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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2017
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Edible City Month Is in Full Swing as MOHAI and the Region’s Top Restaurants and Organizations Salute Seattle’s Urban Palate

April 1, 2017

Seattle, WA–Celebrate Edible City: A Delicious Journey, now open at the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) through Sept. 10, with Edible City Month. Join restaurants and organizations from throughout the region as they partner with MOHAI by staging a broad range of culinary creations. Smell, see, taste, touch, and hear Edible City Month throughout Seattle!

Enjoy these offerings and experience this one-of-a-kind celebration before Edible City Month comes to a close at the end of the month. Visit MOHAI for reduced and complimentary admission by dining at greater Seattle area restaurants. Here’s how to unlock special deals:

FOOD AND DRINK

Save the receipt from the restaurants listed below for $2 off admission to MOHAI’s Edible City exhibit. Collect six receipts from participating restaurant partners for complimentary adult admission to Edible City:

Agrodolce

Andaluca Restaurant

Assembly Hall

Bar Cotto

Brave Horse Tavern

Cantina Lena

The Carlisle Room

Cuoco

Dahlia Lounge

Dahlia Bakery

Duke’s Chowder House: all locations

Etta’s

Fresh Bistro

Marine Hardware

Oliver’s Lounge

Pagliacci: all locations, except UW campus

Palace Kitchen

Pomegranate Bistro

Poppy

Salumi

Seatown

Serious Pie: all locations

Sitka and Spruce

Tanaka San

Tutta Bella: all locations

MOHAI on the menu

These Edible City Month partners below have created special menu items to celebrate!

Agrodolce

Emmer Mafalde: pork sausage from Skagit River Ranch and seared greens from Nash’s Organic in Sequim, WA, all tossed into a House-milled emmer mafalde pasta made from Bluebird Grain Farm in Methow Valley.

Bar Cotto

MOHAI Mortadella pizza

Central Co-op

Featured menu item in the deli: Grilled Pastrami Sandwich featuring Emerald City Kraut

Duke’s Chowder House

MOHAI Sohai Parmesan Prawns

Ellenos

April featured flavor is MOHAI Marionberry.

Marine Hardware

MOHAI Mussel Salad, cold poached Taylor mussels with grapefruit, fennel and saffron aioli

Pagliacci

MOHAI slice: Pepperoncini, chicken sausage and olive oil pizza.

Available on Wednesday’s during Edible City Month.

Sitka & Spruce

Locally foraged mushrooms, fino sherry & an egg yolk on grilled sourdough

Valid receipts must be from a partner listed on the MOHAI interactive map at mohai.org.

Organized by MOHAI, Edible City serves up the story of how Seattleites eat in their city and how urban palates have developed over the years.

Curated by two-time James Beard Award winning food writer Rebekah Denn, Edible City uncovers the secret history of Seattle’s favorite foods. Learn the origins of the Rainier cherry, view the recipe that inspired the  phenomenal Cinnabon, see treasures from the long history of Pike Place Market, get acquainted with the man behind the city’s first sushi bar, and debate Seattle’s signature dishes. Displays include items close to the city’s heart and histories, from Seattle’s first espresso cart to the tools of the former Sagamiya bakery.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS RELATED TO EDIBLE CITY MONTH:

(Details are subject to change, and additional programs and events may be added. Please check the website for updated information).

Edible City Book Community Tour

Free

Join James Beard award-winning author and curator Rebekah Denn in a lively conversation with MOHAI’s executive director, Leonard Garfield, as they share “behind-the-scenes” insight about the curation of MOHAI’s Edible City exhibit. In addition, Denn will sign copies of the exhibit’s companion book, Edible City. Written by Denn, Edible City unveils the complex and progressive narrative of how Seattle’s vibrant food scene went from its first restaurant to what it is today.

Upcoming Book Signings:

April 24: Book Larder, Fremont; 6:30–8 pm. Enjoy a baking demonstration with special guest Chef Leslie Mackie from Macrina Bakery & Café as she shows how to prepare her signature almond cakes.

April 26: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park; 7–8 pm

Edible City Science Fair

Saturday, April 22, 10 am – 4 pm

Free for members; included with museum admission

Celebrate Earth Day at MOHAI by investigating the science behind food, farming, and sustainability. Enjoy hands-on displays, demonstrations, as well as activities with community groups and organizations from across Washington State. Discover some of the latest innovations in food science. The science fair is open to visitors (and exhibitors) of all ages.

Edible City: A Delicious Journey exhibit is presented by The Boeing Company with generous support provided by Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, PCC Natural Markets, The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Tulalip Tribes, 4Culture, Mike Repass, Marylyn and Edward Gregory, Laird Norton Wealth Management, Mary Ann and John Mangels, Uwajimaya Inc., and Allrecipes.com. Media support provided by The Seattle Times, KUOW and KCTS 9. Promotional support provided by Visit Seattle.

Location, Hours and Admission

MOHAI is located at 860 Terry Ave. in Seattle. Exhibit gallery hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily. Admission is free on first Thursdays to MOHAI’s regular galleries and open until 8 pm. (Edible City: A Delicious Journey will be accessible at a discounted rate on first Thursdays of $12 for adults, $10 for student/senior/military). Admission to Edible City: A Delicious Journey is included with regular MOHAI admission of $19.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors (62 and above); $13.95 for students and military (with ID); free for children 14 and under (when accompanied by an adult) and MOHAI members. As part of the Museums For All program, low-income families can visit MOHAI for a minimal fee of $2 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. For more information, call (206) 324-1126.

About MOHAI

MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington; the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs.  For more information about MOHAI, please visit mohai.org, or call (206) 324-1126. Facebook: facebook.com/seattlehistory Twitter: @MOHAI.