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ON THE PLATE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 7 Seattle Art Museum is making its new "Painted Visions of India and Pakistan" exhibition a feast for more than just the eyes. SAM's current café menu is as Indian as a Bollywood flick, so you can get your tandoori-style chicken salad, your lamb korma, or even the unfortunately punny SAMosa plate either before or after you admire the many masterpieces on display. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues.-Wed. and Fri.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Thurs. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 17 It's like insalata caprese on a pizzawell, not really. But basil, Roma tomatoes, and mozzarella still make comfortable bedfellows in Pagliacci's limited-run summer recipe. The pizza costars olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs. For deliveries, call 206-726-1717. VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 31 Just when you thought the hamburger couldn't get fancier, Szmania's in Magnolia whips out an Angus beef burger with smoked bacon, heirloom tomatoes, and "onion jam." Make no mistake: This gourmet burger, part of the restaurant's new summer menu, is intended to be savored with a glass of red wine. What's next? Bologna with chanterelles and a port reduction? Dinner from 4:30-10 p.m. Tues.-Sun. 3321 W. McGraw St., 206-284-7305. THROUGH NOVEMBER 22 In honor of college football, the Yarrow Bay Grill is gearing up for another season of its Husky brunch cruise. At the Sept. 6 home opener against Indiana, you can watch proud Washington lads knock the stuffing out of silly Midwesterners after feasting on orange-macadamia nut French toast, roasted vegetable quiche, or the "Husky scramble" with ham and Tillamook cheddar. 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 Pt., 425-803-2941. KIRKLAND AUGUST 28 Tom Douglas is serving up a prix fixe BBQ dream at his Palace Kitchen. What better way to bid August farewell than to savor Douglas' pork ribs, applewood-grilled chicken with mango sauce, bourbon-and-molasses baked beans, and collard greens? We love the smell of grillin' in the eveningsmells like hickory. $25. 2030 Fifth Ave., 206-448-2001. BELLTOWN SEPTEMBER 5 Ivar's has been "keeping clam" for 65 years, waiting patiently for the day that phrases like "clamtastic celebration" and "random acts of clamness" could appear in a press release without incurring widespread public ridiculeand friends, that day has arrived. Join scores of revelers (including Ivar's icon Clara the Tap-Dancing Clam) at what is sure to be the freakiest freak show this town has seen in years. And I quote: "Free clam tattoos will be distributed to kids." There will also be a clam-eating contest. Free. 2-7 p.m. Pier 54, 206-587-6500. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE SEPTEMBER 5-7 What does Bellevue taste like? Judging from the Bite of Crossroads food festival, our neighbor to the east tastes a lot like gyozas, tacos, borscht, phad Thai, and chocolate chip cookies all rolled into a weekend-long frenzy of overconsumption, live music, and balloon animals. $12. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri./Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Crossroads Shopping Center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., 425-644-1111. BELLEVUE SEPTEMBER 6 Fancy eats and artsy treats await those who explore the Best of the San Juans Festival. Glassblowing, woodcarving, and various other non-culinary arts will accompany a parade of edible masterworks: oysters, grilled salmon, lavender truffles, pastries, and tapenades will be among the featured foods. Wines from San Juan and Lopez Island should complete the spread quite nicely. $1 per "taste ticket." 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Westcott Bay Reserve Sculpture Park, 360-370-5050. SAN JUAN ISLAND THE GRAPEVINE AUGUST 30 Let it never be said that Fremont's Red Apple Market & Wine Bar is unfriendly to man's best friend. At the wine bar's upcoming "chillables" tasting (featuring picnic-worthy wines), the family dog is invited: "Yes, you may bring your pooch!" For those who go a little overboard, "hair of the dog" may take on an unpleasant new meaning. $5. 3-6 p.m. 3601 Fremont Ave. N., 206-633-3663. FREMONT More picnic wines await at Pete's, where Palm Bay Imports wine maestro Pasquale Cognetta will guide enthusiasts through light wines from Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and France. Free. 3-6 p.m. 134 105th Ave. N.E., 425-454-1100. BELLEVUE SEPTEMBER 3 Duckhorn Wines VP Peter Przybylinski presents his vineyard's wares at the first of a series of wine dinners at 727 Pine. Expect a full house, in part because no one will have any difficulty finding the place. $115. 6:30 p.m. 727 Pine St., 206-774-6253. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE SEPTEMBER 4 John Calmeyer of Napa Valley's Stag's Leap Wine Cellars will be chewing the fatexcuse us, the foie graswith lucky diners at Vivanda's five-course winemaker's dinner. In lieu of actual foie gras, the chef will provide lobster mousse, grilled Nova Scotia sea scallops, and roasted duck breast, among other savory indulgences. $145. 7 p.m. 95 Pine St., 206-442-1121. PIKE PLACE MARKET Are you lonesome tonight? Let Washington wines, disco paraphernalia, and other moderately attractive, highly desirous singles sweep your troubles away at the grand debut of Bacchus Events Social Club. In addition to the vino, this EMP mixer will feature a dessert buffet, so you can expand your belly as well as your social circle. Free. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Experience Music Project, 325 Fifth Ave. N., 206-755-4755. SEATTLE CENTER SEPTEMBER 5-6 Eric Dunham of Dunham Cellars will be talkin' wine and lookin' fine at Earth & Ocean this week as the restaurant debuts its new prix fixe pairing menu. Foie gras, grape leaf-wrapped turbot, and Niman Ranch lamb rack are among the courses to be paired with Dunham syrahs, trutinas, and ice wines. $70. 1112 Fourth Ave., 206-264-6060. DOWNTOWN SEATTLE BACK TO SCHOOL AUGUST 29 Ruth Ozeki authored one of the best-titled books in history (My Year of Meats); she's the fiction-writing equivalent of Fast Food Nation scribe Eric Schlosser, and she's coming to Whole Foods Market to answer questions about her work and the American food industry. Pre-registration is a must! Co-sponsored by Slow Food Seattle. Free. 7 p.m. 1026 N.E. 64th St., 206-985-1500. ROOSEVELT AUGUST 30 Just in case you haven't yet been led around Pike Place Market by a prominent Northwest chef, Kerry Sear of Cascadia is playing tour guide one last time this summer to help aspiring foodies make the best of what the Market has to offer. Fee includes lunch at the restaurant, which is also where the tour begins. $65. 10 a.m. 2328 First Ave., 206-448-8884. BELLTOWN ...or you could get Matt Costello of Library Bistro to show you the sights, sounds, and smells during his Market tour. On Chef Matt's agenda: fish merchants and produce vendors, as well as Pike & Western Wine Shop (for a lesson in wine pairing). You'll even swing by Sur La Table and Seattle Cutlery for a primer on kitchen utensils. Fee includes lunch at Library Bistro. $65. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Meet at the Pig (Pike St. and Pike Place Market), 206-340-6710. PIKE PLACE MARKET food@seattleweekly.com

 
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