About a year ago my son had his very first corn dog at the White Center Jubilee Days. My husband and I didn’t know how it was going to go, and we watched anxiously as our toddler considered this new way to eat food–on a stick. Then he took a big bite and proceeded to eat the entire thing.
Jubilee Days is a great opportunity to experience new things and a neighborhood many Seattlelites may not even know exists–White Center. It’s a gritty area with a tough past and present but also tenacious residents who are working to make White Center a place they can be proud to call home.
The festival will be in full force this weekend, with events including a pancake breakfast, car show and shine, street fair, carnival and parade.
After you check out these activities, you can sample the wares of the Jubilee Days food vendors or head to one of these fine White Center food establishments:
Proletariat Pizza, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Taqueria La Fondita #2 taco truck and the Salvadorean Bakery. Better yet–try them all since they are within walking distance of each other.
For me, one of the quintessential summer foods is roasted corn. And now I don’t have to wait for the next barbecue or summer festival to get some. I’ve found three roasted corn stands in the Seattle area that make succulent summer corn even better by slathering it with margarine, mayo, spices, lemon and parmesan cheese.
The first stand I encountered is located next to Tony’s Market in West Seattle (9050 35th Ave. SW, Seattle 98126). Check out pics on the West Seattle Blog.
A few miles east in White Center, there’s another roasted corn stand next to Taqueria La Fondita #2, one of the best taco trucks around (9811 15th Ave. SW, Seattle 98106). Some of the workers at the corn stand were eating watermelon with the same spice mix they put on the corn. I’ll have to try that!
On Beacon Hill, there is Roasted Corn El Oaxaqueno located in the parking lot of MacPherson’s Fruit and Produce (4500 15th Ave S., Seattle 98108). The Tofu Hunter has a good review and photos of this stand.
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