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Originally published August 26, 2013 at 5:05 AM | Page modified August 27, 2013 at 6:22 PM

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5 places to eat at Bumbershoot 2013

Skillet Counter, Collections Cafe and Stumbling Goat Bistro are among the best bets for foodies visiting Bumbershoot 2013.

Seattle Times staff reporter

Festival preview

Bumbershoot 2013

Saturday-Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at Seattle Center (www.bumbershoot.org).

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Your Bumbershoot food options have never been better, what with the revamped Seattle Center food court, a roster of new food vendors, along with some stray food carts that may or may not be licensed to park outside of the venue.

Skillet Counter: Yes, these are the same folks who run the wildly popular Skillet Diner in Capitol Hill and Ballard, and it will likely be packed. For good reason: best grub at the festival — burger with a smear of bacon jam and a side of its gluttonous poutine. (Seattle Center Armory)

Kabab: Vegetarian? Gluten free? Paleo diet? Here’s your one stop. This Mediterranean counter has an extensive menu for all those dietary needs and short lines. (Seattle Center Armory)

Collections Cafe: Avoid the madhouse by grabbing a table inside the dining area of the permanent Dale Chihuly glass exhibition or sit in the patio area to people-watch. (Chihuly Garden and Glass)

Stumbling Goat Bistro: This underrated Phinney Ridge/Greenwood restaurant will give you a taste of what you’ve been missing by not coming up north to visit its restaurant. Expect pork belly BLT. (Fisher Rooftop)

Pel’ Meni: The cheap Russian dumplings that have been a big hit with the late-night college crowd in Bellingham should do well here. (Fisher Green)

Tan Vinh: tvinh@seattletimes.com On Twitter @tanvinhseattle

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