Salmon Days offers much more fare than fish

October 1, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 1, 2011

Despite the name, the Salmon Days Festival is about a lot more than fish. (Though the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah prepares coho aplenty at a barbecue fundraiser.)

Find other festival treats throughout Salmon Days and at Foods of the World near the historic Issaquah Train Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. N. Think barbecued beef, gyros Philly-style cheese steaks, tacos and Thai noodles, plus corndogs and funnel cakes aplenty.

Stop by Gibson Park, along Newport Way Southwest across from the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, for the Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue.

Foods of the World:

  • 2 Chefs Gourmet Falafel — Middle Eastern falafel, gyros, hummus
  • A Roasted Development — baked potatoes and turkey legs
  • Aussie Onion Burst — deep-fried onion “burst” with dipping sauce
  • B & M Italian Concessions — New York-style Italian sandwiches
  • Ballard Brothers Seafood and Burgers — Cajun-blackened salmon, gourmet burgers, fish and chips, and fries
  • Bambuza Vietnamese Bistro — vegetarian fried rice, teriyaki skewers, soba noodles
  • Big Bear’s Native Tacos — giant soft tacos, nachos, taco salad and fries
  • Biringer Farms — strawberry shortcakes
  • Crab Cakes & Seafood Specialties — crab cake plate, crab cakes a la carte and lobster roll sandwiches
  • CrepeAlicious — chicken, seafood, vegetarian and dessert crepes
  • Fiesta Time Foods — corn dogs, hamburgers, curly fries, fried cheese and chicken nuggets
  • Frankfurter USA — old-fashioned German-style frankfurters, kielbasa and smoked Thai chicken on a French roll
  • Kaleenka Piroshky — Russian beef and cheese or salmon piroshkies
  • Kenyan Kitchen — African chicken piri piri, vegetable curry, beef and vegetable sambusas
  • Kolossus Gyros — beef, lamb, chicken and veggie gyros, Greek salad and baklava
  • Mondo Pizza — Hawaiian, Margherita, cheese and pepperoni pizza
  • Panda Catering — dim sum combo and phad thai
  • Pat’s Philly Steak Sandwich — Philly steak, chicken or Polish sandwiches, apple pie and lemonade
  • Ray’s Foods — teriyaki chicken
  • Rogue’s Issaquah Brewhouse — Kobe chili, chowder and beer cheese soup, served in a warm, crusty sourdough bread bowl
  • Scotty’s Northwest — shrimp, blackened salmon or traditional Caesar salads and lemonade
  • Seoul Short Ribs — Kalbi beef or chicken plate and stir fry noodles
  • Smokey’s BBQ Grill — Northwest-style hickory barbecue
  • Taco Grande — giant soft taco, nachos, taco salad
  • The Whim of the “Chefs” — Cajun and American entrees
  • Truly Mediterranean — halibut and salmon fish tacos, garlic fries and mango lemonade
  • Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus — German bratwurst, jumbo Polish sausage, corn dogs, wieners and curly fries

Go Fish! Food Court:

  • China Delight — potstickers, teriyaki chicken and cheese crab wontons
  • Kiwanis Club of Issaquah Valley — beef sandwiches, soda, coffee and water
  • Olde Tyme Kettle Korn — kettle korn, and cinnamon-glazed almonds and pecans
  • Pompeii Woodfired Pizza Co. — meat, vegetable and dessert wood-fired pizzas
  • Ray’s Foods — elephant ears, corn dogs, root beer floats and lemonade
  • Shrimply Delicious — shrimp, crab or combo croissant melt, shrimp kebobs, surf-and-turf kebobs, shrimp and crab
  • Washington’s Own Apple Dumpling Gang — apple dumplings with vanilla ice cream

Field Of Fun

  • Ben and Jerry’s — ice cream cones
  • Irishman Enterprises — lemonade, soft serve ice cream, kielbasa and hot dogs

On the street:

  • Biringer Farms — strawberry shortcakes
  • Boehm’s — hand-dipped ice cream bars
  • Bump ‘N’ Run Espresso Funnel Cakes — coffee and funnel cakes
  • Burton’s at Your A’Fair — roasted corn on the cob, smoked salmon, smoothies and lemonade
  • Chilly Billy’s Polar Ice — shaved ice treat
  • Cow Chip Cookies — chocolate chip cookies
  • Creagle Concessions — fried potato snack on a stick
  • Fairy Floss Cotton Candy — cotton candy
  • Jamba Juice — fruit smoothies and wraps
  • Kernals Original Kettle Korn — kettle corn
  • Pike Place Nuts — fresh-roasted jumbo cashews
  • Ray’s Elephant Ears — elephant ears, foot-long corn dogs and root beer floats
  • Maui Wowi Hawaiian — smoothies and coffee
  • Seattle Fudge — fudge
  • Shishkaberry’s — chocolate- and candy-coated skewered fruit
  • Sugee’s Box Lunch — strawberry, blueberry and combo shortcakes covered with whipped cream, and iced tea
  • The Ice Cream Lady — waffle ice cream cones
  • Top Chef Concessions — steak and seafood skewers, steak sandwiches and coconut prawns with fries
  • You Found Us! Concessions — ccooped ice cream, caramel apples, cotton candy, frozen bananas and root beer floats
  • Ziegler’s Bratwurst Haus — German bratwurst, jumbo Polish sausage, corn dogs, wieners and curly fries


  • Kiwanis Club of Issaquah — barbecue salmon dinner in Gibson Park
  • Lake Sammamish Elks Lodge No. 1843 — pancake breakfast in the morning and afternoon fish and chips
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