Clarke’s of North Beach is calling it a day
After almost two decades of trading, Clarke’s of North Beach is serving its final tasting menu this Thursday (June 30). Not only was the restaurant a showcase for owner Stephen Clarke’s deft technical cooking, it was also one of the northern corridor’s few options for special occasion dining, as well as a launchpad for homegrown culinary talent including Chris Malone (ex-Eleven Madison Park in New York and Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Dubai) and Belinda Barrett, co-head chef of Canberra’s brilliant Bar Rochford. Thanks for the memories, Clarkey.

Free (non-alcoholic) beer
To help keep Dry July teetotallers on track, Perth non-alcoholic beer brand Lightning Minds is offering Broadsheet readers a free four-pack of its pale ale and cementing their names (and month-long no-booze commitment) on a 1300-kilogram piece of Donnybrook stone as part of its Set in Stone campaign. “Giving up alcohol for a month is amazing for your mind and body but sometimes it’s hard to go the distance,” says Lightning Minds founder Michael Payne. “But you can’t break a promise if it’s set in stone, so in a tongue-in-cheek way, I wanted to help people stick to their promises so they can’t back down.” The crew at Lightning Minds is offering a four-pack of beers to the first 20 readers to send it a DM on Instagram.

The Swan Valley comes to Hoodburger
Hoodburger 848, the wine bar off-shoot of Hoodburger, is hosting a tasting afternoon on Sunday July 17 with members of Swan Garagistas, a new-wave Swan Valley drinks collective that includes producers such as Swan Valley Wines, Chouette, Chalari, Yume and Local Weirdos. Tickets are $42 per person and include a two-hour tasting session with producers as well as a commemorative wine glass and wine-themed burger (vegetarian option available). After the tastings, the bar will host an after-party starting from 7pm.

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Free cheeseburgers on Beaufort Street
After closing in April due to a kitchen fire, Upper Hand Burgers is reopening its Highgate store this week. While the store’s official reopening is Friday [July 1], the team is giving away free cheeseburgers tonight [June 29] from 5pm to 8pm. Guests need to download the Upperhand app to take advantage of the offer and there is a limit of two burgers per person. (An alternative meat option is available.)

Smash burgers at Ronnie Nights
Finally, for those closer to Fremantle, Smashed As Burger Co is popping up at Ronnie Nights and serving Black Angus cheeseburgers and garlic field mushroom burgers on Friday and Saturday nights between 5pm and 10:30pm.