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Favorite Foodie Events in Seattle

Farther afield, the Astoria "Crab, Seafood,and Wine Festival" is good for a long daytrip or a quick overnight on the Oregon coast.

50% Oregon wineries, 25% specialty food vendors, 25% crafts, and a huge festival tent selling whole dungeness crabs, crab melt sandwiches, fried oysters, etc. Live music and live crab races. You can't go wrong.

Third weekend in April.

Mar 26, 2010
Magala in Greater Seattle

Chopped Liver in Seattle?

I love NY Deli - Pike PLace Market and the U district

Eastside: Goldberg's Deli in Factoria

Mm mm good. :-)

Mar 25, 2010
Magala in Greater Seattle

Favorite Foodie Events in Seattle

What are your favorite foodie events in Seattle? I'm looking at my "fun events" list for the coming summer, and I'd like to expand my usual rotation. What do you find terrifically entertaining, and preferably under $100 per ticket?

My two favorites are Sunset Supper at Pike Place Market (August) and Elliott's Oyster New Year (fall.) I hear Guest Chef night with FareStart / RhoneRangers is terrific, going to try to go to that this year.

What other events are worth seeking out? Cheers!

Mar 24, 2010
Magala in Greater Seattle

Fried chicken in Seattle - other than Kingfish or Ezell's

Thanks for the great suggestions! We'll aim for Steelhead Diner or Flying Fish for date night, and make sure to hit up the other ones when ferry schedules and babysitter transportation aren't time constraints. :-)

Lots of great ideas, much appreciated.

Oct 14, 2009
Magala in Greater Seattle

Fried chicken in Seattle - other than Kingfish or Ezell's

I've got some friends coming over from Bainbridge Island for their Big Date Night Out in the City, and there's a specific request for fried chicken.

The last four times these friends have come over, we have gone to the Kingfish Cafe. Now, Kingfish serves wonderful food, but this time I am determined to expand their horizons and get them to try a new restaurant. The compromise is: it must include fried chicken.

Other than Kingfish (been there) and Ezell's (sinfully delicious, but not for date nights) where in Seattle can I find some outstanding fried chicken?

Oct 12, 2009
Magala in Greater Seattle

Case for wine in checked luggage?

I think I'm going to go with the standard 12-pack styrofoam insert approach. But because I'll have a bunch of other luggage with me, that makes a case of wine a little difficult to manage.

I've seen strap+handle contraptions that you can put on a box to make it easier to carry, but I haven't been able to find one anywhere.

How can I get a grip on a case of wine? It needs to withstand about eight flights.

Oct 22, 2008
Magala in Wine

Oyster's and nothing but oysters

Still, Elliott's is pretty darn good. You will find other restaurants with as good and fresh a selection, but the Elliott's guys know a lot about oysters and are willing to talk and teach.

Jack's Fish Spot in Pike Place Market is on the main drag, on the east side by Three Girls bakery and has all the freshwater tanks in front. Normal oysters, freshly shucked, but still fun to sit at the cold metal bar on a rainy day and watch the team at work.

In the summer, Taylor Shellfish up off of Chuckanut Drive will sell you an oyster barbecue kit, everything you need to set up a charcoal grill and grill your own fresh oysters on the beach. They don't come fresher.

Oct 18, 2007
Magala in Pacific Northwest


Stan's, if you can count Issaquah as a part of Greater Seattle.

Oct 16, 2007
Magala in Pacific Northwest

Wholesale seafood in Seattle

Where are some good local sources of wholesale seafood that are also open to the public?

I'm signed up to host both Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I'd like to get a head start on planning seafood for 20. Anywhere within an hour of Seattle would be great. Thanks!

Oct 16, 2007
Magala in Pacific Northwest