An Incredible Feast - For the last four years, this event has been a sleeper among shopping loyals of local farmers markets, topping out last

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Monday Morning Announcements: August Brings Two Big Tasting Events

An Incredible Feast - For the last four years, this event has been a sleeper among shopping loyals of local farmers markets, topping out last year at nearly 400 people. Chef Tamara Murphy of Brasa Restaurant developed An Incredible Feast as a sort of chef and farmer block party benefiting the Good Farmer Fund, an emergency relief fund for local farmers. The event allows guests to roam booths from over 30 restaurants providing tastes utilizing products from the farmers, cheese makers and ranchers that frequent the farmers markets, while a wine and beer garden at the event will feature all Salmon Safe certified products.

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Tons of these "pay to taste" food events happen every year, but this is one of the few where you can really get your money's worth; as it's a good cause, and the chefs go all out. The, well, incredible line up of participating chefs include:

Jonathan Sundstrom of Lark and Licorous, Philip Mihalski of Nell's, Craig Serbousek and Jesse Thomas of Crow and Betty, Holly Smith of Café Juanita, Maria Hines of Tilth, Julie Andres of La Medusa, Renee Erickson of Boat Street Cafe and Autumn Martin of Theo Chocolate. (An Incredible Feast, Sunday, August 23rd, 5:00-8:00 p.m., 50th Avenue & University Avenue, $80 per person, $150 per couple, kids 13 and under $10, tickets available through brownpapertickets.com or at your local farmers market)

Sunset Supper at the Market - Tickets are still available for the Pike Place Market's popular annual dinner this Friday night, one that attracts nearly one thousand people and is a very important fundraiser. Sunset Supper benefits all of the markets service arms, including a food bank, senior center, daycare and pre-school, and medical clinic. Dozens of top local restaurants, wineries and brewies participate this year (scroll down to see full line up HERE). The main drag of cobbles as well as a majority of the Main Arcade shuts down to lay out a staggering amount of tables and chairs.

Seating is separated into general seating (up to you to find a piece of table on which to eat, $85) and reserved seating (a guaranteed seat in an area quartered off from the $85 rabble, only $125). Having worked this event a few times, trust me when I say it's worth the extra $40, unless you like competing with 700 people for a place to rest your beer. *Please note: Ticket sales for this event end at noon on Thursday, after which you can attempt to purchase day of at a booth located at Stewart and Pine. (Pike Place Market's Sunset Supper, Friday August 14th, 7:30-11:00 p.m., Maine Arcade, tickets available through brownpapertickets.com)

 
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