Monthly Archives: September 2015

Don’t Miss the Taste of Queen Anne

What better way to enjoy the community of your friends and neighbors with delicious food and stimulating musical accompaniment – all to benefit a great local cause? To benefit the efforts of the Queen Anne Helpline, the Taste of Queen Anne dinner event is coming up next weekend!

The Taste of Queen Anne will take place Saturday, October 10th at St. Anne’s Banchero Hall, from 6:30 – 10 p.m. There will be food from local restaurants, a hosted bar, and piano jazz played by the Tim Kennedy Trio. Join in a raffle to win a fantastic prize package! Tickets are $125 per person, after early bird pricing ended on September 12th.

Participating restaurants are 5 Spot, Agave Cocina & Tequilas, Bounty Kitchen, Chocolopolis, Cupcake Royale, Eden Hill, Hilltop Ale House, Jewel Hospitality, Le Reve, LloydMartin, Maggie Bluffs, Mondello Ristorante Italiano, Morfey’s Cakes, Pagliacci Pizza, Palisade, Ponti Seafood Grill, Queen Bee, Taylor Shellfish, Ten Mercer, T.S. McHugh’s, and Toulouse Petit Kitchen & Lounge.

This event will benefit the Queen Anne Helpline; a non-profit organization that helps neighborhood residents who are experiencing hardship. The Helpline supplies food, clothing, financial support and assistance with other basic needs. HomeStreet Bank is the title sponsor for this event, and other sponsors include Metropolitan Market, Delta Airlines, UnionBank, and more.

Click here to purchase tickets and request more information.

Top Spots to Watch the Hawks Games on Queen Anne

The Hawks have entered the 2015-2016 season, and the 12th Man is ready and raging for some wins! We’re all looking forward to some epic moments with our beloved Seahawks in the months that lead up to the Super Bowl, where we all hope to be come February.

If you can’t make it to Century Link Field this season, don’t worry – there are plenty of spots to watch the Hawks games on Queen Anne. Here are a few of the neighborhood favorites…

  • Laredos Grill: A local favorite for Tex Mex and regional Mexican cuisine, Laredos is also a fantastic spot for catching the Hawks games! The place has tasty bites and sumptuous drinks that are crafted to become favorites. Sunday Brunch is on from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. – perfect for the NFL Sunday Ticket! Sip one of their unique, signature avocado margaritas as you cheer on Lynch’s Beast Mode.
  • Sully’s: If you want to watch the game in a more intimate setting, Sully’s Lounge in upper Queen Anne is the spot for you. There are only a couple of booths and a handful of bar seats, but plenty of snacks (like the delicious Irish Nachos) and refreshing drinks ($3 PBR Tall Boys!).
  • Paragon: One of Queen Anne’s most centric bar/restaurants is Paragon Bar & Kitchen. On game day, look for great specials in snacks and drinks to keep you going from kick-off to the final play.
  • Buckley’s: One of the most popular sports bars in Queen Anne is Buckley’s, so it’s a given that this spot made the list of top spots to watch the Hawks games on Queen Anne (even though it’s technically in Lower Queen Anne). Weekend brunch starts at 9 a.m., so you can fill up and grab a great seat before the game starts.
  • Peso’s: This place is packed to the gills on the weekends, even when the Seahawks aren’t playing. Brunch at Peso’s Kitchen and Lounge is from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with daily happy hour from 4 – 6 p.m. Get ready to cheer on the Hawks with a great, big group of fans!

Enjoy, and GO HAWKS!

Featured photo source: Wikipedia Commons.

Borrow Home Improvement Equipment from Your Queen Anne Neighbors

As sad as we are to see the summer weather go, fall and winter will be here before we know it. This means that many of us have some to-do items to winterize our homes for the coming season. But not all of us have all of the tools we need to get all of that work done.

There’s a new app in town that offers a solution to this problem – a solution that’s not ‘head to the store and drop several hundred dollars on an item you’ll maybe use once a year’…

MyNeighbor is an app that connects neighbors with the stuff and skills that they have. You can post an offer for neighbors to rent an item you own, or ask the neighborhood if someone has something you need. It’s far more economical, and provides an opportunity for you to meet people who live nearby. As you plan your winterizing checklist, you can ask to borrow all kinds of equipment, tools, and even services (like gutter cleaning) from your Queen Anne neighbors!

As I browsed through some of the offers for stuff available near Queen Anne, I found some great items that are extremely useful for any prep work you may be doing to make your home winter-weather-ready.

If you’re planning to get up on the roof to get rid of that moss before the rainy season starts, you could definitely use an extension ladder – there’s one on MyNeighbor for $10 per day. Borrow a wheelbarrow for just $5 a day to gather up all of that dead underbrush for the yard waste bin. I also saw a shop vac, hedge trimmer, leaf blower, and weed eater – all great machines for accomplishing your tasks to make your home and yard ready for the fall and winter.

You can even hire a handyman, if you need repairs that you can’t fix yourself!

Featured photo source: MyNeighbor’s Facebook Page.

Peridot Boutique is Now Open!

Last week on Saturday, September 12th, Peridot Boutique celebrated their grand opening in their new location at 2135A Queen Anne Ave. N. The event showcased the fresh, new store and offered guests drinks, a free gift and discount drawing. The doors officially opened on September 5th.

The space was previously an Einstein Bros. Bakery, which closed in late February this year. Peridot’s ‘Coming Soon’ sign appeared in the window in early April, and we reported back then that they had hoped for a July 1st opening. Of course, these things always take longer than expected, so a mid-September opening wasn’t a big surprise.

Women’s clothing (including swim wear), accessories and a few housewares and gifts (such as candles) can be found at this chic local shop. The boutique focuses on “Offering the latest fashions and trends at the industries best prices. Our top priority is to offer you a positively one of a kind shopping experience, and we value customer service above all else. A variety of products including clothing, fashion accessories, and gift items. We offer a wide selection of styles from antique to modern, bold to conservative. Most of the jewelry is from local artists.”

The apparel and accessories boutique had been operating out of their Uptown/Lower Queen Anne location at 532 Queen Anne Ave N for more than 10 years, since 2004. Both stores will be open through the end of September, unless the inventory at the old location is sold out more quickly.

Featured photo source: Peridot’s Facebook Page.