Get ready for Targy’s Halloween Costume Ball and help local schools too
The kids have Halloween on Queen Anne Ave, but the holiday certainly isn’t exclusive to little ghouls and goblins on Queen Anne. For those 21 and over, Targy’s Tavern is hosting a Halloween Costume Ball next Friday, October 28th with live DJs spinning tunes for a Halloween dance party. Plus, proceeds go to local elementary schools, so the kids benefit too.
Last year, Targy’s hosted a Halloween costume party that ended up being a great Queen Anne community event. They’re doing a repeat performance this year, and the suggested $10 donations benefit John Hay Elementary, Coe Elementary, and Queen Anne Elementary. So, while you’re grooving to tunes spun by Queen Anne’s own three-person DJ crew, SpaceStation206, you’ll also be helping out our local schools.
Each of the SpaceStation206 DJs has a unique style, so in addition to Halloween themed songs like Thriller and Ghostbusters, they’ll also play a mix of both current dance songs and old school 80s and 90s classics – last year, a conga line formed for Lionel Ritchie’s All Night Long.
The Halloween dance party begins at 9pm at Targy’s Tavern, 600 West Crockett St, with voluntary $10 donations accepted at the door. Costumes are encouraged!
Get your costume ready and head to Targy’s Halloween Dance Party next Friday!
Bite Box brings breakfast & lunch to W McGraw this month
We first wrote about Sharon Fillingim’s new post-Grub venture in June, when the spot next to Five Corners Hardware was getting the first taste of its new facelift. Now, final touches like custom windows and an 8’ glass door are all that’s left to complete the transformation of the 1950 building at 307 W McGraw St. Sharon plans to open Bite Box at the end of October.
In the meantime, amidst construction chaos, Sharon has been busy crafting a menu for Bite Box, which is billed as “fast casual fare” for neighborhood breakfasts and lunches. The staff has already been privy to a taste test of menu items like Millet Cobb salad, burger w/oxtail ragu, and pecan pie Belgian waffle.
The menu also features some gluten-free items, daily house-made soups, and options to add protein to salads. Plus, you can expect a few specials, some familiar to Grub fans and some new ones too. Beverages range from Portland’s Heart Coffee to sake bloody Marys, mimosas, wine, and local beer.
According to Sharon:
“My objective and vision was to design a space for business luncheons and meetings to the businesses around me, as well as my fellow neighbors. The current menu will be offered all day on the days we’re open. I hope that my customers will feel that Bite Box is similar to smaller cafes in various neighborhoods found not only in Seattle but throughout other cities. With a smaller menu and space, I’m able to keep it personal, something that is very important to me.”
If the construction schedule stays on track, expect Bite Box to be open by the end of the month. You can see the new, warm and inviting interior in the photo from Bite Box’s Facebook page to the right. Stop by and welcome Sharon back to the Queen Anne restaurant roster!
New boutique Foundation brings classic clothing to Queen Anne
Open just over a month, Foundation is Queen Anne’s newest locally-owned shop, bringing classic, comfortable clothing to Queen Anne Ave N. Shop owner Summer David curates the collection that fills the small space with efficient ease. Located in the old My Dressing Room spot at 1817 Queen Anne Ave N, the shop features new merchandise every week.
Summer wanted to open a boutique for a while, and a Kickstarter campaign helped launch the venture. Along the way, she found a storefront on Queen Anne, which seems somewhat serendipitous, as it’s one of her favorite Seattle neighborhoods. Summer cites qualities that we all love about Queen Anne, including the walkability, the small town feel, and many locally owned businesses. For the latter, she specifically calls out the many women-owned businesses on Queen Anne Ave, of which Foundation is now a member.
Check out how Foundation has transformed the small 200 square foot space via a panorama shot from Summer:
According to Summer, customers are at the heart of Foundation:
“I’ve wanted to open my own store for a while, but it was listening to my clients tell me how hard it is to find casual, comfortable, classic pieces for their wardrobes without having to run all over town that really helped form the vision for Foundation. In the past six weeks, I’ve had so many customers walk in and tell me my store looks like a snapshot of their closets, and a few even asked if there is a “one of everything” subscription service – that’s when I knew I was on the right track! I already have “regulars” and I look forward to meeting more folks every day.”
What can you expect to find at Foundation? Summer describes her merchandise as “wear it everyday” clothing with nothing over $300, and most items under $100. Think jeans and casual pants, sweaters and tees, jackets and day dresses. As we inch closer to the holidays, expect her to get a few “fancy” pieces in the shop, along with scarves, bags, and a small collection of jewelry. You can stay up to date on what’s in the shop via Foundation’s Facebook page.
Stop by Foundation to welcome Summer to the neighborhood. Remember, it’s the small, independent, locally-owned shops that help make up the character of Queen Anne – we’re lucky to have another one join our community!
Windy City Pie moves into Batch 206’s Interbay spot this weekend
Seattle favorite Windy City Pie is making a move this weekend from SODO to Interbay, bringing Chicago style pizza to our neck of the woods. Windy City Pie is busy this weekend setting up a new kitchen inside the Batch 206 Distillery at 1417 Elliott Ave W and already taking orders for pickup.
While Windy City Pie won’t be making deliveries this weekend, production at the new Interbay location starts today, October 1st, with normal business hours. Plus, it will have an oven that is 12 times larger than the SODO one, and there’s parking at Batch 206 to make pickups more convenient.
Per their Facebook page (where you can find more photos of their pies, like the one above):
“We anticipate our new equipment will result in a superior product and a massively increased capacity. As we adapt to that increased capacity and production workflow, we’ll be able to streamline ordering in ways we simply could not do in our SoDo location due to our small oven.”
Windy City Pie also promises a future collaboration with Batch 206 Distillery, so it’s here to stay, which is very good news for Queen Anne, Interbay, and Magnolia residents alike. How do you order your pie? Go here.
And, if you’re not familiar with Windy City Pie, last month it claimed the title of “favorite pizza” out of 32 Seattle pizzerias in a Seattle Times reader poll.
Chalk this move up to a win for the neighborhood!
Simple & Just opens Saturday with a grand opening celebration
Back in early August, we wrote about Simple & Just and how it’s bringing high-end resale to Queen Anne. It’s more than just a boutique thrift shop though, as its profits go to a good cause.
Simple & Just is a nonprofit that helps women and children who are victims of exploitation and trafficking. 100% of its profits will go to supporting after-care efforts. It also offers sustainable funding to several organizations that offer collaborative after-care.
This week, Simple & Just opens its doors to shoppers. A Grand Opening is set for Saturday, October 1st, from 10am to 6pm. In addition to great clothing finds, the shop will also have surprises every hour from opening to close.
Stop by our newest shop and nonprofit this Saturday to welcome them to the neighborhood. You can find Simple & Just in the old Video Isle location (it’s had a nice makeover) at 2213 Queen Anne Ave N.
Toulouse-Petit closed during food-poisoning investigation
Toulouse-Petit Kitchen & Lounge (601 Queen Anne Ave N) has been temporarily closed down by King County heath officials as they investigate possible food poisoning at the restaurant.
According to King County Public Health, six out of seven people from the same party ate at the restaurant and became ill with symptoms consistent with a bacterial infection such as Salmonellosis or Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli. The potential food source is still under investigation, but Public Health notes that the party had consumed food items that may increase the risk of foodborne illness, including raw beef and raw egg.
Public Health investigated the restaurant today and found “several problems including room temperature storage, inadequate refrigeration and improper cooling of potentially hazardous foods and cross contamination, which resulted in temporary suspension of the restaurant’s permit.”
Toulouse-Petit will be allowed to reopen after making corrections and Public Health is confident that the outbreak has ended.