Now that’s what we call fine dining.
Skillet Diner Preview Pop-Up Restaurant
What: Sneak a peek at the almighty food truck’s soon-to-arrive resto menu during three days of sit-down dinners.
Why: Dishes like braised pork belly waffles, seared sockeye salmon, and the signature burger, plus beer and wine.
When: Mon.-Wed., 5:30-9:30 p.m. (Kids’ menu offered 5:30-6:30 p.m.)
Where: Mount Baker Community Club, 2811 Mount Rainier Dr. S. (206-722-7209). Tickets ($10-$30) online at brownpapertickets.com.
Organic Cocktail Contest
What: Top bartenders from Tavern Law, Vessel, and The Hunt Club whip up drinks using locally made spirits in celebration of Washington Organic Week.
Why: Pull up a bar stool, taste the competing concoctions, and vote for your favorite.
When: Tues., 5-11 p.m.
Where: Tini Bigs, 100 Denny Way (206-284-0931).
What: In uncertain times, nothing is a sure bet. But with Ray-Bans, you can’t go wrong — especially when they’re up to 40 percent off.
Why: Dress the rest of you at the Best of L.A. sale (think Karen Zambos, Dear Creatures, and Wren).
Where: Online at swirl.com.
Seattle Pinball Museum
What: A hands-on, indoor-sports museum that lets you get your game on.
Why: Fifteen vintage machines (1936-1994) — decked out with retro characters like Flash Gordon and the Harlem Globetrotters — for your bumper-action pleasure.
When: Mon., Tues. & Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 2-10 p.m.; Sat., noon-10 p.m.
Where: 508 Maynard Ave. S. Admission is $5.
What: Stylish, collapsible bags made from lightweight, machine-washable Tyvek.
Why: Carry the locally designed totes inside your purse, then unfurl into medium or weekender size when needed.
When: Available Wed. Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Via Lago, 129 Lake St. S., Kirkland (425-893-9191).
Photo: Courtesy of Skillet