterWire]
WINE WIRE — August is Washington State Wine Month, featuring a variety of promotions like free tastings, discounts, and tasting room specials. A full list of all the goings on can be found on the Washington State Wine Month website.