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January 27, 2010 at 2:22 PM

The State of the Onion. I mean Union. Listen, talk, eat, drink.

Tonight at 6 p.m. the Seattle Times is hosting a live discussion of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, bringing together op-ed columnists from the Seattle Times, The Kansas City Star and Florida’s Scripps Treasure Coast newspapers, plus politicians who sit on various sides of the fence. You can join the discussion via seattletimes.com or Twitter (details here).

OK, now that I paid my dues to the paper that pays my dues, here’s another idea. Why not listen to the live address at a far more local Capitol Hill address: 1117 12th Avenue — home to Seattle’s Cafe Presse. Forget Euro-football, for tonight at least. Chef/owner Jim Drohman’s inviting all comers to watch Obama’s live broadcast. While you’re at it, feel free to spoon into some French onion soup, nibble charcuterie or knock back whatever else FLOTUS your boat from his casse croute menu. No cover, says Big Jim, though you’ll have to pony up for food and drink. And as ever, the political discourse is free.

Jim says: “We’ll watch. We’ll eat. We’ll drink. We’ll talk — perhaps over a small pichet?” [Seattle Times photo/Ken Lambert]

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