New Bite of PhinneyWood tasting event showcases local restaurants

New Bite of PhinneyWood tasting event showcases local restaurants
By mattc

We’re excited to launch a new annual event called Bite of PhinneyWood on Sat, Sept. 17, to showcase and promote local restaurants. Bite proceeds will benefit our community-driven programs serving Northwest Seattle at four sites in the Phinney, Greenwood, and Ballard neighborhoods.

Bite attendees can try up to 25 local restaurants with one ticket in our Phinney Center Upper Parking Lot. Bite of PhinneyWood is modeled on the popular Taste of West Seattle event and we can’t wait to celebrate our thriving local food scene!


“We created this event to help people find new favorites in Phinney Ridge-Greenwood and bring the community and businesses together. Restaurants will benefit from face time with Seattleites in a different venue. Guests will enjoy meeting restaurant staff, learning about their menu, and trying a lot of delicious food,” shared our Event Manager Jenny Marquette.

Martino's Santa Maria Tri-TipMartino’s Santa Maria Tri-Tip Sando

Neighbors and businesses are excited to see a tasting event come to PhinneyWood. As Martino’s chef and owner Chris Martino shared, “Having lived here for many years I’m excited to have this type of event. Phinney Ridge has some amazing restaurants and I’m excited to see everyone doing their thing.”

Participating businesses include established local restaurants like Martino’s and 74th St. Alehouse, as well as newer spots like Autumn and Pizzeria La Rocca. Restaurants outside the central Phinney Ave N / Greenwood Ave N business corridor are also joining the tasting lineup, including Preserve and Gather, The Blue Glass, and Riveted Coffee.

Businesses are looking forward to making new connections at the first Bite of PhinneyWood. “We are excited to introduce our restaurant to our PhinneyWood neighbors and Seattleites who have yet to experience the Thaiku love,” shared Thaiku owner Jon Alberts.

Thaiku curryThaiku curry

La Conasupo Taqueria & Snack Shop owner Ricardo Sanchez also hopes Bite of PhinneyWood shows their business to more diners. “We would like more of our PhinneyWood neighbors to experience our very authentic, fresh, house-made Mexican specialties.”

Bite of PhinneyWood attendees will receive a passport that allows them to try all of the food and contains information about each restaurant. Local brewery Halcyon Brewing Company will host a beer garden and hyperlocal radio station KBFG 107.3 will DJ the event.

We are selling tickets at our Phinney Center Blue Building front desk and online. VIP tickets cost $55 and include a free drink voucher. General admission tickets are $45 and kid’s tickets cost $25 for children under 13. No ticket is necessary for kids under 18 if they aren’t eating.

Bite of PhinneyWood starts at 2 pm on September 17 for VIP ticket-holders. General admission begins at 3 pm and “last call” for food is at 6 pm. The beer garden is open until 7 pm.

Tacos at La Conasupo Market & TaqueriaLa Conasupo Taqueria & Snack Shop tacos

Ticket sales are limited to 500 for this first-time event. Everyone who purchases a ticket before Sept. 2 is entered in a drawing to win gift cards from participating local restaurants.

We are seeking volunteers to help debut this new experience, too. Bite of PhinneyWood volunteer roles include greeter, beer garden support, and clean up. Day-of volunteers receive free admission.


Bite of PhinneyWood is brought to the community by Salmon Bay Community Lending. All proceeds benefit our community services and programs, including the Hot Meal Program, Whittier Kids, and the Tool Library.



 Thank you to our Bite of PhinneyWood sponsors!

Salmon Bay Community Lending Logo

Aegis Living Greenwood

Halcyon Brewing Company Logo

Homestreet Bank Logo

KGFG 107.3 Logo

Thank you to local artist and designer Sandy Nelson for the Bite of PhinneyWood artwork!