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The only thing that tastes better than a meal out is when that meal supports a great cause! Ethan Stowell’s Belltown restaurant, Tavolàta, is serving up a special menu to do just that.

Tavolàta is partnering with the Belltown P-Patch Community Garden for its third year to raise money for this local organization. From April 24-28, the chefs will be making fresh vegetable dishes with all proceeds donated to the P-Patch. These funds will go towards new gardening equipment, rain gardens, maintenance and more. The menu is as follows:

  • Young asparagus: farm egg, parmesan, lemon
  • Nettle soup: housemade ricotta, carrot purée
  • 3 corner leeks: pea tendril, apple, golden raisin purée
  • Potato gnocchi: carrot, snap pea, chive

The Belltown P-Patch was created in 1995 as an urban oasis in the midst of the densely populated neighborhood. Plots are individually tended throughout the year, allowing city residents to have a place to grow flowers, vegetables, fruits and plants. The garden also features local art and a public walkway.

Support a local business and Belltown’s community garden while dining out at Tavolàta this month!

April’s Belltown Art Walk is going to be an exciting one! It’s happening this Friday, April 8th from 6-9 p.m. at various galleries, venues, shops and bars throughout the neighborhood.

U.S. Bank’s newest Seattle branch is also celebrating its grand opening in Belltown, and will partner with the Art Walk for an evening of fun and giveaways. Get your Art Walk map stamped at at least five locations and you can pick up a free print at U.S. Bank by local artist Jessica Trainor! You can get your map at the Belltown Community Center (415 Bell St.) while also enjoying refreshments, live music, and local art on display.

Art walkers can also enter to win an original painting by Trainor at U.S. Bank. Meet the artist at a Wrap Party from 8-9 p.m.

Click here for the complete Belltown Art Walk Map via mybelltown.com.

Featured photo via Belltown Community Center.

A grand opening party for a bank, Pike Place Market food event, and cherry blossom festival are a few Belltown events coming up this month.

April 5: U.S. Bank Belltown Grand Opening
11:30am – 1:30pm | U.S. Bank Belltown
There’s a new bank in town. The U.S. Bank Belltown Grand Opening begins on Tuesday, April 5th and will continue through the week with celebrations each day. There will be a ribbon cutting and treats on the first day, followed by customer appreciation, a pop-up concert, and pet adoption throughout the week.

April 8: Belltown Art Walk
6-9pm | Belltown Community Center
Belltown’s April Art Walk begins at the Belltown Community Center then sends walkers off to local businesses, galleries, dive bars and venues to enjoy works by local artists.

April 22: Arcade Lights at Pike Place Market
7pm | Pike Place Market
Arcade Lights at Pike Place Market will feature food and drink samples from more than 70 local vendors in this unique party venue. Proceeds will benefit the Pike Place Market Foundation. Click here to buy tickets.

April 22-24: Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival
Seattle Center
The Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival aims to highlight the increasing friendship between the people of Japan and the Pacific Northwest. This free, non-profit event includes cultural activities, programs, talks, and celebration of the sakura cherry tree.

Featured photo found here.

The newest extension to the Sound Transit Link light rail opens on Saturday, connecting the current last stop at Westlake station to Capitol Hill and the University District. This three-mile section comes months ahead of schedule and under budget—which calls for a celebration!

Seattle Subway is calling for volunteers to help out during the U-Link’s opening weekend festivities. Volunteers will get subway swag and access to the Opening Day Volunteer Party at a rooftop in Capitol Hill one block from the new station. There will be drinks, snacks and fun!

Shift times for Saturday, March 19th are as follows:
9:00-11:30am
11:30am-1:00pm
1:00-3:30pm
RSVP here.

Shift times for Sunday, March 20th:
10:00am – 12:30pm
12:30-3:00pm
RSVP here.

Happy riding, Seattle!

 

Featured photo via seattletransitblog.com.

Feeling lucky? It’s time to get your green out—St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Here’s what’s happening in Belltown to celebrate all things Irish:

Seattle Irish Festival: March 12-13th
Seattle’s Irish Festival at Seattle Center’s Armory will feature traditional Irish food and drinks, live music, dancing, cultural displays, art exhibits, children’s activities, and the Irish Reels Film Festival. Check out the complete festival schedule here.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: March 12th      
Seattle’s 45th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins downtown at 12:30pm and makes its way through Belltown to Seattle Center. It finishes with closing ceremonies and the Irish Festival in the Armory at 2:30pm.

St. Patrick’s Day Dash: March 13th
Don’t forget to wear green! This all-ages fun run begins and ends at Seattle Center with course options for all types of runners/walkers.

Irish Drinks & Fare at Bell + Whete: March 17th
Bell + Whete Gastropub + Events will be offering shots of Teeling Irish Whiskey (“the spirit of Dublin”), Guinness on tap, and happy hour all night, along with Chef Jenny’s Irish food specials. The menu includes corned beef sausage grinder with rye-braised cabbage, colcannon and corned beef croquettes, lamb shepard’s pie and chocolate pot de crème. Available 4pm to late.

Featured photo via irishclub.org.