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Fall Foodpourtunity

Sept 9 update:

Would you like an easy way to win free tickets to this event?

Keren Brown has graciously made available 2 pairs of tickets as a prize for an STF contest.  Since I am always trying to get more Eastside events arranged, here is the contest:

First two non-organizer members to each post a new event for the Eastside (Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton,
Issaquah, etc.) will win a pair of tickets.

See bottom of this posting for more info and rules


Hey Foodies, it is once again time for another fun Foodpourtunity event.  Keren Brown does a great job throwing these tasty Foodie networking events, so let us join in again.

This one is sponsored by Washington’s Beef Community, so expect lots of Moooolicious beefy items to taste

A group of local food entrepreneurs and chefs will be available for questions and conversation in the lounge of the Palace
Ballroom between 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

  - Mark Fuller Chef at Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky and 2009 Best New Chef by Food & Wine Magazine

  - Heather Christo Chef, Food and Entertaining blogger at and author of Heather Christo’s Generous Table: Easy & Elegant Recipes through the Seasons

   - Mark Bitterman of specialty store The Meadow, and cookbooks Salt Block Cooking: 70 Recipes for Grilling, Chilling, Searing, and Serving on Himalayan Salt Blocks, and Salted: A Manifesto on the World’s Most Essential Mineral.

    - Becky Selengut is a private chef, columnist, comedy
podcaster, cooking teacher and author of Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Pacific Coast and the upcoming, Shroom: Mind-bendingly good recipes for wild and cultivated mushrooms

Northwest restaurateur Tom Douglas will provide his Palace Ballroom facilities to host the event and serve tastes from his famous kitchen. Additional participating restaurants showcasing and serving bites at the event will include, The Inn at Langley, McCracken Tough Restaurants, Le Zinc, Ray’s Boathouse and Catering, Dinette, La Bodega and many more. For a complete list of participating companies, visit

Foodportunity, created by Seattle event planner and food blogger Keren Brown, is open to food journalists, bloggers, public relations professionals, restaurateurs, farmers,
companies and all food-passionate people.

The event will be sponsored by Washington's Beef Community. Attendees can have a "blind  taste test" of different cuts of steak to test their taste buds and expand their
culinary knowledge of beef. Participants will have the opportunity to win great beef prizes by interacting with the @WABeef Twitter handle and blog ( Local ranchers will be on hand to connect with and answer questions about how beef is raised here in Washington.

Early admission is $25, $30 at a later date, which includes bites from restaurants and companies.

Tickets can be purchased through .

The first 40 Foodportunity ticket-holders to send an email to [masked] will get a seat at the 8:30 p.m.
“speed networking” session led by award winning food writer, Linda Miller Nicholson, of blog.

If you have any questions, please contact: [masked]


Free Tickets Contest: More info and rules 

Any member can “suggest an event”; just click on the link that says it.  I will be alerted when your suggestion posts,
and can then make you the event host.  I will announce the event to members once you confirm in email to me that you have made the reservations

The fine print:

• Only 1 pair of tickets awarded per member

• Must be a restaurant event on a Fri night, Saturday or Sunday between Oct 1 and Dec 30, 2013

• Must be for at least 6 people (more, preferably)

• Cannot be on the same day as another Eastside event

• Should multiple events post at the same time, I will use the time stamps on the email alerts from for knowing who was first

• You must post the event, make the restaurant
reservations, and be the host

• Should an unforeseen event or family emergency occur such that you cannot host your event, it is your responsibility
to find an alternate host or reschedule


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  • Joe B

    Just right event this time. Busy enough to be fun, but not too crowded to move, and great tastes from all the chefs

    October 28, 2013

  • Buffy

    I'm sorry I can't attend. An emergency has come up for me.

    October 28, 2013

  • debra j.

    This looks like fun. Is there a plan to meet?

    October 27, 2013

    • J

      Get there early, grab a table and hang on to it.

      October 27, 2013

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