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Calling all foodies! Groupon's Bite of Seattle starts Friday!

It’s the 36th annual Bite at Seattle Center, and they’ve got some new goodies to chomp into.

For starters (pun intended), check out the Fisher Rooftop Pavilion.

For $15, you get a taste of five local establishments, with part of the proceeds going to charity through Food Lifeline. It’s the premiere restaurant showcase at the Bite, anyone can eat there, and it’s food for a good cause.

“Last year, we were able to help more than 800,000 hungry people in Western Washington,” Linda Nagaett, Food Lifeline's CEO, said.

Adjacent to the Alley is the 10th annual The Bite Cooks! chef demo.

Celebrity chefs from around the world, including John Howie, as well as Rika Yukimasa of NHK World TV’s ‘Dining with the Chef,' preview some of their most delicious delicacies, showing you exactly how to make them.

Among the new additions in 2017, “Unwind at The Bite” – a VIP experience that overlooks the main grounds.

“It’s a great way to enjoy the event, with local wine pairings, and a craft beer tasting preview,” said Trudi Webster, senior event coordinator.

Webster gave KING 5’s Steve Bunin a small taste of some grapefruit beer; he says it’s delicious. That's just one of the unique flavors available at “Unwind.”

Among the other activities:

  • The Bite Movie Night on Friday is free, and it’s “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!”
  • More than 70 restaurants and vendors.
  • Beer gardens with craft beer and cider tasting.
  • Four live music stages, including a family friendly stage.

The event is July 21 through July 23. General admission is free.

For more information on Bite of Seattle, click here.