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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”.

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.

Believe it or not, Summer is almost at an end, though we hope the sunshine decides to stay a while! But, it ain’t over till it’s over, as they say, and there’s still lots of fun to be had, especially at the 4th annual Belltown Crush Block Party!

 

Belltown’s favorite summertime bash is going on this year at Bell Street Park and promises to be a blast!

 

Enjoy tastes of fabulous locally crafted wines and beers and scrumptious bites from Pintxo, Mama’s Cantina, Road Dawg, and Belltown Brewing.

 

Sip and savor your way through the festival while enjoying live tunes and don’t miss out on the grape stomping competition, to really get you into the spirit of the event and the summer. It’s a local favorite!

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 26th from 2-5PM. Advanced tickets are $25 with proceeds going to benefit Plymouth Housing Group.

 

This marvelous event is co-sponsored by Seattle Uncorked, Project Belltown, and the Belltown Business Association.

Be sure to join in on the fun in the sun, celebrate our vibrant community and support a great cause.  It’s the perfect way to spend your Saturday and send Summertime out in style!

Read more about the event and get tickets by clicking the links below.

There are only a few days left of this year’s Fleet Week on the downtown waterfront. Five, large ships are in port from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and the Royal Canadian Navy. And you may have noticed the over 5,000 sailors, many in spotless white uniforms, who are also in port. Fleet Week has been a longstanding Seafair tradition, dating back 67 years, in honor of the civilians who serve our country.

One of these naval ships is docked near Belltown (see above photo). To see it from this vantage point, walk west two blocks on Lenora Street from Western Avenue. This will take you beneath the 99 overpass, past a parking lot on your right, and out onto a bridge walkway. And just for kicks, when you’re done looking out over the waterfront, look down over the railing at this fun mosaic at your feet.

The mosaic at your feet.  Photo: Alethea Myers

Free, informative ship tours are still available at Pier 66, 69, and 90 on Elliott Bay from Friday, August 4th through Sunday, August 6th. Here are two sources to read more specifics about the Fleet Week schedule:

http://www.seafair.com/p.aspx?pID=schedule/294&
http://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2017/08/02/ships-arrive-seafair-fleet-week/534074001/\

 

Get out and about in Belltown next month! Here are some fun things to put on the calendar…

Thursdays in August: Live Music in the Olympic Sculpture Park
6 – 8pm | Olympic Sculpture Park
Enjoy live music, skilled DJs, art, kids activities and more on Thursdays at the Olympic Sculpture Park this summer! Food trucks will be pulled into the park, for easy access to tasty bites as you listen. The Thursday Summer at SAM events are August 3rd (also Dog Night), August 10th, August 17th, August 24th (also Bike Night), and August 31st (also Sculptured Dance).

August 4: First Friday Wine Share
6 – 8:30pm | Arthouse Apartments
Each month, a different business or individual in the neighborhood will host the monthly First Friday Wine Share. In August, the event will be hosted on the roof top at the Arthouse Apartments, with tapas provided by the newly relocated Pintxo. Check out the details of the event here. Bring a bottle of vino to share and friends welcome!

Saturdays in August: Free Yoga, Zumba in the Olympic Sculpture Park
9am – 3pm | Olympic Sculpture Park
The Summer at SAM program continues on Saturdays each week, with free yoga in the morning from 9 – 10 a.m. and 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., followed by SAM Creates art participation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Zumba from 2 – 3 p.m. August Saturdays include August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th.

August 5: Pizza Class
9:50am – 11:30am | Serious Pie Virginia
Serious Pie on Virginia Street is offering a pizza class on Saturday, August 5th. 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.

August 5: 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 August 5th. Meet in the main entrance of the theatre by 10 a.m. to participate.

August 10: Belltown Art Walk
6 – 9pm | Belltown Community Center
Belltown’s August 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, August 10th, and then wander throughout Belltown to check out the work of various artists and establishments participating in this monthly event.

August 26: Belltown Crush Block Party
2 – 6pm | Bell Street Park
Enjoy a fun neighborhood summer wine and beer festival this August 26th, with street food, live music and grape stomping! The 4th Annual Belltown Crush Block Party is from 2 – 6 p.m. in Bell Street Park. Tickets are $25/person, and includes 10 tasting tickets (additional tickets are $2 or three for $5).