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This Weekend's WhiskeyFest NW; Pacific Pie's Anniversary

PEARL DISTRICT— Happy whiskey weekend, everybody: The second-annual WhiskeyFest NW sets up shop in the Pearl District tonight and tomorrow (May 9 and 10), with more than 100 distilleries offering tastes of their ryes, single-malts, and cask-strengths. To pass the time in between tastes, the event also promises live music, cigar tents, a mechanical bull, and food vendors by the likes of Pok Pok, Raven & Rose, and Ataula. Tickets are $25 (which includes three tastes); more information here. [EaterWire]

VARIOUS LOCATIONS— Sarah Curtis-Fawley and Chris Powell will celebrate the fifth anniversary of their Aussie-inflected Pacific Pie Co. this Sunday, May 11: Both locations (in Southeast and NW 23rd) will offer free pie tastes and complimentary beer samples. More information here. [EaterWire]

CENTRAL EASTSIDE— Russian restaurant Kachka will celebrate Victory Day — the May 9 anniversary of the German/Soviet treaty that ended the countries' WWII conflict — by offering its entire caviar menu for $100 (usual price: $160). The caviar service can be paired with the brandy-filled "Flames of Moscow" cocktail, which will be $5 all weekend. [EaterWire]


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