Man Pies takes home top Bite of Bellingham awards

For the first time in the six-year history of the Bite of Bellingham, which was held downtown Aug. 20, one restaurant took all three top awards.

Man Pies was awarded Best Bite for its steak and bacon mashed potatoes dish. The restaurant’s wild berry surprise with vanilla cream earned it the title of Sweetest Sweet, and Man Pies Roast Coffee with cardamom cinnamon cream won Dreamiest Drink.

Several other restaurants received a substantial number of votes, leading the Downtown Bellingham Partnership, which organized the event, to award an honorable mention to Silver Reef Casino and Spa for its lobster macaroni and cheese.

About 5,000 people flocked to the 1300 block of Cornwall Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday to taste what 20 local restaurants and cafes had to offer.

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership, downtown’s neighborhood association, is a nonprofit organization that promotes a vibrant city center.

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