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Dining calendar: Japanese bake sale at Tacoma Buddhist Temple, beer and wine events

Gary Turner helps his daughter Grace Turner use chopsticks for the first time at a Tacoma Buddhist Temple fundraiser in 2012. The temple hosts fundraisers twice a year, in the spring and fall. The fall event, held Sunday this year, includes a bake sale and a menu of teriyaki, udon and unagi bowls, in addition to a craft and art sale.
Gary Turner helps his daughter Grace Turner use chopsticks for the first time at a Tacoma Buddhist Temple fundraiser in 2012. The temple hosts fundraisers twice a year, in the spring and fall. The fall event, held Sunday this year, includes a bake sale and a menu of teriyaki, udon and unagi bowls, in addition to a craft and art sale. Staff file, 2012

Here are a few events for your dining calendar.

TACOMA BUDDHIST TEMPLE BAZAAR

Japanese eats and treats will be on the menu — artwork, crafts and gifts also will be for sale — at the Tacoma Buddhist Temple’s Fall Food and Crafts Bazaar, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

A menu of chicken teriyaki, rice curry and bowls of unagi (eel) with rice and udon noodle soup will be for sale. A bake sale will feature mochi, which are rice pastries filled with sweetened red beans, and a number of other treats made by temple members.

Find dishware, crafts and artwork at the temple sale. The temple is at 1717 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma; 253-627-1417; www.tacomabt.org.

JUNIOR LEAGUE OF TACOMA TASTING EVENT

The Junior League of Tacoma is hosting Wine and Stein 2015, a fundraiser for the organization.

The event begins at 5 p.m. Nov. 7 at Cheney Stadium, and includes wine, beer and spirits tastings, plus food and live music. Participating wineries include Januik Winery, Novelty Hill Winery, Patterson Cellars, RoxyAnn Winery, Saviah Cellars, Sleight of Hand Cellars and W.T. Vinters. Breweries include Harmon Brewing Co., 7 Seas Brewing, Silver City Brewery, Samuel Adams and Deschutes Brewery. Heritage Distilling Co. will also serve its spirits. Tickets are $50 for seven tastings and light appetizers. More information and tickets at jltacoma.org.

BEER DINNER AT THE SWISS

Tacoma tavern The Swiss will host a beer pairing dinner at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Chef Jacob Thacker will pair four courses with six beers from New Belgium Brewing. The menu includes wild mushroom croquettes, a cheese gratin, roasted pork belly and dessert (hint: it involves salted caramel — in both beer and dessert sauce). Tickets are $40 and available at brownpapertickets.com. Just type in “The Swiss Tacoma” at the website to view the event and purchase tickets. Find the tavern at 1904 S. Jefferson Ave., Tacoma; 253-572-2821; theswisspub.com.

Sue Kidd: 253-597-8270

sue.kidd@thenewstribune.com

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