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Rob Roy is one of the most iconic, long-standing bars in Belltown. For the holiday season this year, however, it’s turning into something totally new…

Miracle, a holiday pop-up bar from New York’s Greg Boehm, is taking over the Belltown bar from November 24th through Christmas Eve. For that month, Rob Roy will be transformed into “Miracle on 2nd”, with holiday-themed cocktails and custom seasonal glassware.

Check out the cocktails and shots Miracle on 2nd will be serving, over at Eater Seattle! The Bad Santa looks amazing, with mulled red wine, tawny port, orange liqueur, spices and golden raisins, served hot in a winking Santa mug.

 

Enjoy food and art in Belltown this October, with some of these highlighted events…

October 7: Free Tour of The Paramount Theatre
10am – 11:30am | The Paramount Theatre
On the first Saturday of each month, The Paramount Theatre offers free tours of its historic facilities. This month, the tour is from 10 a.m. until about 11:30 a.m. on October 7th. Meet in the main entrance of the theatre by 10 a.m. to participate.

October 8: Heritage Pig Sunday Feast
6 – 9pm | Belltown Tavolàta
The monthly Sunday Feasts at Tavolàta will resume on October 8th, featuring heritage pig for this dinner. The menu features some delicious pig dishes such as crispy pig ears, pork neck ravioli, bone-in pork chop and belly, bacon and more. This Tavolàta Sunday Feast is prix-fixe at $65 per person and served family style. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Call to reserve your place (reservations required): 206-838-8008.

October 11: Lucky Envelope Brewing Dinner
6:30pm | TanakaSan
Brewer Barry Chan of Lucky Envelope Brewing will be visiting TanakaSan on October 11th for a special brewing dinner. A full food pairing menu is coming soon according to the Tom Douglas website, but the featured beers are the Lapsang Helles Lager, Raspberry Sour, Beardless Brewer Red Ale, ENIAC Mosaic IPA and Imperial Porter. Tickets are $60 per person.

October 12: Chefs Without Borders Tasting Isfahan Dinner
6 – 9pm | Palace Ballroom
Enjoy the deliciousness of Persian cuisine at a special dinner at Palace Ballroom on October 12th. The Seattle Isfahan Sister City Association and Chef Tom Douglas are teaming up to present “Chefs Without Borders, Tasting Isfahan”. With a menu curated by Najmieh Batmanglij, guests can enjoy a special cross-cultural exchange of flavors and experiences – Chef Tom Douglas has prepared a Pacific Northwest menu that is being prepared by chefs at a sister event in Isfahan the same night! Tickets are $125 per person, or $1,100 for a 10-person VIP table.

October 13: Belltown Art Walk
6 – 9pm | Belltown Community Center
Belltown’s October 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. Start at the neighborhood community center to pick up a gallery map and snacks between 6 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13th, and then wander throughout Belltown to check out the work of various artists and establishments participating in this monthly event.

October 20 – 22: Food Lover’s Weekend
5pm – 8pm | Hot Stove Society
With cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and classes on cooking technique, the Food Lover’s Weekend is a foodie event of the season! For the weekend of October 20th through 22nd, the Tom Douglas Restaurants Chef Team will present recipes cooked from the cookbooks that have inspired some of the most innovative and delicious dishes of recent years. Tickets are $995 per person and cover the full weekend of experiences, tastings, and Tom Douglas’ “Chef’s Field Guide to Seattle”.

Belltown is known for it’s nightlife, so it’s fun when we get a new spot for cocktails and bar bites! We have two new bars in Belltown; Jupiter Bar opens on Thursday, September 14th and Commonwealth opened earlier this month.

Jupiter Bar has taken over an old warehouse for jewelry manufacturing at 2126 2nd Avenue, between Whiskey Bar and Blank Space Cafe near the colorful Belltown Corridor. The classic bar offering of beer and cocktails will be supplemented by a menu that focuses on oven-baked sandwiches. There will be dozens of games including pinball, pool, and arcade. Jupiter will be more than just a bar to augment Belltown’s nightlife – it’s also a gallery showcasing the work of over 18 artists. The grand opening is from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. this Thursday.

Commonwealth is the latest offering from the folks behind Pintxo, which recently moved locations within the neighborhood. The new bar is located in the Bell Street alley between 3rd and 4th Avenues. Commonwealth is focused on whiskey, with Kentucky-inspired drinks and bites. There are several whiskey cocktails, beer and cider on draft, and a fun Boilermaker list to get more adventurous about your beverage. In the way of food, there’s a distinct Spanish influence from the bar’s older sibling, Pintxo.

Enjoy!

There’s lots to do involving tasty food this month throughout Belltown! Check out some of these tasty and fun events…

September 2: Pizza Class
9:50am – 11:30am | Serious Pie Virginia
Serious Pie on Virginia Street is offering a pizza class on Saturday, September 2nd. Learn about the pizza and ingredients used at Serious Pie, plus get hands-on instruction and experience stretching and shaping the pizza dough, topping it with your choice of ingredients, baking and turning it to cook it perfectly, and finally, eating your ‘za with a glass of wine! Classes are limited to 12 people, and the cost is $50/person.

September 7: Free Tour of The Paramount Theatre
10am – 11:30am | The Paramount Theatre
On the first Saturday of each month, The Paramount Theatre offers free tours of its historic facilities. This month, the tour is from 10 a.m. until about 11:30 a.m. on September 7th. Meet in the main entrance of the theatre by 10 a.m. to participate.

September 8: Get Slushed Patio Slushie Party
4pm – 7pm | Tanakasan
Instead of back to school, go back to cool at Tanakasan on September 8th! The restaurant is hosting a Patio Slushie Party from 4 – 7 p.m. There will be three different flavors of slushies, plus snacks from Chef Mel, tunes from a DJ and plenty of end of summer fun! Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door and include all offerings.

September 8: Belltown Art Walk
6 – 9pm | Belltown Community Center
Belltown’s September 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. Start at the neighborhood community center to pick up a gallery map and snacks between 6 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 8th, and then wander throughout Belltown to check out the work of various artists and establishments participating in this monthly event.

September 10: Heritage Pig Sunday Feast
6 – 9pm | Belltown Tavolàta
The monthly Sunday Feasts at Tavolàta will resume on September 10th, featuring heritage pig for this dinner. Details and menu items are TBD, so check the event calendar closer to the date of the event for more details. Tavolàta Sunday Feasts are prix-fixe (typically about $60-80 per person) and served family style. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Call to reserve your place: 206-838-8008.

September 19: Tom’s Favorite Cookbooks – Demo and Dinner Series
6pm – 8pm | Hot Stove Society
Local restaurateur Tom Douglas is well known for his love and appreciation for cookbooks. In his Cookbook Demon and Dinner series, Tom’s third entry is The Zuni Cafe Cookbook. On September 19th, Tom is offering a menu from the cookbook for guests to enjoy prix-fixe in a special Demo and Dinner Series class from 6 – 8 p.m. Cocktail and wine pairings are included. Tickets are $150/person.

September 22: Luzvisminda Filipino Night Market
9pm – 12am | Palace Ballroom
Enjoy a unique experience with the Filipino Night Market at Palace Ballroom in September, celebrating the culture and foods of the three main groups of islands in the Philippines, known as Luzvisminda – Luzon, Visaya and Mindanao. Tickets are $40/person and include tastes from each of over twenty participating businesses, plus one drink ticket.

WeWork inked a deal last Thursday, August 3rd for an expansion to its WeLive co-living program at 3rd Avenue and Lenora Street. The plan is for a 36-story building with 384 apartments plus co-working space, common areas and retail space on the ground floor. There will also be five floors of secured parking underground.

WeWork is working with Martin Selig Real Estate to develop the project.

In a statement, the head of WeLive, James Woods, said, “Together, WeWork and the Selig team are creating a building that will provide Seattleites with a place to live, work, and play, and create opportunities for both the We community and the Seattle community to come together and connect.”

The building is projected to open in 2020.