Feb. 23, 2005

Advance registration or reservations are recommended for most events. Prices exclude tax and gratuity unless otherwise noted. ON THE PLATE Through March Do this now: Start a special piggy bank for $20 and $5 bills. It's 25 for $25 time again. Throughout March, Sunday through Thursday, some of Seattle's most beloved restaurants will offer prix-fixe dinners for $25 in addition to their regular menus. Participating restaurants include the Barking Frog, Andaluca, Serafina, Wild Ginger, Ponti Seafood Grill, Restaurant Zoë, and Nishino. A complete list of participating restaurants can be found at www.nwsource.com/25for25 March 8 We always say "fisherman" without really thinking about it, but this event will probably set us straight. They're called the Fish Witches, and they're Alaskan fisherwomen. Hear their tales, drink their brew, and—most of all—enjoy their catch at this Flying Fish special dinner. $75. 6:30 p.m. 2234 First Ave., 206-728-8595. BELLTOWN THE GRAPEVINE March 3 Too much traffic in Belltown? Visit the El Gaucho outpost in Tacoma for its four-course DeLille Cellars winemaker dinner. $100. 6 p.m. 2119 Pacific Ave., 253-272-1510. TACOMA Through March Have you outgrown your favorite pub? Are you sure you've outgrown your favorite pub? The Great Seattle Pub Quest aims to change your opinion of beer and the food that's usually served with it. Fifteen great pubs (including the Latona Pub, Pike Pub & Brewery, and the Barking Frog) are offering very special $12 dinner menus Sundays through Thursdays. For more information, visit www.washingtonbrewfest.com or call 206-633-0422. April 2-3 Get your designated driver on retainer now. Woodinville Wine Country is hosting its fourth annual Passport to Woodinville Weekend. Seventeen wineries will host open houses. For some of the smaller wineries, this is one of the few times during the year that they're able to do so. $40 for the weekend. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Visit www.woodinvillewinecountry.com for more information. WOODINVILLE BACK TO SCHOOL March 9 Soups and stocks, people. Soups and stocks. It's hard to be much of a cook without them. Learn five lilies soup, shrimp bisque, and more at this Mise en Place class at Seattle Central Community College. $45. 6–9 p.m. 1701 Broadway, Demonstration Kitchen/Room BE2119, 206-587-5424. CAPITOL HILL March 3 Tired of Tombstone? Bored by delivery? Dread the hype of all the neo-Neapolitan joints in town? We don't blame you, and neither does RainCity Cooking School—they're even willing to teach you how to make classic pizza in your very own home. Included in the class is instruction on Neapolitan pies, calzones, and schiacciatta. $65 6:30 p.m. 1883 145th Place S.E., 425-644-4285. BELLEVUE March 9 Join oyster expert Jon Rowley at Dish it Up! and learn everything—including preparations for oyster stir fry and which wines to serve along with your half-shells—you'll ever need to know about oysters. $60. 6–9 p.m. 2425 33rd Ave. W. Suite B, 206-281-7800. MAGNOLIA March 14 Campagne chef Daisley Gordon returns to Dish it Up! just in time to get you going on an early spring menu of leeks in vinaigrette, comté and thyme gougères, and salmon rillettes. $65. 6–8:30 p.m. 2425 33rd Ave. W. Suite B, 206-281-7800. MAGNOLIA

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