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B&E Meats to open in A&J Building this summer

May 22nd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

As we hinted at when we posted about Wild Salmon moving out of the A&J Building, there’s going to be a new butcher on Queen Anne. B&E Meats is planning to open this summer in the building at the corner of McGraw and Queen Anne Ave N.

B&E SignThis morning, a B&E sign was hung in the window, officially heralding the impending arrival of a new family-owned butcher. A&J owner Rick was on hand, helping get the sign up in the building’s window. Instead of selling the A&J Building, Rick has instead found a new butcher to fill in the big gap left by his retirement.

I spoke with B&E owner Jeff Green a few weeks ago. Things were still being finalized with the space and contracts, so we held off on an official post – but now, we can give the heads up about our newest locally-owned business.

Back when we first announced that A&J was closing, we had a lot of comments from readers suggesting potential new butchers for the space. B&E was mentioned a lot – and, some readers even contacted them to let them know about the space, sending our post to B&E. So, if you were one of those readers, you had a hand in getting them to open a Queen Anne location!

B&E has been family-owned since Bob and Earl Green first opened the original Burien location in 1958. In 1978, they opened a second location in Des Moines. After 40+ years in business, they retired in 1999 – and now Bob’s son, Jeff, and his wife, Trisha, run the family business. They opened a Federal Way location in 2010, and, lucky for us, Queen Anne is next.

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With the new Queen Anne location comes another generation to keep B&E running at full steam. Jeff’s daughter will pick up as the 3rd generation of the family to be hands-on at B&E. According to Jeff:

“We’re excited to be on Queen Anne, we’re a family owned business – I’m second generation and my daughter, who’ll be involved with the Queen Anne location, is third generation.”

B&E Meats specializes in high-quality meats, seafood, and specialty items like smoked bacon, pepperoni, sausages, Kalbi beef ribs, smoked candy salmon (which I’ve been told is the best you’ll ever have!), and more. You can check out their offerings and get your shopping list ready here.

We’ll have more official news around B&E’s grand opening as it gets closer. B&E will be doing some light remodeling – you can checkou the interior of their Burien store here – and getting the space ready over the next month or so. But, until then, you can be assured that the A&J Building will remain standing and house a family-owned butcher for all of your meats and seafood needs.

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Wild Salmon Seafood to close (and move) this Sunday as new butcher finalizes plans

May 14th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

A&J Building nightSo, first and foremost, there is a new butcher in the works for the A&J Building. I’ve been in contact with the owner, but I’m waiting for everything to finalize with contracts, lawyers, and such before an “official” post. Stay tuned for that news in the next few days.

In the meantime, Wild Salmon Seafood will be packing up its shop at the A&J Building to make room for the new butcher. The guys at the Queen Anne shop will be moving down to the Fisherman’s Terminal location, so you can still buy high-quality seafood from Noah and crew at 1900 West Nickerson Street #105.

Wild Salmon sandwichIt’s sad to see them leave Queen Anne, but they aren’t going far – plus, the Fisherman’s Terminal location is open 7 days a week, 8:30am to 6pm (for those of us who all-too-often tried to shop on Mondays). The Fishermen’s Terminal location also offers a wider variety of seafood and plenty of free parking. So, the trek will be worth it.

And, with Copper River Salmon season about to kick off this weekend, take note of this deal: $5 coupons with purchase for Queen Anne customers to use at the Fisherman’s terminal location. Pick them up today through Sunday at the Wild Salmon Queen Anne location at the corner of McGraw and Queen Anne Ave N.

According to Wild Salmon: “We have truly enjoyed out ten year tenure at the Queen Anne location and hope that customers will not find the extra couple of miles to the Fishermen’s Terminal location any inconvenience at all.”

Stop by Wild Salmon this week – their last day is Sunday, May 17th – and wish them well… and stop by Fisherman’s Terminal to see them again, it’s not that far away!

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Big Mario’s Pizza moving into old Panos Kleftiko spot on Lower Queen Anne this Fall

May 13th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Big Mario's Capitol HillLast week, the Capitol Hill blog mentioned that the owners of Big Mario’s Pizza on Capitol Hill were planning a Queen Anne location later this year. We contacted Big Mario’s and their press person promised to send details soon… but, the cat’s out of the bag, so to speak, as Eater today revealed that Big Mario’s will open on Queen Anne in the fall.

Earlier this year, we had several readers inquiring about the old Panos Kleftiko Greek restaurant at 815 5th Ave N – it had closed and the windows had been papered over. A few construction workers were spotted, but they weren’t around enough to clue us in on the plans.

Panos Greek TavernaIt turns out that’s the space that will house the new Big Mario’s location. It’ll be next door to Caffe Vita, and the owners told Eater “we’ve been looking at Queen Anne for a long time… and our partner Mike had this unique space. It’s an old building, and needs a ton of work but it truly feels like a Big Mario’s.”

On their Facebook page, Big Mario’s says to expect their delivery footprint to “expand a lot” with the new location.

Expect renovation work at the old Greek restaurant as Big Mario’s owners get it prepped and ready for moving in this fall. In the meantime, you can check out the Capitol Hill location’s menu here and whet your appetite for New York style pizza from Big Mario’s.

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Queen Anne Dispatch Spring Friends and Family Day is this Friday

May 12th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Queen Anne Dispatch Sale May 2015The crew at Queen Anne Dispatch is at it again – a whole day celebrating Friends and Family with discounts and a party too.

This Friday, May 15th, Queen Anne Dispatch is featuring 20% off all purchases, all day. Then, at 6pm, they’re throwing a party, complete with a DJ, drinks, and food.

All are welcome to join in the fun and take advantage of the 20% off sale. The sale lasts all day, the party runs from 6pm to 10pm. Celebrate Spring at Queen Anne Dispatch, 2212 Queen Anne Ave N, this Friday!

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Hidden gem Strawberry Moon is open and serving fresh cold-pressed juices on Queen Anne

May 11th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Strawberry Moon sandwich boardA new business has moved into the space above Eat Local, and it nearly missed our radar. But, a reader clued us in (thanks, Michelle!) and I stopped by Strawberry Moon this weekend to check out our newest Queen Anne shop.

You won’t notice a change to the building from the exterior, but Strawberry Moon has set up shop above Eat Local to serve fresh, natural juices and more. When they’re open, a sandwich board will fill you in on the daily specials, and while a bit tucked away, it’s easy to access via a staircase in Eat Local – a true hidden gem.

Strawberry Moon stairsThe shop has been open a couple of weeks, so they’re still getting set up and have plans for the future. When I stopped by over the weekend, they had just set up a new espresso machine, and they hope to eventually expand and add seating too.

Juices aren’t a new thing for Strawberry Moon, and neither is Queen Anne. Founder Sean is a yoga teacher at Haute Yoga Queen Anne and Strawberry Moon has been making cold press juices for almost 5 years. The juices were first sold at Haute Yoga, then via home delivery, and a few refrigerators around Seattle. Now, the retail “Remedy Room” brings juice, as well as healthy snacks, soups-to-go, salads, bone broths, smoothies, healthy sodas, and more to Queen Anne.

According to Sean, “In our new space we will be developing a dogma free health conscious food options for a life on the go… Eat Local is a good fit because they offer clean natural food.”

Strawberry Moon sodaI tried the Blood Orange Ruby Red soda, an all-natural juice with just a touch of fizz – billed as an alternative to sodas, it’s tasty and refreshing, and you can try it for $5 a glass right now.

The shop is open 7 days a week, 8am-7pm Mondays-Thursdays, 8am-5pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 9-5 on Sundays. To find this hidden gem of a juice spot, just enter through Eat Local at the corner of Queen Anne Ave N and McGraw St and follow the signs up the stairs to Strawberry Moon.

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Cupcake Royale is hosting an Ice Cream Social with free scoops on Monday

May 8th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Cupcake Royale Ice CreamDoes the sunny, warm weather have your thoughts turning to tasty treats like ice cream? Well, if that’s the case, you’re in luck. Not only is Cupcake Royale launching new flavors, it’s also celebrating with an Ice Cream Social this Monday, May 11th – and there will be free scoops for everyone between 2pm and 8pm.

The new flavors are a result of a collaboration between the Royale Creamery and local Seattle chefs to come up with the Chef Series Ice Cream. Sample flavors you can try via a free scoop include: Smokey Rocky Road with Salted Marcona Almond Bark, Smoked Maple Old Fashioned with Luxardo Cherries, and Honey Ricotta with Pistachio Brittle.

If you want your free scoop served in waffle cone with toppings like whipped cream, house-made fudge sauce, caramel, sprinkles, and chocolate shavings, it’ll only set you back $1.

You can also get with a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) card for a future ice cream excursion.

Stop by the Queen Anne Cupcake Royale at 1935 Queen Anne Ave N on Monday between 2pm and 8pm and get your free scoop and BOGO card, and enjoy a taste of summer!

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Homegrown robbery suspect sought by SPD

May 7th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Back in February, we reported on an armed robbery at the Upper Queen Anne Homegrown Sandwich Shop. Luckily, no customers were in the store and the employees were unharmed. No doubt, still a scary incident.

Turns out, the suspect in the Homegrown robbery has been rather prolific in his endeavors. He’s been hitting sandwich and coffee shops in the area, and SPD is looking for him, and is seeking tips from the public.

Below is the info from the SPD Blotter, along with photos, a video of the suspect, and a map of the businesses he’s robbed.

Detectives Seek Leads On Armed Robber Targeting Sandwich Shops and Coffee Stands
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Detectives are looking for leads that could help identify an armed robber, who’s been targeting restaurants and coffee shops in Queen Anne, Wedgwood, Ravenna, Maple Leaf, and Greenwood over the last three months. [Editor's note: including the Homegrown on Queen Anne]

The masked suspect has walked into seven different businesses—sometimes just as staff are closing up shop—and demanded money from employees while holding them at gunpoint.

Detectives believe the suspect is a white male, 18-25 years old, between 5’8 and 6’0.

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Witnesses have reported seeing the man arrive at or flee from the scene of several robberies in a noticeably dirty dark green minivan. equipped with a rooftop luggage rack.

If you recognize the suspect or have any information about the case, please contact detectives at (206) 684-5535.

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El Diablo celebrates 15 years on Queen Anne this Cinco de Mayo

May 2nd, 2015 by Laura Fonda

El Diablo 15th AnniversaryLocal coffee shop El Diablo is turning 15 years old this Tuesday, May 5th (aka Cinco de May0).

The spot at 1811 Queen Anne Ave N goes beyond just a coffee shop with its tasty hot chocolates, teas, beer, wine, pastries, and Cuban fare – and it’s a great meeting spot on Queen Anne, with an outdoor front deck (shared with Queen Anne Book Company), spacious interior, and a back deck too.

This Tuesday, you can help celebrate their anniversary with deals between 5pm and 7pm. The regular Happy Hour is extended with beer, wine, and food. Plus, 50% off Cuban espresso drinks and free cake and mini empanadas. The free cake and empanadas will be limited, so stop by early in the evening to get these tasty wares.

If you visit El Diablo on Tuesday, be sure to wish them a happy 15th anniversary!

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Old Trader Joe’s site to become Anytime Fitness

May 1st, 2015 by Laura Fonda

TJ AnytimeA reader sent us a tip a couple of weeks ago about the old Trader Joe’s location (thanks, Charlie!) – it’s slated to become a new Anytime Fitness location.

Anytime Fitness is a 24-hour gym that’s open 365 days a year, so members can work out whenever it’s convenient for them.

We got in touch with the franchise owner, who also owns the Fremont Anytime Fitness. He says they are “very excited to be opening on Queen Anne in the near future.”

Transforming the former grocery store at 112 W Galer St into a gym will take some time, so no set opening date yet. But, “what’s going in the old Trader Joe’s spot?” is one of our most popular reader questions, so there’s your answer.

As construction nears completion and an opening date is set, we’ll post an update. And, thanks as always to readers who submit tips!

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Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day at Queen Anne Book Company this Saturday

April 27th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

QABC SignSaturday, May 2nd, is the first Independent Bookstore Day in Seattle, and our own local indie bookstore Queen Anne Book Company is participating in the fun.

To celebrate the event, Queen Anne Book Company joins sixteen other Seattle-area independent bookstores in the Indie Bookstore Challenge. Bibliophiles can compete in the Challenge by picking up a bookstore passport from any participating bookstore, collecting stamps at all 17 stores, and turning it in to be entered to win a year-long 25% discount at all of the bookstores.

Indie Bookstore with logos

Visiting at least three bookstores with a Challenge passport makes you eligible for other prizes such as gift certificates, signed books and more.

In addition to stamping passports, Queen Anne Book Company is offering the following:

  • Limited edition, exclusive books and book-related gifts only available for this one-time event
  • Hourly prize drawings
  • Refreshments served all day
  • 20% off all books with the word “BOOK” in the title
  • Prizes for children from our Indie Treasure Chest

The fun starts Saturday at noon, so get ready to celebrate independent bookstores at Queen Anne Book Company, 1811 Queen Anne Ave N.

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Dine Out for Life this Thursday

April 26th, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Dining Out For Life 2015This Thursday, April 30th, Dining Out for Life returns for its 22nd year. The event is sponsored by BECU and includes almost 150 Seattle restaurants that donate 30-50% of the night’s proceeds to Lifelong.

Lifelong, the leading community health organization serving people with chronic illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, in Washington State, uses the donations to help fight hunger and illness in our community.

McMenaminsThree Queen Anne restaurants are participating this year – LloydMartin, Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge, and McMenamin’s. McMenamin’s is a “Golden Fork” restaurant, which means it’s donating 50% of its proceeds to Lifelong.

Diners who participate have the chance to win two domestic round-trip tickets, courtesy of Delta Airlines. And, of course, all diners will help out a great cause for Lifelong.

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French bistro Entre Amis is now open for business on Queen Anne

April 21st, 2015 by Laura Fonda

Entre Amis signLast week, while I was away for a few days on vacation, the newest restaurant on Queen Anne opened its doors. We first gave the heads up on Entre Amis Bistro back in January, when we discovered it would be taking over the old Portage (then the short-lived Cioppino) spot at 2209 Queen Anne Ave N.

The French restaurant is now open and serving simple, seasonal food that plays on French classics with products from the Pacific Northwest. According to Entre Amis, Chef Matt Cyr, has created a small menu that will change frequently. Mainstays are a selection of charcuterie and cheeses, as well as a selection of French wines and beers, or sparkling wine cocktails.

Entre Amis extThe interior underwent renovations, resulting in a casual and intimate space that can hold up to 30 people (so, call ahead to make reservations, especially for weekend nights).

Entre Amis is currently open from 5pm to 10:30pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The restaurant is planning to expand in the future to happy hours, private events, wine dinners, and brunch.

Owner Benjamin chose Queen Anne for his French bistro “because the location had all of the aspects to make his visions come true. Most importantly the neighborhood reminds him of a village in France with Queen Anne Ave being the center.”

Stop by to welcome our newest business to Queen Anne!

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