Seahawks Giveaway at Homestreet Bank

If you’re a true blue (and green) Seahawks gear collector, now’s your chance to add to it. And it’s free! Homestreet Bank is still giving away their cute Seahawks piggy banks. Your kids will love them and it’d be a fun way to learn how to save. Check out the deets below.

Seahawks Piggy Bank

“In honor of the Seahawks going to play in Super Bowl XLIX, HomeStreet Bank’s West Seattle Branch (4022 SW Alaska Street) will be giving away more free Seahawks piggy banks this Friday, January 30th. Anyone wearing their Seahawks gear or who brings in a ticket from a recent game will be eligible (while supplies last).”


Planning Your Superbowl Sunday

This is it. The Seahawks are already in AZ getting ready for the Superbowl. Most of us aren’t flying there so we are here at home cheering on our favorite team. Make your Superbowl Sunday easy on the planning so you can focus on what’s important, rooting for the Seahawks. We’ve put together a little list so you are in the know on where to watch the game as well as where you can pick up some delicious food to take home for your Superbowl party.

WHERE TO WATCH

Westside Public House is moving stuff around their pub so there will be more space for the 12s. There will be more seating for 30 people which will make it extra fun and exciting. They have also added a delicious cheese burger to their menu, the Cookout Burger, with 1/2 lb beef patty topped with American cheese, chili, onions, coleslaw, and yellow mustard. That’s something you won’t want to miss.

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The Cookout Burger at Westside Public House

 

At Shadowland, you will have a great view of their 2 big TV’s right at the bar and even when you’re at the tables. If you want to snack throughout the game, their small plates are a definite go to, as well as their delicious sandwiches.

Talarico’s will not disappoint with their six 60” flat screens. Bring your friends and share a giant pizza! There will be PLENTY for everyone!

If you’re thinking of bringing the family, Elliott Bay Brewery would be a good spot. Watch the game from their booths and enjoy delicious food and local brews.

 

TAKE HOME SOME FOOD

Ma’ono Fried Chicken and Whiskey is serving up some crunchy goodness of fried chicken to go. To entertain about 8-10 guests at your home you can order their Gameday Menu that comes with fried chicken (16 pieces), kalua pork, sides (Filipino Garlic Rice, Potato Mac Salad, and Kimchi) and banana cream pies. Make your Superbowl Party easy on yourself and order to-go. Just place your order by 8PM the Friday night before the game and let them know what time you would like to pick up. Pick up times from 1pm to 3pm on Gameday.

Price: $195 before tax & gratuity, Whole Banana Cream Pies are $35 plus tax

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Gameday Menu at Ma’ono

 

If you want your Superbowl party to just consist of just pizza, Quadrato should be on your mind. They will be selling all large pizzas for only $19.99, and if you buy 2 large pizzas you get the 3rd pizza for free! That was easy huh? Make a call and order in advance!

For the sweet lovers, you can order a dozen of Cupcake Royale’s 12th Man Cupcakes. It will be a sure winner at your Superbowl Party. You get to support the Seahawks and eat some oh-so-good cupcakes at the same time.

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12th Man Cupcakes from Cupcake Royale

 


Fundraiser at Pecado Bueno

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Enjoy a delicious Mexican Buffet at Pecado Bueno on Jan. 28th from 5-8pm to help raise funds for the Pathfinder Playground. There will be face painting and a raffle for a $100 Recycled Glass so you can put your name or a short quote on the playground. So bring your friends and family for some great food, activities and support the Pathfinder Playground. Big thanks to Pecado Bueno for actively supporting the community and school.

Buffet costs $15 adults / $10 kids (Kids 2 and under are free) – wrist bands sold at the door. Regular dining doesn’t qualify for our fundraiser, but is available.

***If 75 people purchase Buffet wrist bands, all proceeds go to Pathfinder Playground (drinks sold separately).***

Pecado Bueno is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4567 California Ave. SW.


Long Table Dinner at Fresh Bistro

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Celebrate the deliciousness that Italy has to offer by going to Fresh Bistro’s Long Table Dinner, “Italia.” on January 29th, at 7pm.

Enjoy a 4 course dinner with wine pairings for only $50. The Veal Osso Buco should be enough to convince you that it’s going to be a delicious dinner to remember. So bring a date, a friend or just yourself, it’s going to be a fun night as you sit with other people at the long table to enjoy a great Italian dinner.

Click here to check out the menu. Call John Schiffman for reservations at 206.612.5838 or email .

Fresh Bistro is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4725 42nd Avenue SW.

 


Winter Sale in The Junction

Now that the holidays are over, things are switching up in the stores. Displays are changing as well as new products coming in. New year means lots of new wonderful things. We wanted to give you guys a heads up on who’s having a sale, so stop by The Junction and check out some great things to add to your home or wardrobe.

Carmilia’s is having a sale on dresses (25% off), sweaters (20% off), and Michael Stars (30% off). It’s always nice to find that perfect dress that you can wear at a wedding or for a fancy date night.

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Click! Design That Fits is offering a sale on brands like HOBO, Alchemy goods and belts + buckles, Highway bags, Govino wine glasses, and many more. They will be announcing more products that will be going on sale on their Facebook page so make sure you are following them.

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Alchemy belt from Click!

 

For the parents, City Mouse Studio is on for their Winter Clearance Event. All Fall and Winter clothing and shoes now on sale at up to 70% off! Stop by and grab those cold weather outfits for your littles.

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See around The Junction and enjoy the winter sales you find.


Coastline: Simply Delicious

by Lori Hinton
Simple. Delicious. Stick to the motto “keep it simple,” and great things happen. Use the best local ingredients available, and tasty things happen.

Introducing Coastline—The Junction’s new burger joint with a burgeoning fan club.

Located in the former Shoofly Pie space, Coastline opened January first—starting 2015 off with a bang, a burger, and a side of shoestring fries.

Why burgers? “There are a lot of great restaurants in The Junction, but the heart of West Seattle needed a straight up burger joint,” smiles Coastline manager Brandon Bowman. “Our focus is to keep it simple and do what we do best (burgers) while offering the finest ingredients you can get.”

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Get Your Coastline Shirts!

Owner and West Seattle resident Aaron Shepherd is the baron behind the burger at Coastline. And he is no stranger to America’s favorite food. In fact, you could say burgers are in his bloodline. Shepherd spent the better part of 20 years helping his aunt and uncle run Seattle burger icon, Red Mill. While Coastline is not affiliated with Red Mill, the decades Shepherd spent in the burger biz was certainly good training. Shepherd also opened Hills Food & Wine in Richmond Beach and currently owns the Copper Coin in Admiral.

The name Coastline pays homage to the classic burger joints of old but it’s not your kitschy 50’s diner. “Coastline has a real nostalgic Northwest identity,” Bowman explains about the logo. “See the craggy rocks, that’s a true Washington-style beach.”

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#2 Deluxe

So what gives these burgers bragging rights? To start, Coastline serves organic, grass-fed beef from Mt. Vernon (sub a chicken or veggie patty, if you please), house-made sauces, and made-from-scratch, melt-in-your-mouth buns fresh-baked daily by the former Shoofly baker. There are eight burgers on the menu (not including the off-menu plain kids burger). From the #1 Classic with American cheese and the #2 Deluxe with Tillamook Cheddar and smoky Chipotle Mayo to the #5 B&B with bourbon and brown sugar bacon jam, and the #8 PB & J with Jalapeno jam, bacon and pepper jack, there is something for everyone. One couple overheard dining said, “We plan to try them all, starting on the left side of the menu and moving right.”

Sides include buttermilk-fried white onion rings and haystack (aka shoestring) fries. Hand-dipped milkshakes are coming soon in a variety of flavors from classic vanilla, chocolate and strawberry to blackberry, banana, mint, Oreo, creamsicle and peanut butter. Meanwhile, there are plenty of bevies to pair with your burger.

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Side: Onion Rings

For soda fans, Coastline offers flavored Pellegrino and imported Mexican Coca Cola and Sprite (yes, there is a difference due to the use of cane sugar). From Georgetown Brewing’s Manny’s Pale Ale to Black Diamond’s Rampage Imperial IPA, Coastline also offers a rotating draft beer menu that changes every few days so you have something new to sip on every visit. And if you’ve never tried wine on tap, here is your chance. Currently serving a Merlot blend and a Pinot Grigio, Coastline’s tap wine does not oxygenate in its stainless steel keg, so every glass is always fresh (offering a better wine at a better price by drastically reducing wine waste). Coastline also reduces waste by using compostable packaging.

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Beer On Tap

 

Burgers, brews and shakes—the menu’s not huge, but what’s on it is there for a reason. A simple, delicious reason. So Westside burger fans, it’s time to heed the call of Coastline—the new walk-up burger bar in the heart of the ‘hood. Because, as Shepherd puts it, “Every great neighborhood deserves a great burger joint.”

Coastline
4444 California SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 946-6827
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily


Holiday Mini Art Show Continues at Twilight

Twilight Gallery & Boutique has the absolute great idea of redoing the Holiday Mini Art Show through January 31st! The re-opening of the Art Show will be during the West Seattle Art Walk on Thursday Jan 8th 6 to 9pm.

This small works exhibit features 100 works of art priced at $250 & under! So refresh your art this New Year and stop by Twilight.

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Co-Curated by our spectacular intern
Ana Luiza Douthwaite 2014 BA Art History
University of Washington

Joseph Brooks (Seattle)
Sarah Midkiff (North Carolina)
Meghan Kukull (Seattle)
Rhodora Jacob (Seattle)
Stasia Burrington Illustration (Seattle) – sold out
Brooke Borcherding (Seattle)
Angelina Tolentino (Seattle)
Sarah Barrick (Seattle)
La Macón by Shari Noble (Seattle)
Idle Hands Designs (Seattle) – limited pieces left
Mary Enslow (Seattle)
Kristina Cullen (Seattle)
Braden Duncan (Seattle)
The Kiln Witch
Swing (Seattle)
Kate Protage (Seattle)
Ryder Evan Robinson (Idaho)
Dionea Nadir (Seattle) – limited pieces left
Elijah Evenson (Seattle) – limited pieces left

Twilight Gallery and Boutique is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4306 SW Alaska St.


Ring In New Year’s in The Junction

by Lori Hinton

There’s no place like home for New Years. Home, as in the heart of West Seattle. The Junction has the perfect set up for a nice dinner out on “the town” the followed by door-to-door drink options. Think of it as a New Year’s Eve pubcrawl, with more than pubs on the menu and all kinds of drinks topped off with a champagne toast (and a safe ride home), and you’ve got a great NYE on the books.

For your last delicious dinner of 2014, go all out and feast at Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky, Mashiko, or JaK’s. Fresh Bistro is also offering a popular tasting menu with two seatings, so call now for reservations (206.935.3733).

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Photo Credit: Fresh Bistro

To wash it down, grab a drink at Maharaja, Corner Pocket, Elliott Bay Brewery, Talarico’s or the West Seattle Public House. The Beer Junction is rumored to be tapping a few fun new kegs on this special evening. And Poggie Tavern will feature the live band Way Too Loose starting at 9pm with dancing into the wee hours.

Looking for a place to share that official champagne toast? Be sure to show up in plenty of time to get your pour at Shadowland, West 5 or Matador.

Cheers to a great New Year in 2015 and a great time close to home with friends and family!

Remember to please drink responsibly. Always have a designated driver or call a cab (Yellow Cab 206.622.6500, Orange Cab 206.444.0409, or Farwest Taxi 206.508.6885 all service West Seattle).


Top New Year’s Champagne Picks at bin 41

It’s almost time to ring in 2015! Want to toast the New Year with something specialthis year? With over five-dozen small grower Champagnes and a host of other sparkling wine options, bin 41 is bubbly central.

Note: Remember it can only be called Champagne if it’s grown from grapes in the Champagne region of France, and is produced under the rules of the appellation. Otherwise, it’s called sparkling wine.

The Bin supports small growers because, “These are the folks out in the vineyards,” says owner T. McNamara. “Their hands tell the story of their hard work and their hearts share their passion and craft in each bottle they produce.” According to T., these growers keep only their best fruit to make small lots of Champagne that share the essence of place. Supporting over 60 growers, it’s tough to nail down a favorite, but here are a couple of the Bin’s picks for your New Years celebration: Rene Geoffroy & Chartogne-Taillet.

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With winegrowing roots that date back to the 17th Century, the Geoffroy family has winemaking in their blood. Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy and his father René farm 14 hectares of vines averaging about 20 years of age with the oldest dating back to 1926. They incorporate sustainable practices in their viticulture, including the planting of cover crops, tilling the soil, and more. The family makes three main cuvée: Expression, Empreinte and Volupté, and some distinctively delicious Brut Roses. McNamara says, “These Champagnes are in very limited supply so grab them while they last!”

Chartogne-Taillet is also one of Bin’s favorite grower producers. The first document showing vinegrowing activity by the Taillet family dates back to 1683. In 1920, Marie Chartogne married Étienne Taillet, creating the Chartogne-Taillet estate. In 1978, Philippe Chartogne and his wife Élisabeth took over the estate, and today, their son Alexandre is at the helm. With a written diary of vinegrowing and winemaking records dating back to Fiacre Taillet (born in 1700), the family has a special cuvée named in his memory. Chartogne’s parcels are plowed by horse where possible, and cover crops are grown between the rows of vines. The viticulture focuses on preserving and expressing the distinct characters of the various terroirs of clay and sand over chalk. “The vines are living in two different environments,” says Alexandre. “So it’s important that the roots go deep into the ground in order to extract real minerality, and sometimes our roots go down more than 20 meters.”

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In addition to the producers above, McNamara also recommends Vilmart & Cie, Pierre Peters, Gaston Chiquet, H. Billiot Fils, H. Goutorbe, and Francis Boulard, to name a few. So have fun bubbly shopping, but take your cheat sheet so you are not overwhelmed with options! Cheers!


Holiday Bag Gift Donation at Pharmaca

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BOULDER, Colo. – Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, the nation’s first and largest chain of integrative pharmacies, is proudly entering the eighth year of its Holiday Gift Bag Donation Program. The program offers customers the opportunity to purchase much-needed wellness and personal care products for a chosen local charity during November and December. In 2013, Pharmaca facilitated a donation of more than $90,000 worth of wellness goods to these charities across its stores.

“The Holiday Gift Bag Donation Program offers a way for us to provide some of Pharmaca’s favorite products and gifts to local organizations that are supporting our communities,” says Laura Coblentz, Pharmaca’s vice president of marketing. “It’s also a great way to make customers aware of the important work these organizations are doing. We look forward to continuing to grow our donations each year.”

The Holiday Gift Bag Donation Program is part of Pharmaca’s larger mission to serve the unique needs of the communities surrounding the stores. Staff at each of Pharmaca’s 26 stores identify a local charity that can benefit from the gift bags, which are filled with natural personal care items, necessities like diapers and body wash, and fun Christmas gifts—all of which are handpicked for the charity. Beneficiaries range from women’s shelters to family services organizations and more.

Pharmaca Team Members assemble the bags and make them available for customers to purchase for donation in denominations of $10, $15 or $25 throughout November and December. Pharmaca then delivers the gift bags to the designated charity around December 25. For more information on the program, visit your local Pharmaca store.

Let your gifts keep on giving. Pharmaca West Seattle is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4707 California Ave. SW.