Update: Taste of West Seattle 2013 sells out, feeding the funding for West Seattle Helpline

May 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 9 Comments

(First 4 and final 5 photos by WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand)
Big line along the sidewalk leading to The Hall at Fauntleroy when we arrived around 6:30 pm to check out the bigger-every-year event, which has almost 50 West Seattle/White Center food and drink establishments offering bites, sips, treats, and more, all to benefit West Seattle Helpline. They had a limited number of tickets at the door. Big crowd inside, once everybody got in:

One of the fun parts about The Taste is that you get to vote on the offerings – and later, we’ll find out who won. Besides the Helpline, of course, whose Brooks Riendl and executive director Tara Luckie stopped for a moment to pose:

Also in welcoming mode – Helpline board member Rev. Ron Marshall:

More photos to come later tonight!

11:43 PM: First, an update just in from Tara:

Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering Company won Best Savory Taste and Stuffed Cakes won Best Dessert. The event was a sellout with 550 tickets sold. … The proceeds are going to help many families in West Seattle. We can all be proud of such a great community effort. Big thanks to all of the restaurants and sponsors that made the event possible!

Helpline’s photo of the “Best Savory Taste” winners (who served a Savory Seafood Risotto):

And the “Best Dessert” victors:

It was a field crowded with tastiness, too, from venues old and new. On the latter side, Harry’s Chicken Joint made its debut, dishing up chicken strips:

The team from The Bridge reminded everyone they’ve got an excellent menu, with their famous bacon-wrapped dates:

Kevin and Holly Brown from Siren Song Wines and The Brown Lounge:

Jack Miller from Husky Deli was offering his famous ice cream in floats:

And a piece de resistance – Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) donating $7,500 to the Helpline!

The night’s total tally is expected to be made public early next week.

9 Comments

  1. Is this already over? I was kept late at work and would love to hear it’s at least going on for a little longer, considering I have a ticket at will call.

    Comment by Ian — 9:10 pm May 16, 2013 #

  2. A great cause and a great event!

    Comment by Super Awesome — 9:46 pm May 16, 2013 #

  3. I am floating on cloud 9! Not only did we help raise a lot of money for Helpline while having a blast doing it; we couldn’t be happier to win Best Desserts! Thank you SO much, everyone!! It was AMAZING!

    Comment by Donna Lawson — 10:23 pm May 16, 2013 #

  4. Sorry your question got hung up in queue, Ian. Co-publisher Patrick said it was winding down not long after 8 pm, so I doubt it was still going in the 9 pm hour.

    Comment by WSB — 10:55 pm May 16, 2013 #

  5. What a fantastic event. We have great restaurants, caterers and pubs in our community. It was a West Seattle kind of night and we raised money to help our neighbors in need. Thanks to all who participated.

    Comment by Brooks Riendl — 12:22 am May 17, 2013 #

  6. That was our first time going and we were two of the lucky 27 who were able to purchase tickets at the door. Next year we will be buying them well in advance. I can’t even imagine how much work goes into putting on an event like this. Looking forward to the next one already. :)

    Comment by LC — 9:01 am May 17, 2013 #

  7. where is Harry’s chicken joint? or is it a food truck?

    Comment by Driez206 — 9:15 am May 17, 2013 #

  8. Driez: http://westseattleblog.com/2013/03/west-seattle-restaurants-harrys-chicken-joint-to-semi-debut

    Comment by WSB — 9:23 am May 17, 2013 #

  9. Thank you to everyone who voted for our Seafood Risotto for Best Savory Dish! We are honored especially with all of the delicious food there last night!

    Comment by Carol — 12:24 pm May 17, 2013 #

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