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Some people love spicy, chili-laden condiments more than their own mothers. I really don’t understand the fascination with it all but to each his/her own. Fortunately for these folk, there’s an annual event worth going to while the Mariners continue to underperform. Sriracha Night is back at Safeco Field on May 28th when fans can gorge themselves on food items such as a Mariners Dog topped with Sriracha-infused cream cheese or deep fried mac & cheese balls served with a side of Sriracha ranch dipping sauce. If you’re thirsty, you can have the odd combo of Sriracha flavored soft-serve shakes. For $30 you can purchase tickets online which gets you a Main level seat, a T-shirt, a voucher for a food item, and a terrible morning the next day. The deadline to purchase is noon on Wednesday, May 27.
Now who doesn’t like a good burger? Crickets…Which is why chef Derek Ronspies of Fremont’s Le Petit Cochon has created his version that includes three kinds of beef plus a slab of salt-cured foie gras from Puyallup’s Pleasant View Farm to boot. The burger includes ground brisket, short rib and bone marrow with all the accoutrements. It’s a burger worthy of making a special trip and what better way to finish off the evening than with two scoops of honey cinnamon or burnt marshmallow ice cream from his Grandma Blanche’s secret family recipe?
If wine is your thing then you may want to consider heading to the Master Somm Smackdown at The Coterie Room on Wednesday June 3rd. The event is hosted by Chef duo McCracken and Tough and Jackson Family Wines and will feature a five-course menu with 10 wine pairings by Master Sommeliers Sur Lucero and Emily Papach. At the end diners get to vote on the best pairing and crown the Master Somm. The reception begins at 5:30 and reservations can be made by calling 206-412-2547. Tickets are $120/pp plus tax/tip.