Four custom copper stills from the other side of the pond have arrived at Copperworks Distilling Company's downtown Seattle tasting room. Each still was hand-hammered and assembled in the Scottish Highlands. Copperworks continues to install equipment and fixtures--including the recently transported vintage bar from B&O's Capitol Hill location--at their nearly 7,000-square-foot waterfront facility at 51 University St. An official opening date is yet to be announced, but you can follow the distillery's progress on Facebook.
In other news, Judkins St. Cafe at 2608 S Judkins St. is hosting a three-course, prix fixe "Meatless Mardi Gras" meal next month. It's one of a series of special Monday night dinners conceived by owner Michael McGloin. On February 11 from 6 to 8 p.m., guest chef Kim O'Donnel will be running the Judkins St. kitchen. The Meat Lover's Meatless Celebrations author is prepping New Orleans-inspired vegan fare for the event, including hush puppies and raw kale salad, Cajun blackened tofu with red beans and brown rice, and bread pudding with boozy citrus sauce. The dinner is a steal at $23 per person. Call (206) 322-1091 for reservations.