Seattle's annual Bite of Seattle returns July 16-18, 2010, giving locals and visitors an affordable opportunity to sample dishes from some of the city's top restaurants. Held at Seattle Center, the festival features more than 50 local restaurants that offer small portions of their most popular dishes, as well as 30 food product booths.
Event highlights include The Alley, hosted by Seattle chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas. A $10 admission fee to The Alley offers diners a meal of small samples from a daily lineup of seven local restaurants. The chefs and menu in The Alley change daily, featuring a total of 18 Seattle area restaurants. Proceeds benefit Food Lifeline, a community charity working to end hunger in Western Washington.
Attendees at the festival who are 21 and over can enjoy beer and wine gardens. For the younger ones, the Shishkaberry's Family Fun Zone features singers, dancers, actors, inflatable bounce rides, interactive games and kids' karaoke. Attendees of all ages will enjoy local and national entertainment on eight stages.
A summer tradition since 1982, Bite of Seattle has grown from an estimated 75,000 attendees its first year to an expected attendance of more than 500,000 this year.
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