CityGuru Premiere Event: Pop Up Picnic & Mid Summer Party, Presented by One Night Only Project

EatinSeattle has teamed up with CityGuru to invite its readers an exclusive opportunity to experience the Seattle culinary scene all in one night.  Along with the the mighty inaugural gathering of more than 50 trucks, carts, stands, and other vendors. The One Night Only Project has teamed up with the Seattle Street Food Festival to host a private, high-end popup event that will include roughly a dozen notable chefs from around town (generally of the brick-and-mortar variety) whom will be preparing their own take on street food and serving it up as night falls in Cal Anderson Park.

A $165 ticket gets you in to sample plates like Charles Walpole’s ceviche with watermelon and toasted grains, or Joshua Henderson’s Southeast Asian-inspired crispy wings and chicken feet (!) with toasted garlic, spicy fermented cabbage with cilantro, and nuoc cham. Plus, you know, a lot of wine and beer and mingle with the chefs.

PLUS, as a CityGuru guest, you’ll get a special invitation to a secret industry after party thrown by Ethan Stowell and Jason Franey. Location will be revealed at check-in.

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On the agenda for the popup picnic:

Charles Walpole, Blind Pig Bistro
Mike Easton, Il Corvo
Jason Stoneburner, Stoneburner and Bastille
Matthew Lewis, Where Ya At Matt and Roux
Manu Alfau, of the forthcoming La Bodega
Wiley Frank, Little Uncle
Carrie Mashaney, Spinasse chef, incoming Aragona doyenne, and Rising Star at large
Kim Mahar, RN74 pastry maven
Maxime Bilet, Modernist Cuisine coauthor
Brian Clevenger, Tavolata,
Kevin Burzell, Kedai Makan
Joshua Henderson, Skillet, Westward, Hollywood Tavern, Huxley Wallace et al.

Attendees and judges, including behatted chef Thierry Rautureau, will vote for the best dishes (categories are best signature dish, most creative, and most innovative). The winning chefs get a portion of ticket proceeds (as much as $15,000 in total) to donate to their favorite charities.

The popup picnic ticket also gets you line-skipping privileges at the festival, know as the VIF (Very Important Foodie). The Seattle Street Food Festival runs from 5 to 11 in Cal Anderson Park and the picnic happens from 7 to 10.

What is CityGuru?
CityGuru provides its invite-only clientele instant access to unique experiences and exclusive incentives at the finest restaurants and clubs.  Request a membership at and get notified about future exclusive experiences in your city.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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