Bite of Seattle 2013, Insider Tips!
When: July 19-21, 2013
Hours: Fri & Sat. 11am-9pm, Sun. 11am-8pm
Where: Seattle Center
Who: Everyone and Anyone
Tickets: Free Admission
Who to Contact: Event Organizers
Contact Information: email@example.com
The Northwest's Premier Food Festival
It's back! Just like they have been doing since 1982, the best restraurants and food preparers in Seattle and the greater northwest will once again be gathering at Seattle Center to show off their best dishes. If you love food, you already know this is a can't miss. Of course your belt and your waistline will be waiving the white flag after just a few dishes but many of the available options can be bought in smaller portions giving you a great chance to sample some of the best food Seattle has to offer.
I've been to the Bite of Seattle five times in the last decade and never once walked away feeling like I could eat one more bite. (OK, OK, it was only once I actually had to get wheeled out of the Center). If you have a sweet tooth, make sure you DO NOT miss the Biringer Farms scones. They melt in your mouth! For the full list of participants, head over and check out the food lineup
It's Not Just the Food
There is also a ton of entertainment being offered that weekend at the Center. As has been the case for the last few years, they have the comedy club going all three days as well as a ton of great music. Anything and everything from Jazz to Bluegrass and all the way to Funk and R&B. There is something there for any musical taste (get it, taste?).
Need something for the kids? The Family Fun Zone will be there as usual. This year's special guest? The Reptile Man! And honestly, what little kid doesn't want to have some creepy crawly critters running up their arm?
Bring Your own water!: You don't want to end up paying $4.00 for a bottle of water.
Throw some things in a backpack: You can easily enter and exit the Seattle Center grounds with your backpack. Plus there are a ton of people mingling around and a backpack always ends up being easier than a purse. You might want to take a few minutes to relax on the grass to in addition to water in the backpack you might throw in a blanket......and it is Seattle, so maybe an umbrella depending on the weather that day.
You're probably going to have to pay to park: Your best shot at finding a free spot would be to get there early and look on the Queen Anne side of the Center. A savvy parker will find a spot on Sunday. Although on Friday and Saturday street parking is paid.
Bring Cash: Many of the vendors these days take cards, but it's usually much faster if you have cash. Some vendors will only take cash so make sure you don't miss out on your favorite delicacy because you don't have cash.