The Chinatown International District’s Japantown Jingle takes place December 10 through December 24, highlighting several restaurants and vendors around the block of South Jackson Street and 6th Avenue. Participating restaurants include family sushi spots Fuju Sushi, Maneki, Tsukushinbo, and gastropub Itsumono. Not to be overlooked is the historic Panama Hotel’s selection of teas and Japanese confections. Follow Japantown’s Instagram account for updates on holiday specials and opportunities to win prizes.
Post Pike Bar & Cafe Hosts Holiday Movies and a Market
Capitol Hill’s Post Pike Bar & Cafe is hosting weekly Christmas movies and a holiday market to ramp up the spirit. Movies will be screened every Tuesday at 7 p.m., with Nightmare Before Christmas tonight, then Home Alone on December 14, and It’s A Wonderful Life on December 21. Movie nights will include to-be-announced food and drink specials. Post Pike’s Holiday Artist Market takes place on Saturday, December 18, featuring artwork like ceramics, jewelry, and more from local makers.
Learn to make croquembouche with The Pastry Project
Imagine what your friends and family will think when you bring your own croquembouche tower to the holiday party. The Pastry Project, a social enterprise that seeks to provide pastry training to underserved individuals, is hosting holiday croquembouche classes, most of which have sold out. The still-open class on Friday, December 10, will cover everything you need to make this extravagant tower of French pastry puffs. Sign up for the class on The Pastry Project’s website.
Star Fusion & Bar closes this week
Capitol Hill Asian restaurant Star Fusion & Bar announced its last day will be Saturday, December 11. Known for its large portions, sushi, and other dishes like sesame chicken, Star Fusion opened right as the pandemic began, and hung on for almost two years. Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reported on the closure, noting the family-owned restaurant eventually had to close due to high rent costs and other expenses. “Unfortunately, because of when we opened our doors, our business did not meet the requirements to be approved for any government loans or support,” Star Fusion posted on its website. “We will forever cherish being part of your special days at Star Fusion and Bar.”