More than 120 Seattle restaurants are gearing up for round two of Seattle Restaurant Week set for Sundays through Thursdays October 17 through 28. (Yeah, yeah, I know: that’s two weeks, but who’s counting?)
Restaurant Week made its debut in April, with 106 restaurants throughout King County offering $25 three-course dinners while some added $15 three-course lunches. To celebrate the upcoming fall promotion — and convince you to mark your calenders — the group is holding a fundraiser next Tuesday, August 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Show up (at the corner of Western Avenue and Broad Streets) and you’ll have a chance to rub elbows with 100-plus chefs as they gather for a photo-shoot and take part in a community food drive to benefit Food Lifeline. Representatives from the local hunger-relief agency will be on hand to accept donations of non-perishable food items or monetary contributions.
And get this: In exchange for every item collected or dollar donated you’ll receive a raffle ticket. The prize, drawn at 11 a.m., is $1000 in gift certificates from participating restaurants. The Seattle Times is an organizing sponsor.