Capitol Hill Block Party Was A Feast For All Senses

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!--paging_filter--pspan style="font-size: 13px;"Wow. Just WOW!/span/p
pThe Capitol Hill Block Party delivered the full-on sensory overload I was expecting--it was my first time, be gentle./p
pWhen I told friends I was going, they served up some stern warnings: Yeah, good luck with that massive clustercuss. Or, words to that effect./p
pBut I love the electric buzz of crowds and the people watching and where there are crowds, there’s bound to be food and booze. I found some really good eats tucked in the little alley behind Poquitos and Havana Social Club, both of which were packed like it was 11:45 on New Year’s Eve and they were the last watering holes on the planet./p
pimg src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/block_party.jpg" style="float: left; margin: 10px;" height="300" width="400"Along with a handful of food trucks in the alley, a href="http://seattlemag.com/von-trapps" target="_blank"Von Trapps/a was there with its sausage cart, and hot dog, that bratwurst was a wiener, er, winner./p
pThen, there was the crew from a href="http://seattlemag.com/hitchcock" target="_blank"Hitchcock on Bainbridge/a blowing smoke. Literally. Chef Brendan McGill was at the wood-fired grill and, what’s this? Its sandwich board listing snackage also included some savory news to cheer Seattle deli fans. strongemFood Wine/em’s The People’s Best New Chef for 2013 is opening a version of his popular charcuterie shop in Georgetown in 2014!/strong/p
pNot surprisingly, the outdoor beer gardens were doing a bang-up business and I spotted a few skinned knees on wobbly young ladies wearing impossibly high heels.nbsp;/p
pAnd everywhere, on multiple stages in this cordoned-off chunk of the city, people were drinking in the sounds of a crazy mashup of wonderfully eclectic sounds. Bravo to the bands who made this party such a blast and a standing O to the organizers for the Herculean efforts in putting it on. When I walked out the exit, I felt incredibly full.img src="/sites/default/files/newfiles/p7270053.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 10px;" height="300" width="400"/p