Who knew the second weekend in October would buzz with activity from Caffé Vita? Well, it will, and the fun begins Saturday with the 5th Annual Downtown Throwdown in Pioneer Square. Basically, 30 tons of snow get dumped on Occidental Park and a bunch of professional snowboarders shred it up on some rails, barrels, and wall rides. The fun starts at Noon and goes until 5pm and we will have our rolling espresso cart out serving tasty drinks. Via Tribunali will also be in the hizzy the mobile pizza oven that will churn out delicious and authentic Neapolitan-style pizza all day long. So, come on out! Make sure to stop by and support our good friends from the Service Board. tSB will have a tent and will be selling raffle tickets that can get you in on some sweet new snowboard and other prize action.
The other big event, which is very close to our hearts, is the Run Vera Run at Seward Park on Sunday. The festivities begin bright and early at 8am and again the Caffé Vita cart will be serving drinks. Following the race, the Via Tribunali pizza oven will again be delivery tasty pies to deserving race participants. Get there by 8am if you want to run in the 10K race or 4K fun run/walk. The run is a fundraiser for the Vera Project, which “is a non-profit music and arts space at Seattle Center dedicated to keeping music and art accessible to people of all ages.”