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Sunday, July 13, 2008


Burning Beast at Smoke Farm

Smoke Farm, about an hour's drive north of Seattle, is 360 acres of trees, fields, and streams and a few weathered buildings made of wood. Weird things happen up there: performance festivals, science seminars, late-night bonfires. This weekend is the inaugural "Burning Beast" festival wherein eight teams of excellent chefs—including Tamara Murphy of Brasa and Matt Dillon of Sitka and Spruce and the Corson Building—will cook beasts over wood fires: lambs, pigs, rabbits, goats, eels. You get to wander from fire to fire, eating and drinking, then fall asleep under the stars. (Smoke Farm, 12731 Smokes Road, Arlington, 800-838-3006. All day, $65. Camping is encouraged.)


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we're throwing a skate contest trifecta that kelly (once again) failed to post up. This sunday (today) at marginal way - free. Next sunday at Lower Woodland - free. Sunday after at Ballard Bowl -free. Come check out some talent and see what the 206 has to offer.

Posted by bobcat | July 13, 2008 11:42 AM

brendan, you should update to note that it's sold out (so folks don't drive forever just to get turned around)

Posted by thickturd | July 13, 2008 11:47 AM

Will Robert Pickton be there?

Posted by Ed | July 13, 2008 4:57 PM

Sorry if anybody got turned away (though I don't think anybody did), and those of you who missed it should be kicking yourselves in the crotch.

It was fucking fantasticóbeer, wine, heat, swimming in the cool river, and wandering from fire to fire, watching the chefs roast pigs and goats on spits, herring on hooks, ducks on racks, lambs in giant stew-pots, veggies on grills, and themselves in the sun.

It was also kind of decadent in its glamorization of savagery, its nostalgic recreation of the days before kitchens. By the time it got dark, people were tipsily smoking cigars and making out in the bushes, just beyond the light of the bonfire.

Kelly O shot some video and Bethany Jean Clement took a lot of notes. Better, more artful intelligence on Burning Beast is on the way.

Posted by Brendan Kiley | July 14, 2008 1:04 PM

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