Ever Spatchcocked a Turkey?

We haven’t. Which is why we recommend spending Thanksgiving weekend at some of these events, rather than learning that
technique for preparing the noble bird.*

*Though if you’re curious, here it is.

The Buckaroos Thanksgiving Eve Special at The Triple Door
Downtown Seattle
Wednesday, November 26th @7pm and 10pm
An evening of dance, comedy, and machismo. Repeat.
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2014 Seattle Turkey Trot
Golden Gardens Park, SeattleThursday, November 27th @ 9am

Join hundreds of others on this pre-feast 5K run in support of
the Ballard Food Bank. 

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Thanksgiving at Ray’s Boathouse Restaurant
Ballard, SeattleThursday, November 27th 11am – 8pm

A Thanksgiving feast for the whole family (and the extended
family too). 

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Thanksgiving in Wine Country
Yakima Valley, WashingtonNovember 28th – 30th

Escape the city and spend Thanksgiving sampling the best of
Washington wines in over 35 vineyards, cellars, and wineries. 

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Not satiated by these events? Check out the full list of Thanksgiving
weekend activities at www.hurryout.com.

5 Reasons Beaujolais Nouveau is Taking Over in Seattle


Beaujolais Nouveau is the latest event being uncorked in Seattle. Here are 5 reasons why it’s become so popular with the bourgeoisie.


1. It’s called ‘The New Vintage’. And which Seattlite doesn’t love a good paradox?
“I’m sensing a strong, fruit body with a smooth, oxymoronic finish.”



2. It’s touted as a wine for the anti-connoisseur. 
The idea for this young, red wine was originally conceived of as a way to offload large quantities of wine, quickly, and for a decent profit. Feel free to drink it with donuts from Top-Pot. 

Donuts plus Baeujolais Nouveaus equals class.


3. It’s meant to be drunk young.
Think of this wine as more like freshly-caught grapes. 



4. It’s a rabble-rauser.
The same wind produced in the sleepy vineyards shown below sparks parties and barrel-rolling races at 12:01am on November 20th of every year. 


5. It’s here.

No need to fly to France to take part in the festivities. There are Beaujolais Nouveau events happening here in Seattle too. Check them out. 


Photo Credit: French American Chamber of Commerce, Hajime NAKANO on Flickr (CC BY-SA 3.0), Geoff Wong on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)