Montlake's Cafe Lago (not to be confused with Cafe Ladro) at 2908 24th Ave. E. hosts its first Pellegrini Dining Society dinner tonight. The meals are a way to honor the late UW Shakespeare prof, food writer, and Lago regular Angelo Pellegrini. Every third Monday of the month, diners are encouraged to swap stories while sharing six courses inspired by the author. A slew of food folk, from Henry Miller, M F K Fisher, and Alice Waters are big Pellegrini fans. The same goes for local chefs, including Poppy's Jerry Traunfeld and Marche's Greg Atkinson. To get the conversation going, friends of Pellegrini will attend each dinner. Although tonight's event is sold out, tickets for future dinners are on sale over here.
It is what it is: Greenwood's new Fred Meyer debuts a week from Friday. Phinneywood reports that the Meyer reincarnation at 100 NW 85th St. is more than 50,000 square feet bigger than the former box store at the same address. Some of that square footage will be filled with sushi, a lot of wine, and a Murray's cheese shop. The New York-based specialty cheese chain opened counters inside select QFC locations around town in 2012. A second Murray's is scheduled to open in the Ballard Fred Meyer in February.