Culture Dose: A Trio of Good Things (Meals on a Field, Design Podcasts + Bargain Coffee Finds)

Photo by Rod Mar

In addition to The Triple Door revealing a (live!) concert lineup and the announcement that Seattle’s Chef Rachel Yang of Revel will participate in the James Beard Foundation’s Summer Taste America culinary series on Sunday, August 15th (to safely celebrate local, independent restaurants and build support for industry recovery), we are finding exciting things to add to our calendars.


Field to Table, the first-ever dining series to take over a professionals sports field, is back for round two to kick off summer in Seattle. SE Productions and Lumen Field have joined forces again to bring back a memorable dinner series, highlighting 14 top chefs in the Pacific Northwest. It launches June 2 and continues through June 18.

During its successful sold-out winter debut, Field to Table served more than 5,000 guests, with more than 23 of Seattle’s top chefs creating four-course meals. This time, an all-new lineup includes local favorites like Mel Miranda of Musang, Mitch Mayers of Sawyer and Kristi Brown of Communion, recently named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top 12 best new restaurants in the world.

Photo by Rod Mar

Chefs will create a prix-fixe, four-course meal with a choice of a meat, seafood or vegetarian option as a main. (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase through contactless, cashless ordering on-site; dinners are priced per person at $119 + tax and service charge.)


Courtesy Seattle Design Center

Seattle Design Center (SDC), the only luxury design center in the Pacific Northwest (celebrating 48 years in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood), recently launched its first podcast series “Inspired Design: Iconic People and Iconic Places.” Check out the trailer here.

The episodes feature a diverse line-up of award-winning, world-renowned creators who call the PNW home. SDC’s Gina Colucci hosts, and each interview is recorded in an iconic space in which the guest finds inspiration. For example, Alan Maskin, principal and owner of Olson Kundig, launched the series on May 5th with an interview recorded during a private tour of the Space Needle. The show dove deep into the design details and architectural feat of the lauded remodel, led by Alan and his team. Interviews launch every Wednesday.


Courtesy joe

Lastly, joe, an ordering and rewards app designed to support indie coffee shops, just launched Dolla Java Days throughout the Seattle area. This means that, from now through June 20, Seattleites can visit many local coffee shops within the joe network, including Kirkland’s urban COFFEE lounge and Cloud City Coffee, to enjoy coffee for $1 a day.

The app aims to encourage Seattleites to get their java from independent shops versus corporate chains. Locals can order a coffee a day on the joe app for only $1 at any local shop on the network; joe will cover the rest (up to a $6 value). To snag the deal, app users enter promo code 1JAVASEATTLE at checkout. The code can be reused once a day at multiple shops.