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Food, politics and policy at Civic Cocktail, Dec. 2

Join us for the last Civic Cocktail of 2015, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave.

Chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas will talk about the impact of the $15 minimum wage on Seattle’s service industry; his new restaurant, The Carlile Room; his favorite dishes for the holiday season and what’s on the horizon for 2016.

In a separate one-on-onCivicCocktail_DecemberPromoe segment, King County Executive Dow Constantine will discuss what the recent passage of the Best Starts for Kids levy means for King County, why he joined with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to declare a civil emergency on homelessness and his priorities in 2016.

A panel of journalists will join the discussions including Savory Sweet Life author Alice Currah.

Join us for an evening of smart talk! Tickets are $20 to $25. Register via Seattle City Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6 p.m.

Civic Cocktail – presented by Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Crosscut – offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar.