• Bite of Seattle Returns this Weekend – What to Check Out! Jul. 18-20! 07.18.14

    This coming weekend, today through July 20, the community-gathering, food frenzy, Bite of Seattle returns and it promises to be better than ever!

    First and foremost come big changes at the traffic-driving Alley! For the first year ever, The Alley will be hosted by Chef Jason Wilson:
    Where: Alki Courtyard
    When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday-Sunday
    What: Multi-course meals prepared by Seattle’s best restaurants (Menu changes daily)
    Price: $10 admission
    Beneficiary: Food Lifeline

    That’s right, the award-winning Miller’s Guild and Crush chef/owner Jason Wilson will be hitting the grill and coordinating his restaurant friends for delicious bites to benefit Food Lifeline as the new host of The Alley (read more in The Seattle Times)!, The Alley will take place this weekend (Friday-Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Alki Courtyard (North side of Key Arena). For only $10, you are guaranteed a multi-course meal consisting of top-notch bites from a selection of the area’s finest restaurants as well as the city’s up and comers, including Ravish, Skillet Diner, Salty’s, Pinkabella Cupcakes, Manhattan, and more!

    The menu changes every day, but as host of the event, Chef Jason Wilson will serve up his savory Niman Ranch Beef Brisket with Washington blueberry corn mojo every day.

    All of the proceeds from The Alley will benefit Food Lifeline, a local hunger relief organization that directly feeds hungry people of Western Washington. For every $1 donated, Food Lifeline can provide a full day of food to one individual. There will also be more opportunities to donate to Food Lifeline at The Alley.

    Other events not to be missed include The Bite Cooks! with Chef Thierry Rautureau!

    The Bite Cooks!
    Where: Rooftop of Fisher Pavilion, just south of the International Fountain at Seattle Center
    Friday: Meeru Dhalwala of Shanik, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Saturday: Kristofer Kalinczok of Fonté Café, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday: Sam Crannell of LloydMartin, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    What: Live cooking entertainment showcases and recipe handouts.
    Price: Free admission

    Watch some of our favorite chefs perform in cooking demonstrations and live cook offs this weekend! This year, The Bite Cooks! is at a brand new location outdoors on the Fisher Pavilion rooftop. Come by the event for FREE to enjoy cooking demonstrations and programming segments prepared by Seattle’s finest chefs. Meeru Dhalwala of Shanik. Kristofer Kalinczok of Fonte Café, and Sam Crannell of LloydMartin are all making appearances this weekend and are ready to whip up their best dishes and tease your senses! Not to worry, they’ll be handing out recipes so you can recreate your favorite dishes at home!

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  • Pho Cyclo Cafe’s New Summer Menu + New Day Northwest Appearance 07.19.13

    HJ BUN

    Summer has finally arrived in Seattle and with that comes later dinners, grilled foods and lighter fare. Pho Cyclo Cafe dishes up all of these with their new summer menu. While it’s easy to find chopped salads, burgers and grilled items all over the area, taste the spice and variety afforded by Vietnamese cuisine at all four Pho Cyclo locations!

    Summer Specials and Lighter Fare:

    1) Grilled Salmon in an apple-pear marinade – served with rice noodle or steamed rice and side salad

    2) Black sesame spicy noodle salad – wide egg noodles tossed with toasted black sesame, bean sprouts, cabbage, carrots, and cucumber in sriracha soy vinaigrette, served cold

    3) Spicy mint and lemongrass chicken Banh Mi – French baguette, satay spicy lemon grass chicken, lettuce, mint leaves, pickled onions, and jalapeno

    4) Honey Iced Tea

    5) Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Salad

    6) Tofu Salad – stir–fried tofu on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes and cucumber

    7) Bun (rice noodle dishes) in nearly 15 varieties including pork, shrimp, pineapple and grilled shrimp, tofu, chicken and beef and served with fresh leaf lettuce, herbs, bean sprouts, cucumbers, carrots, daikon, peanuts and Nuoc Mam.

    8) Fresh Spring Rolls with shrimp, pork chicken or tofu

    The menu is created by chef-owner Taylor Hoang, who you can see talking about summer menu items and showcasing tips for making your own Vietnamese Spring Rolls on KING 5’s New Day Northwest earlier this week (video below).

    This weekend you can taste these items and more at the Bite of Seattle. Taylor and her crew are just southeast of the fountain at Seattle Center.

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