Mercato Ristorante (111 Market St., NE, Olympia) hosts a three-course menu paired with wine from 5 p.m. to close every Thursday. The cost is $35 per person. Reserve your space at 360.528.3663.
Learn to identify wines by look, taste and smell with certified wine specialist Chuck Ubben 5-7 p.m. at Stink Cheese and Meat (628 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma). The cost is $5 per person. NO RSVPs needed.
Iranian-born Mitra will demonstrate how to make a Greek feast at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at the Bayview School of Cooking (516 W. Fourth Ave., Olympia). The cost is $60. Reserve your spot at 360.754.1448.
The Aficionado Cigar Lounge (72nd and Waller Road, Tacoma) will host a Romeo y Juliet Cigars event featuring the Reserva Real from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Expect door prizes, drawings, food, drinks and 39 floor-to-ceiling humidors.
PRE-FUNK AT THE CLOVERLEAF
The Cloverleaf Pizza (6430 Sixth Ave., Tacoma) celebrates St. Patrick's Day with special Irish menu, Irish beers, Larry the Leprechaun, live music and more beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 17.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Alderbrook Resort & Spa (7101 E. State Route 106, Union) will host a six-course Mac & Jack's beer dinner featuring Irish cuisine at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17. The cost is $79 per person. Reserve your space at 360.898.5500.
MARCH MARTINI MADNESS
Every Tuesday in March Toscanos Café and Wine Bar (437 29th St. NE, Puyallup) will serve martinis in collector glasses.
On the night of the Spring Equinox, Leanne Willard shares her Syrah-braised lamb dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the Bayview School of Cooking (516 W. Fourth Ave., Olympia). The cost is $45. Reserve your spot at 360.754.1448.
Salty's at Redondo Beach (28201 Redondo Beach Dr. S., Des Moines) hosts a Franciscan Estates four-course wine dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, March 23. The cost is $75 per person. Reserve your space at 253.946.0636.
Chef Tom Pantley of (Toscanos Café and Wine Bar (437 29th St. NE, Puyallup) will led a cooking class titled "Cooking with Martinis" at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 25. The 5-course dinner class is $60 per person. Reserve your space at 253.864.8600.
Duke's Chowder House (3327 Ruston way, Tacoma) will host a five-course vodka dinner pairing food with Ketel One, Belvedere and Smirnoff at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28. The cost is $70 per person. Reserve your space at 206.985.9466.
Morso (9014 Peacock Hill Ave., Gig Harbor) will serve a five-course wine dinner featuring Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars winemaker Jean-Francois Pellet at 6:30 p.m. April 5. The cost is $95 a person. Reserve your spot at 253.530.3463.
Primo Grill (601 S. Pine, Tacoma) hosts a "The Heartland of Italy" cooking class at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21. The cost is $65, which includes a glass of wine. Reserve your space at 253.383.7000.
ENDLESS SUSHI ROLL
TWOKOI Japanese Restaurant (1552 Commerce St., Tacoma) offers an awesome weekday lunch deal for those you dig sushi rolls. For $19 you may chow down as many rolls as you can at the sushi bar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Go for it.
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