What’s Hot: The Bite of Seattle

Photo by Natasha Reed.

Get ready to loosen your belt this weekend for Seattle’s annual food-frenzie extravaganza.

If the everyday drone of drive-throughs and frozen meals is getting you down, take an afternoon stroll to Seattle Center and check out the Comcast Bite of Seattle.  As a festival featuring more than 50 Seattle-area restaurants and 30 food-product companies, the event is shaping up to be anything but bland.

Photo by Natasha Reed.

Mouthwatering desserts, beverages and meals will be lining the streets.  Pick up a deep-fried candy bar from The Frandy Bar, a cookie bouquet from Cookies in Bloom or chicken wrapped in bacon from Novilhos Brazilian Steakhouse — a burger from the fast-food joint down the street will never satisfy you again.

Not only will there be enough delectable food to keep you loosening your belt all day, music of all genres, comedy performances and family-friendly shows will have you entertained while you munch.

The Bite of Seattle is an annual food festival founded by Alan Sliverman, the current president of Festivals Inc. The tasty event has was first held in Greenlake 30 years ago in 1982 with 25 restaurants and 75,000 people in attendance.  Since then, the food-frenzy has grown to more than twice that size.  In 2003, The Bite featured 60 restaurants and more than 450,000 ravenous Seattleites showed up.

When: July 20-22; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.

How Much:  Free admission; prices vary for foods