Chef Adam Hegsted’s new diner is opening today at Kendall Yards.
The Yards Bruncheon is a light and airy eatery with chrome-trimmed booths and a walk-up espresso window.
The diner serves brunch from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. A grand opening celebration is slated for Feb. 12.
For more information about Yards Bruncheon, 1248 W. Summit Parkway, visit www.theyardsbruncheon.com.
Love and gnocchi
The way to his or her heart just might be these pillowy, plump, Italian potato dumplings.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, singles are invited to hands-on gnocchi-making classes at the Kitchen Engine, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 416.
Instructor Tiffany White will show unattached foodies how to make garlic bread, Caprese salad and gnocchi with fresh basil pesto, garlicky alfredo sauce, crispy fried pancetta and a balsamic reduction.
The $49 cost includes a gnocchi board for each participant, and there’s room for a dozen participants who want to meet new people who share their love of cooking.
Classes start at 5:30 p.m. and last about an hour and a half. The class for singles 40 and older is Tuesday. The class for singles younger than 40 is Feb. 13.
For more information or to register, call (509) 328-3335, or visit www.thekitchenengine.com.
Get your Girl Scout cookies
National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend starts Friday, kicking off the organization’s annual cookie sale.
Customers can pre-order classic flavors like Thin Mints, Tagalongs and Samoas through March 20. Girl Scouts will be selling cookies outside retail locations March 21 through April 13.
The $790 million annual fundraiser aims to teach girls about goal-setting, decision-making, money management, business ethics and people skills.
The Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has more than 4,600 members. The region encompasses 67,000 miles, including 20 counties in central and eastern Washington and 10 counties in North Idaho.
For more information, or to download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org.
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