A chance for Seattleites to lend a helping hand to a local foodie favorite.

“Come to the Table” is an auction and dinner to raise funds for the Volunteer Park Cafe, a “happy neighborhood restaurant.” For more than a year, the establishment underwent a rezoning process with the City of Seattle to make the change from grocery to restaurant. Legal fees have piled up, so the cafe decided to look to its neighbors for support.

Capitol Hill’s newest dining spot has a very free-spirited past.

Any anthropologist can tell you that humans are meant to settle. Sure, we might be vagabonds in our younger years, roaming between jobs, apartments and relationships as we each take our own unique journey. Once we reach a certain age, however, the desire to remain stationary begins to overtake us. In the case of Skillet Diner, it would seem this notion applies to restaurants, as well as people.