One of Seattle’s most beloved holiday traditions returned for the Sheraton Seattle Hotel’s 24th Annual Gingerbread Village. Since 1992, the Sheraton’s expert culinary team has partnered with top local architecture firms to design, build and wow the crowds with intricate, larger-than-life gingerbread creations. The unforgettable event keeps more than 150,000 visitors coming back year after year. 

Sure, we all eat, but are you a true food lover? Attend South Lake Union’s restaurant showcase to find out.

Does the prospect of picking out fresh arugula and shallots put a spring in your step? Do your fingertips perpetually smell of garlic and basil leaves? Are you constantly annoyed with your gastronomically incompetent friends, who couldn’t even tell the difference between a remoulade and a béchamel?

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