#BESTFEST Best of Western Washington Party – KING 5 Best Fest 2016 was a celebration of local businesses in conjunction with Evening Magazine’s annual Best of Western Washington viewers pole. Andrew Coleman Smith, KING 5 staffer, captured all of the fun with this video blog featured on his YouTube page. Over 500 guests enjoyed bites and bevies from local restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Entertainment went all night long as guests walked the red carpet and enjoyed performances from Teatro Zinanni, a live band, Seattle Salsa dance performances, caricature drawings, photo booths, hulu-hoop performances, and a lip reader! On-site voting was available so guests could vote for their favorite local businesses in over 200+ categories. Each voter was entered to win a brand new vehicle from Car Pros, the presenting sponsor of the night. Guests bought raffle tickets to win their chance at over 50+ amazing door prizes with all proceeds benefitting NW Harvest. Guests hoping to get their five minutes of fame watched as Team Evening was on-site filming an episode for their show that aired the following night. ATG Stores set up divine lounges when attendees needed to take a little break in between visiting all of the booths. Even Dick’s Drive-In got in on the fun when they delivered 100’s of cheeseburgers at the end of the night.
Bellefleur Lingerie, Canlis, Blitz the Seahawk, Pyramid Breweries, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Jones Soda, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Duke’s Chowder House, Palisade Restaurant, Seattle Distilling Company, Big Dog’s Hot Dog Truck, Mimosas Cabaret, Heritage Distilling Company, Inc Wildwood Spirits Co., Salty’s, Memphis Pit BBQ, Original House Of Donuts, Miss Moffett’s, Mystical Cupcakes, Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Nutty Squirrel Gelato, Simply Matchmaking, Seattle Dick’s Drive In Restaurant, Bounty Kitchen, Farrelli’s Wood Fire Pizza (Maple Valley), Seattle Chef Joe, ACME Bowling, Billiards & Events, The Banner Days, Jones & Fischer, Salsa N’ Seattle Dance Studio, Otto-Matic Mobile Music, Integrated Oriental Medicine, Seahawks Super Fans Seahawks Legends Norm Johnson, Alex Bannister, Edwin Bailey, Ryan & Jacy Photography GoodMedizen Acupuncture and Herbs PS, Photography by Trina and Jonathan, Pike Place Market, ATG Stores, EMP Museum