Food and football - they go together, now more than ever in Seattle. A dozen Seattle chefs were recently named James Beard Award semifinalists, considered the Oscars of the food world. And the 12th Man spirit is on fire following the Seahawks Super Bowl victory. How can the city and our sports teams tap the civic pride and bonding generated by the "12s" to make a difference in the broader community? Mike Flood, vice president of community relations for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders, City Councilmember Sally J. Clark and Bevin Wong, Emerging Leader Marketing Manager for United Way King County weigh in.
Plus, we've coaxed restaurateur and chef Tom Douglas (named James Beard "Outstanding Restaurateur" in 2012) out of the kitchen for a chat with host Joni Balter on a range of topics from South Lake Union's booming business sector to raising the minimum wage to Seattle's food obsession.
Art Thiel, a sports columnist and Crosscut contributor, Enrique Cerna, KCTS 9 producer and host, and Marcie Sillman, KUOW host & reporter offer questions and commentary.
Civic Cocktail brings together residents, community leaders and journalists to discuss a range of issues and network over happy hour. Admission includes appetizers and program. No-host bar available.