The Weekend Playbook: Gas Works and a Tiny Ninja help celebrate the 4th

Gas Works Fireworks

Event of the WeekDuh... it's fireworks at Gas Works Park, made possible by the crew at Seafair, who've taken over the event and're hosting a shton of games (pie-eating, sack races, hula-hoop contest, tug-o-war, etc.) and opening a beer garden to meet your celebratory swilling needs. See the full event rundown, here

Thursday, July 4thConsume vegan eats (mini-burgers, salad, something called mac & yease) that're actually awesome from 1-6p at Cap Hill's Plum Cafe. $10 gets you all-you-can-eat, so RSVP for this sucka!

Blueberry-moonshine BBQ ribs, BBQ'd burgers, and a handful of moonshine-based cocktails is how the Belltown Pub's getting down on the 4th. What are YOU doing

Friday, July 5thThe Seattle International Beer Festival -- with over 200 rare, hard-to-find, and otherwise exotic world-class beers from 16 countries -- starts today and runs through Sunday. Hit the website for all the info, then hit Seattle Center and start swilling

OngoingAll four of Pho Cyclo Café's locations have launched a new Summer-appropriate menu boasting NW-inspired Asian eats, like grilled salmon in an apple-pear marinade, and a spicy mint & lemongrass chicken banh mi. Find the one nearest you, here

The former Genki Sushi space on Lower Queen Anne has become a Kaiten-style sushi place called Ten. For more info... gently place the mouse over the link, and then, splash (page)

Opened in the original Archie McPhee space, Tiny Ninja Cafe sneakily opened this week as a music space/cafe serving things like a Gouda/ pear/ bacon/ Annie’s horseradish mustard sandwich called the Brick House. See the full menu and find out just what the heck a Tiny Ninja is, here