ON THE PLATE AUGUST 6 New England's a long way away, but you'll almost smell the salty sea air when author Brooke Dojny signs your

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Food Events Around Town

ON THE PLATE AUGUST 6 New England's a long way away, but you'll almost smell the salty sea air when author Brooke Dojny signs your copy of The New England Clam Shack Cookbook. The event also includes a clam-oriented demonstration. Free. 6:30 p.m. 17171 Bothell Way N.E., 206-366-3333. LAKE FOREST PARK AUGUST 7 This week's guest chef at FareStartJohnathan Sundstrom of Earth & Oceanis bound to make his appearance a night to remember. The menu includes heirloom tomato salad, rosemary leg of lamb, and featured wines from the Chinook Winery. We pity da fool who misses out on this one. $16.95. 5:30-7:45 p.m. 1902 Second Ave., 206-443-1233. BELLTOWN AUGUST 8-10 Reason 1 to attend the Taste of Edmonds festival: "palatable delights" of every possible Edmondsian sort. Reason 2: "inflatable rides" and other kid-pleasing paraphernalia. Reason 3: an appearance by legendary (?) rock band the Penguins. $2. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. Seventh Avenue and Bell Street., 425-776-6711. EDMONDS AUGUST 9 Two culinary divas with star power to burn (Kathy Casey and Pike Place Market Cookbook author Braiden Rex-Johnson) team up for a book signing and tasting extravaganza at Casey's newest Market venture, Dish D'lish. Free. 1:30-3 p.m. 1501 Pike Place, 206-223-1848. PIKE PLACE MARKET AUGUST 9-16 When the Washington State Farmers Market Association invites you to "get fresh with your local farmer" in celebration of Farmers Market Week, they don't mean pinching him or saying: "Hey, farmer, d'you come here often?" Because we already know they dothey come weekly to markets across the state to ply their juicy, flavorful, supermarket-shaming wares. So instead of pinching 'em, pat 'em on the back. Free. Call 206-706-1932 for more information. WASHINGTON STATE AUGUST 10 The Milk Mustache Mobile is finally touching down in Seattle, offering local teens the chance of a lifetime. You could join the likes of Melissa Joan Hart and that guy from Scrubs as the next milk mustache model. The mobile will also be offering "cool new milk flavors," including orange vanilla, which presumably comes from Creamsicle cows. Free. 5-9 p.m. 1601 Fifth Ave. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE AUGUST 12 Under-the-stars eating is a summertime must, and FareStart has organized a peach of a dinner this week, with tomato-themed apps from 727 Pine, pork adobado courtesy of Bell Harbor (also the site of the event), and blackberry tarts from Yarrow Bay Grill. Accompanying this all-star menu: pinot gris, fume blanc, syrah, and other selections from Columbia Winery's extensive inventory. La vie est belle! $125-$150. 6-9 p.m. Pier 66, 206-267-6210. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE AUGUST 15 When Pike Place Market invites you to "dine on the cobblestones," you can be sure you're getting more than a mouthful of rocks. To raise funds for the Market Foundation, 40 local restaurants (including high-powered chowhouses Campagne and Fandango) are once again joining forces to create a superbuffet. MC Gustavo will provide the tunes; you will provide the chewing. $60/person, $100/couple. 7:30-11 p.m. Pike Place, between Virginia Street and Pine Street 206-774-5262. PIKE PLACE MARKET AUGUST 16 We would not urge you to attend the "Joe Kuhn" Community Clambake if we did not believe that it is, as the big yellow flyer claims, "The Greatest Clambake on Earth." Any clambake that has the unmitigated chutzpah to insist on its ultimate superiority must be superior. That is our clambake story, and we're stickin' to it. $5-$10. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Uptown Rec Center Lawn, 360-385-7911. PORT TOWNSEND AUGUST 17 Slow Food Puget Sound is celebrating Pike Place Market's 96th birthday with sausage, potato salad, watermelon, and jugglers. Local author Braiden Rex-Johnson (The Pike Place Market Cookbook) will be giving Market tours, and Uli Lengenberg, local sausage kingpin, will talk about meat and forgive you for mispronouncing his name. $5/$2.50. 1-4 p.m. Pike Place and Virginia Street, 206-774-5225. PIKE PLACE MARKET ON TAP THROUGH OCT. 31 When you think of Gig Harbor, three syllables should come to mind: mar-ti-ni. That's because local landmark the Beach House is turning its Puget Sound-hugging sand into something called Martini Beach, where the drinks are stiff and the party is nonstop. Just imagine Gidget in a smoking jacket and you'll get the drift. Starts at 3 p.m. daily. 13802 Purdy Dr. N.W., 253-858-9900. GIG HARBOR AUGUST 10 Been to enough summer brewfests yet? We didn't think so. Get your suds next week in festive Mount Vernon, where six microbreweries and three absurdly named bands (including evergreen favorite Frankly Moanin') should rocket you to beer-soaked bliss. $15. 1-7 p.m. 416 Gates St., 360-336-8955. MOUNT VERNON THE GRAPEVINE AUGUST 10 The Loire Valley of France may be known for its chⴥaux, but between sight-seeing ventures the canny visitor will take the time to get properly sloshed. Local sommelier Arnie Millan will discuss Loire wines at length as Margaux's Chef Zarkades concocts a five-course feast. $75. 7 p.m. 401 Lenora St., 206-777-1990. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE AUGUST 12 Dieter Schafer, indefatigable wine educator extraordinaire, is gearing up for another of his regular Tasting Room tastings. Red blends are on the enological menu this time around. $15. Seatings from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 1924 Post Alley, 206-770-9463. PIKE PLACE MARKET AUGUST 14 It's bargain time at Seattle Cellars, Ltd. Top-scoring wines in limited release are the order of the day, and according to select sources (i.e., the Cellars' PR department), these vinos are "tasting mighty fine." Free. 5-7 p.m. 2505 Second Ave., 206-256-0850. BELLTOWN Famed for its cabbage, the Napa Valley region also turns out some pretty decent wine, and the folks at Esquin Wine Merchants are thoroughly geeked about the latest Valley vinos. Taste them and see what you think. Free. 5-6:30 p.m. 2700 Fourth Ave. S., 206-682-7374. SODO AUGUST 16 A quick jaunt around Spain courtesy of the Red Apple Wine Bar is almost certainly in your future. Picture, if you will, a collection of pretty people snacking on tapas and sipping cava and sherry, whites and reds from that country. It's like saving on airfare to C�ba without missing a thing. $20 before Aug. 11, $25 at the door. 4-7 p.m. 3601 Fremont Ave. N., 206-633-3663. FREMONT AUGUST 17 There are winemakers dinners, and then there are winemakers dinners al fresco. Sapphire's is of the latter variety; the under-the-stars feast will be accompanied, aptly enough, by wines from California's Starry Night Winery. Scheduled sips to include sauvignon blanc, Russian River chardonnay, and the Rh�style adara blend, all from 2001. The seven-course menu promises to be Med-inspired and sumptuous. $75. 6 p.m. 1625 Queen Anne Ave. N., (206) 281-1931. QUEEN ANNE HILL BACK TO SCHOOL AUGUST 12 Cook's World is pairing two of the best things about Seattle eatingCascadia chef Kerry Sear and summertimefor a cooking class that's all about fresh, local ingredients. $46. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 2900 N.E. Blakeley St., 206-528-8192. UNIVERSITY VILLAGE AUGUST 14 It's one thing for some fancy-schmancy chef to concoct sherry-glazed sturgeon for you; it's quite another to do it yourself. Chef Nemeth of the Woodmark Hotel's signature bistro, Waters, will teach you how at his upcoming summertime cooking class at Sur La Table. Corn cakes with scallion relish, anyone? $45. 6 p.m. 90 Central Way, 425-827-5541. KIRKLAND AUGUST 15 If you seek education on the subject of salmon, 911 Media Arts Center has just the film for you. Net Loss: The Storm Over Salmon Farming deals with many hush-hush topics relevant to our salmon-crazed Northwest populace, including the use of "colorants" and the raising of salmon in "giant underwater cages." $6. 8 p.m. 117 Yale Ave. N., 206-682-6552. DOWNTOWN food@seattleweekly.com

 
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