Freebie of the Week
For a chance to win free tickets to this month's Northwest Chocolate Festival with sweet... um, sweets, from over 50 dessert makers, and an "aphrodisiac room" w/ wine and cocktail pairings, just tweet this Weekend Playbook, and keep your soon-to-be-sticky fingers crossed
Friday, September 6th
Today from 3p-8p, and Saturday from noon-6p, you've got a chance to swill over 80 ciders from around the world at the largest event of its kind ever held in the US, Cider Summit Seattle
Speaking of cider, Yakima Valley-based hard juice purveyor Tieton Cider Works is putting on a slew of events inspired by the above-mentioned summit. Our favorite: All week, sweet bars like Ba Bar, Capitol Cider, The Coterie Room, The Old Sage, etc. will be pouring cocktails made w/ Tieton and spirits from Oola
Saturday, September 7th
From 6p-midnight, Seattle's Night Market is going down in the ID w/ 20 food trucks serving Asian eats, a beer garden, a B-boy dance competition, and DJs spinning sweet Japanese and K-POP tracks
Feast on a variety of fromages from France, check out live-cooking demos, and nosh on passed hors d'oeuvres at a Cheeses of France pop-up in the Piranha Shop from 11a-7p
The lady behind Pho Cyclo Café is giving guided tours of the sweetest spots in the ID on the 11th and the 18th. Highlights include lunch at Huong Binh Restaurant, a stroll through Chinatown, and teas and pastries from an Asian bakery. Hit 'em up for a spot!
The crew behind Daniel's Broiler has turned the old Vintage Lounge into Prime 21, a modern-ish speakeasy serving more than 50 bourbons and 40 scotches on the 21st floor(!) of Bellevue's Bank of America tower.