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Taylor Shellfish opens its doors this Wednesday

April 19th, 2014 by Laura

Taylor ShellfishBack in November, we posted on the new Lower Queen Anne/Uptown location for Taylor Shellfish – and, fast forward to now and they’re set to open to the public this Wednesday, April 23 at 4pm.

According to Taylor Shellfish: “Our menu is centered around our farm to table fresh shellfish. We will serve our oysters both raw and baked, steamed clam and mussels along with chowders, crab, geoduck and salads. We will accompany our menu with wine, beer and cocktails.”

The new spot has a casual atmosphere and feel, designed for all shellfish lovers. You can check out some of their offerings in the photos to whet your appetite prior to Wednesday’s opening:

Taylor Shellfish menu

Stop by Taylor Shellfish at 124 Republican St (in the EXPO Apartments building) starting this Wednesday and welcome them to the neighborhood!

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Krav Maga Seattle opening April 26 with a Grand Opening celebration

April 12th, 2014 by Laura

Krav Maga SeattleA new Krav Maga fitness and self-defense studio is opening on Queen Anne, just west of Lake Union, later this month. Krav Maga Seattle is nearing completion on its new space at 1009 8th Ave N and is planning a grand opening on Saturday, April 26th.

You may be familiar with the team at Krav Maga Seattle from classes it held at the Queen Anne Community Center, introducing residents to the practice of Krav Maga.


KMS Introductory Class at QACC

You no longer have to wait for the occasional introductory class at QACC, you can go directly to KMS’s new studio and begin (or continue) your Krav Maga practice.

KMS will be the only officially licensed Krav Maga Worldwide training center in Seattle. The opening celebration runs from 10am to 3pm with free classes, prizes (t-shirts, water bottles, free classes, etc), and discounts on membership. Plus, from 11am to 3pm, you can snag some lunch at the Now Make Me a Sandwich food truck, right outside the KMS studio.

You can learn more about KMS via their Facebook page. Stop by on April 26 to learn more about the practice and the new studio.

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by Martha Silano at Queen Anne Book Company

April 5th, 2014 by Laura

April is National Poetry Month, and local indie bookstore Queen Anne Book Company is hosting Martha Silano, winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, this Tuesday, April 8th at 7pm for a poetry reading.

SilanoThe author of three previous collections of poetry – including the 2010 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize winner, The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception – Silano will be reading from her new book of poetry, Reckless Lovely.

The new collection begins with The Big Bang and ends with twelve million bees released from a jack-knifed semi truck. The poetic travels in between include Renaissance masterworks, amusement parks, the peregrine, the paramecium, and more.

If you can’t make Tuesday’s reading, you can contact Queen Anne Book Company for a signed copy via phone at 206-284-2427 or their web site.

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Bartell Drugs matching donations for Oso Landslide relief efforts

April 5th, 2014 by Laura

Bartell signIf you’re looking for a drop-off location for monetary donations for the Oso landslide, you can stop by either the Upper or Lower Queen Anne Bartell Drugs locations and have your donation matched.

Bartell is matching customer contributions with a donation to Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, up to $10,000 total.

Donations of any amount can be made with a Bartell’s cashier at any Bartell Drugs location.

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Kraken Congee returns to Grub with one-year anniversary pop-up on Monday

April 2nd, 2014 by Laura

Grub is closed on Mondays, and owner Sharon Fillingim continues to turn her restaurant spot over to new and innovative pop-up concepts, providing Queen Anne with new one-night-only dining experiences.

Kraken CongeeThe next pop-up at Grub is the celebratory return of Kraken Congee. On Monday, April 7th, Kraken Congee is marking its one-year anniversary with a menu of new and old items at Grub.

According to Kraken’s Garrett Doherty, Kraken Congee will be “re-releasing fan favorites like the award winning Pork Belly Abodo with Lugaw, Five Spice Duck Confit, and Longanisa Dumplings. You’ll also find new dishes that have risen from our winter slumber, like Octopus and Kimchi Congee and a special Thai Style Whole Fried Red Snapper. “ You can check out the menu below:Kraken Menu

Kraken Congee’s service begins at 5 pm and runs through 9pm. They’re not taking reservations, so plan ahead to get to Grub at 7 Boston St on Monday.

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Portion of 5 Spot meals will benefit Oso Landslide beginning this Sunday

April 1st, 2014 by Laura

We’ve been on the lookout for Oso landslide benefits around Queen Anne, and here’s the first – 5 Spot is hosting a “Chow Chompin’ Family Meal Deal” with a portion of each meal going to people affected by the Oso landslide.

Chow for Oso runs from this Sunday, April 6th – Thursday, April 17th and here’s the meal deal:

chowforosoEnjoy a three course dinner and choose from four appetizers, four entrees, and four desserts for $28, with $5 from each Adult Chow Chompin’ Meal going to the American Red Cross to assist the victims of The OSO Landslide.

Have kids? Bring them along and we’ll give the little whippersnappers a three course kids meal for 2 bits (that $.25) per year up to age 12. It’s a sweet deal for the whole family, so come on in and join us for some good times, at great prices for a good cause!

Thanks to 5 Spot for this fundraising effort! If you know of a business or organization raising funds for the Oso Landslide, let us know.

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Art exhibit features birds envisioned by three different artists

March 31st, 2014 by Laura

A new art exhibit at Stacya Silverman Art & Beauty features the beauty of our fine feathered friends – “Flocks, Murders, Gaggles and Coveys: A Celebration of Birds” opens this Sunday, with an opening reception on Sunday, April 6th from 1pm to 4pm.

The exhibit features bird photography by Judith Roan, mechanical birds that move and sing by Bliss Kolb, and birds on paper with dried leaves by Fred Martell. The show runs through June at the gallery located at 614 W McGraw St, Suite 101.

Here’s the rundown on the featured artists:

Mallard, preeningJudith Roan began seriously photographing birds in the early nineties when she started making weekly tallies of the birds she observes and studies on Mercer Island where she lives. Her photos are not merely studies of the birds in the area, but images that capture their routines, nature, and habitat. The song, movement, action and drama of the birds are carefully observed and recorded. The birds in her extraordinary pictures are all photographed here in the Pacific Northwest. Roan works closely with her photographer husband, Ron Reeder, and they often share work and images with one another.

Crowsm3Bliss Kolb has long been drawn to machines and the beauty of engineering, both of which are immediately apparent in his astonishing moving bird sculptures. For over 30 years, he has been designing and building cabinetry, award-winning theatrical sets, props, lighting and furniture. In 2010 he began pursuing a lifelong interest in Automata, or mechanical moving creatures. Kolb states, “Looking over the wonderful, clever works of automata throughout its history, the thing that continues to hook me is the imitation or illusion of life: an obvious machine that moves so realistically it seems to be alive”. Kolb was born and raised in Seattle and attended The Evergreen State College and the University of Washington, with additional training in musical instrument construction and clock repair.

Martell SongbirdFred Martell has been a resident of Manhattan’s East Village for the last 50 years. He studied design and architecture at Kansas State University, where he also studied theater. Fred collected leaves wherever he went, including leaves where he was born and raised in Vermont. He pressed and cured the leaves in phone books. No inks or dyes are used in creating his works. The color and detail that make up the beauty of the bird image is provided by cutting and assembling different leaves. His frames are hand-made from found objects and discarded scrap lumber. Martell’s work reflects the spirit of the arts and crafts movement as well as American folk art traditions.

For more information on the show, you can contact contact Stacya Silverman via email or at 206.270.9465.

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LloydMartin celebrates April Fool’s Day with Chicharron pop-up

March 30th, 2014 by Laura

Last year, LloydMartin marked April Fool’s Day with Diversion, a Spanish-inspired pop-up from head chef Sam Crannell – and they’re doing it again, celebrating the first of April with a completely new one-night-only restaurant concept.

ChicharronThis year, LloydMartin become Chicharron for a night as a Mexican pop-up restaurant complete with food, drinks, music, and décor inspired by Frida Kahlo and the Day of the Dead. The staff will even be sporting attire inspired by Mexican culture to get everyone in the spirit of the pop-up.

All menu items will be at a price point of $16 or less, with dishes such as Queso Fundido with Mushrooms or Housemade Chorizo, Guacamole, Chips and Salsa, three kinds of ceviche, and several tacos selections with fresh house made tortillas. Chicharron will also have a snow cone machine for margaritas and beverages will include Mexican Coke, Cuba Libres, beer and shots. Plus, all drinks will start at $5.

Chicharron will be open on April 1st only, from 4-10pm. No reservations will be taken for the evening, so stop by at 1525 Queen Anne Avenue N to celebrate April Fool’s Day (Tuesday) with a culinary surprise.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday with Cupcake Royale

March 13th, 2014 by Laura

St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday this year, but the celebrations begin this weekend. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 12:30pm on Saturday downtown, and Sunday brings the St. Pat’s Day Dash, which begins and ends near the Seattle Center (note: roads will be closed 7:30am to 11am).

Cupcake Royale St PatsSo, what to do after the Dash? Or, what if you just want to kick around the neighborhood the day before the 17th? How about a Cupcake Royale party?

That’s right, Cupcake Royale is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a DIY cupcake frosting party. For just $5, you get a plain (naked?) cupcake that you can decorate with unlimited frosting, sprinkles, and toppers.

The event is at the Queen Anne Cupcake Royale from noon to 4pm on Sunday. All are welcome, just be sure to wear green!

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Emerald City Trolley is coming to Upper Queen Anne this summer

March 12th, 2014 by Laura

trolley otterWe already know that Queen Anne is a tourist destination, who visits Seattle without the classic Kerry Park photo? But, there’s more for guests to see – the Upper Queen Anne shops, restaurants, neighborhood homes, and urban hiking via our public stairways. And, they’ll get the opportunity to see more of Queen Anne this summer, as the Emerald City Trolley is adding Upper Queen Anne to its route!

While the trolley stop locations and times are still being worked out, Emerald City Trolley tells us that they expect a trolley to stop every 45 minutes near Blaine St and Queen Anne Ave N from May 23rd to September 28th.

trolley skylineThe downtown route already has stops on Lower Queen Anne at the Space Needle and Seattle Center; the new summer route will expand trolley riders’ horizons to Kerry Park and the Upper Queen Anne business district.

Each trolley carries 30-35 passengers and Emerald City Trolley forecasts approximately 17,000 riders this summer season. Local Queen Anne businesses have the opportunity to advertise via the trolley, and Emerald City Trolley’s goal is to “unite the best of what Seattle has to offer-and that certainly includes Queen Anne.”

trolleyThe trolley encourages guests to shop local, and that means more visitors frequenting the Upper Queen Anne shops and restaurants, and experiencing our neighborhood. The Overlook & Locks route includes the Ballard Locks, running Friday-Sunday in May, and 7 days a week June 6th to September 28th.

Seven days a week, 9am-6pm, during the peak summer season means our Queen Anne Farmer’s Market may see an uptick as well. Be sure to welcome our new trolley visitors during the summer!

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LloydMartin dinner to benefit Christopher Pratt

March 7th, 2014 by Laura

LloydMartin signOne of LloydMartin’s first cooks, Christopher Pratt, was hit by a car while riding his moped last week, and LloydMartin is hosting a benefit dinner to help with his recovery.

On Tuesday, March 11th, LloydMartin’s benefit dinner service begins at 5pm. Diners can get a Caesar salad and entrée (either Bolognese with house-made pasta or Mushroom Ragu) for $30, and $10 beer and select wine by the glass. 100% of the proceeds, tips, and any extra donations will go straight to Christopher.

To attend the event, make your reservation online or call LloydMartin at 206-420-7602. If you cannot attend, but would like to help out, you can make a donation online.

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Damask Tattoo moves to a new spot on Queen Anne Ave

March 5th, 2014 by Laura

Damask StorefrontFor the past four years, Damask Tattoo has been on Queen Anne near Boston and Queen Anne Ave N, just above How to Cook a Wolf – but now, if you’re looking to find them, head south toward Galer St. The all-women artist studio has found a new Upper Queen Anne home next to Betty, complete with a street-level entrance.

Damask’s goal is to set the bar high for a tattoo studio, and the new space has a spa style environment.

DamaskTattooThe studio offers vegan tattoos from the pigments to the procedure products and the aftercare.  Damask Tattoo has four tattoo artists, and will soon add a fifth artist – along with the ability to take walk-ins (although they still book up quickly, so plan ahead).

According to owner Christy Brooker:

“We love Upper Queen Anne and since moving here four years ago we knew we wanted to stay in the neighborhood.  It took a couple years of looking but we are so excited that we found the perfect spot here next to Betty restaurant.  We are looking forward to being more a part of the community now that we are on street level.”

You can find Damask Tattoo next to Betty at 1509 Queen Anne Ave N and check out the artists’ work online.

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