Boka Kitchen + Bar, the hip dining spot next to Hotel 1000 is whetting your appetite for this weekend’s Seattle Cheese Festival by offering its Beecher’s-made mac and cheese gratis on Thursday and Friday. Reps from the First Avenue restaurant will sling the freebies curbside from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Find Boka at 1010 First Avenue, Seattle, 98104.

And then on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15, it’s the seventh annual Seattle Cheese Festival at Pike Place Market! There are cheese cooking demonstrations on both days, with amazing local chefs from places like Macrina Bakery, Matt’s in the Market and DeLaureni Food and Wine. Learn how to make your own mozzarella, and enjoy the wine garden.

Jason Ramos, winner of the festival’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich award, will have his specialty, “The Fromage Blanc” added to the menu at many of Seattle’s top restaurants during the month of  May.  You can order it at places like DeLaurenti Café, Pink Door, Andaluca, Sazerac and Tulio.

For more information on the Seattle Cheese Festival, go to the website at:


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