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Inaugural Bite of PhinneyWood celebrates local restaurants, cafés, and bars – looks forward to 2023

Photo: Rachael Green

The inaugural Bite of PhinneyWood tasting event on Sept. 17 was a scrumptious success! More than 500 neighbors came together to meet and try food from amazing local restaurants, cafés, and bars. The sold-out event raised more than $20,000 for our essential programs and services while celebrating our incredible local food scene.

Bite attendees were invited to vote for the Best Bite of the event. And the winner is… up to you! After counting the results several times, the contest is tied between North Star Diner‘s Left Coast Reuben and Thaiku‘s Gaeng Krua Sapparod. We need your help to break the tie! 

Vote for your favorite dish between North Star Diner’s Left Coast Reuben and Thaiku’s Gaeng Krua Sapparod by eating both and then emailing our Small Business Advocate Chris at [email protected] with proof of purchase (receipt, etc.) and your choice. We’re excited to announce a winner soon!

Missed out on Bite tickets? Join our Bite of PhinneyWood ticket email list so that you can pick some up as soon as event tickets are announced. The event will likely expand to the PNA lower parking lot to accommodate more guests, as well as expanding the overall offerings.

Photo: Rachael Green

Bite of PhinneyWood was brought to the community by Salmon Bay Community Lending. Thank you to everyone who attended, participated, and volunteered for Bite of PhinneyWood – you all made this inaugural tasting event an unforgettably delicious afternoon.

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Bite of PhinneyWood artwork created by local artist and designer Sandy Nelson.