2014 Best of Western Washington

It’s the annual voting for Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington. We are excited to see that there were a lot of West Seattle businesses that are up for nomination this year. We’ve posted a couple of links on our Facebook and we thought, why not check out the other Junction businesses that are up for nomination as well. Voting ends on October 24th so share the love, click away and vote!

If we missed any of your favorite Junction businesses below, let us know!



Husky Deli – Best Ice Cream Shop and Best Sandwich Shop

Bakery Nouveau – Best Bakery and Best Desserts

The Beer Junction – Best Beer Store

Taco Guaymas – Best Burrito

Easy Street Record’s: Cafe – Best Breakfast

Fiddlehead Fine Food’s & Cafe – Best Brunch

Elliott Bay Brewing Co. – Best Brewpub

Cupcake Royale – Best Cupcakes

Seattle Fish Co. – Best Fish Market

West 5 – Best Happy Hour and Best Neighborhood Bar

Maharaja – Best Indian

Talarico’s Pizzeria – Best Pizza

Mashiko – Best Japanese & Best Sushi

Jak’s Grill – Best Steakhouse, Best Brunch, and Best Burger

Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge – Best Thai

Bin 41 – Best Wine Shop



Wild Rose’s – Best Antique’s

West Seattle Coins – Best Antiques

West Seattle Cyclery – Best Bike Shop

Curious Kidstuff – Best Children’s Gifts

City Mouse Studio – Best Children’s Clothing

Fleurt – Best Gift Shop

Northwest Art & Frame – Best Gift Shop

Pegasus Book Exchange – Best Bookstore

Click! Design That Fits – Best Housewares

JF Henry – Best Housewares

Next to Nature – Best Pet Boutique & Best Pet Supplies

Easy Street Records – Best Records & CD’s

Funky Jane’s – Best Vintage & Resale

Carmilia’s – Best Women’s Boutique



Twilight Artists Collective – Best Art Gallery

Wallflower Custom Framing and Gallery – Best Art Gallery

Blue Geisha Tattoo – Best Tattoo and Piercing

ArtsWest – Best Theater Group and Best Theater Venue



La Vida – Best Massage

Vain – Best Hair Color and Best Hair Salon


Fly Fishing in Cuba


Emerald Water Anglers is hosting an event on Monday Oct. 27th from 6pm to 8pm. Their colleagues from Cuban Fishing Centers will be talking about fishing tours in Cuba as well as the cultural aspects of and how to travel to Cuba. How awesome would it be to visit Cuba and have the best fishing adventure? Mark your calendars and check out their presentation.

There will refreshments and snacks and it’s all FREE!

Emerald Water Anglers is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4502 42nd Ave SW.


ArtsWest Dogfight Beer Night

A Night with Buzz Cuts and Beer Nuts for 20-30 YOs

Wednesday, October 22 | 7:30pm


Join ArtsWest for this social night for twenty and thirty year old patrons. Pay-what-you-can preview of their new play Dogfight, plus $1 organic beers from Elliott Bay Brewery-Dry Hopped IPA and Mashing Pumpkin will be available. It’s an open seating and tickets be available at the door, doors open at 6:30, curtain at 7:30pm.

Dogfight, based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film, tells the story of 3 Marines in 1963 who, on the eve of their deployment to Vietnam, look forward to their last evening of fun and debauchery.   A romantic and heartbreaking story, Eddie Birdlace enlists a sweet awkward waitress, Rose Fenny, to join him at the party.  Rewriting the rules of the game, Rose teaches young Eddie the meaning of compassion

With music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (EDGES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, A CHRISTMAS STORY) and Peter Duchan (STU FOR SILVERTON), the show won critical acclaim in New York and received the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical in 2013.  **strong language and mature themes

ArtsWest is located in the heart of the West Seattle Junction at 4711 California Ave SW.


Southern Pig Roast at Fresh Bistro

Last Pig Roast for the Year!

Join Fresh Bistro on October 18th for a Southern inspired pig roast! The pig is brined with Kentucky Bourbon & Pluots, rubbed with brown sugar & hickory salt– to give it that unique southern flavor– then it is slow roasted in a La Caja China roasting box.
Delicious sides include:
Collard greens
Slow Braised Collard Greens, Sweet Onions, Pork Drippings, Apple Cider Vinegar
Southern Style Mac & Cheese
Elbow Pasta, Cheddar, Smoked Mozzarella, Fontina, Hickory Smoked Bacon Ends
Honey Glazed Corn Bread
Roasted Corn, Jalapenos, House Honey Butter
Red Beans & Rice
Red Beans, Carolina Gold Rice, Veggie Stock, Pork Shank
Fried Green Tomatoes
Herbed Bread Crumbs, Green Tomatoes, Chipotle Remoulade
Pimento Dip
Cream Cheese, Red Bell Pepper, Lemon Juice, Chives
Bacon Spinach Salad
Baby Spinach, Shaved Red Onions, Hard Boiled Egg, Warm Bacon Vinny
The pig will be ready at 6:30pm. $20 per person. Eat until your full! Make your reservation now before it’s too late!

Paint Night Party at the Senior Center of West Seattle

Get Your Creativity On!


It’s going to be a fun night of painting at The Senior Center of West Seattle on Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30 pm.

Enjoy a night out with your friends as a local master artist guides you in painting your own interpretation of the evening’s selected piece. The Center will provide all painting supplies, including paint brushes, watercolors, and canvases. Instruction runs for 2 hours, and you go home with your own masterpiece!

This fundraising event will include light snacks plus no host beer and wine available so you can drink creatively!

Get your tickets ($20 *) before they sell out!
Ticket Sales Online: www.sc-ws.org or Call: 206-932-4044 x 1
(*25 at the door, if available)

The Senior Center of West Seattle is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4217 SW Oregon St.

Kayak and SUP Fly Fishing

Presented by Emerald Water Anglers and M2S Outfitters:

supkayakOn Wednesday, October 1st from 4-7pm check out this on water demo event that focuses on kayak and stand up paddleboard fly fishing at Alki Kayak Tours. This free event will demo a wide selection of fishing specific kayaks and stand up paddleboards, meet local experts, test your skills at our casting station and more!  Take super cool and super fun to another level by joining this event, fly fish on kayak or SUP! This event is good to those who are experienced or a beginner in fly fishing.

For more info and to RSVP for this free event click here.

Emerald Water Anglers is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4502 42nd Ave SW #A.

Click! 10 Anniversary Celebration

It’s Been 10 Years!
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It’s time to celebrate with Click!  Now on their 10th year, they will be celebrating their anniversary on Friday, October 3rd, with discounts and store specials all day, plus a party from 5-9pm. There will be snacks and beverages, and each guest can take 20% off of one item. Finally, because they love their customers, there will be a drawing to win a Fatboy bean bag chair!

Everything in the store will be discounted 10% for the remainder of the weekend. How cool is that?

Click! Design that Fits is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4540 California Ave SW.

CAPERS Fall Home Sale

Fall has officially arrived and it’s time to get the warm and cozies out. If you are still lacking some warm and cozy essentials, drop by CAPERS because they are having a Fall Home Sale. From throws, to furniture and dining decors, you are covered!

capers fall home sale1/2 Off Cashmere and Wool/cashmere throws
Regularly $135-$340, now $67.50-$169.95

30%-40% off
Upholstered chairs, sofas, beds, and benches by Cisco Brothers and Lee Industries
including special orders

20% off
Dining tables, side tables, benches, cabinets, and stools
12 inch taper candles in assorted colors 6 for $11.99
Scented, screen-printed candles from K.Hall Studios Regularly $34.95, Sale $26.95


CAPERS is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4525 California Avenue SW.

West Seattle Loves Free Parking!

New Free Parking Program Announced in West Seattle Junction

Created to offset lost parking due to constructionParkingMap

Construction companies, Andersen and Compass, have teamed up with the West Seattle Junction Association to offer parking relief to customers of businesses who neighbor their construction projects.  With these two projects combined, more that half of the 4700 block of California/42nd is under construction.  As part of developing the sites and making public safety a top priority, the projects have taken upwards of 20 on-street parking spots.  Adjacent businesses are feeling the pinch since they are surrounded by construction activities and lost parking.

The City of Seattle’s Access Seattle Team, composed of members of the Department of Transportation and the Office of Economic Development, helped facilitate a solution for area businesses.  Both Andersen and Compass have agreed to help fund a new free parking program intended to aid their business neighbors.  Customers of participating businesses can now get up to two hours of free parking in Jefferson Square’s underground parking garage using Diamond Parking’s Call to Park service.

How it works:  Customers of participating businesses will park in the Jefferson Square underground garage on 42nd Street and immediately bring their license plate number to business staff who will pay for 1-2 hours of free parking.  Customers will be responsible for staying within the specified time or can add time using calltopark.com.  Easy!  Elliott Bay Brewery, Wallflower Custom Framing and Talarico’s Pizzeria are launching the program, but more on their block may join.

This program is available now; please give it a try!  Construction may be noisy and sometimes inconvenient, but Junction restaurants and retailers still need your to business to keep what’s familiar to our West Seattle neighborhood.  Though The Junction may be changing, your tried-and-true businesses will stay the course.  This program is available on a trial basis through January 2015.

SDOT has created a construction detour map that can be viewed here.

Thank you to Compass General Construction, Andersen Construction and the City’s Access Seattle Team, for their collaboration and support.

Curious Artkids

Fall is around the corner and it is the perfect time to start planning the kids’ indoor activities while it’s cold and wet outside. Curious Kidstuff is there to help you with that.


Curious Kidstuff hosts art classes for your little ones. Curious Artkids is for any age every Mondays and Friday from 10am to 11am. For only $12 per class, you can drop in or call in advance. Purchase 4 or more classes you get 10% off and first art class is free!

For more info call, 206 937-8788. Curious Kidstuff is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4740 California Ave SW.