Written By Daniel Pacheco
Summer always starts a little late in Seattle, and the 4th of July is often a little misty, but to me the Bite of Seattle always feels like the true summer kickoff. Bite of Seattle originally started in the Greenlake neighborhood of Seattle but eventually moved to Seattle Center. Think of it as a giant outdoor summer food court, with beer gardens, music, and a movie in the grass under the Space Needle. If you are staying in one of our Seattle vacation rentals, you’ll be either a short walk, or a quick cab ride away from a delicious weekend. Bite of Seattle runs from July 19th – 21st , from 11am to 9pm on the 19th and 20th, and from 11am to 8pm on the 21st. Bite of Seattle is a great event for the whole family, and there are 21 and up beer gardens for the adults as well. The Space Needle, Pacific Science Center, and Museum of Pop Culture will all be open during The Bite but you should plan on everything being busier. There are ticket packages available for beer, drink, and food packages, but admission is free there’s plenty to do and eat. At least 20 different vendors will have items priced at 5 dollars or less so you can eat your way around the world.
Big Island Poke
I’ve called Washington my home since 2007, but before that I spent time in Oahu and this is the closest you can get to authentic Hawai’ian poke with a few add-ons which are popular in the mainland. Poke is fresh raw fish, seasoned and marinated, served over rice, a very good place to start if you’ve been intimidated by fancy sushi rolls. Big Island Poke (pronounced po-kay) will be serving their Hawai’ian Poke bowl, Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke bowl, and Kalua Pork Nachos. Highly recommend.
C Davis Texas BBQ
From one end of the spectrum to the other, raw ahi tuna to ribs and brisket cooked low and slow, C Davis Texas BBQ is also worth trying at Bite. Look for the long line, giant trailer that holds the custom grill, and delicious aroma. The pulled pork and brisket are my personal favorites, but there are no regrets to be found on this menu.
Fisher Fair Scones
Scones and raspberry jam may sound like a simple snack, but these scones have been a delicious staple in Washington for over 100 years. When the State Fair comes to Puyallup every year Fisher Fair Scones are on everyone’s list of things to eat. These scones can be purchased year-round in stores or on Amazon, but nothing beats a fresh one.
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