Food Vendors for Seattle’s New Day In, Day Out Festival Announced

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Dirty Dogs, full of passion for the local food favorites at the Day In Day Out Festival

Weeks after the announcement of Seattle’s new Day In Day Out music festival, the focus has shifted to food and drink. Local favorites include street food vendor Dirty Dogs in Capitol Hill, ice cream chain Full Tilt, cheesesteak supplier Original Philly’s, and deep-fried seafood company Fishbox. Vendors also include the newer pop-up Ice on Mars, which specializes in funky sci-fi themes like Martian Sunrise (with tangerine juice, green cardamom, and edible glitter), as well as Just Poke, falafel specialist Truly Mediterranean, and The Filipino food truck Big Boys Kainan from Kent. Day In Day Out – from the organizers of the Capitol Hill Block Party – kicks off Labor Day weekend at the Fisher Green Pavilion in the Seattle Center and features performances by Chvrches, Kaytranada, Strfkr, and others; In addition to the food trucks, there will be an indoor-outdoor beer garden at the pavilion itself. All participants are asked to provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results within 48 hours in order to attend the festival.

It appears that QFC is building on its efforts to create a “bar in a grocery store”

After the supermarket chain QFC opened their little pub Q20 in Kirkland Urban with 16 beer taps in 2020, it looks like they are now planning one for their U Village location. The company recently applied for a liquor license for the store of the same name (as first reported by Capitol Hill Seattle), although it is unclear when the schedule for opening would be. Large grocery stores with full-fledged bars have been trending in the US for several years, with franchises like Whole Foods rolling them out in many locations to attract more shoppers and get them to spend more money. In addition to its Kirkland Urban Pun, QFC opened Cork & Tap in the village of Bellevue in 2014. Whether the grocer is willing to devote more resources to tackling persistent worker wages that its parent company Kroger continues to push back is another question.

Pike Place Market celebrates 50 years since its rescue

One of Seattle’s most famous landmarks was nearly demolished about half a century ago for an “urban renewal” project. But in 1971 the Friends of the Market organization helped preserve the iconic square through an initiative that built a two-acre historic district around the market and a commission to protect the buildings. The market is now celebrating the 50th anniversary of these efforts with a month-long celebration, including the return of the Sunset Supper on August 20th, with food and drink options from local restaurants including Cafe Campagne, JarrBar and Communion. Tickets to the public are already sold out, but a limited number is still available for Market Community members. In the meantime, a Pike Place Market documentary will be broadcast on KOMO 4 in October, with further events planned around the premiere.

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