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An ice cream social and gelato walk will benefit Dress for Success.
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A gelato caffe hazelnut (served in Rimini, Italy).

An ice cream social and gelato walk will benefit Dress for Success.

An ice cream social and "gelato walk" Thursday (July 15) at Seattle's three Kimpton Hotels will benefit Dress for Success, the non-profit that provides professional attire for disadvantaged women re-entering the workforce.

We're jealous of the Italian custom of the passagiato, that leisurely "Dolce Vita" after-dinner stroll to take the evening air and maybe savor some gelato along the way. Seattleites can recreate this sweet lifestyle Thursday when the three local Kimpton properties — Hotel Vintage Park, Hotel Monaco Seattle, and Alexis Hotel — participate in the company's nationwide Ice Cream Social. The chefs at the three hotel restaurants (Tulio, Sazerac, and the Library Bistro) will each serve a signature sweet flavor, a Scoop for Success, if you will.

Cost is $3 per scoop, cash only.

If you go: Ice cream social and gelato walk, 5-7 pm, Thursday, July 15, in the lobbies of the Vintage Park, Monaco, and Alexis hotels. Hotel Vintage Park, 1100 Fifth Ave. Hotel Monaco Seattle, 1101 Fourth Ave. Alexis Hotel, 1007 First Ave.


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Ronald Holden

Ronald Holden

Ronald Holden is a regular Crosscut contributor. His new book, published this month, is titled “HOME GROWN Seattle: 101 True Tales of Local Food & Drink." (Belltown Media. $17.95).