Welcome to Eater Seattle's events roundup, a constantly curated collection of the most interesting and engaging local dining and drinking festivals, classes, dinners, and more. This is your stop for all the happenings most worthy of your time in and around Seattle, with a focus on events taking place in the next month.
Every week, Eater Seattle editors weed through tips, emails, and listings to bring you the most essential food-related happenings — each and every event listed here is a personal recommendation from an Eater editor, hand-selected because of its intriguing menu, above-the-bar cuisine or drink, or exceptional chef and restaurant involvement. Food and drink events are listed in chronological order.
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Saturday, August 5
What: Essential Baking Company’s Breads of Persia pop-up could broaden customers’ bread horizons with two Iranian specialties uncommon to Seattle: sangak, baked atop pebbles, and barbari, a thick flatbread. If that’s not enough to get inquisitive diners interested, there may even be a “surprise treat” of some sort to seal the deal.
Where: The Essential Baking Co., 1604 N. 34th St.
Details: Bread will be for sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, August 5
What: Kerloo Cellars’ third annual paella party brings Spain to Seattle, with paella valenciana, a version studded with chorizo. There’ll be wine aplenty, naturally — not just in the glass with options like grenache and rosé, but also for dessert, as Bluebird Ice Cream will be on-site to scoop two specialty wine-based ice cream flavors. Attendees will be serenaded by Sergey Igantov’s flamencon-style guitar.
Where: Kerloo Cellars, 3911 1st Ave S.
Details: Event runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person.
Friday, August 11
What: The SLU Block Party returns with live music by the likes of Hey Marseilles and Evening Bell, a beer garden, and a bunch of food trucks including The Grilled Cheese Experience, Kiss My Grits, and Off the Rez. Proceeds from the Block Party benefit Mary’s Place, which provides shelter and resources to homeless women, children, and families.
Where: Westlake Ave. N. and Denny Way, outside the South Lake Union Discovery Center.
Details: Event is free.
Thursday, August 24
What: Marketshare, the nonprofit aiming to open a street food market that incubates micro-restaurant startups run by low-income immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs, is hosting a fundraising dinner called Summerfeast. The event starts with a cocktail hour featuring appetizers by local immigrant-run restaurants, followed by dinner from Terra Plata’s Tamara Murphy.
Where: King Street Station Plaza, 303 S. Jackson St.
Details: Event runs from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $75.