For the next week, Txori Restaurant (2207 Second Ave.) will celebrate the traditional Basque festival of San Fermin, best known for the annual running of the bulls. Tomorrow at 8:00pm, you have the opportunity to run with bulls of a different sort. Expect a ton of imagination in the form of papier mache, costumes, and tricked out grocery carts, as teams from area restaurants and businesses chase participants/runners down the alley behind the restaurant.
The cost to run, $20, goes toward the Puget Sound Blood Bank and gets you a t-shirt, and last year's event was decently attended. "People really went all out and dressed up. We didn't know what to expect, and it was hilarious. This year we're ready for a bigger crowd," says Joey Serquinia, who runs the kitchen at Txori. And bigger bulls. Participants are encouraged to wear tradition bull-running attire, all white with a red hat and or scarf. This so kicks 4th of July's ass. To participate, call Txori at 204-9771 to get on the list.