The Bite of Seattle is back this weekend, July 19-21 - and to say it's one of our favorite events of the year would be an understatement.
Not only are there hundreds of different tastes and types of cuisines to choose from, but there are multiple events throughout the weekend that can take your Bite experience from good to OUTSTANDING.
Here's some events happening at the Bite that you should absolutely be aware of!
The Alley, for example, is offered all three days and allows you to indulge in a six-course "Multi-Bite" experience, where six different restaurants offer up a course for you to try. Tickets to the Alley include one plate of six large bites, one from each local restaurant. Ticketholders will also be able to skip lines! I forgot to mention - a percentage of each ticket option is donated to Food Lifeline. Each day has a different line up of restaurants, for example on Friday you will experience Dingfelder's Delicatessen, Alcove Dining Room, Phorale, The Tin Lizzie Lounge, Super Six and Snoqulamie Ice-Cream.
Each day of The Bite, local chefs will participate in cooking demonstrations of some of their favorite dishes. It's kind of like watching a cooking show happen in real time! For the cook-offs, chefs will be given three mystery ingredients, a small pantry of basic cooking staples and 30 minutes to make their dish. Then, it will be up to the audience to judge the chef's final entrée to determine the winner!
One local chef who is participating in both events and is also a long time friend of Refined is Young Cho, the chef behind Phorale. Phorale might just be one of the most unique food trucks in Seattle, as its a mix between Asian and Tex-Mex cuisine. What once was a brick and mortar restaurant in South Park, turned in a food truck.
"I love South Park and that's where we started in the little corner of a grocery store, but as we were progressing I noticed [that] it's kind of hard for people to come to South Park," said Cho. "So my next plan of attack was to open a mobile trailer so that I could have a bigger outreach."
The menu is stacked but it's really the sandwiches that bring in the crowd.
"Our sandwiches are kind of what we're known for and that's how we got our start. The Fuego Sandwich and the Gringo Sandwich are our two most popular sandwiches. They both have Korean BBQ as the main protein source," said Cho.
The sandwiches are served on bolillo, a Mexican french bread and taste incredible when combined with the Korean BBQ.
Cheers to The Bite!
Check out Cho and so many other tastes at The Bite of Seattle this weekend Friday, July 19th through Sunday, July 21, 2019.