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Dining events: Primo Grill cooking classes, Star Chefs gala, Slider burger cook-off and a whiskey fundraiser

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on March 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm | No Comments »
March 6, 2014 3:34 pm
Pictured here is a slider duo from HG Bistro in Puyallup. In 2012, the restaurant competed at the Museum of Glass slider cook-off. The event returns March 29 at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. File photo 2012. Janet Jensen/Staff photographer
Pictured here is a slider duo from HG Bistro in Puyallup. In 2012, the restaurant competed at the Museum of Glass slider cook-off. The 2014 event returns March 29 at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. File photo 2012. Janet Jensen/Staff photographer

For your dining schedule – cooking classes at Primo Grill, the slider cook-off at Museum of Glass, the Star Chefs gala and a firefighter fundraiser featuring shots of whiskey and a pub bus. Read on.

Ticket alert: Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival
Tickets are on sale now for the Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival, scheduled for July 26 at the Harbor History Museum. Tom Douglas, the James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur from Seattle, will act as celebrity chef for the event that features a day of food seminars, wine tastings and other culinary-centered activities. For more information, visit harborwineandfoodfest.com or call 253-514-0071. Tickets are discounted to $65 if purchased by March 30. After that, they’re $75.

Ticket alert: Star Chefs on Broadway
Tickets are on sale now for Star Chefs on Broadway, a March 30 fundraiser at the Pantages Theater benefiting the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts’ education programs. Chefs from Smoke + Cedar, Asado, Corina Bakery, Mercato Ristorante, Adriatic Grill, Art House Café and Dean Allen’s catering will cook for the event, which is a $200-per-person gala. Guests are encouraged to dress as Neverland characters: Peter Pan, Wendy, Smee, Captain Hook or Tinkerbell. Buy tickets at the box office, call 253-591-5894 or visit broadwaycenter.org.

Museum of Glass Slider Cook-Off
Beer from Narrows Brewing. Sliders from The Bite, Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Lobster Shop South, Maxwell’s, Paesan, Social and X Group Catering. The third Museum of Glass Slider Cook-Off on March 29 places chef against chef in a tiny food smackdown at the annual fundraiser for the Museum of Glass. Advance tickets are $35 and are expected to sell out. More info at museumofglass.org.

Pierce County Firefighters Pipes and Drums St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl
Pierce County Firefighter’s Pipes and Drums will play music and raise some cash with a pub crawl. For $25, participants will get a T-shirt and a shot of Heritage Distilling Co.’s Fall Classic Apple Cider Whiskey. Drinking and driving is idiotic, so take the pub bus for a fee of $75 (click below for details) or walk to and from participating pubs.
The schedule:
March 15
Noon at Crockett’s and TK Irish Pub in Puyallup; 3:30 p.m. at The Float and Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor; 6 p.m. at Doyle’s Public House and The Swiss in Tacoma.
March 17
4 p.m. at TK Irish Pub in Puyallup; 6 p.m. at the Swiss in Tacoma; then O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Doyle’s and Engine House No. 9, in Tacoma.
Bus service and other info at piercecountyfirefighterspipesanddrums.com

Spring cooking classes announced for Primo Grill
Tacoma’s Primo Grill has just announced its spring cooking classes. Sign up fast – they sell out. The schedule:
March 22: Spring Time in Tuscany
April 5: The Cuisine of Spain
April 19: Southern France
May 3:Grilling
Classes are $65. Call 253-383-7000 to reserve a spot.

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