Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Bite of Seattle

We recently went to the Bite of Seattle, an annual food festival situated around Seattle Center. Last year while I was still living in Florida, Robb had already made it to Seattle and visited the Bite of Seattle. He's been very excited to take me the Bite of Seattle this year. There's been a lot of criticism of the Bite in years past. Originally the Bite of Seattle was created to increase the visibility of local restaurants. However, there were a few chains at this festival and several booths with your typical carnival food, rather than high-end restaurant sampling. And, instead of "bites", food vendors sell practically whole meals for like $7.00. This doesn't allow for a lot of taste-testing because of wallet issues and stomach-filling issues. Because of past criticism though, this year's festival did provide a few smaller "bites." (Which were very good!) Our favorite foods this year included a corn chowder with prawns, yellow chicken curry, and spanakopita. I don't know if you've picked up on the fact that Robb and I live to eat and try new foods, but we do and this was the perfect event for us!

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