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May brings more than flowers

Enjoy unique beverages, recipes, events, and the return of a farmers market.

Copperworks Distilling Co.

Yes, Copperworks was named "2018 Distillery of the Year" by the American Distilling Institute, but who else loves their spirits? Many restaurants use spirits selected exclusively for them: Elliott's Oyster House-9 th release of a custom-blended American Single Malt Whiskey; Willows Lodge-Sauvignon Blanc Cask Finished Gin; Cedarbrook Lodge-custom-blended American Single Malt Whiskey; Joli-gin finished in a Copperworks American Single Malt Whiskey cask; Three Magnets-Imperial Stout Cask Finished Gin and Stout Cask Finished American Single Malt Whiskey. Selections at Monsoon and Ba Bar, No Anchor, and Salish Lodge have sold out (ask to bring them back!), and new partnerships are in the works.

To see partnership announcements, follow Copperworks' social media. Taste these special restaurant selections or (and!) head to Copperworks Distilling Co. at 1250 Alaskan Way on Seattle's waterfront to enjoy flights of their spirits. Monday-Thursday noon-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday noon-7 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. 206-504-7604. copperworksdistilling.com


Dock & Drink

The new summer hotspot is Dock & Drink! Arrive by boat or car and enjoy this vibrant atmosphere with a front row seat to the best views of Lake Washington. Dive into a variety of mouthwatering offerings, including shareable and small bites, complimented with handcrafted cocktails, local beer and wine, and zero-proof mocktails - something to sip for everyone! Hang out on the boardwalk, unwind in our lakeside cabanas, or rent a paddleboard and cruise around the lake while you take in the views and enjoy live music. This serene lakefront escape returns this Memorial Day weekend!

Dock and Drink is located at 1053 Lake Washington Blvd N in Renton at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington. Two hour complimentary self-parking is available on weekdays, while weekends are always complimentary. Volta electric car charging stations available. Boat parking available on first come, first serve basis with a 3 hour limit. 425-203-1234. Dock and Drink Restaurant in Renton | Lakefront Outdoor Dining


A Bit of Taste

Yes, your place for ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, and gourmet food products is relocating from Queen Anne to Snohomish. Once the move is complete, online orders will be back, and those in the Seattle area can enjoy a mini road trip to a wonderful destination! In the meantime, visit the website and find delicious recipes using the great products you have on hand. Everything from soups and salads to appetizers, entrees, and dessert. Recent additions: Corn and Shrimp Chowder, Sumac Radish Salad, Roasted Almond Oil Hummus, Basil Pesto Pizza, Strawberry Fudge Sauce. You'll love every bite!

If you'd like to stay informed about the move, opening date, and online ordering, sign up for the newsletter. Go to www.abitoftaste.com , head to the bottom of the page, and sign up!


Queen Anne Farmers Market (QAFM)

Great local food is what draws people to farmers markets, and the Queen Anne Farmers Market works hard to create a vendor mix just right for their customers and community. It's Seattle's only independent farmers market and features an all-food roster of farmers and other local food producers. They also offer live music, chef demos, and children's activities. It's a true neighborhood experience. The 2022 season features more than 50 farmers and artisan food vendors, as well as three additional market Saturdays. It all begins again on Thursday, June 2.

Queen Anne Farmers Market takes place every Thursday from June 2 to October 13, 2022, from 3-7:30 p.m. The additional Saturday markets are Halloween Harvest Market, October 29; Thanksgiving Harvest Market, November 19; and Winter Solstice Market, December 17; from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. QAFM takes place at West Crockett Street and Queen Anne Ave N. 206-428-1983. qafm.org


Café to Café Grand Tour of the Pacific Northwest

Love scenic rides and great food? Café to Café was meant for you. Sign up to get a list of 15 restaurants and head to each between March and September 30, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Sure, Café to Café was created for motorcycle riders, but there is no reason (except for those off-road suggestions) you and your car can't join in the fun. Once registered, you'll get a packet with all the details. Riding/driving to all the beautiful areas can get you a handsome certificate, and dining at the locations gets you bonus points! Eating to win - brilliant!

For all the details and to sign up, go to Café to Café Grand Tour: Ride to eat, eat to ride! (soundrider.com).


Brinnon ShrimpFest

Memorial weekend screams sun, water, and seafood. Great way to celebrate? Brinnon ShrimpFest, a community celebration of the Hood Canal Spot Shrimp and other local seafood! Eat Hood Canal shrimp onsite and buy shrimp to take home. Tides are low enough this weekend for easy harvest of clams and oysters on public beaches nearby (license required), and weather is traditionally marvelous. Family fun includes rides, arts and craft booths, food booths, live music, kids' activities. What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than by giving back to the Brinnon community, enjoying the beer garden, and savoring a Hood Canal specialty?

Brinnon ShrimpFest takes place over Memorial Weekend: May 28, 10-6, and May 29, 10-5. Gate Fee $5/day. Includes parking. Kids under 12 FREE with paying parent. Active Military and Veterans FREE (with ID). Tickets at the gate: 251 Hjelvicks Road in Brinnon. www.brinnonshrimpfest.org

 

May 2022


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