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Summer Cider Day Coming August 8; Samuel Adams's Brewing the American Dream Competition

Today's dose of vital food news.

North Star Diner [Facebook]

PORT TOWNSEND —  Summer Cider Day takes place August 8 on the waterfront in Port Townsend. More than 60 cideries from Washington, Oregon, and Montana will be present pouring samples, plus there will be bluegrass and gluten-free food from Sirens Pub. Tickets are on sale now. [EaterWire]

COMPETITION WIRE Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Pitch Room Wild Card Competition, in partnership with Entrepreneur Magazine, is coming to Seattle. The virtual competition will allow food and beverage small business owners in Seattle to submit a product sales pitch for a chance to win a $10,000 business grant and extended mentoring from Samuel Adams. Applications will be accepted now until July 30 and winners will be posted on for public voting from August 16 – September 7. [EaterWire]

GREENWOOD North Star Diner and Shanghai Room is now open in Greenwood, the restaurant reports on Facebook. The new 24-hour neighborhood diner serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and milkshakes, and the next door Shanghai Room bar is open daily between noon and 2 a.m. with drinks, a full menu, and karaoke in the evenings. [Facebook]