How much are you actually feeding me? Is there a menu I can look at?
The participating restaurants will provide unlimited sampling.  We plan long and hard to ensure none of the restaurants run out of food.  We guarantee you will not leave hungry.

I have a special diet or food allergies; is this event for me?
We try our best to accommodate all. We will denote on signage and in the printed guide which menu items are gluten free or vegetarian.


What should I wear? What should I bring with me?
Friday night’s Cook’s Illustrated 25th Birthday Bash is indoors, wear whatever you like (bonus points for 90’s inspired style such as mom jeans, Doc Martens, plaid everything, fanny packs, and scrunchies). Saturday’s event is also indoors and under heated tents.

All food and beverages are free with admission. Books and other merchandise will be available to purchase, and all major credit cards will be accepted.

There will be a coat check at Friday night’s event but not on Saturday, please plan accordingly. We do not have storage for any large bags or luggage.


Will there be swag?
Yes! You can buy ATK cookbooks (get them signed by our cast and test cooks!) and aprons - for both adults and kids! There will also be be limited-edition collectables available at Friday evening’s Cook’s Illustrated Birthday Bash.


Will there be accessible bathrooms and where are they?
There are accessible indoor bathrooms. The locations will be printed on the event map you will receive at registration. If you have trouble locating the bathrooms, please contact any member of the ATK team wearing a “Staff” shirt and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.


Can I bring my kids?
Sorry, Seattle EATS events are 21+.


Will there be wifi?
Yes, wifi will be available. Specific instructions will be available closer to the event date.


I’m visiting from out of state – any tips for me?
Welcome to Seattle! We have partnered with local Marriott hotels to offer you exclusive ATK EATS discounted rates, please check out the directions and accommodations page for further details on how to book your room.