GF Brunch at Capitol Cider, “Beast Mode” Skittles Vodka, and More Food News

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1. Gluten-free brunch starts up this Saturday, January 25 at Capitol Cider. In addition to offering lunch, dinner and one of the biggest selections of bottled and draft ciders in the US, the Capitol Hill watering hole is serving breakfast and “lunch-type” eats. The menu includes apple and pork sausage with grits and garlic-braised greens and corn cakes with crumbled bacon, maple butter and shredded apples. Brunch will be served on both Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

2. A new Mexican spot is headed for Lower Queen Anne this summer. Queen Anne View reports that the family-owned Agave Cocina & Tequilas is planning to open its doors by May in the new EXPO building. The 1st Ave. location is Agave’s third; you’ll find the same homemade, trans-fat and preservative free fare at Redmond Town Center and Issaquah Highlands.

3. Local chefs have signed on to lead cooking classes at the Foundry, the new event space by Herban Feast. Derek Ronspies from Le Petit Cochon teaches all/more than you need to know about offals and innards January 27; Miyabi 45th’s Mutsuko Soma talks about soba and sake February 3; Josh Nebe of Dackel and Radiator Whiskey demonstrates sausage making basics February 17 and Manu Alfau from La Bodega prepares Dominican empanadas March 16. Click here for enrollment details and additional class descriptions.

4. Even booze purists can appreciate this how-to video from Allrecipes for Seahawks-inspired “Beast Mode Vodka” infused with green and blue Skittles.

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