If you'd prefer dessert for dinner this New Year's Eve, Ballard's Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery at 5427 Ballard Ave. is offering sweets and drinks until 1 a.m. Autumn Martin is introducing her newest baked concoction December 31: A five-layer smoked chocolate whiskey cake. Slices will be served with a glass of sparkling wine all evening for ten bucks, and butterbeer will be plentiful.
If your list of things to do in 2013 includes dining at a chef's table, here's an option. Alongside a few other eateries around town, Madrona's Restaurant Bea at 1423 34th Ave. offers a chef's choice dining menu for four. With a full view of the kitchen, diners are served five courses from on and off the menu for a reasonable $55 a person.