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New Year's Eve: Eat, drink, be merry in Wallingford

December 29th, 2010 · No Comments

In just three days 2011 will be upon us. After you’ve gotten your new calendar and made your new year’s resolutions, there’s really not much more to do but celebrate. A few suggestions around Wallingford for this New Year’s Eve…

Eat: Restaurants Serving New Year’s Eve Menus

Joule is serving its New Year’s Eve Indulgence Menu that features caviar, truffle, egg, butter and cream courses. Details on Joule’s Facebook page. (1913 N. 45th St.; 632-1913)

Tilth repeats its Christmas Eve menu on New Year’s Eve (1411 N. 45th St.; 633-0801).

Cantinetta hasn’t shared its New Year’s Eve menu yet, but you can make reservations for parties of any size for the festivities (3650 Wallingford Ave. N.; 632-1000).

Eva in Tangletown will offer a decadent-sounding prix-fixe menu as well as a la carte options (2227 N. 56th St.; 633-3538).

For an all-vegetarian menu head to Sutra (1605 N. 45th St.; 547-1348).

Please call any of the restaurants listed above for reservation availability.

Drink: Festive Spots to Toast the New Year

Wallingford may not be Ballard or Belltown when it comes to nightlife, but a few spots are doing their part:

Babalu will host a Champagne Ball. Details on Facebook.  (1723 N. 45th St.; 547-1515)

Changes will ring in the new year with Aunt Flo and “A unique night you won’t forget” (2103 N. 45th St.; 545-8363). ‎

Murphy’s will have a live band and free Champagne toast at midnight (1928 N. 45th St.; 634-2110).

Sea Monster Lounge will feature the band PK and What Army (2202 N. 45th St.; 992-1120).

If you’d rather toast in the comfort of your own home or are heading to a party, sample some bubbly at Wine World Warehouse this week. Spend $200 at the new wine emporium between now and December 31 and receive a two pack Riedel magnum glass pack if you utter the “secret password.” They’re open till 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

Be Merry: Special Events

New Year’s Eve Celebration at OmCulture (2210 N Pacific St.; 829-9969): “Ecstatic Dance and Flying Turtle Dance spawn an UltraDance at OmCulture! Five hours (8 p.m. to 1 a.m.) teeming with music and magic to bring your year’s journey to a close and pull back the curtains on the wonders of 2011!” Champagne served at midnight. $15 – $25 sliding scale at the door.

After a nice New Year’s Eve dinner, you could amble down to Gas Works Park to watch the Space Needle fireworks at midnight. The weather should be clear but cold — be sure to bring a blanket.

Know of more New Year’s Eve events that you’d like to see featured here? Comment or send an email to And have a very happy New Year!

photo credit: kashyap_hc

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