Welcome to this week's event-planning EaterWire:
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DOWNTOWN: Downtown "dinerant" the Original shakes up tomorrow afternoon's happy hour by playing host to what it's dubbing a "Traveling Spirits Show," featuring four local craft spirits makers — Bull Run Distillery, New Deal Distillery, Big Bottom Whiskey, and Stone Barn Brandyworks. Representatives and producers from each brand will be on-hand from 4:30-7:30pm, with bartenders Doctor Watson (the Original) and Tommy Klus (Kask) creating specialty cocktails featuring the guest brands. Cocktails will be available a la carte during the event, for $7 each.
WEST END: Chef Chris Israel pairs with Teutonic Wines and Weingut Ackermann on Thursday, April 5 for the next installment of Gruner's spring wine dinners. Israel will serve up a six-course menu (details scarce at the moment), but each will be paired with wine from Oregon and Germany. Reservations are $150 and available here.
CENTRAL EASTSIDE INDUSTRIAL: So the Northwest Cider Association is a thing, and the organization will hold its first-annual Cidermaker's Dinner at chef Dolan Lane's clarklewis on Wednesday, April 4. The four-course dinner (not including an introductory "cocktail" hour with cider pours) will feature two Northwest artisanal ciders paired with each course (and the food itself features cider as a component of the dish). Tickets are $85 for non-Cider Association members and are available here.
SOUTHEAST: Upright Brewing's Alex Ganum and Castagna chef Justin Woodward team up for a four-course Upright pairing dinner on Wednesday, April 4. As per usual, Woodward will cook up a selection of his famous "snacks," as well as courses like cauliflower "in various textures" with oyster, horseradish and oxalis (paired with the Upright Gose) and rib-eye with smashed beets (paired with Upright's oyster stout). Reservations are $75 (including pairings and gratuity) and are available by calling the restaurant.