Special Reserve Tasting at Bin 41

Bin 41 is having a special reserve tasting next Tuesday, January 26 from 6:30-7:30pm. Reserve your spot now to experience some great wines from an Italian biodynamic (organic) winery, Querciabella, who is making wines in a very unique way. This special sit-down style tasting will be held in the cozy front space of Bin 41 right here in The Junction.

Bin 41 Reserve Tasting

Here’s a little more about the event from Bin 41:

“We have the opportunity to do a special, sit down style tasting in our front space next Tuesday, 01.26.2016 from 6:30-7:30 pm. While it’s a bit short notice, these are some really cool Italian wines from a producer that is biodynamic including a proprietary farming regime known as ‘cruelty-free’ biodynamic; meaning they use no animal derived products in either the grape growing or vinification. Therefore the wines are vegan with no animal-based products such as egg whites used for fining.”

Bin 41 Reserve Tasting

Bin 41 will also have a representative from the winery, Querciabella, on hand to lead the tasting. Founded in Greve Tuscany in 1974, Querciabella is a producer of single site, terroir driven wines from five distinct communes: Greve, Panzano, Radda, Gaiole and Maremma on the Etruscan coast. Owner Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni has been an accomplished industrial designer, art collector and a vegetarian/animal rights activist for nearly thirty years. Born in 1966 in Milan, Sebastiano under the tutilege of his father Giuseppe Castiglioni, was introduced at an early age to the world of fine wine. With a strong conviction to the environmental movement he converted the estate to organic viticulture in 1988 and biodynamics in 2000.

Bin 41 is also offering an amazing deal for this tasting. Due to the short notice of this event, they have been able to arrange to have the tasting for only $10 per person (with reservations required). The line-up will include one of Querciabella’s reserve super Tuscans, Palafreno 2010, which retails for $200. This special treat is being opened just for this tasting, and Bin 41 is excited to be able to try it with you!

Bin 41 will also have special pricing available to those who attend the tasting. They need 12 people to sign up to make this tasting a go, so don’t wait! Get your RSVP sent in by this Sunday to attend! You can RSVP by calling them at (206) 937-0411 or by emailing at .

 

Special Reserve Tasting at Bin 41

Bin 414707 California Ave SW


Barrel Junction 2016 at The Beer Junction

The Beer Junction is exciting to be hosting their Barrel Junction 2016 in-store event. Starting today – Saturday January 16th and going through Sunday, January 24th – stop in to celebrate all things barrel-aged. Sample delicious offerings from an impressive list of some of the best craft beer and cider producers in the industry.

 

Here’s a little more about the event from The Beer Junction:

“For 9 days we’ll have at least 25 of our taps devoted to everything barrel-aged, including stouts, barley wines, sours, ciders and more!  Build your own sampler tray, or get full pours of your favorite(s). Many of these are higher ABV so plan accordingly. Make sure to mark your calendars because this event is going to be a lot of fun!” 
Barrel Junction 2016

Here’s the Opening Lineup for Barrel Junction 2016:

*parenthesis denote the year the beer/cider was released*
  1. Black Raven – Gunpowder Plot (Nitro) (2015)
  2. Boulevard – Rye on Rye (2013)
  3. De Molen – Cease & Desist Bourbon Barrel Aged Edition (2014)
  4. Deschutes – Black Butte 24 (2012)
  5. Deschutes – Black Butte 25 (2013)
  6. Deschutes – Black Butte 26 (2014)
  7. Deschutes – Black Butte 27 (2015)
  8. Engine House #9 – Dark Passenger Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (2013)
  9. Epic – Big Bad Baptist (2015)
  10. Firestone – Double DBA (2014)
  11. Fort George – Whiskey Sands Barrel Aged Stout (2014)
  12. Full Sail – Bourbon Stout (2015)
  13. Goose Island – Bourbon County Barleywine (2015)
  14. Goose Island – Bourbon County Coffee (2015)
  15. Holy Mountain – Barrel Aged Kings Head (2015)
  16. JW Lees – Harvest Ale (Calvados Barrel) (2011)
  17. Lompoc – Bourbon Aged Dark Side Porter (2014)
  18. Lost Abbey – Deliverance (2013)
  19. Maritime – Barrel Aged Jolly Roger (2015)
  20. North Sound – Creepy Monkey (2013)
  21. Odin – Whiskey Aged Russian Imperial Stout (2015)
  22. Pike – Wood Aged Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale
  23. Rodenbach – Foederbier Sour
  24. Rodenbach – Grand Cru Sour
  25. Rodenbach – Vintage Sour
  26. Schilling – Barrel Project #1 Cider (2015)
  27. Schooner Exact – Bourbon Barrel Porter (2014)
  28. Silver City – Fat Woody Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
  29. Skagit Brewing – Whiskey Aged Trumpeter Stout
  30. Snipes Mountain – Bourbon Bandolero (2014)
  31. TO 0L – By Udder Means Barrel Aged in Muscatel Barrels
  32. Two Beers – Fall Line (2015)
  33. Widmer – BRRRBON (2013)

 

Barrel Junction 2016 at The Beer Junction

The Beer Junction4511 California Ave SW


Welcome Sound Credit Union

Welcome Sound Credit Union

We’d like to take a moment to welcome Sound Credit Union (SCU) to the neighborhood! They have just opened a new full-service branch in The Junction at 4730 California. This location offers members a 24-hour deposit-taking, walk-up ATM along with Saturday hours and a full array of savings, loan, and business products. This is the 24th branch location for SCU, and the third location in Seattle.

“We’re excited for the West Seattle branch opening,” said Don Clark, SCU President. “This is a vibrant community, and we’re happy to have the opportunity to better serve our members who live in this neighborhood.”

 

Welcome Sound Credit Union

Sound Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution open to anyone who lives or works in Washington State. Founded in 1940, Sound serves the personal financial needs of more than 100,000 owner-members. It is headquartered in downtown Tacoma with 24 branch locations throughout the Puget Sound area from Lynnwood to Olympia.

 

Welcome Sound Credit Union

Sound Credit Union / 4730 California Ave SW

 


Dr. Chellis – Seattle Met Top Dentist of 2016!

For the third year in a row, Dr. Kari Chellis of The Junction’s own Smile Secrets has been awarded top dentist by Seattle Met Magazine. Join us in congratulating her on this amazing achievement!

 

Dr. Chellis Top Dentist

Dr. Chellis and her team have been serving patients in West Seattle for over 20 years. They offer Cosmetic and Gentle Care for patients of all ages, which includes: Invisalign, Whitening, Bonding, Veneers, Implants, Botox (Skin Care), Dermal Fillers, Laser Gum Therapy, Salivary DNA Tests and more.

Seattle Met partnered with national survey company TopDentists, which sent ballots to dentists listed with the American Dental Association and other local dental societies in King, Snohomish, Kitsap and Pierce counties, asking, “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, whom would you refer them to?” Dentists with the highest average ratings were vetted for active licenses and good standing with the Washington State Department of Health before being selected for the final list.

 

Dr. Chellis Top Dentist

“We are honored to receive Top Dentist Award three years in a row. Our clients are our number one priority and we thank everyone who voted for us.” Dr. Chellis says.

For more information on Smile Secrets, please call 206-935-5522, visit their website at www.smilesecrets.com or follow their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/drchellis

 

Dr. Chellis – Seattle Met Top Dentist of 2016

Smile Secrets4700 42nd Ave SW #555

 


Ring in the New Year 2016!

It’s almost New Year’s Eve, and our local businesses and restaurants in The Junction are getting ready to celebrate! They would like to invite you to help them ring in the New Year. The following establishments and shops will be offering some fun deals, staying open later, or planning exciting events to help start 2016 off in style:

 

New Year 2016

JaK’s Grill will be having New Year’s Day Brunch. Stop by on Friday, January 1st from 9am to 2pm to enjoy a delicious meal and celebrate with Veuve Champagne, only $15 per glass or $56 Bottle!

 

Pizzeria Credo will be open until 9pm for dinner on New Year’s Eve and will be open on New Year’s Day.

 

Bin 41 will be celebrating with their Tiny Bubble Tasting event! On New Year’s Eve, from 2-4pm, join them for their last tasting of the year. They will be sipping and sampling some celebratory bubbles to ring in the New Year! Bin 41 will be closed on New Year’s Day through Friday, January 15th for their annual closure…so stock up now!

 

New Year 2016

Join The Beer Junction on New Year’s Day as they break out some rare beers from their cellarThey’ll have the following on tap starting at 11AM, with Sampler trays encouraged to try them all.

1. Avery Mephistopheles (2011) – The first keg we ever put in the cellar! 16.43% ABV
2. Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA (2015) 18.0% ABV
3. Dogfish Head Olde School English Barleywine (2013) 15.6% ABV
4. Fremont Brew 1000 (2015) 13.0% ABV
5. Midnight Sun Berserker (2013) 12.7% ABV
6. Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme (2014) 11.0% ABV
7. Firestone 18th Anniversary (2014) 13.8% ABV

 

Ring in the New Year 2016!

Various Locations / West Seattle Junction


Holiday Gift Guide / Gifts For Everyone

Gifts for Everyone

This holiday season, The Junction is taking the guesswork out of gift giving. We’ve gathered up our favorite ideas from our local Junction shops and brought them together in one place to showcase what shopping local has to offer you. Do you need a present for a family member, a friend, or a co-worker and not know where to start? This is the place to go! Browse by category to find gift ideas that will certainly wow and impress your family and friends, while also supporting your local neighborhood shops.

This year give a gift that means so much more – give a gift that supports your local community.

During each week of this holiday season, we’re highlighting a couple different categories in the Gift Guide to bring our best ideas directly to you. Today we’re talking about Gifts For Everyone.

 

Gifts for Everyone

Need something special for coworkers and friends? Or for the hostess to whose guests she graciously attends? Think of things we could all use, or what jumps out as you peruse. With holiday spontaneity you just can’t lose. From fragrances and soaps to candles and bath salts, from books and silly socks to watches that won’t halt. Hit up the market for something fresh from the farm. Try a gift card, or coffee—a winter warmer sure to charm.

 

Gifts for Everyone

We’re in the gift shopping homestretch, but it’s not too late to get something really special from our local Junction shops. When time is a factor and you’re trying to tie up those loose ends on your list, you can depend on your neighborhood stores to have the expertise and willingness to help make gift buying actually fun!

We’ve also put together a special category of gifts in the Gift Guide that are perfect for those people in your life that are just a tad more challenging to shop for. These gifts are ones that almost anyone would enjoy – and many are perfect for guys and gals alike.

Here in Seattle, coffee is king, so why not share some of the best with your friends and family? At Hotwire Online Coffeehouse they have a great selection of fun gifts for those who enjoy a good cup. In addition to carrying a whole assortment of travel mugs and cups, they also have their own house-preferred coffee beans for sale in a variety of roasts. For a quick host or hostess gift, pick up some coffee at Hotwire and then head across the street to JF Henry Cooking & Dining for their exclusive Alki Lighthouse Kitchen Towels. It’s the perfect local gift that shares how much love you have for West Seattle!

For gifts for both guys and gals, stop in to Click! Design That Fits, VAIN, Northwest Art & Frame, and Wallflower Custom Framing. Almost everyone can appreciate a beautiful timepiece, a great candle, some fun, quirky socks, or a unique work of art. These shops carry these great items, plus more gift ideas for those folks who are a bit harder to shop for.

Finally, everyone loves to eat, and when you give the gift of a family meal together you can bet that it will be appreciated and loved. Dream Dinners has gift cards to help anyone bring a homecooked meal to the table – cooking expertise optional! Pair that with some great selections of artisanal, local foods from the West Seattle Farmers Market and you’ll have something really special!

There is so much more to discover in the Gifts for Everyone section of The Junction Holiday Gift Guide. There you’ll find shopping lists, maps, links, and other fun tips to help you make-merry this season!

 

The Junction Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts For Everyone


Holiday Gift Guide / Gifts For Him

For Him

This holiday season, The Junction is taking the guesswork out of gift giving. We’ve gathered up our favorite ideas from our local Junction shops and brought them together in one place to showcase what shopping local has to offer you. Do you need a present for a family member, a friend, or a co-worker and not know where to start? This is the place to go! Browse by category to find gift ideas that will certainly wow and impress your family and friends, while also supporting your local neighborhood shops.

This year give a gift that means so much more – give a gift that supports your local community.

During each week of this holiday season, we’re highlighting a couple different categories in the Gift Guide to bring our best ideas directly to you. Today we’re talking about Gifts For Him.

 

For Him

For the fellows on your list, here are some gift ideas not to be missed! Whether it’s gifts for your dad, your son, or your brother, the Junction definitely has you covered. Just remind yourself, “he’s a ___ kind of guy,” and that will help you pick what to buy.

Is he an outdoorsman? A computer geek? A history buff? A gadget guy? Perhaps he’s a foodie? An artist? Or maybe a handyman? Is he a dapper dresser, or is he a jock? Is he ready to roll on two wheels, or is he ready to rock?

 

For Him

Shopping for the men on your list can be pretty quick and easy when you stop by The Junction. We have stores that cater to all kinds of hobbies and interests meaning that no matter what your fellow is into, you can find the perfect gift. Not only will you have a wonderful selection to choose from, you also get the benefit of being helped by professionals who know what’s what when it comes to their products. So come get the personal touch, and see what The Junction has in store for guys this holiday season!

If hobbies reign supreme for your guy, The Junction has a number of great specialty stores that stock only the finest gear. Whether he’s a musician, cook, athlete, or outdoorsmen we have the places to go to find the right selection of gifts. Check out Thunder Road Guitars for the musically inclined, JF Henry Cooking & Dining for those with a culinary flair, West Seattle Cyclery for the diehard cyclist, and Emerald Water Anglers for dudes who live for the outdoors.

Maybe your fellow is a fan of the Seahawks or maybe he’s a dapper dresser? Perhaps he’s more into tech gadgets? We have you covered! Shops like Junction True Value HardwareClick! Design That Fits, and West Seattle Computers have gift ideas that will seem so ingenious he’ll be wondering if you’ve been reading his mind!

There is so much more to discover in the Gifts for Him section of The Junction Holiday Gift Guide, including specific gift ideas to get your wheels turning. There you’ll also find shopping lists, maps, links, and other fun tips to help you make-merry this season!

 

The Junction Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts For Him


Holiday Gift Guide / Gifts For Her

For Her

This holiday season, The Junction is taking the guesswork out of gift giving. We’ve gathered up our favorite ideas from our local Junction shops and brought them together in one place to showcase what shopping local has to offer you. Do you need a present for a family member, a friend, or a co-worker and not know where to start? This is the place to go! Browse by category to find gift ideas that will certainly wow and impress your family and friends, while also supporting your local neighborhood shops.

This year give a gift that means so much more – give a gift that supports your local community.

During each week of this holiday season, we’re highlighting a couple different categories in the Gift Guide to bring our best ideas directly to you. Today we’re talking about Gifts For Her.

 

Gifts For Her

And for the many special ladies in your life… Maybe she’s a mom. A girlfriend. Perhaps she’s a wife. Does she fancy the finer things, like bracelets and earrings? Or are confetti scarves the extent of her bling? Does she fish? Does she hike? Does she ride a bike? Does she cook? Does she doodle? Does she enjoy a good noodle? Is she acoustic or electric? Perhaps she’s eclectic. Where do you start? How about wearable art?

 

For Her

Buying gifts for the ladies in your life doesn’t need to be a challenge. Our Junction merchants can help you to figure out exactly what she wants this holiday season. Start by thinking of the things that she enjoys – like her hobbies and her passions – and work from there. In no time you’ll have checked off your list AND dispelled the myth of the “difficult person to shop for”.

Jewelry is the quintessential Holiday gift, and with the amazing selection of bling that our Junction shops stock, you’ll find the right piece to suit any style. Twilight Gallery & Boutique, VAIN, and Carmilia’s all carry artful, unique jewelry made by local artisans here in Seattle. Menashe & Sons Jewelers carries a more traditional selection of jewelry, with a wide variety of earrings, rings, bracelets, and necklaces featuring precious stones and quality settings.

For the lady who loves her hobbies, our Junction shops are ready to equip her to explore further and have more fun. Cooks, outdoor enthusiasts, cyclists, and musicians will love gifts from JF Henry Cooking & Dining, Emerald Water Anglers, West Seattle Cyclery, and Thunder Road Guitars. Each of these stores, while offering very different stock, specialize in one common thing – providing the best quality gear for the most discerning customers.

There is so much more to discover in the Gifts for Her section of The Junction Holiday Gift Guide, including more shops and gifts to get your wheels turning. There you’ll also find shopping lists, maps, links, and other fun tips and ideas to help you make-merry this season!

 

The Junction Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts For The Her


Junction Holiday Happenings / December 17th – 20th

The Holidays are here, and our local businesses in The Junction are ready for the most festive season yet! They’re offering some fun events and special deals to help you get into the holiday spirit and pick the perfect gifts for your friends and family. This weekend, December 17th through December 20th, please feel free to stop by the following local businesses to see what they have going on:

Holiday Events:

December 17th

We’ve really been enjoying Hometown Holidays in The Junction this year! Last weekend, our neighbors opened their closets and generously donated many warm coats to benefit those in our community who could use a little help this holiday season. The response was overwhelming and gave us a real sense of the community pride and care that West Seattle feels.

This weekend we will be hosting a very special dignitary at his “home away from the North Pole”, here in the Junction! At “Santa’s House”, you’ll find a festive tent to drop in for a hug and a smile. Bring your camera and capture your own special moment. While you’re here, consider bringing a pack of diapers or making a cash donation to benefit families here in West Seattle through WestSide Baby. Here’s a little more about the event:

“As the temperatures drop it’s important that we work together to ensure that children in need in our communities have everything that they need to stay safe, warm and dry. As part of their annual JOY campaign WestSide Baby will be holding a drive to collect Size 6 diapers which will be distributed to families in need through over 120 social service agencies.”  

December 17th

It’s all happening this Sunday, December 20th from 10am – 2pm (during the Farmers Market) next to Key Bank in The Junction. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

December 17th

Twilight Gallery & Boutique will be hosting some very special Shop Late Nights each Thursday in December. This week on December 17th, they will be featuring:

Seth Papac Jewelry is designed and handmade for trendsetting men, bold women, and distinct-jewelry enthusiasts, our unique and thoughtful jewelry is embodied in the modern Torn collection – an innovative line created from compressed metal ingots with various finishes. This collection includes men’s and women’s accessories designed for lovers of stylish, statement jewelry.

Stasia Burrington is a freelance illustrator, sequential and fine artist who is currently living in Seattle, WA. Her passions lie in the visual arts – in all forms, experimental cooking, camping, theology and science fiction, among others.

 

Jan’s Beauty Supply invites you to join them for their annual Holiday Happy Hour, every Friday starting November 27th through December 26th from 3:00-5:30pm. Save 20% off Devacurl, Loma & Joico on Nov 27th. You can also enter to win gift baskets and enjoy wine, cheese, and chocolates.

 

HomeStreet Bank will be hosting local businesses in their West Seattle Branch every Friday between now and Christmas from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.(Except December 11th). Join them and make purchases on site to support local businesses.

 

December 17th

Holiday Discounts & Special Hours:

The following stores will be open late Thursdays in December. Stop by December 3, 10, & 17 to make holiday shopping a breeze. Stroll the shops and pop in for happy hour at any of the local Junction restaurants, and you’ve got a great night out…and a checked off list!

CAPERS

Carmilia’s

Click! Design That Fits

Curious Kidstuff

Easy Street Records

Emerald Water Anglers

Fleurt

Next To Nature

Northwest Art & Frame

The Beer Junction

Thunder Road Guitars

Twilight Gallery & Boutique

VAIN

West Seattle Cyclery

Wild Rose’s

 

Junction Holiday Happenings

December 10th – 13th / West Seattle Junction


Holiday Gift Guide / Gifts For Kids

Holidays_GiftGuide

This holiday season, The Junction is taking the guesswork out of gift giving. We’ve gathered up our favorite ideas from our local Junction shops and brought them together in one place to showcase what shopping local has to offer you. Do you need a present for a family member, a friend, or a co-worker and not know where to start? This is the place to go! Browse by category to find gift ideas that will certainly wow and impress your family and friends, while also supporting your local neighborhood shops.

This year give a gift that means so much more – give a gift that supports your local community.

During each week of this holiday season, we’re highlighting a couple different categories in the Gift Guide to bring our best ideas directly to you. Today we’re talking about Gifts For Kids (& Pets).

 

ForKids

Holiday shopping for munchkins can be a real treat. The pure anticipation can’t be beat. Kids tear into their gifts, so excited and full of wonder. And don’t forget the fur babies (a common holiday blunder)! They might ask for a shiny new collar or leash to show off on their walk, if only they could tell you, if only they could talk. And a squeak toy, you just can’t beat, except with a stocking full of treats.

Does your toddler love to build giant towers? Does your preschooler dig stuffies and dolls with superpowers? For the active wee one, you may consider a trike. For the sibs, maybe scooters or big kid bikes? A fun helmet is sure get them all psyched. Craft kits are a hit if you’ve got artsy tots. And little programmers will adore their own moonwalking robots.

 

Kids

Watching kids open presents is one of the simple joys of the holidays. Seeing their pure excitement gives everyone the chance to relive their best childhood holiday memories while making new ones with the next generation. Shopping for kids can actually be so simple when you trust the expertise and insight of people who know what kids want and can take the time to help you find the perfect gift. The Junction is the perfect place to find that personal touch. Here are some of our favorite suggestions:

Curious Kidstuff is the place to go to find fun toys, interactive games, and educational products for kids of all ages. The store is a treasure trove! They stock many of the major brands, like Lego and Playmobile, as well as toys and products from smaller companies too. Their extensive selection is offered in one of the most imaginative and fun spaces you can find, with murals and displays to delight both young and old.

Northwest Art & Frame has creative kits and sets for children who like make fun things and explore their artistic side. Northwest Art & Frame’s friendly staff can personally help you to choose the right set for any child from their large selection. Just tell them a little about who you’re shopping for and they can offer a range of kits. They can even suggest add-ons to make it more personal like a fun set of markers or pens.

Click! Design That Fits is featuring one of the “it” toys of this holiday season, the Ozobot Tiny Robot. This amazing toy allows kids to learn all about coding and robots. If you like the idea of picking a gift that is both fun to play with, and yet has the something valuable to teach, this is a great choice!

Many of us recall receiving that one special gift during the holidays as kids. For many of us it was a bike. You can create this classic holiday memory for your child or grandchild with the help of West Seattle Cyclery. They can guide you in choosing a customized biking kit for any child, including important accessories such as helmets and lights.

Do you have younger kids on your list, or maybe a couple with a new addition to the family? City Mouse Studio is the place to go to find clothing, toys, and other unique and well-designed products for both families and kids. Are you taking holiday photos this year? Get a special outfit at City Mouse from their wonderful collection of high quality kids clothing. Your cards have never looked so good!

Maybe your kids are more of the furry kind? Next-to-Nature is the place to go to make sure your family pet feels loved and included this holiday season. They have a great selection of products for both dogs and cats, including their fun holiday lines.

Check out the Holiday Gift Guide to see the full selection of gifts and shops featured under Gifts For Kids (& Pets). There you’ll find shopping lists, maps, links, and other fun tips and ideas to help you make-merry this season!

 

The Junction Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts For Kids (& Pets)