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.
Entries Tagged as 'Queen Anne Business'
March 7th, 2014 by Laura
March 5th, 2014 by Laura
For 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.
The 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.”
February 28th, 2014 by Laura
Grub is opening its kitchen this Monday, March 3rd for a Lahi pop-up hosted by Chefs Irbille and Justin from the Aragona.
The pop-up will showcase modern Filipino cuisine; Lahi (LaHe) in Tagalog “represents lineage, ancestry, a people, a tribe. It speaks about the terroire, the land we are from and the land we now call home as 3rd generation.”
The pop-up opens its doors at 5pm on Monday, and there is open seating with no reservations. First-come, first-served, and here’s what you can get either as a 5-course tasting menu ($40) or a la carte selections:
Lahi Pop Up Menu
1st Course: Sinigang 6
Tamarind soup + glass noodles + longanisa dumpling
2nd Course: Pinakbet 10
Garlic prawns +hearts of palm + watercress + kalrabi +anchovy sauce
3rd Course: Kare Kare 12
Braised beef cheek + eggplant + kabocha squash + peanut sauce + shrimp gel
4th Course: Dinuguan 12
Braised pork tongue +currants + calamansi tapioca + pickled sweet peppers + blood sauce
5th Course: Ube 8
Yam pound cake + yam ice cream + burnt coconut + spiced chocolate dirt + pistachios
February 28th, 2014 by Laura
It’s a well-deserved celebration too – as quick refresher, Queen Anne Books abruptly closed and Queen Anne neighbors were stunned. Last January, QABC owners Krijn de Jonge, Judy de Jonge, and Janis Segress partnered to bring back a local, independent bookstore to Queen Anne, and they opened the doors on March 1, 2013.
The past year has been eventful for the shop, with author readings and Sherman Alexie taking on the role of bookseller-for-a-day. Alexie returned months later with more authors to support QABC and independent booksellers around the world with Indies First – an idea that began right here on Queen Anne, at QABC.
To thank its loyal customers, QABC is giving away free advance reader copies and book totes with purchases of $50 or more on Saturday. Plus, what would a birthday party be without cake? No party at all! (so, yes, there will be cake and refreshments)
The party is not just to celebrate QABC, but also the loyal customers who’ve supported the shop over the past year and who will keep it going in the future. According to store manager/co-owner Janis Segress, it all comes down to the customers that have supported QABC in its inaugural year:
“We’re here because of our customers. Not a day goes by without one of our customers remarking how relieved they are that their bookstore is back.”
Co-owner Krijn de Jonge also echoed the customer centric nature of QABC:
“At the end of the day, our strong connections to our customers are what’s vital to our business. Our booksellers know their customers, they help them choose books, they call them when new titles release. It’s the customer service that matters most.”
Stop by on Saturday to congratulate Queen Anne Book Company on their first year! Happy Birthday, QABC!
February 6th, 2014 by Laura
After 28 years, Video Isle owner Craig Wilson is retiring from the business and leaving Queen Anne for warmer weather and sunnier skies. Don’t fret if you’re a Video Isle fan, Craig is leaving the business in the capable hands of Tonya Perfect, who’s worked alongside Craig and purchased the business from him.
The Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce is throwing a community appreciation party for Craig tomorrow, Thursday, February 6th at the Queen Anne Lutheran Church (2400 8th Ave W). The party starts at 4pm and runs til 7pm, and the Queen Anne community is welcome to attend, and kids are welcome!
The party planners make up a long list of Queen Anne community organizations an businesses – Queen Anne merchants, the Queen Anne community, the Queen Anne Helpline, the Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce, and more.
Queen Anne businesses will provide tasty bites for the bon voyage, so stop by to thank Craig for his dedication to Queen Anne – who will emcee the Helpline Fun Run this year? They’ll have big shoes to fill!
January 30th, 2014 by Laura
If you’re a fan of Dick’s Drive-In’s burgers, fries, and shakes, and want to help celebrate with live music, mark your calendars. This Friday, January 31st, the Queen Anne location will be hosting the final 60th Anniversary celebration, with live music by the British Beats from 7pm to 9:30pm.
The restaurant will also announce the Dick’s Deluxe Fan winner at the Queen Anne party, and it’ll be serving 10 cent Cokes all day Friday at all locations.
January 29th, 2014 by Laura
Early this month, a sign was up in the window of the EXPO Apartment buildings stating that Roaring Bowl was “hiring” – well, the new shabu shabu spot quietly opened its doors last night at 516 1st Ave N.
The new Asian-inspired restaurant focuses on shabu shabu, and also offers Gamjatang and Robota grill. Roaring Bowl’s shabu shabu provides diners with an interactive experience, where they cook thin slices of meats, seafood, and/or vegetables in a hot broth at their table, seasoning the soup to their tastes.
Roaring Bowl has an open kitchen concept with three main menu concepts – in addition to shabu shabu, they’ll also serve Gamjatang, a spicy Korean pork bone soup, and Robota Grill, where chefs grill and serve chicken kushiyaki style, Korean kalbi (beef short ribs), and tograshi brined pork belly.
Owned by Northwest native Sean Kaywood, the restaurant will serve high quality, seasonally sourced local ingredients such as wild salmon, kurobota pork belly, and Painted Hills beef. Kaywood’s travels in Asia inspired him to bring the flavors of Japan, Korea, and China to his new restaurant.
Roaring Bowl will be open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner, with one hour of complimentary parking available at the EXPO Building.
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January 29th, 2014 by Laura
Did you know the official bank of the Seahawks is HomeStreet Bank? Well, it is, and to celebrate the Seahawks, HomeStreet Bank is offering a new Seahawks checking account.
Our local Queen Anne HomeStreet Bank branch is participating, so if you’re looking to show your Seahawks pride and open a new checking account, stop by the Queen Anne branch at 1835 Queen Anne Ave N or give them a call at 206-285-5898.
What’s included with the account? If you open one with a minimum of $100, you get:
- custom player checks featuring Seahawk players
- a debit cards with Seahawk images – two to choose from
- if you maintain a monthly direct deposit of $500 to the account, you get a $100 gift card to purchase Seahawk logo wear or other team memorabilia from any outlet of the Seattle Team Store
January 26th, 2014 by Laura
Woodinville has been home to the boutique winery, but Queen Anne is home to owner/winemaker Robert Ramsay Harris, better known as Bob Harris, and his wife, Lauren, who’ll be running the day-to-day operations of the Queen Anne location.
Founded in 2005, Robert Ramsay Cellars produces Rhone varietals including Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre, as well as some Cabernet too, from grapes from Washington vineyard partners. Bob first forayed into winemaking 12 years ago at another winery before founding Robert Ramsay.
Like most smaller winemakers and winery owners, Bob has a day job – wine is a passion for him, and the tasting cellar on Queen Anne will be a great spot to share that passion with the community.
According to Lauren, “We were looking for a second location and are thrilled to bring a tasting room to Queen Anne, which is only 3 blocks from our home. We love it here and want to share our business and hope people enjoy our product!”
You’ll be able to taste their creations when the doors open in March. Robert Ramsay will be open 5 days a week, offering wine flights and bottle purchases – while you wait for March, you can check out the reviews and accolades for their wine online.
January 25th, 2014 by Laura
Based out of Denver, CorePower Yoga’s Queen Anne location is the 93rd studio nationally, joining Seattle studios located in Ballard, Capitol Hill, Green Lake and Bellevue.
The new Queen Anne location offers different yoga styles for all levels, Yoga Teacher Training, and Lifestyle Programs (e.g. boot camps, wellness cleanses).
According to Bryna Fahrner, CorePower Yoga’s Queen Anne Studio Manager: “CorePower Yoga fits so seamlessly into Queen Anne’s historic, yet urban neighborhood setting. Having helped open Ballard, CPY’s first Seattle studio, it has been amazing to watch as each CPY Seattle studio thereafter has come alive with their own, unique community.”
You can check out classes online and new CorePower Yoga students get one week of free yoga classes at the Queen Anne studio.
January 19th, 2014 by Laura
If you’ve walked by the EXPO Apartments building lately, you’ve likely seen the sign for Agave Cocina & Tequilas along the 1st Ave N side of the building (along with a note for Roaring Bowl – more on them soon).
The Lower Queen Anne/Uptown location will be the third Agave in the area. Other locations are in the Issaquah Highlands and Redmond Town Center. You can check out their fare online, and note, they’ll be serving tequila and cocktails too.
According to Ramos, Agave serves contemporary Mexican cuisine, and they use fresh natural ingredients (organic when possible), with no preservatives, trans-fats or lard. Agave makes all of its food from scratch, including sauces, fillings, tortillas, and guacamole, and many of the restaurant’s specialty cocktails are made with fresh juices and purees.
The Agave family is looking forward to opening its third location in Queen Anne, just in time for summer!
January 15th, 2014 by Laura
Woza Soccer Adventures is an organization that develops and leads educational service trips for high school soccer players – trips that take the teens around the world to developing countries to learn and help out local soccer communities.
Founded by Ballard High School graduate Chris Kaimmer, Woza is a teen adventure travel company for soccer players. Woza’s summer adventure will take teens to South Africa, where they can experience local soccer culture and do service at a rural Zulu soccer academy in July.
This Thursday, you can learn more about Woza and the upcoming trip without even leaving the neighborhood. Cederberg Tea House will host Woza and interested teens and their families for a presentation on the upcoming trip.
Fees paid to go on this summer’s trip will fund a new soccer field for the academy and health/education initiatives in the community.
Kaimmer’s vision for Woza is “to create a teen adventure travel company for soccer players that sustainably funds worthwhile soccer academies and sport-focused NGOs in the developing world, and this is my pilot year to try to prove that it can work and that kids would want to go on a trip like this.
Interested players and families are invited to the free presentation at Cederberg Tea House (1417 Queen Anne Ave N) this Thursday, January 16th, at 7pm.
Not only can you learn more about the trip and enjoy South African tea and treats, you may also win a Vuvuzela horn!