Just a few things to check out, of foodie interest, today and Sunday.
Friday, August 18
This African coffee tasting offers connoisseurs a chance to experience side-by-side taste comparisons of African varietals, including Ethiopia Yergecheffe, Kenya, Rwanda, Red Sea Blend, and a variety which tastes naturally of blueberries. $7.50 advance/ $10 at the door (admission includes a half pound of coffee). Two tastings: noon-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Trabant Chai Lounge, 1308 N.E. 45th St., 206-675-0668. UNIVERSITY DISTRICT
Pike Place Market's 11th annual Sunset Supper at the Market features many, many restaurants, from 94 Stewart, to Union Restaurant, participating in this buffet-style outdoor dinner. This event, in which you're encouraged to tour the market, snacking your way along and chatting with the chefs, is a fundraiser to support the Pike Place Market Senior Center, Childcare, Preschool, Medical Center, and Food Bank. $85 and up. 7:30-11 p.m. Pike Place Market, 206-774-5252, www.pikeplacemarket.org. DOWNTOWN
Sunday, August 20
If you stop by Pike Place Market for this Sunday's Summer Chef Demo, you'll meet Bruce Naftaly of Le Gourmand, that great French restaurant hidden in clear view in Ballard. Naftaly will demonstrate how to prepare our own favorite non-native weed, blackberries, just as they're ripening in parks and backstreets all over town. Samples and recipes provided. Free. Noon. Tent at Pike Place and Stewart Street. DOWNTOWN