The countdown is on. Our 8th Annual Voracious Tasting & Awards is just around the corner—which means you will soon be sampling some of the best food and booze our fair city has to offer.
On Thursday, October 6, Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center will play host to a stellar lineup of old and new favorites for a night of foodie festivity. This year, Seattle Weekly is particularly excited to welcome two new local liquor participants. Heritage Distillery is bringing its brown sugar bourbon—perfect for fall craft cocktails that will be made on-site by mixologists from The Nest at The Thompson Hotel, among others. Rumba will be mixing up divine drinks as well, using Puget Sound Rum. And, of course, no Voracious event is ever complete without beer and wine, and we’ll have plenty of both from Diamond Knot Brewing, Mac & Jack’s, Dru Bru, Beresan Winery, and Wilridge Winery.
Pace yourself though; because we’ve got thousands of bites from restaurants, food trucks and sweet shops—including modern Indian cuisine from Nirmal’s; grilled meats with knockout Middle-Eastern inspired sauces from Ciudad, and refined Japanese delicacies from Naka. If you haven’t tried these incredible spots yet, now’s your chance. There will be plenty of familiar faces too; think Café Campagne’s classic French bistro fare, Poquitos’ killer Mexican munchies, and Rhein Haus’ hearty German staples—perfect timing for Oktoberfest season.
For the third year in a row, we’ll be holding our “Best Beef Bite” award—and the competition promises to be fierce, especially now that The Butcher’s Table and Dot’s Butcher & Deli are both joining us! But it’s not all about the meat; in fact, you might be surprised to hear that Paseo is coming this year—but bringing a corn dish. Intrigued? We sure are!
Before you even step inside the pavilion, we have you covered with four food trucks outside the entrance: Snout & Co., Wet Buns, Jemil’s Big Easy, and My Sweet L’il Cakes. Whet your appetite while you wait, or grab a last-minute snack to go—if you have room left. You very well may not considering all the decadent desserts for the taking, courtesy of Bluebird Ice Cream and the newly-opened Shug’s Soda Fountain down at Pike Place Market.
Don’t miss the 8th year of what’s heralded as one of our city’s ultimate food festivals. Tickets are still available at here. Splurge on a VIP ticket and get early access plus a pretty rad swag bag. See you there; We can’t wait to toast you—and Seattle’s incredible culinary community!