A celebration of Tarot Art at Ritual

Come explore local tarot art with us for the March Capitol Hill Art Walk – featuring the deck and prints of local Seattle artist Jon Garaizer, decks from PDX based Pixel Occult, and Olympia, WA based Abacus Corvus, as well as readings and a wine reception.

Pikilia Pop-up

Let’s go to Omega for a Pikilia…..
Pik-a-what?
Pikilia – a variety of delectable meze bites enjoyed with tsipouro, ouzo, Greek beer & wine.

$55 per person gets you a variety tray of meze, and two glasses of alcohol (tsipouro, ouzo, beer or wine).

Fun music playlist from Tim Betterley, DJ at KEXP.
Great tastes from Omega’s Chef Tana Mielke.
Greek Punch and unique cocktails from Brian Link (winner of Cochon 555 Seattle and People’s Choice at Punch Kings in Denver)

Greek Dancing, Music, Meze @ Omega

You couldn’t get to Naoussa for Carnival (Mardi Gras but Greek!) so we brought the dancers to you!

Doors open at 5 and dancing begins at 7

$65 per person includes:

– a Pikilia Platter of delectable meze (Value = $30)

– a glass of beer, wine, ouzo or tsipouro (Value = $10)

– a $25 donation to St. Demetrios Greek Dance Program (Value Priceless)

In partnership with

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church &

Dance Director, Marty McAndrews

Help Feed the Hungry with Bar Vacilando

Bar Vacilando is partnering with Food Lifeline to make a dent in the fight against hunger. We’re donating a portion of all food sales during the month of November to Food Lifeline. Join us for a night out, order any dish off our menu, and you’ll help feed a neighbor in need!

Sustainability by the glass as Footprint Wine Tap opens on E Madison

Footprint Wine Tap — “Seattle’s first sustainable keg wine on tap bar” — is now open on Capitol Hill.

CHS first introduced you earlier this year to Seattle wine expert Kenneth Dillon and his plan to overhaul a shuttered E Madison beer tap concept into a new experiment in wine enjoyment and retail.

The sustainability-focused Footprint has set out to feature a wide selection of sustainably sourced, organic, or biodynamic wines from mostly local wineries with pours from kegs available on tap to cut down on waste and, some say, provide a better product. Continue reading

Merlot, pinot, and chardonnay on tap with less waste the plan for Capitol Hill’s Footprint Wine

Seattle is beer country with more breweries than any other city in the nation. Kenneth Dillon, a Seattle wine aficionado, has decided to do something about evening the score — and doing it with a new, more environmentally friendly approach.

Dillon plans to open his own unique Footprint Wine bar and tap on E Madison by September.

“I’m happy to now be joining the Capitol Hill wine community and hope to give a little back to the community one glass of wine at a time,” Dillon said.

Before realizing he could work with wine as a career, Dillon spent 10 years in human resources, including four at the University of Washington. He always had a passion for the grape since it was legal for him to drink it, but didn’t actually break into the industry until 2016. Continue reading

Greek Wine Grand Tasting @ Omega

The New Wines of Greece Wine Road Show is coming to Seattle for the very first time! And you are invited to a private tasting at Omega Ouzeri.

After three years of introducing Omega Ouzeri guests exclusively to outstanding Greek wines, we have drunk enough to warrant a stop on the North American Tour, on par with cities such as, Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco and New York.

Today’s generation of Greek winemakers are crafting wines from indigenous and international varieties with a true sense of place, in one of the world’s most diverse growing environments.

Taste over 20 Greek wines and enjoy Chef Thomas’ meze for $45 per person, limited to 80 guests. We will also share outstanding foodie samples from Ariadne Pure olive oil, honeys, dressings, and spreads.

Central Co-op’s Weekly Adult Beverage Tasting

Join Central Co-op every Friday for a spirited Adult Beverage Tasting! Every week we highlight a different aspect of our selection: wines from Washington and the world, Fair Trade imports, holiday libations, local craft beers, ciders, meads and more. Free and open to anyone aged 21+ with an ID.

Aluel Cellars brings tasting room experience to Capitol Hill

Light rail doesn’t yet reach Woodinville so wineries are, more and more, coming to the cities where their growing base of customers live. Capitol Hill real estate is, so far, too expensive for anybody to try to make their wine on Broadway but we have a start.

Aluel Cellars is now open inside new construction on E Thomas just below Broadway.

“This is much smaller than what they’re doing in SoDo,” Samuel Hilbert told CHS in our visit to the shop during its pre-opening preparations. “But it’s still an urban tasting room.”

The tasting room from Hilbert, who also works in real estate, and Oh, a lawyer, is just a block from Broadway in a space that was originally intended to be an office set-up in a live/work loft but has grown into an intimate and affordable place to build their dream business. Continue reading