Mezcal Tasting, Easter Eating and More Food News

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1. Mezcaleria Oaxaca on Capitol Hill is hosting a mezcal tasting on April 7th and 8th from 4-6 p.m. with Andrea Hagan, an “expert mezcalera” from Mezcaloteca - a mezcal tasting bar in Oaxaca, Mexico. She’ll be presenting artisanal mezcals and helping guests to distinguish the different flavors and aromas of cultivated, domesticated and wild magueyes and their blends. Light snacks will be served as well. The cost is $50 per person. To reserve a space, email here.

2. Mayor Ed Murray has declared today, April 1st, “Ivar’s Fool’s Day.” The reason? Seattle Seafood chain, Ivar’s, is famous for its April Fool’s practical jokes and PR stunts, such as last year’s “Ivar’s Chowder SelectCM;” a groundbreaking new vending machine that delivered customized, mixed-to-order chowders at the touch of a button, 24 hours a day. Lots of people fell for it. To read the full proclamation and learn more about Ivar’s pranks and April Fool’s stunts throughout the years click here.

3. Looking for some Easter brunch or dinner ideas? Bar Cotto is offering brunch from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. that includes rich seasonal dishes like Pork Belly Hash with roasted fennel, Yukon gold potatoes, a poached egg, and fennel pollen and Creamy Polenta with braised beef, roasted garlic, and tomato. A few pizzas and desserts are also available, as are springtime cocktails. Reservations are encouraged. Call (206) 838-8081 or click here. Volunteer Park Cafe will host a family-style Easter “Supper” at 6 p.m. for $40. Reserve a spot here or call (206)328-3155.

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