Bellingham, Washington – A Local Living Community

Another day, another YouTube video highlighting our lovely little corner of the world.  This one comes from Journey of Action and highlights all the things that Bellingham is doing to be locally sustainable.  They go as far as to call Bellingham “one of the most sustainable communities in the U.S.” and “the number one small city in urban sustainability.”

Nick Hartrich of Sustainable Connections is the central interviewee.  They talk about the local businesses, especially restaurants like Avenue Bread, Mallards, and Nimbus.  Whatcom County’s timber and fishing industries get a shout out as well.  If you live in Bellingham, it’s probably nothing you haven’t heard before, but it’s nice to be recognized!

Bite of Bellingham to Tantalize Taste Buds

Bite of Bellingham is ready to tantalize your taste buds tomorrow, August 21st, 2010.  From noon to 4, on the 1300 block of Cornwall, there will be a delicious assortment of ‘bites’ from restaurants all around Bellingham and Whatcom County.  It’s free to get into the Bite of Bellingham, then you pay for the ‘bites’.  If you’ve been meaning to check out the local restaurant scene, but haven’t been able to commit to a whole meal at each spot, here’s your chance to taste their cuisine.

You’ll also be able to cast your votes for your favorite local eateries.  There will be seven categories to vote in: Best Bite, Dreamiest Drink, Sweetest Sweet, Best Brewery, Best of the Brews, Winning Winery and Winning Wine.  This is a great chance to eat locally and explore new restaurants.

There will also be a beer and wine garden, and music.  Musicians will be will be Polecat, Pete Farmer, Robert Blake and Vaughn Kreestoe.  Come down and enjoy yourself!

Continue reading for a list of some participating restaurants and what they’re offering…

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