A Day in Seattle Foodie Paradise

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend one of Seattle’s “foodie” highlights: The Bite of Seattle. The Bite is an annual event that takes all of the best restaurants in the city and gathers them together in one spot, making it easy to sample a little bit of everything. The location is great too. It’s held in the Seattle Center, a wide open plaza under the Space Needle, built for the 1962 World’s Fair.

There were dozens of vendors selling everything from slow-cooked BBQ to chocolate-dipped fruit kebabs. Most of the vendors are just one-off booths, but there’s also a special line where, for a small donation to a local food bank, you can get a full plate of deliciousness from a selection of the top restaurants in the city! That’s what I did.

The plate ranged from up-leveled street food to mini versions of haute cuisine items. One common theme in all the items was a combination of sweet and salty flavors – that pairing is just irresistible! It’s something I would love to find a way to incorporate into our food offerings. If you have any thoughts on a favorite sweet-and-salty item that you’d like to see us carry, please drop us a line at MyStarbucksIdea.com!

The Bite was a delicious experience this year, and I’m looking forward to heading back again next year. If you find yourself in the Seattle area next summer, be sure to stop by and try a few bites yourself!

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