The Emerald City welcomed back vendors and visitors to its Bite of Seattle food festival, July 21-23, at the Seattle Center after a three-year hiatus. The event featured over 200 food and specialty vendors, three beer gardens, a wine garden, and over 50 live bands and solo musicians—including headliners Sir Mix-A-Lot and Polyrhythmics. The festival made its comeback under new ownership with CHEQ, an ordering and social-gifting mobile app that allowed festival-goers to skip vendor lines with remote ordering from anywhere during the event.
While the festival called the Seattle Center home this year, planners may also consider the venue as a site to host their own event or gathering. One of the most notable on-site facilities at the center for events is the Armory Food & Event Hall, ideal for large groups and located at the end of the Seattle Monorail Platform. Other spaces include the Armory Lofts, Artists at Play Plaza, Broad Street Garden, Fisher Pavilion, and more.