On this week's Thanksgiving/Black Friday-themed event EaterWire:
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL—For those service industry folk who had to work the Turkey Day shift (or for the folks looking for a leave-the-family-early excuse), Rum Club is hosting a cocktail event this Thursday to induce some customary Thanksgiving drowsiness. From 8p.m. to 1a.m., Eater's 2012 Bartender of the Year winner Adam Robinson will be preparing an all-stirred menu of digestifs featuring brown liquor, bitters, and amaros — the perfect after-dinner antidote for all your butter-slicked stomachs.
N. MISSISSIPPI—Beer bar Prost! continues its fourth-annual tradition by offering a completely free Thanksgiving feast on Thursday. Dinner starts at 6p.m. and includes a buffet of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and all the traditional fixin's, and though it's a complimentary turkey feed, owner Dan Hart encourages donations, which will benefit a local charity "for families that could use some assistance over the holidays." More information here.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL—Black Friday, the eye of the American consumer culture hurricane, is a masochist's dream holiday. But people who aren't into getting pulverized by overzealous buyers would be better suited for Distillery Row's decidedly different interpretation of the shopping shitshow. This Friday at the corner of SE Union and SE Pine, the five distilleries will be selling discounted bottles of handcrafted spirits. Several local food vendors — like Lovejoy Bakers, Alma Chocolate, and Water Avenue Coffee — will also be in attendance. The event's scheduled from 11a.m. to 6p.m., more information here.
BUCKMAN—Because the best way to fight a wine hangover is with more wine, SE Stark Street winery Enso will be popping bottles of their house-made reds, whites and pinks all through Thanksgiving weekend. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2p.m. to 10p.m., they'll be pouring a special selection consisting of their current lineup in addition to tastings from unreleased selections. More information here.
— Taylor Thompson