$17.50 – $45

Grilled Cheese Grand Prix 2019

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South Lake Union Discovery Center

101 Westlake Avenue North

Seattle, WA 98109

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Sink your teeth into Seattle's favorite emerging food feastivals that celebrates bread, cheese and everything on Saturday, September 14th to our new location, South Lake Union Discovery Center for our 3rd annual Grilled Cheese Grand Prix.

New to our beloved food festival exprience this year is all-inclusive tasting experience built in to the ticket cooking all day long just for our ticketholders with smaller bites to nosh your way through the entire day while enjoying local brews. You can alos opt into buying larger sandwiches by any of the food trucks outside the 21+ area.

So relax and enjoy the day, while you can sample tasty bites by some of our city's favorite chefs, pop-ups and more in South Lake Union, so come hang and enjoy yourself.

Just want the sandwich? Skip the all-inclusive 21+ ticket and dine curbside a la carte in the free to the public eating area! Our food truck alley allows anyone to enjoy a variety of food trucks serving their signature sandwich. We kindly remind you to beware of the longer lines and hungry crowds.

Each particiating food truck and booth will be serving a signature grilled cheese dish, so get your grub on all day long, plus tons of other delcious drinks and cuisine.

Each food truck participating outside the gates (open to the public) will have a 1/2 sandwich option offer available ONLY for their signature sandwich. Prices may vary and not included as part of the tasting ticket experience, as they will be designated sampling and vendor cooking inside.

HOW IT WORKS

Now in our third year, It's similar to most food & beer tasting festivals. When you buy a ticket, it comes with tasting food and beverage tokens that allow you to sample and discover delicious bites and sample different beers throughout the course of the day.

While the food & beverage experience is the main event focal point, we have decided to move the food trucks outside tghe gates to be accessible to all ages. So it's impoetnat to know that there are two distinctly different areas within the festival 1) Food & Beverage Tasting Garden Experience (21+ only) and 2) Food Truck & Market which is all ages and doesn't require a ticket outside the fenceline, but may include longer lines.

Grab a pint or opt in to taste your way through the impressive craft beer line-up featuring over 25 local and regional breweries, ciders, wines and seltzers on the grass at the beautiful, historic SLU Discovery Center with live music, samples and local shopsncooking up soem delicous bites.

We will also have samplings from local cheese purveyors, processors and more to enjoy and buy! So swing on by and get hungry!

HOW DOES THE BEER FESTIVAK WORK?

  • 1 BEVERAGE TOKEN = 4 Ounce Pour

  • 2 BEVERAGETOKENS = 8 Ounce Pour

  • 3 BEVERAGETOKENS = 16 Ounce Pour

  • FOOD TOKENS = Quarter Bite Samples

There is no full service food service inside the fenced tasting garden, as the full sandwich options on the particiating food trucks and booths will be outside the beer garden fence area and open to the public, so bring the family for the food and drop by a pint of your favorite beverage.

Limited food options will be available inside the gated beer tasting area.

TASTING EVENT HOURS | OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

  • Saturday, September 14th | 11- 5:00PM

WHAT YOU GET

  • ACCESS TO FOOD TRUCKS / 12 TRUCKS / ALL AGES / NO TICKET REQUIRED
  • EARLY BIRD TICKET | GRILLED CHEESE & BREWS | $17.50

- 8 Beverage Tokens | Each Pour is a 4 ounce pour equivalent

- 8 Sandwich Taster Tokens | Quarter Sandwich Samples from Select Food Stations

- 1 Full Sandwich Token | $10 Value

- Commemorative Glass & 8 Sandwich Taster Tokens

  • BEER FESTIVAL ONLY | $25.00 ADV/$35 Door

  • GRILLED CHEESE & BREWS EXPERIENCE | $35 ADV / $45 AT DOOR

- 8 Beverage Tokens | Each Pour is a 4 ounce pour equivalent

- 8 Sandwich Taster Tokens | Quarter Sandwich Samples from Select Food Stations

- 1 Full Sandwich Token | $10 Value

- Commemorative Glass & 8 Sandwich Taster Tokens

IS THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY?

This year offers a new layout and allows for anyone to enjoy the festival and access the local food trucks & booths without purchasing of a ticket. However the music stage, food tasting and beer tasting experience will be inside the fencline of the South Lake Union Discovery Center.

This portion is not free and entrance is a minimum of $10.00 per person, unless you have purchased the Tasting experience online or on-site starting at $25.00. If you do not want to purchase the Tasting ticket, you'll be able to purchase alcohol onsite with a festival glass for $10 and purchase beer tokens a la carte at a higher fee.

Please make sure to read carefully as there is no refunds once tickets are purchased. Tickets will be higher at the door, so buy early and save money.

HOW DOES IT WORK? In the tradition of most festivals, we love making these events as accessible to the public to support our fellow food trucks and booths. So this event is split into two main areas:

  • 1) FOOD TRUCK COURT & MARKET which allows for "All Ages/ Family-friendly" access to the food trucks and shopping area on in and around the SLU Discovery Center at NO ADMISSION FEE. The grilled Cheese Grand Prix food and beer tasting experience is held (21+ only) and requries an entry fee of $10 to $45.00. So if you love food trucks and don't want the booze, then you can enjoy yourself at no cost.
  • 2) FOOD & BEER TASTING EXPERIENCE - If you love beer and like sampling different bites and want to enjoy a selection of craft beverages with some music and activities, then you will need to purchase a $10 to $35 ticket online to be allowed in.

Love a full pour? Any beverage on tap is available for a full pour option for only 3 beer tokens or $6 for a full pour so taste your way through or stick with one all day long.

Tickets will increase to $45 for the tasting General Admission day-of, so buy online to save money at all times prior ot the event. Tickets are as low as $17.50 for a limited time.

We will have a smaller selection of food booths and trucks inside the gates for the sake of convenience to reduce the need to walk out of the 21+ area, so you can enjoy your beverage and food at the same time. Samples are inckudedninto the ticket.

Designated Driver tickets are available at the front door for purchase day-of only for $10 andf they brecieve a complimentary water upon entry.

FAQs

Is this event two days?

No, it happens only on Saturday, September 14th from 11-5pm and runs along the same hours and requires a ticket to be admitted to the tasting garden experience. There is no sessions, so come one come all, but tickets are limited to ensure we can accommodate all ticket holders with a great tasting experience

Is the tasting indoors or outdoors?

This event is outdoors with tented seatying and areas at the SLU Discovery Center and rain or shine. In the case of rain in the forecast, there will be adequate cover, but we do live in the PNW and it may rain, so please be prepared.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You only need to be 21+ to enter inside the food and beer tasting hall experience located at the SLU Disocvery Center, but you do not requrie a ticket for anyone looking to enjoy the particating food trucks outwide of SLU Disocvery Center. If you want to simply eat at the trucks, there is no age restriction.

Will this event sell out or if I arrive on-site is it possible to not get in?

We do reserve the right to close day-of ticketing, if our pre-sales exceed the occupancy to ensure an enjoyable experience for those who pre-purchased tickets in advance for the food and beverage tasting, so we can not guarantee that tickets will be available day-of, but we do hold a small allotment for day-of folks, but I woudl siuggest coming early.

Are full sandwiches included in the ticket?

No. This year as part of the ticket, you get to enjoy a buffet of grilled cheese samples by local chefs, but you can nibble all day long and buy a la carte from the food trucks, so enjoy yourself either way with delcious tastign options.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We want all attendees to drink responsibly, so we prefer ride share like Uber or Lyft or public transportation. Public transportation is a great option with the event in South Lake Union.

What can I bring into the event?

Outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed inside the beer festival area, given that we are in conjunction with the festival where a large part of food trucks and booths will be outside the gates.

What's the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds once tickets are purchased, so you can always award your tickets to another person or sell them. So please read carefully before purchasing.



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