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A Run the Jewels–Themed Pop-Up Dinner Is Coming to Seattle

Plus, the “New York” Times loves Seattle cuisine, and more news of the week

A plate of medium-rare steak.
One of the dishes that will be on the menu at the Jewel Runners Supper
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Harry Cheadle is the editor of Eater Seattle.

Wonder how lines like, “Top of the morning, my fist to your face is fucking Folgers” and, “Picture this: I’m a bag of dicks, put me to your lips” will translate to a dinner menu? Us too, but we don’t have to wonder for long, because an event called a Jewel Runners Supper is coming to Elysian Brewing on January 20.

The dinner is being organized by the people who have previously done such pop-culture culinary mashups like Elevensies, I Think You Should Eat, and 36 Courses: a Wu-Tang Themed experience. Unlike some of those events, this is an official collaboration with the piece of pop culture being mashed up — Run the Jewel’s DJ, Trackstar the DJ, will be spinning during dinner, and this is in part a celebration of the release of Run Jewel’s new canned paloma beverage.

The menu isn’t public yet but the chefs involve are Tyler Palgi of Lady Jaye, Denali Foglietti of Art of the Table, Syd Suntha of Kottu, and Demond Thomas of Dirty Bird Woodfire. (Vegan and gluten-free options are available.) Tickets are $95 ($215 for a VIP experience), and prices will rise after January 6. According to the Eventbrite page, diners will be able to go into a photo booth, take a RTJ quiz, and even get a RTJ tattoo.

The world’s third best whiskey was made in Seattle?

Yes, the subhed is right — a Seattle distillery scored a major accolade from Whiskey Advocate, a magazine that advocates for whiskey. The Garryana single malt limited release from Sodo’s Westland Distillery was number three on the Advocate’s “most exciting whiskies of 2023,” behind only a pair of Scotches. If you want to taste what the excitement is about, be prepared to pay $150 (or more including sales tax). Maybe it can be your birthday and Christmas present.

A bottle of whiskey next to a glass with text that reads, “Whiskey Advocate Top 20: No. 3.”
Westland’s award-winning bottle.
Westland Distillery

Fremont’s Tivoli adds a wine bar in back

You know Tivoli, the pizzeria we’ve been making a fuss over from the owners of Post Alley Pizza and Saint Bread? Well, it’s only been open a short time but is already adding elements: It now has a wine bar and wine shop in the back called Postal. Currently, Kim Kent of We Drink Books — which pairs bottles with books — has set up a residency there, which will last until Saturday, December 23. Postal is open from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

The ‘New York Times’ is obsessed with Seattle

The “New York” Times released its best restaurant dishes of 2023 this week and it is laden with love for Seattle, which has three of the 23 spots on the list. The Times loved the Dungeness crab doughnut at Renee Erickson’s Boat Bar, the spicy pork adobo at Melissa Miranda’s Kilig, and the rosette cookies at Johnny Courtney’s Atoma — the latter two restaurants only opened in the last few months, and it’s notable that they’re already getting some hype from a national publication.

Westland Distillery

2931 1st Avenue South, , WA 98134 (206) 767-7250 Visit Website

Tivoli

730 North 34th Street, , WA 98103 Visit Website

Atoma

1411 North 45th Street, , WA 98103 (206) 420-1041 Visit Website

Kilig

710 8th Avenue South, , WA 98104 (206) 778-4513 Visit Website

Boat Bar

1060 East Union Street, , WA 98109 (206) 900-8808 Visit Website