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Wednesday, September 7, 2005

The Other Needy

Posted by on September 7 at 14:47 PM

With major disasters like the hurricane pulling people together to help the needy, it’s a reminder how often people forget (ignore, etc) the poor in their own backyard (who can be just as deserving of shelter, compassion, funds). In the spirit of helping shed light on local events centered on helping our own down-and-out, here’s a way to help people in our own city:

FEAST AT THE MARKET FEEDS THE SOUL OF DOWNTOWN’S NEEDIEST RESIDENTS
22-year-old benefit for Pike Market Medical Clinic comes of age

Two decades of food lovers have made a difference for low-income downtown residents and seniors. Each year, about 500 supporters of the Pike Market Medical Clinic donate their taste buds and their goodwill to a cause that satisfies both the stomach and the soul. 

22nd Annual Feast at the Market. This is a progressive dinner through the Market: Each person receives a book of tickets, one ticket for each of the participating restaurants. Diners travel from restaurant to restaurant at their own pace, sampling Seattle’s finest foods throughout this prix-fixe Feast. Favorite former Feast finds have included tuna sashimi salad with green onion pancake, and white truffle risotto with vine-ripened roma tomatoes and fresh basil served with grilled tiger prawns.  New this year, Feasters vote for Best Feast Dish & Best Hospitality.

WHEN:             Tuesday, October 4, 2005
Dinner from 6:00 9:00 p.m.
Dessert from 8:30 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Registration begins at 5:30pm at the Pike Market Medical Clinic, 1930 Post Alley (corner of Post Alley and Virginia). Diners proceed from the Clinic to the participating restaurants of their choice.

TICKETS:          Tickets are $60 each and can be purchased online at www.pikemed.org/feast , or by phone at (206) 461-6935 x160. People who wish to add support for the Clinic are invited to purchase Patron tickets at $100 each. 

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS:         

94 Stewart Restaurant
Campagne
Chez Shea/Shea's Lounge
Copacabana Café
Cutter's Bayhouse
Emmett Watson's Oyster Bar
Etta's
Il Bistro
The Islander & Tiki Lounge
Japanese Gourmet
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub
Matt's in the Market
Pike Place Bar & Grill
The Pink Door
Place Pigalle Restaurant & Bar
The Seattle Athletic Club / Downtown
Sonya's Bar & Grill
Starbucks Coffee
Sur La Table Culinary Program
The Tasting Room
Typhoon! Seattle
The Virginia Inn


Dinner concludes with coffee by Starbucks and dessert in the lobby of the Seattle Athletic Club at 2020 Western Avenue.