Because of Reasons, after sending in the corrected page proofs for SILVER this morning, I took the afternoon away from the computer and wandered down the street a bit to check out Bite of Seattle
, three days of food carts and demos and food trucks and booths and demos-from-sponsors, etc. And cordoned-off-for-21-and-older areas for adult beverage sampling, too.
And although there could be more freebie samples, IMO (only 3-4 places were actually giving food out), the prices were quite reasonable, and the quality of all the vendors seemed high. Plus, there were opportunities to "win" vouchers for food, as well as the usual giveaways.
So yeah, I say it's a fun way to social-nosh for an afternoon or evening. Recommended for any local foodies.
What I Ate:
- Key lime greek yogurt (ok, not great)
- a "beyond beef" plantburger bite (didn't taste like meat but wasn't bad)
- spiced pork belly tacos (nom nom nom)
- two different kinds of lo-cal sports drinks
- sugar crepe bite (tiny but nom)
- total cost: $7
I was very tempted to try the Alley ($10 for a sampling of fancier food, plus access to the wine tasting area), but figured that could wait until Sunday... (I may have to go back and try a corndog, too. Never having had one - probably for good reason, but hey, you only live once, right?)
I also picked up a lot of freebies, including two insulated lunch bags, a reusable grocery bag (right-sized for greenmarket shopping), and a suction cup phone holder for a car, that seems to be working really well as a raised phone display for my desk, yay. I declined to take home any gimmie caps or commemorative cups, though.