MEALS ON WHEELS—A Mobile Chowdown competitor? Seattle Met has the latest in food truck gatherings: The city's first Mobile Food Rodeo will be September 17, behind the Interbay Whole Foods. More than 20 trucks have signed on, including newcomer Snout & Co. and some Portland food trucks, one of which bears the awesome name of Happy Grillmore. Ticket info here. [Seattle Met]
SEA-TAC—The airport's newest restaurant, Seattle Seahawks 12 Club, is now open in the airport's north satellite (those funky N gates that harbor puddle-jumpers). It serves exactly the kind of food you'd expect at a place called Seattle Seahawks 12 Club. Look for the hulking statue of Walter Jones. [EaterWire]
KIRKLAND—Congrats to Dawn Smith of Cafe Juanita, who is up for sommelier of the year in Sunset magazine's 2011 wine awards. The winner will be announced September 30; Smith's fellow nominees are Terry Threlfall of Vancouver's Hawksworth and Bobby Stuckey of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder. [Sunset]
WEST SEATTLE—Portland salt maestro and Beard-winning Salted author Mark Bitterman is coming to Spring Hill. He and chef Mark Fuller are planning a family-style meal on September 18 showcasing, yep, artisan salt. Dinner and wine is $86 per person and full menu and details are right over here.