Pasta Pop-Ups at Quadrato

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It isn’t all about pizza at Quadrato. They also have sandwiches and desserts. But this time, they are taking it up another notch with Pasta Pop-ups on Monday nights. Cary Kemp of Quadrato is partnering with Chef Mark Fuller of Ma’ono to host this delicious event.

Pasta Pop Up at Quadrato starting Monday nights at 6:30. Chef Mark Fuller of Ma’ono will be joining us and making fresh pasta with choices of Marinara, Marinara with Veal Meatballs, Linguini with Clams and White Sauce and Linguini with Rapini and Garlic, all served with Grand Central Bakery Garlic Bread. 8 seats at the Quadrato counter so orders will be available for take out as well. See you tomorrow night. There will be wine.”

Head on over to Quadrato on Monday nights and slurrrrrp the night away.

Quadrato is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4302 SW Oregon St.


Valentine’s Treat at VAIN

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Stop by VAIN all week (Monday-Sunday) this Valentine’s week to get 15% off anything red or pink. That includes nail polish, hair products, accessories, party wigs + jewelry and more. Prep yourself before the big date night and make sure you have all the accessories you need.

Happy shopping this Valentine’s week and look fabulous on your date.

VAIN is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4513 California Avenue SW.


Feel the Love at Discovery Shop

by Lori Hinton

Ready to feel the love this Valentine’s? You don’t have to go far…

Make a stop at Discovery Shop. Whether it’s a cashmere sweater, a vintage hat, or a unique piece of jewelry, get your Valentine here and you know it’s already special because it will be loved more than once. Better yet, whatever you get, you know you’ll also give back (all proceeds go to the American Cancer Society).

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But there’s more. Give a donation of gently used gems, or give your time (volunteers do weekly 4-hour shifts), and you’ll discover it’s much more than a thrift store. It’s a community. A support group. A reason to get up each day. A place full of hope, and love.

Run entirely by committed volunteers (over 70 of them, in fact), and open every day of the week, Discovery Shop has raised over 2 million dollars for cancer research while giving back to The Junction community for over 24 years. There is a special sense of giving here that goes both ways.

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Suzanne Rowe of Discovery Shop

 

“I had one gentleman who brought in a few of his wife’s treasured items, including a beautiful necklace he’d given her,” recalls volunteer Suzanne Rowe. “When he handed it to me, I could tell he was finally ready to say goodbye. He told me she was a Discovery Shop shopper, and he thought it was fitting that these special items be donated as a way for him to honor her memory.“

 

Many volunteers have been touched by cancer, often having battled and won themselves, or having lost a friend, sibling, spouse, or child to the disease. And for some, coming here to volunteer is what keeps them going.

“We have women in their eighties and nineties who take the bus here to do their weekly shifts,” explains Chairman Winni Field. “They do steaming and ironing and keep on chugging. It’s inspiring to see. If they can do it, so can we.”

treeBut it takes all kinds because “there’s a lot to do to keep a little shop open,” says Field. There’s a bookkeeper, cashiers, dishwashers, steamers, ironers, a display and merchandising crew, sorters, cleaners, electronic repair people, price makers, taggers, artists, newsletter writers, handymen (and women) and more. And everyone plays an important role. After all, relying on donations, when you accept almost anything you need people who work on everything! It’s a complex machine that makes use of many talents, but at the heart of the matter is love.

You can feel the love in the depth and quality of the gently used items themselves. “It starts with the donors with whom we form a relationship, a kinship,” says Rowe. “They know we’ll show respect for their treasures and put them out in an artful way.” Only clean, polished quality items go out on the floor.

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You can feel the love in the meticulous merchandising (volunteers take pride in their beautiful displays).

You can feel the love in the staff’s attitude. When volunteers come in, they shine. It’s how they choose to spend their time. “It’s a joy, not a burden,” says Rowe. “It’s rewarding for volunteers and for the customers.”

You can feel the love between staffers (some have been at this together for decades).

You can feel the love when a stranger walks in who has just been diagnosed, and a staff member offers a hug, an ear to listen, and a shoulder to cry on.

You can feel the love when a mastectomy patient comes in looking for an elegant dress to celebrate finishing her last round of treatment. The staff zips around the store outfitting her with beautiful things while filling her with hope.

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“When you or a loved one is faced with cancer, it’s such a helpless feeling,” reflects Field who lost a dear friend to the disease. “You wonder what you can you do. This [Discovery Shop] is a way to give back, to do something.”

So this Valentine’s, whether you want to give or you’re hoping to receive, pop on by Discovery Shop to feel the love from all angles.

“It’s the heart of The Junction for a lot of people,” smiles Rowe. “They see us as not only a retail outlet, but a social hub—many of our customers are regulars who know volunteers by name. When they come in they share stories about their lives, their struggles and their successes.”

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
206.937.7169

Hours:
Mon-Sat 10am-4:30pm
Sun 11am-3pm

For more information, see:

discoveryshopwestseattle.blogspot.com

www.facebook.com/AmericanCancerSocietyDiscoveryShopWestSeattle


Sweet Happenings at Cupcake Royale

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Cupcake Royale has kicked off Valentine’s Day celebrations this year with a BANG! All of Cupcake Royale’s NEW flavors and Deathcake Royale are now available in all stores. They are offering many fun events for your sweetie, kiddos and YOU! Tasting cupcakes, decorating cupcakes, coloring cupcakes and lastly indulging in a date night!

Check out the details on their events below!

February 9 – February 16 Royale Date Night – 3pm- close
Bring your crush, neighbor, friends, family member whomever you fancy to treat! Come in any time after 3pm for Royale Date Night and get 1 Deathcake and 2 (12oz) coffee bar drinks for $13. To make this even sweeter, if you *Instagram, Facebook or Tweet a picture of your date night and tag @cupcakeroyale you will get 2 FREE cupcake cards for your next visit!

February 11 – DIY Sprinkle Party 3pm- 5pm

Cupcake Royale will have a very festive table filled with Valentine’s Day themed decor. $4 gets you 1 cupcake to decorate and take home! All customers who attend are eligible to win a FREE Sprinkle Party for 8. Valued at $160. One winner per store.

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Love is in the air. Cupcakes seal the deal. Whether you are giving home-baked joy to family, friends, lovers or the guy next door, there is no better way to share love than to practice Random Acts of Cupcakes. Give back, pay it forward, give Cupcake Royale cupcakes, bake a Cupcaking Kit, spread cupcakes with their legendary Buttercream Frosting. You get the picture. Love means cupcakes.

Cupcake Royale is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4556 California Avenue SW.


FLEURT + VALENTINES DAY = LOVE

Fleurt is your One Stop Shop for Valentines Day!

All week, Fleurt will be offering gorgeous one of a kind flower bouquets, creative arrangements, terrariums, plants, romantic gift sets, chocolates, gourmet food, candles, lotions, jewelry, Valentine’s Day cards, and so much more. They also deliver flowers + gifts!

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Fleurt delivers throughout the greater Seattle area and Bellevue. They have two shop locations  one in West Seattle and Pioneer Square. So stop by, call (206.937.1103) or order online. Place your order early for best selection and you can have it delivered on the same day!

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Fleurt currently has extended hours in their West Seattle store. Thursday 10am to 6pm. Friday 9am to 7pm. Saturday 9am to 6pm.

Fleurt is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4536 California Ave SW.


Reusable To-Go Program at Elliott Bay Brewing

 

 

 

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Things just got greener over at Elliott Bay Brewing. We are excited for their new Reusable To-Go program. So if you’re thinking of taking food out, think about Elliott Bay.

“New Reusable To-Go program at  Elliott Bay Brewing! While we continue to offer to-go meals in compostable containers, please consider a reusable to go container for a one time charge of $5.00. Simply bring it back to us (clean or dirty) and next time you order a to-go meal, let us know and we’ll send you home with a sparkling clean new container. Reuse your container for years to come and contribute to less waste in West Seattle!”

Elliot Bay Brewing is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4720 California Avenue SW.


Pet Selfies for Valentine’s at Hotwire

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Give your furry one a little love this Valentine’s Day and stop by Hotwire for a selfie with the giant Hotwire selfie heart.

Bring in your pet to Hotwire for a little love on Valentine’s Day, February 14th from 8am to 5pm. Pet selfies all day long in our covered patio with the giant Hotwire selfie heart. We’ll have special treats for the pets, and if you go to the Hotwire Facebook page, an offer you can claim for a free 8oz latte the day of the event.

Hotwire will also be running specials on drinks, Valentines blend coffee and their popular love coupons. Make sure you visit their website for more details.

Hotwire Coffee is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4410 California Ave SW.


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.

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“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.