Photos: Taste of West Seattle 2010 draws more than 300

Not only were dozens of current West Seattle food/beverage purveyors part of tonight’s Taste of West Seattle, attended by more than 300 people at The Hall at Fauntleroy — one future local eatery was represented too. That’s Andy Pattalochi, manager for the future Wing Dome in The Junction, expecting to open just north of CAPERS in July. We did mention more than 300 people, right?

The Taste of West Seattle is a major fundraiser for West Seattle Helpline, whose board includes First Lutheran Church of West Seattle‘s pastor Rev. Ron Marshall, who tended the all-ages drink table:

Guests were entertained by performers including Troupe Hipnotica:

And after we showed you their setup work earlier, we had to show you the finished look at Skylark Café and Club (WSB sponsor)’s table:

(From left, Roger, Jessie & Charlie) And serving coffee, Lora Lewis of Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (inaugural WSB sponsor):

Just heard back from promoter Brooks re: results of the voting during The Taste – he reports: “Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes won! Fresh Bistro and Bakery Nouveau tied for second.” (WSB was among the co-sponsors of tonight’s event.) FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: One more photo to add – Helpline provided this photo of director Anna Fern (left) accepting a big (in more ways than one) check from Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) during The Taste:

FRIDAY NOONTIME UPDATE: A note of acknowledgment from the Helpline’s board president, for the community support – read on!

I just want to extend an enormous THANK YOU to the residents and businesses
of West Seattle, who helped make last night’s Taste of West Seattle a tremendous success! Thank you for reaching out to your networks, spreading the word, and showing up – your care and commitment to the community will allow the West Seattle Helpline extend its reach to more and more West Seattle residents in need.

Thank you to all of the West Seattle businesses who volunteered their time and energy – it was great to shake your hand and meet the businesses that entice people to cross the bridge to West Seattle.

Thank you to the West Seattle Blog for your sponsorship and dedication to the West Seattle Helpline –our community is richer because of you.

Thank you to the residents of West Seattle, your friends and your family for sharing the event with us, we are humbled by your support.

Thank you to our amazing board, and executive director Anna Fern for your tenacity and tireless effort toward our mission – a strong community of neighbors helping neighbors!

To all – the community is truly stronger as a result of your support!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Erika Gebow
president, board of directors
West Seattle Helpline

12 Replies to "Photos: Taste of West Seattle 2010 draws more than 300"

  • Ignatz May 21, 2010 (6:44 am)

    We attended for the first was FUN!

  • Chris May 21, 2010 (7:39 am)

    I attended for the first time and it will be on my calendar for next year. Yummy food! Great to see so many people turn out to support WS Helpline and I got to try some food from the few restaurants I haven’t been to yet. Fun event!

  • Wendy Hughes-Jelen May 21, 2010 (8:36 am)

    This was our first year also to go. They need to move to a larger venue! If you had a beverage you couldn’t eat unless you begged some table space from someone camped at one of the very few tables. And it was so hot!

    Our votes went to Fresh Bistro because they took the extra step to serve their taste on Bambu plates and use compostable forks. Kudos to their green-ness!! And speaking of hot, boy was their yummy Garlic chive rice cake in a spicy sauce!

    Suggestion for next year – they need more water stations. I didn’t find one until I got downstairs.

  • Cheryl May 21, 2010 (10:48 am)

    I’m SO bummed I missed this last night. Looks like it was a rousing success. Go West Seattle eateries and watering holes!! :-)

  • Robert May 21, 2010 (11:28 am)

    1st year for Kath and I too! Yums, to all who participated. I think the venue is perfect, see you next year:)

  • Bob Hull May 21, 2010 (11:39 am)

    The Taste of West Seattle was really a great event. We have gone to it for about the last 8 years. This year was probably the best yet.
    I voted for Charlestown Cafe as the best. Their Clam Chowder is very good and certainly beat Duke’s Clam Chowder. If you want a real treat for soup, try Charlestown “Seafood Bisque”. It is a red chowder with lots of seafood and is only occasionally available on Saturdays.

  • Kim May 21, 2010 (12:16 pm)

    Great event! I love to see all the community support, and as an attendee it felt like a great value for the money. I agree with Wendy that it was a bit crowded, and would suggest more stand-up tables and less huge 8-tops.

  • CMT May 21, 2010 (12:18 pm)

    First time going – Cannot believe what a FABULOUS event! I bought tix in advance and thought they might be a little steep but it turned out to be an amazing deal considering all that delicious food and beer, wine and cocktails included. All of the restaurants had fabulous (and generous offerings)! Will definitely go next year!

  • dmc May 21, 2010 (7:22 pm)

    This was such a great time. I really enjoyed watching our community come out to support West Seattle Helpline. As a weekly volunteer at the Clothesline, this meant a lot to us all! I loved the location and while I agree that it was a bit tight, it warmed my heart to see all of the people. I will “bump elbows” with these folks once a year! Thanks for coming out.

  • Baba May 22, 2010 (8:52 am)

    I just want to congratulate “Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes” with their well deserved win. I’m not sure how well fellow posterd know this place, but it’a a catering company with exceptional level of professionalism and attention to minor details. Trust me, I’m excessively meticulous :-)

    Great job, you guys!!! Congratulations!!!
    One very satisfied customer.

  • Kim May 23, 2010 (10:47 am)

    Venue is perfect, just need a few more stand up tables. The food and spirits were awesome, we voted Prost #1 for their pretzel sandwich and generous pours. Great job! see you again next year.

  • FILLFOX May 24, 2010 (12:35 pm)

    food,and spirits of all
    including volunteers and
    servers was High !
    Also would suggest more
    stand up tables.
    Would like to think next year may be
    even bigger considering the positive
    feedback that is most likely to be shared.
    Maybe a big tent outside of pool room?

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