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ON THE PLATE Through September 21 You better watch out, you better not whine, you better not kvetchand were telling you why: Rosh Hashanah is coming to town. Before you atone like crazy on Yom Kippur, swing by Roxys, whose holiday take-out menu includes brisket, chicken soup (for the stomach, not the soul), traditional challah, et al. This way, bubbe doesnt have to cook, which leaves more time for kvetching. 1329 First Ave., 206-381-8800. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE Through November 22 In honor of college football, the Yarrow Bay Grill is gearing up for another season of its Husky brunch cruise. Brunch begins at 9 a.m. before every Saturday home game, the boat leaves for Husky Stadium at 11 a.m., and kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. $59. 1270 Carillon Point, 425-803-2941. KIRKLAND Through December 21 Real men eat hollandaise. Thats what McCormick & Schmicks and McCormicks Fish House & Bar are counting on as they launch their Seahawk Sunday Brunch. Enjoy dainty edibles before watching very large men slam into one another. Sample menu item: Idaho rainbow trout with poached eggs and, yes, herbed hollandaise. Grrr . . . 10 a.m.2 p.m. before every Seahawks home game. McCormick & Schmicks, 1103 First Ave., 206-623-5500; McCormicks Fish House & Bar, 722 Fourth Ave., 206-682-3900. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE Through December 27 Who needs another football brunch? You do. Cutters Bayhouse is offering, among other things, the Hair of the Dog sandwich (fried egg, bacon, and mayonnaise), apparently designed for the gridiron fan with a serious hangover. Also available: biscuits and gravy, a sausage scramble, and red beer, which isprepare yourselftomato juice and beer. 10 a.m.noon every Saturday and Sunday. 2001 Western Ave., 206-448-4884. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE September 1214 Hellenics of the world (and hangers-on), unite! The St. Demetrios Greek Festival is a time for dancing, painting religious icons, and listening intently to lectures on orthodoxy. Try a few bites of classic Greek cuisine, including gyros, calamari, tiropeta, spanakopeta, and countless other opeta foods. Free. Noon9 p.m. Fri.; 10:30 a.m.9 p.m. Sat.; Noon7 p.m. Sun. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2100 Boyer Ave. E., 206-325-4347. MONTLAKE September 13 Fishermen are part of what keeps Seattle humming along, and we just dont celebrate them frequently enough. Thats why the Fishermens Fall Festival is such a crucial event. Learn about our local fishing fleet, compete in an oyster-eating content, experience the thrills that only a giant inflatable pirate ship can provide, and sample the fishermens wares: a salmon dinner with all the fixings is a mere $6. Free. 11 a.m.7 p.m. Fishermens Terminal, 1900 W. Nickerson St., 206-284-8800. BALLARD Sir Francis Bacon is quotable, and Kevin Bacon is well connected, but only bacon made from a pig gives you that slightly postcoital feeling of ultimate satisfaction. Test the pairing potential of fine wine and salty pork strips at the Collins Pub; their latest prix fixe dinner will include bacon-wrapped scallops, spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, and further delicacies that may or may not include bacon. $35. 710 p.m. 526 Second Ave., 206-623-1016. PIONEER SQUARE September 16 Stop complaining about the purported lack of good Southern eats in Seattle and get yourself down to the Dahlia Lounge. An unlikely venue for soul food? Perhaps, but once you taste the pan-fried chicken, greens, and buttermilk biscuits at the restaurants monthly cookbook dinner (based on The Gift of Southern Cooking by Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock), you may well swoon like an antebellum belle. $75. 6:30 p.m. 2001 Fourth Ave., 206-682-4142. BELLTOWN September 17 Boomtown Caf頩s fund-raising like crazy, and a three-course dinner featuring flatiron steak with blackberry-lavender compote should help the $20 bill out of your wallet and into the deserving coffers of this nonprofit eatery for low-income people. $20. 5:308 p.m. 513 Third Ave., 206-625-2989. PIONEER SQUARE September 20 At a time when the very concept of family dinner seems endangered, Marion Cunninghams Lost Recipes, a paean to great family dinners of the late 20th century, could be a pleasingly quaint affair. In any case, IslandWood is hosting a reception followed by a three-course dinner to honor Cunninghams contribution to the world of food nostalgia. $100 (includes reception, dinner, and signed cookbook). 6 p.m. 4450 Blakely Ave. N.E., 206-855-4300. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Rest assured that anything even remotely grillable is being grilled at the Woodinville Farmers Markets annual Corn Fest and BBQ. Ribs, burgers, corn, and all kinds of late-summer vegetables will be earning their stripes on the grill. Admission is free. 11 a.m.2p.m. 13205 N.E. 175th St., 425-788-9846. WOODINVILLE IN THE CUP Nothings daintier than a shaggy dog lapping lukewarm tea from a bowl, and that is almost certainly what the Delta Society has in store for you and Rover at its Tails for Tea event at the Monaco Hotel. Because this is a true high tea, however, the nonprofit, pet-friendly Deltas are asking that your canine be well-mannered, lest he cause a ruckus and make all the lady schnauzers blush. $100. 35 p.m. 1101 Fourth Ave., 800-715-6513. PIONEER SQUARE ON TAP September 13 When a brewery reaches the legal drinking age, somebody has to commemorate the blessed event. In this case, Redhook Brewery is turning 21, and the brainchild of Seattleites Paul Shipman and Gordon Bowker is tossing away its fake ID and throwing itself a massive f괥. Count on music by local bands and $3 pints of the potable du jour. $15 admission. Noon Redhook Brewery, 14300 N.E. 145th St., 425-483-3232. WOODINVILLE September 1921 In anticipation of the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie, Fremont Oktoberfest is planning some prime mayhem this year. To wit: Chainsaws will whir, pumpkin guts will fly, and zucchinis will roll. Expect performances by the Dudley Manlove Quartet and the Clumsy Lovers, as well as a 5K run, zucchini racing, and plenty o suds. $18/$20. 4 p.m.midnight Fri.; 11 a.m.midnight Sat.; 11 a.m.6 p.m. Sun. N. 34th St. and Fremont Ave. N., 206-633-0422. FREMONT THE GRAPEVINE September 10 Sapphire Kitchen and Bar is betting its geographically whimsical union of New Zealand wines and Med cuisine will knock your socks off at a winemakers dinner featuring pinot gris and pinot noir from Peregrine and chardonnay from Foxes Island. Oh, and a lavish five-course feast. $60. 6 p.m. 1625 Queen Anne Ave. N., 206-281-1931. QUEEN ANNE September 11 As the summer parade of winemakers dinners begins to wind down, Serafina weighs in with an event so significant the menu is entirely in Italian. Expect braised rabbit, roast lamb, and nebbiolo-based wines presented by Aldo Vacca of the Produttori del Barbaresco. $85. 6:30 p.m. 2043 Eastlake Ave. E., 206-323-0807. EASTLAKE Woodinville is wine central these days, and Daniels Broiler is acknowledging the fact with a very special meet the winemaker evening. Michael Januik of Januik Winery will be on hand to talk about small-scale production with big-time results. Free. 6:308 p.m. 809 Fairview Pl. N., 206-621-8262. SOUTH LAKE UNION September 13 Something mad is going on Down Under. The Australian wine extravaganza at Esquin Wine Merchants will surely have you quipping Gday! and saying dumb things about shrimp and barbies. Free. 14 p.m. 2700 Fourth Ave. S., 206-682-7374. SODO September 14 Yes, everyone laughed when Lucy stomped the grapes. But when you do it at Chateau Ste. Michelles Festival of the Grape, people will be too busy listening to live music, snacking on fancy apps, and getting pleasantly schnockered on various types of vino to even issue a guffaw in your direction. So stomp away. $20. 10 a.m.4:30 p.m. 14111 N.E. 145th St., 425-415-3300. WOODINVILLE September 17 The Wine Room at Cinnamons Grill is holding a syrah smackdown: the 2000 Terra Blanca Red Mountain syrah and Trentadue Alexander Valley petite are climbing into the ring, and only one wine will be left standing at evenings end. Catch a ringside seat for the tasting, then chow down on the optional India fusion buffet. $20 for tasting, $10 for buffet. 6:308 p.m. 4926 196th St. S.W., 206-683-2788. LYNNWOOD September 18 Cab fans will get theirs at Silver Lake Winerys comparative cabernet tasting, where Bill Phillip hopes to guide you through a nice variety of domestic and international sauvignons. $15. 79 p.m. 15029 Woodinville-Redmond Rd., 425-485-2437 ext. 109. WOODINVILLE From the beautiful True Coast of California come the wines of Kendall Jackson Winery. Il Fornaio gives KJ its props with a tasting devoted primarily to chardonnays; the unexpectedly woozy can munch on Chef Don Curtisss primo antipasto. $10. 5:307:30 p.m. Pacific Place, 600 Pine St., 206-264-0994. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE September 20 As if Chateau Ste. Michelles grape festival (see above) werent opportunity enough for grape-stomping, Olympic Cellars Winery is launching its own winemaking hoedown, where the grapes you crush today may be the fine syrah some poor sap drinks tomorrow. $7.50 15 p.m. 255410 Highway 101, 360-452-0160. PORT ANGELES BACK TO SCHOOL September 10 Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner, which means its almost time to eat yourself silly while celebrating the Jewish New Year. Peter Levine will teach Semites and their potential-convert friends the art of making gefilte fish, borscht, latkes, matzoh ball soup, and kasha varnishkes at Sur La Tables how-to night of holiday fare. Fair warning: Once youve had Jewish cuisine, theres no going back. (Theres also no digesting.) $50. 10 a.m. Sur La Table, 90 Central Way, 425-827-1311. KIRKLAND September 13 The 30-Minute Gourmet, Lynne Veas new PCC class, will teach you to whip up goat cheese medallions wrapped in pears and prosciutto, seared medallions of lamb with oranges, cumin, and olives, and several non-medallion dishes as wellall in the time it takes to watch an episode of Friends. $30/$35. 35:30 p.m. Pickering Place, 1810 12th Ave. N.W., 425-369-1222. ISSAQUAH September 17 Seminars are edifying, but nothing schools ya like the Academy of Real Life. On that note, the Washington Restaurant Association is holding its inaugural Mix & Mingle event at the W Hotel, where industry pros can hobnob, chitchat, and otherwise confer to their hearts content. Admission includes a cocktail and finger food. $10. 4 p.m. 1112 Fourth Ave., 1-800-225-7166 ext. 200. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE. September 21 Cooking is for wusses. That would seem to be the unofficial credo of Rachelle Beauxj鬠the local raw food chef whose two-hour class will cover such uncooked foodstuffs as cucumber bisque, angel hair noodles with dill sauce, and walnut-carob torte with a trilogy of summer berries. But wait just a second: raw angel hair noodles? It is our fervent hope that Beauxj頷ill make an exception and boil a nice pot of water. $20. 68 p.m. Whole Foods Market, 1026 N.E. 64th St., 206-985-1500. ROOSEVELT
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