Spoke & Food is a brilliant event that brings bikes, local dining and local non-profit fundraising together. All you have to do is bike to the participating restaurant near you for dinner Tuesday (June 26). A portion of your bill will go to support FamilyWorks (they pick a new organization every year).
A restaurant’s best repeat customers live nearby, and biking can expand that “nearby” radius to attract more regulars. Bikes and local restaurants go hand-in-hand, and Spoke & Food is doing their part to spread that idea while raising some money for a worthy cause.
Details from Spoke & Food:
Seattle’s Spoke & Food biking & dining event to take place throughout Seattle on Tuesday, June 26th
Seattle’s third annual SPOKE & FOOD biking and dining event will take place from 6pm-10pm on Tuesday, June 26th. Billed as “an evening of dining and bikes”, the event will take place at 16 different host restaurants in 16 different Seattle area neighborhoods. The event asks people to bicycle to and dine at one of the partnering host restaurants on the night of the event, where each restaurant will then give 20% of their total revenues from the evening directly to the local non-profit the event supports. A new non-profit benefactor is chosen each year with 100% of this year’s restaurant donated funds going to the FamilyWorks Resource Center & Food Bank.
The Spoke & Food event was launched three years ago by a group of friends as a way to influence the culture of Seattle, to build community and to show how easy and fun bicycling to and from dinner, while also raising money for charity. Full details about the event are available at www.spokeandfood.com.
The participating neighborhoods and host restaurants for this year’s 2012 Spoke & Food event include:
Ballard – Barking Dog Alehouse
Capitol Hill – Julia’s on Broadway
Columbia City – St. Dames
Fremont – Nickerson Street Saloon
Green Lake – Duke’s Chowder House
Madison Park – McGilvra’s
Madrona – St. Clouds
Maple Leaf – Snappy Dragon
Phinney Ridge – Stumbling Goat Bistro
Queen Anne – Emmer & Rye
Ravenna – Pied Piper Alehouse
Roosevelt – Marcello’s Ristorante
Salmon Bay (Ballard) – The Shelter
South Lake Union – Serious Pie
Wallingford – Julia’s
White Center – Proletariat Pizza