Quick Bits About The Bite!

WHAT IS THE BITE?

Voted "Best Food Festival" 2016 & 2017, the Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle® is Seattle's Original Food & Beverage Showcase featuring 60+ restaurants & pop-up vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, 90+ live bands, all NEW MUNCHIES @ The Mural, and free Bite Movie Night on Friday, July 20th, outdoor beer gardens, live cooking demonstrations and cook-off battles on The Bite Cooks!

Are you the biggest foodie around... or at least you really enjoy trying different types of food (especially if it's local!) Well, the Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle® is Seattle's original & largest food and beverage showcase and features 60+ restaurants and vendors, Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, live entertainment stages, watch local chefs perform live demonstrations and mystery ingredient cook-offs at The Bite Cooks! stage, free Bite Movie Night on Friday, July 19th, beer gardens featuring both local craft beer and local spirits signature cocktails, and much more! 

HOW MUCH IS ADMISSION?

It's FREE to attend to The Bite (that means more money for yummy food & drinks!)

WHEN & WHERE IS THE BITE?

Friday, July 19, Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2018 at the Seattle Center in downtown Seattle, WA. The street address is 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109. See our Getting There section for more details on parking & travel options.

WHAT ARE THE HOURS?

Friday, July 19 & Saturday, July 20: 11am - 9pm
Sunday, July 21: 11am - 8pm (closes one hour earlier)

The Alley: Friday - Sunday, 11am - 7pm (All days while supplies last).
MUNCHIES @ The Mural: Friday 11am - 11pm. Saturday, 11am-9pm. Sunday, 11am-8pm

WHERE CAN I FIND AN EVENT MAP?

The 2019 event map can be found in our printed program onsite.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

There are many ways to make your way to The Bite... head over to our Getting There section for all the details.

CAN I BRING MY PET?

We love your pets but... guests are encouraged to leave their pets at home due to the large crowds and health-related issues. Thank you!

WHAT KIND OF FOOD WILL THE BITE BE SERVING UP?

Each restaurant will serve a variety of items from Ethnic cuisine to all American favorites. Check out our Dining section for all the menu items.

HOW MUCH DOES THE FOOD COST?

All food items and combo plates will be $12 or under! If you’re looking for a small taste in order to try all the different cuisines, our restaurants offer Just A Bite items that are $3.75 or less! Check out our Dining section for more.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?

There are several ways to become a part of the Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle®, head over to our Get Involved section for all the details. 

DO YOU HAVE AN EVENT PROGRAM?

You can find our official 2018 event program HERE.  The 2019 program will be run  in The Seattle Times on July 18, 2019, and there will be several places on site at The Bite with programs for you to take! 

WHAT DOES THE FESTIVAL BENEFIT?

Proceeds from The Alley at the Albert Lee Appliance Bite of Seattle®, benefit Food Lifeline, which helps feed the hungry in Western Washington. To learn more click here.

WHERE CAN I APPLY FOR A MEDIA OR BLOGGER PASS FOR THE BITE?

Since the event is free to attend, you don't need a media or blogger pass. However, media or bloggers interested in getting an interview with Bite staff or restaurants, please email our Media Director,  Trudi Webster, at trudiw@festivals-inc.com Plus, sign up to our email newsletter for updates.

HOW DID THE BITE OF SEATTLE® GET STARTED?

It all began in 1982 when Festivals Inc. CFO and local restaurateur, Alan Silverman created and produced the Bite of Seattle® in hopes of showcasing the local restaurant and food scene in Seattle. An estimated 75,000 people attended the first Bite at Green Lake and sampled culinary creations from 25 restaurants. Due to the massive growth & popularity, The Bite was later moved from Green Lake to Seattle Center. The Bite now attracts over 400,000 people in three days and hosts a combination of over 60 restaurants/specialty food product companies. In a continued effort to support all things "local," The Bite also has over 80 live bands featuring local & regional artists, The Bite Cooks! stage showcasing demonstrations and cook-offs from local chefs, local Craft Beer & Cider Tasting, and much more. The Bite of Seattle® is still the flagship event of Festivals Inc. and a local tradition for many each year.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Give us a call at (425) 295-3262 or email info@festivals-inc.com.