PHOTOS: Inaugural Burien Bites Celebrates Best in B-Town Eats
Update: May 28, 2012 at 2:00P PM – Burien Bites has released the official results of the mobile “Rate A Restaurant” app used by participants in Sunday’s event.
909 Coffee & Wine
Serving: Ceviche, Roasted Peach Salad & Braised Oxtail with Oyster Mushroom and Fresh Pasta!
Osteria da Primo
Serving: Brick Oven Pizza, Fresh Salad and Limoncello or Orangecello Liquors
Captain G’s Ottoman Kitchen
Tin Room Bar & Grill
Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub
In addition, a drawing was held for participating diners with the winners receiving a meal at one of the participating restaurants each month for the next 12 months.
Here are a few of the best comments submitted by diners using the mobile app:
“The food was pure art.” (comment about: 909 Coffee & Wine)
“I would eat my arm if it was covered in that sauce” (comment about: Captain G’s Ottoman Kitchen)
“Macaroni cheese was awesome, even though the company was a little annoying” (comment about: Bison Creek Pizza)
“Holy Taco, that was good.” (comment about: Tin Room Bar & Grill)
The first ever Burien Bites is now behind us and most participants are starting to emerge from their food-induced coma. By all accounts the event was a rousing success.
“Burien Bites was a huge success for the first year!” said organizer Jerrod Sessler in an e-mail Monday morning. “Many of the participating restaurants came down to Bite Central before the official end of the Bite and announced they had sold out of food.”
Eight restaurants participated this year:
- 909 Coffee and Wine
- Bison Creek Pizza
- Captain G’s Ottoman Kitchen
- Elliott Bay Brewhouse
- Hey Paison
- McKelly’s Irish Pub
- Osteria da Primo
- The Tin Room
Diners paid $10 for a Burien Bites lanyard and tag and then enjoyed $5 and $10 plates at each restaurant. Proceeds from the event will benefit local charities.
An online voting application allowed diners to vote on restaurants during the event and live scores and comments were displayed on a big screen back at Bite Central in the HomeTask offices on 152nd Street.
The winning restaurant will be announced later this week and will then host the Burien Bites trophy until next year’s event.
In addition to all the great food being offered, diners also enjoyed free wine tasting at Bite Central courtesy of Vino Bella and live music by Justin Black.
In another first for a local event, Burien Bites offered free rides from Liberty PediCabs to help folks get around town. After trying it for ourselves, we’re big fans!
BTB photog Michael Brunk took part in Sunday’s eating extravaganza and put together the following photo gallery. You can click individual thumbnails to view full-size photos.