Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News

New outdoor seating options in Beacon Hill and Phinney Ridge, Tom Douglas tells us where to eat and drink, and Kuma Coffee now served at Canlis.

By Brandon L. Bye June 20, 2012

Now get your Kuma happy power at Canlis. Photo courtesy Michael Allen Smith.

This one is worth the click. My Ballard reports, the annual (and previously 100 percent free) Ballard SeafoodFest has started a fundraising campaign to secure more money for this year’s festivities on July 14 and 15. Ballardians and SeafoodFest enthusiasts everywhere can donate at the event’s Kickstarter site.

Beacon Hill Blog tells us that perpetually packed pizzeria Bar Del Corso has submitted an application for outdoor seating. Beacon Hillers can support or refute the request by sending an email to [email protected]

Also on the outdoor seating front, 418 Public House has been officially approved to take it outside. The ridge’s newest sidewalk cafe space will span 8 feet by 22 feet, according to Phinney Wood.

Canlis now serves Kuma coffee as part of its unusual coffee program. The little-known Wallingford microroaster continues to make a name for itself.

Seattle’s oldest farmers market is doing something unusual: On Saturday, June 23, farmers are discounting prices. Deals at the first-ever Market Sale Day include $2 off per pound of pork chops at Olsen Farms, two bunches of greens for $5 at Nash’s Organic Produce, and a 50 percent discount at Patty Pan Grill for people who are currently unemployed. Normal market hours are 9 to 2.

With sandwich king Jeff Mauro as its spokesperson, Seattle’s Best Coffee company is having, what reps are calling a "Red Cup Showdown" — a coast-to-coast search at state fairs and on Facebook to find the most imaginative new coffee drink. Caramel apple macchiato? Cotton candy cappuccino? MarketWatch has more details.

Serious Eats released a Tom Douglas guide to where to eat in Seattle. The guide ranges from lowbrow burgers at Dick’s Drive-in to fancy-pants breakfast at Lola to the controversial call of coffee at Starbucks.

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