Your Daily Dose of Food News, Events and Must-Read Miscellany Once a

Your Daily Dose of Food News, Events and Must-Read Miscellany

Once a year the Arcade Lights event comes around and Pike Place Market is open for business in the evening as local, artisans ply their wares to curious consumers. This year, on April 24th the event will bring over 70 purveyors of food and drink with wineries, breweries, sweet and savory food makers and even some hard core booze distillers on hand. The price of admission? $60 gets you in at 7 p.m. on the General Admission ducket while you can fork over an extra $10 for the early entry pass which gets you all of a half hour preview. If you’re feeling like a VIP then $120 gets you in at 6 p.m. with some exclusive tastings and a few extra tokens to burn. For more information and to purchase tickets see the event site.

Chef Ethan Stowell will open a new restaurant in Seattle’s Four Seasons Hotel in late spring, to replace ART Restaurant & Lounge. According to the press release “the restaurant will bring Stowell’s renowned Pacific Northwest cuisine to the heart of Downtown Seattle for visitors and locals alike to enjoy.” Stowell says that since closing Union in 2010 he’s been on the hunt for the right place downtown. Chef Joe Ritchie, who currently heads the kitchen at Stowell’s mkt. in Tangletown, will helm the new spot, wich will be open for lunch and dinner and will “offer a gorgeous selection of shellfish from the region, a top-notch burger, and a smattering of classic appetizers among modern Pacific Northwest dishes.”

If you need more fun and entertainment in your life (and who doesn’t?) then you might be excited about the recently announced planned opening of Round 1 Entertainment at Westfield Southcenter Mall. The facility will offer a wide variety of ways to increase endorphin levels via arcade games, ping pong, billiards and bowling. But wait, there’s more…you can also do karaoke if that’s your game. Fortunately, beer and wine will also be served.

And what would a daily update be this time of year without an obligatory Easter brunch mention? Incomplete. So here goes – Trellis Restaurant in The Heathman Hotel Kirkland will be putting out their spread on Sunday, April 5th from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. You’ll get eggs benedict, Belgian waffles and corned beef hash among other things. And if you need respite from all the family fun then you can head back in the afternoon for four hours of ‘happy hour’ from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. which gets you Piri Piri spiced chicken skewers, cheesesteak sandwiches and less expensive drinks. Call 425-284-5900 or reserve on-line at