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WashingtonAmerica, July. 20, 2011- The cold and chilly weekend did not deterpeople from attending Bite of Seattle celebrations to mark its 30thanniversary. The memorable event facilitated by Comcast was held atSeattle Centre. It attracted over 350, 000 people and hundreds ofguests from different parts of the globe. The guests received a warmreception they were treated with cupcakes courtesy of PinkaBellaCupcakes. The Bite creator, Mr. Alan Silverman and his daughter, JodyMay who is the current company president, made a special presentationto Robert Nellams, managing director of Seattle Center. The SeahawksBlue Thunder Drum Line received an outstanding applause from thecrowd due to their excellent performance. Also, the guests got achance to win Bite Bucks through participating in trivia, anddancing!

Themomentous celebration at Seattle Centre was also attended by a groupof enthusiastic food experts. They sampled various dishes from overfifty restaurant booths to establish the ones with the best bites.Ballard Brothers emerged victorious. They won the Best Entreecategory for their blackened salmon sandwich. On the same note,Kaleenka Piroshky were the runners up in the Beast Entree award fortheir Salmon Piroshky. Bahn Thai clinched the third position withtheir vegetable egg roll and spring roll. The famous Best BBQ andMaltby Cafe came out on top for the second year in a row for theirstrawberry and marionberry shortcake in the Best Dessert Category.Returning for its second year, Just a Bite! Offered patrons thechance to save their waistlines and their wallets by offering upsmaller portions sizes for smaller prices. This year’s winner inthe Best Just a Bite! Category was Eggy Stand, with their potatospiral. Lastly, Maltby cafe came through with a second win in thebest Hope Heart Right Bite category. The Hope Heart Right Bite was ahealthy menu option for festival-goers looking to maintain a healthylifestyle.

Equallyimportant, The Alley which is one of the most popular events at theBite, met the expectations of many people. The special event whichwas hosted by Tom Douglas benefitting Food Lifeline and sponsored byChobani, did not disappoint the 7,150 people who curiously stood inthe queue to sample various dishes from 15 of Seattle’s finestrestaurants. From this year’s anniversary, The Alley raisedadditional $3,900.The funds are meant to finance Food Lifeline, alocal hunger organization that provides relief food for the localorganization. Part of the funds were generated from the donationsmade by the guests. Those who donated $100 or more to Food Lifelinewhen purchasing admission to The Alley received thirty dollars in BitBucks.

Oneof the most prestigious Bite events, The Bite Cooks, took centerstage inside the Fisher Pavilion this year. The event is sponsored byComcast and Groupon. Thierry Rautureau, the host together with other16 local chefs created signature dishes for a live audience. Whereas,three sommeliers gave expert advice on how to pair select dishes withwines. Lastly, the Bite Cooks! At home winner, Michelle Chagarisapplauded the crowd with her raspberry pistachio chicken! For thosewho may have missed the excitement, the recorded demonstrations willbe available on Comacast ON Demand in August.

Throughoutthe weekend, guests were treated to free samples from some of ourwonderful sponsors. SOBE distributed over 15,00 samples to festivalgoers while Chobani Greek Yogurt gave away 10,000 cups of yogurts andGarlic Expressions gave out 3,500 samples of their salad dressing.Additionally, One Organic emptied out two 24 foot truckloads ofsamples by the end of the weekend. On Sunday, Bite goers flocked tothe various Comcast booths on-site where they were able to get out ofthe rain and watch the Women’s World Cup. Thousands of more guestsmade queues to get their picture taken with the Foster Farms Chickenand enter for a chance to win a Tandem Bike given away at the event.

Thesecond annual Dock Dogs competition was a highlight for many whovisited Shishkaberry’s Family Fun Zone. The event was powered byRadio Disney in Seattle Center’s Center Square. Nationally-rankeddogs from around the United States showed off their long leaps andhighflying jump while crowds cheered them on. Those who visited theFamily Fun Zone were also treated to great shows from the Reptile Manand the Bubble Man, as well as local-area dance and martial artsgroups. New to this year’s Bite was the Texas on Tour exhibit,which featured amazing virtual reality technology, green screens anda projection theater.

Whilefood was the focus of this year’s Bite, the entertainment did notdisappoint. It was characterized by plenty of events which includedfive outdoor music stages, patrons enjoyed everything from smoothjazz to funk rock and pop.

MichaelPowers was congratulated on the jazz stage with his award-winningguitar and ukulele, while Rural Route 3 rocked on the Mural Stagesponsored by Emerald Queen Casino and 102.5 KZOK FM.

Notto be out-done, the comedy club was full of laughs and hilariousperformances. Northwest’s Premier Food Festival delivered on allfronts free family fun, entertainment and some mouth-watering food.

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