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5 Foodie Events Offer a Taste of Summer

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Leslie Kelly
Salmon-Enchanted Evening
Food served at a previous Salmon-Enchanted Evening dinner

Don't know about you, but we’re so ready to say bye bye to a rotten June! Bah humbug.

Here are a few ways to celebrate “summer” this weekend, no matter what the thermometer says:

1. This year’s first Salmon-Enchanted Evening dinner is Saturday in Victor Steinbrueck Park, just north of the Pike Place Market. It’s not just a screaming deal at $15 for a fish-centric din din, this outdoor feast is also a fundraiser for the Seattle Parks Department. And, yes, Tommy D will be there dishing it up. If you didn’t buy advance tickets, just bring cash or check. Read more »

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Fist Bumps to High 5 for Pride Pie

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Leslie Kelly
High 5's Pride Pie

I never need an excuse to dive into a slice of pie, but the folks at High 5 are making it extra special this weekend, letting the Pride show with free rainbow-colored whipped cream topping on each order. LOVE that!

Might be a bit over-the-top on its brand new bacon cream pie, but then again, every color in the rainbow goes with bacon, right? Read more »

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Dry Soda, Fonte Makes A Splash At Aspen's Big Food Fete

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Leslie Kelly
Dry Soda's Sharelle Klaus

You just never know who you’re going to bump into at the huge Aspen Food & Wine Classic Grand Tasting Tent.

There are hundreds of wineries, scores of food purveyors, not to mention ginormous displays of dazzling gadgets, gizmos and kitchen equipment for the home cook and the pros.

More than 5,000 consumers streamed into the two football-field-size tents several times a day to sip and sup. It was a complete and sweet surprise to find Seattle folks in the house. Read more »

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Willows Inn Chef Blaine Wetzel Wows Aspen Food & Wine Classic Crowd

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Leslie Kelly
Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel

Blaine Wetzel, the wunderkind chef from Willows Inn on Lummi Island, was named one of the nation’s Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, his increasingly famous face featured on the cover of the July issue.

One of the perks of this recognition is an invitation to the Aspen Food & Wine Festival, a slightly overwhelming – in a good way – event held this weekend. Read more »

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Cormac Mahoney Shines at Aspen Food & Wine Classic

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Leslie Kelly
Madison Park Conservatory chef Cormac Mahoney

Madison Park Conservatory’s Cormac Mahoney was glowing. And it wasn’t just the photo-op bright lights. No, the chef was basking in the steady stream of compliments flowing from the consumers at this weekend's glittering Aspen Food & Wine Classic.

Even after waiting in one of the longest lines of the event, avid food enthusiasts raved about Mahoney’s signature Coco Pork tacos crowned in crispy shoestring potatoes. Read more »

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