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Words Matter 2021 Dinner Options

Thank you for joining us for Words Matter 2021!

Make your evening extra special with dinner options from four of our favorite local, neighborhood restaurants: Marjorie Restaurant, The Whale Wins, Archipelago, and Wild Ginger Bellevue.

Scroll down or click on the restaurant of your choice below for menu options, and order directly from the restaurant to pick up on Friday, April 23, 2021. Thank you for supporting SAL and local restaurants!

Marjorie Restaurant (Capitol Hill)

The Whale Wins (Ballard)

Archipelago (Columbia City)

Wild Ginger Bellevue (Bellevue)

Marjorie Restaurant logo

1412 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122


$45 per person
Add a cocktail for $15



Miss Marjorie’s Steel Drum Plantains with Accompanying Dips (GF)


Choice of Entrée

Grilled Hanger Steak, Mashed Potato – Root Vegetables and Seasonal Vegetables (GF)


Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Mashed Yams, Collard Greens (GF)


Caribbean Ital Curry, Assorted Caribbean Vegetables in a Spicy Coconut Curry with Rice (GF, Veg)



Brioche Bread Pudding, Bourbon Caramel Sauce, Fresh Cream, Home Made Toffee (Veg)


Cocktails (optional)

See Marjorie’s Cocktails & Wine menu for options



1. Email

2. Let Marjorie know your selectionshow many dinners you’d like, and the time you’d like to pick your meal(s) up. Include a phone number where we can reach out.

3. You can pre-pay by phone or at pickup.

3506 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

Renee Erickson’s James Beard Award-winning Fremont restaurant, The Whale Wins, roasts the very best from local beaches, gardens and farms in its rustic wood fired oven and serves it to share on plates large and small in a light filled, converted warehouse space. Food, wine, beer, cocktails, coffee, pastry and more are served all-day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


$60 per person
Add optional wine pairings for $20-$32


Our menu is ready to eat with easy reheat (if desired) instructions included.

House pickles

Kale raab, caper bagna cauda, Shooting Star aged sheeps milk cheese

Salt roasted half chicken, carrot hummus, labneh, date relish and walnuts

Zucchini bread, creme fraiche, sea salt


Renee’s Suggested Wine Pairing (optional)

Cantina Tibaldi Arneis, $20
“One of my favorite Italian white wines. Great texture, lively, with meyer lemon and apricot fruit. Made by two sisters!”

Li Veli Susumaniello,  Italy $24
“Gorgeous wine from Puglia, Italy. Lighter in body, bright cherry fruit and great depth. Love.”

Fall Line Cirque, 2017,  $32
“Washington blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Tim makes really elegant delicious wines.”



1. Visit this link to place your order.

2. Select number of guests and a time for pick up on Friday, April 23.

3. Add a suggested wine pairing (optional) to your cart.

4. Login to or signup for a Tock account.

5. Choose payment method and complete purchase.


Email with any questions.

5607 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Sometimes you can eat a dish by just reading a menu. When history, cultural nuance, and storytelling are weaved into a string of courses to be digested body and mind—it can be on a rare occasion much more. So yes, Words do Matter. For an evening celebrating Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Words Matter 2021, Archipelago will be designing a curated Balikbayan Box experience of courses celebrating Filipino American heritage and culture. In the comfort of your home, expect to not only unpack simple easy to prepare meal kits to accompany your viewing, but a series of words, pictures, poems, and art to serve as a backdrop for a beautiful evening. Our menu is inspired by some of our favorite Filipino American books, quotes, poets and words.


$75 per person

We accommodate for all allergies and aversions on orders placed by April 19.


Sad Ancestor

Black truffle pandesal / smoked salmon butter / preserved opal basil

Memories of a Philippine Kitchen

Lumpiang sariwa / AK scallops / hazelnut ginataan


Salad of wild greens / tomato bagoong / in-house kesong puti

Forgotten Asian Americans

Nilaga patis / roots / ginger marrow broth

America is in the Heart

Black garlic chicken adobo / wild leek wild rice / grilled ramps

Motherless Tongues

Lengua de gato cobbler / Spring rhubarb / maple whipped cream



1. Visit this link to place your order.

2. Select number of guests and a time for pick up on Friday, April 23.

3. Add a drink (optional) to your cart.

4. Login to or signup for a Tock account.

5. Choose payment method and complete purchase.

508 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Words Matter menu only available at Wild Ginger’s Bellevue location.


$38 (serves 2)
Add optional wine pairing for $26



Wild Ginger spiced peanuts, with hints of garlic, curry leaves and salt and chili


Vietnamese cabbage salad with carrots, fresh herbs, peanuts and fried shallots


Slow cooked beef in a rich soy based sauce


Vegan pad thai


Chilled coconut tapioca with fennel palm sugar topping


Bottle of Wine (optional)

Waterbrook Chardonnay Reserve, Columbia Valley, WA, $26

Alder Ridge Six Prong Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, $26



1. Visit this link to place your order.

2. Choose your entrée.

3. Select checkout and enter in your information.

4. Complete purchase!

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