Dine Around Seattle returns this November with a stronger commitment than ever to promoting a vibrant, local economy based on shared environmental and community values. New happenings this year will engage and connect diners to the restaurants, farms, and local food producers that make Seattle such a culinary wonderland, including the Local Best awards for the best locally sourced dishes, and Meet the Producer events at dozens of the best restaurants in town.
November’s Local Lineup
The 45 restaurants participating in this November’s Dine Around Seattle are all locally owned and havebeen hand-selected for their focus on local ingredients, quality, and innovative dishes. New participants like Erica Burke’s Chop Shop, ORFEO (Blueacre Seafood and Steelhead Diner’s sibling), the recently refurbished Dunbar Room, and Hitchcock on Bainbridge Island showcase local ingredients on their menus as do many of Dine Around Seattle’s old-time favorites.
“With more and more Seattleites eating out on a regular basis, restaurants play a critical role in encouraging people to eat locally and sustainably whenever possible. By showcasing restaurants that source in season and close to home, Dine Around Seattle is making an important contribution to the movement to buy, produce, and invest locally,” said Christine Hanna, co-director of the non-profit Seattle Good Business Network, producers of Dine Around Seattle.
“It’s not always easy, but we’re committed to sourcing locally when we can, because the food tastes better, is healthier, and it connects us to our place and each other,” says Carla Leonardi, Owner of Café Lago. “So we’re especially proud to be among the hand-picked restaurants participating in Dine Around Seattle.”
Dine Around Seattle’s Local Best Awards
Dine Around Seattle is leaving the voting up to the diners to pick the very best appetizer, entrée, and dessert from the 45 participating restaurants. Diners will vote for their favorites and at the end of the promotion, Dine Around Seattle will announce this fall’s very best offerings and restaurants.
To cast your vote, text “VOTE NOW” to 206-317-7265 for a mobile link or visit dinearoundseattle.org/vote.
Meet The Producer Events
This year, Dine Around Seattle is further connecting producers to restaurants. Numerous restaurants from Flying Fish, Volterra to ten mercer are hosting special “Meet the Producer” events where they are host to one of their local providers, be it produce or spirits. For a full list please visit: http://dinearoundseattle.org/meet-the-producer/
Dine Out and Do Good
This fall’s Dine Around Seattle runs Sunday through Thursday starting November 1st until the 25th. Participating restaurants offer three-course dinner menus of one appetizer, one entrée, and a dessert for just $33, with many restaurants offering a special lunch menu for $18. For every reservation made through the Dine Around Seattle website at www.dinearoundseattle.org, Seattle Good Business Network will make a donation to the Rainier Valley Food Bank to fight hunger in Seattle.
About Dine Around Seattle
Dine Around Seattle is the area’s premier biannual dining promotion – giving diners a chance to sample and enjoy some of Seattle’s best restaurants – all while helping support local businesses. For 16 years, Dine Around Seattle has connected tens of thousands of residents with the best of Seattle’s restaurants, contributing millions of dollars to our local economy and strengthening our community.
About Seattle Good Business Network
Seattle Good Business Network is a non-profit working to build a vibrant and sustainable local economy by connecting and inspiring people to buy, produce, and invest locally. We believe in local ownership, strong community, and a healthy environment. To learn more about Seattle Good Business Network, please visit: www.seattlenetwork.org.
Dine Around Seattle thanks our sponsors, who make the event possible, including: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Charlie’s Produce, Opentable.com, MOZ Local, edible Seattle, Sip Northwest Magazine, Encore Media Group, KEXP, Seattle Weekly, CityArts, Seattle Met, Northwest Polite Society, Where Magazine, The Stranger, and Tack.
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