|Unbelievable Northwest summer sunsets! - Photo by Wasabi Prime|
The summer season had a hiccup-filled start, with unusual temperature spikes as early as May (well, early for us), and then a return to typical chilly, gray days. Temperatures normalized around mid June, which worked out well for our typical summer kickoff event, the Father's Day Brewfest, put together by the Washington Beer Commission. This was their second year at Marymoor Park, giving them more space and access for food trucks, which made it more of a beer and food event. Having people tumbling about in the hot sun, tipsy on beer, and no food in sight is not a good idea, so the growth of this festival has definitely been for the better. I was very pleased to enjoy the Indian fry bread tacos from Off the Rez, and the guilt-ridden gravy-topped poutine from Skillet Street Food. There were other food vendors as well, but fried tacos and gooey fries were the goodies that appealed the most to my beer-brained state of mind.
|Viva la food trucks at beer events! - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|A spirited time at Wine Rocks, with Spam mac salad rocking the house - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|Food truck-spotting in the stadium area of Seattle - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|The official opening of summer - Fourth of July, aka Blow EVERYTHING UP - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|The hot day food you don't think of, but should -- SUSHI! - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
If DIY sushi (or Cheeto sushi) isn't your thing, I found myself escaping a hot day in the cool bar area of Wasabi Bistro, on 2nd Avenue, near the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. They have outdoor patio seating that faces the street, but I was craving cool inside-air for the Inside Kid that I will forever be. They do traditional-style sushi, but I dig their unique, piled-high rolls like the Pretty Python, filled with crab, shrimp tempura and topped with seared salmon, asparagus and shaved shiitake mushrooms -- a visual feast, to be sure. And discounted during Happy Hour, which is a perfect time to try some of their specialty rolls.
|Eating and drinking well in the Wood-hood - Photos by Wasabi Prime|
|As the sun sets, so does another summer in Seattle - Photos by Wasabi Prime|