Read on for some weekend eating and drinking suggestions.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day. In case you missed it, a snapshot of Restaurant Bea was featured on The New York Times'sYou're the Boss blog earlier this week. The little Madrona eatery at 1423 34th Ave. is serving a special St. Patty's Day dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, including Painted Hills corned beef, soda bread, braised cabbage and Guinness ice cream floats.
Try a Guinness-spiked cupcake. Baked with Valrhona chocolate and stout and topped with Irish Cream buttercream frosting, the cakelets are available at all Trophy locations.
Skip the green beer. If you're not in the mood for Black and Tans and dyed brew this weekend, how about whiskey? Daniel's Broiler in Bellevue at 10500 Northeast 8th Street is presenting the largest bourbon collection west of Kentucky at its second annual Bourbon Bash tomorrow. More than 80 whiskeys will be featured from 5 to 8:30 p.m, including the revered 20-year-old 'Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve' and Woodford Reserve 'Four Wood' bourbons. General admission is $125. Call 425-990-6310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Eat snout-to-tail. Watch some of Seattle's finest chefs compete at this Sunday's culinary contest and pork-centric feast Cochon 555. Before you go, read this primer on the porcine wonders featured at the event. The happenings take place at Cedarbrook Lodge at 18525 36th Ave. South. Tickets start at $125 and are available here.