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For those of you that have lived in town for a while you will remember that with Spring comes the first Seattle Restaurant Week where more than 165 local restaurants offer prix fixe three-course dinners for $30 and with 55 spots offering two-course lunches for $15. Participants span both sides of Lake Washington with new entries this year such as Percy’s & Co., Blue Sardinia and Amaro Bistro. The event runs Sunday through Thursday from April 12th – 16th and 19th – 23rd. For more details and participating restaurants check out the SRW site.
With Spring also comes nature’s bounty in our Farmers Markets. A recent visit this weekend spotted spring onions, broccolini, kale, morels, spring greens and wild nettles. For a complete list of what’s ripe and ready check the Seattle Neighborhoods Farmers Markets site. If you live in town there’s a market open nearly every day somewhere in the city.
Ballard’s 13th Annual Jazz Festival comes back this year on May 6th through 9th with a strong lineup. Top acts include Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein and the David Beaver Quintet. What does this have to do with food you might ask? Well, aside from dining at local establishments in between sets, you can also help yourself to a stack of pancakes at the traditional Swedish Pancake Jazz Brunch and the Nordic Heritage Museum on May 9th. Ticket prices vary for each show and festival passes can be purchased for a mere $100. Go on and put a little jazz in your life.