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Mayor Durkan & Chef Edouardo Jordan at Civic Cocktail, Nov. 28

From crafting progressive policies to perfecting pork cracklin, it’s been a big year for Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and chef Edouardo Jordan. They join host Joni Balter for one-on-one interviews at the last Civic Cocktail of the year, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave. Advance tickets to Civic Cocktail are $25. Register via Seattle CityClub. But hurry! Tickets are selling fast.

Mayor Durkan, who joined Civic Cocktail last year on her first day as mayor, returns to reflect on year one in office — including achievements and challenges — and discuss priorities in the year ahead. 

Hailed as one of the hottest chefs in America, Seattle’s Jordan won a pair of prestigious James Beard awards this year – one for Best Chef: Northwest (for his restaurant Salare) and Best New Restaurant for his JuneBaby Southern restaurant. Jordan is set to open a third eatery, Lucinda Grain Bar, this month.

Featured journalists Jim Brunner, of The Seattle Times, and  Joshua McNichols, of KUOW, will join the conversation.

Civic Cocktail will premiere on Seattle Channel (cable 21) 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, and will also be available online.

Civic Cocktail — presented in partnership with Seattle CityClub — offers a lively look at issues facing the Puget Sound region and connects community leaders with residents in engaging conversation. The event offers a night of networking, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. Thanks to media sponsors KUOW and The Evergrey.