The 78th Golden Globe Awards air this Sunday at 5 p.m. PT on NBC, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts. Though the festivities will likely be more muted than in years past (less pomp is probably for the better), those who love movies and TV will no doubt want to tune in to see who will take home the coveted trophies. As such, snacks are a must, and there are a handful of spots across the Seattle region that should help set the right mood, from popcorn to cocktails to black eyed pea hummus. Here are a few suggestions.
Sunset Hill’s drinks destination has plenty of star power, with a mix of classic Prohibition-era cocktails, such as the 12 Mile Limit (Uruapan rum, rye, cognac, and grenadine), alongside more modern concoctions that usually have a movie theme. Current selections include a “Zoolander”-inspired lineup, such as the Blue Steel, with a mix of gin, Dimmi liqueur, lemon, and black peppercorn syrup. Open for takeout and limited patio seating.
The Pike Place shop serves up some of the best popped kernels around, with options including vanilla caramel, cheddar, brown butter and sea salt, and dozens of rotating seasonal flavors. For those who want to get formal for the occasion, there’s also the Tuxedo (with a mix of dark and white chocolate). Open for takeout and delivery via DoorDash.
Communion Restaurant and Bar
At Central District’s “Seattle soul food” restaurant, chef Kristi Brown prepares event-worthy dishes with a variety of U.S. and international influences, from New Orleans to Vietnam. Communion also makes for a good TV-watching meal, since one can stock up on dips and appetizers (Brown’s famed black eyed pea hummus), or go full bore with a multi course selection of sandwiches, salads, and entrees. There are also some killer rum and bourbon-based cocktails on offer. Open for takeout via Toast.
One of the nominees that may make some noise in this year’s Golden Globes is “Ted Lasso,” the Apple+ show about a college football coach from Kansas who moves across the pond to helm a soccer squad in England. It’s no spoiler to say that British baked goods play a significant role, and one can find those at specialty shops like the British Pantry or many of the great bakeries around the city. Coyle’s in Greenwood, for instance, has a selection of excellent sweet and savory scones, as well as millionaire’s shortbread. Open for takeout.
The Independent Pizzeria
The name of this Madison Park favorite may appeal to movie buffs whose tastes shy away from the big studio system, but the pies themselves hold up to scrutiny. Its flaky, crispy thin crust pizzas are topped with a thoughtful concoction of balanced ingredients, including the Twin Peaks, a prestige production with fontina, crimini mushrooms, and sage. Pickup is available with online Tock preorders.