Entries from December 2016
December 27th, 2016 by WK Leigh
Who doesn’t love to laze around in their PJs on Sundays? Well, now you can stay comfy and still stroll around outside in your jammies! Start the year off right with the New Year’s Day Pajama Jam Party at Fremont Market. It takes place from 10-3 on January 1st, with a $100 cash prize for the Best Pajamas, and free Bloody Mary’s at the Red Door for the Best Ensemble Pajama Crew. To compete, check in from 11-12 at the front desk, which is an open stall on the right side of the market as you enter from Evanston Avenue. Winners will be announced at 12:14 p.m.
The Red Door, just steps away from the market, will be serving up beers on tap and Bloody Mary’s all day and into the night, regardless of whether you’re decked out in your PJs.
The Red Door in Fremont, Seattle
Tags: Fremont Market, Fremont Seattle Market, New Years in Fremont Seattle, New Years Pajama Party Seattle
December 26th, 2016 by WK Leigh
Manolin on Stone Way North Spreads Out a New Year’s Eve Feast
The holidays aren’t quite over yet, everyone! New Year’s Eve is always lively here in Fremont, so head over for some fun at the string of venues, cafes and pubs in the central Fremont hub. Some super special events this year include the annual “New Year’s Eve Black and White Ball” at Ballroom on N. 36th Street, and the multi-course feast at Manolin on Stone Way North. Call for reservations!
Tags: New Years Eve Fremont Seattle, New Years eve Seattle, Things to do for New Years in Fremont Seattle. New Years Eve at Manolin Seattle
December 21st, 2016 by WK Leigh
The Fremont Troll is such a part of our neighborhood that we sometimes forget what a fun and festive stroll it is under the bridge, especially during the holidays. Gather up some family or friends, fill a thermos with hot cocoa, and toss out a holiday greeting to our favorite urban dweller.
Tags: fremont bridge, Fremont troll for Christmas, holidays in Fremont Seattle, seattle troll
December 18th, 2016 by WK Leigh
This is the final Sunday before Christmas, so head over to the Fremont Sunday Market for your special gifts. Unlike department stores or major retailers, these vendors don’t sell out of “the good stuff” as the gift-giving season progresses. Every week brings a fresh supply of unique treasures, from vintage collectibles to handcrafted furniture, Pashmina scarves, jewelry, local honeys and jam — it’s always a surprise. For those of you who don’t realize it, there’s an entire underground lot stuffed with repurposed, vintage and rare finds. Raining? Doesn’t matter in the slightest. Some vendors start packing up around 4:00, so head over early for the best finds.
December 16th, 2016 by WK Leigh
Calling all board games fans! The Red Door in Fremont is mixing up board games and craft beer on Monday night, December 19th, from 7 to 9 pm. Calling themselves a “newbie-friendly” group of old-school gamers, the folks behind this meetup are bringing back the high art of lo-tech fun.
Board games change each session and could include both modern and classics, such as Ticket to Ride, Flash Point, King of Tokyo, The Resistance, Dominion, Tokaido and 7 Wonders. If you don’t get your fill on the 19th, there’s another session on the 26th – same time and place.
Sign up beforehand by sending an RSVP to the MeetUp page. Then just show up at Red Door on Evanston Avenue, near the Fremont Market location, and take a left as you enter the building. Go all the way to the back and look for two really big round tables. With a group name like Inclusive Geekery, get ready to channel your Big Bang Theory muses.
December 15th, 2016 by WK Leigh
Who knew that an unassuming storefront on the revamped Stone Way North in Fremont is buzzing with high-tech promise for low-income families? InterConnection accepts donations of used computers, laptops, tablets and more; completely refurbishes them with the latest software and hardware; and offers them for very low (or no) cost to low-income individuals or nonprofit organizations.
International Rescue Committee in Seattle Gets 8 Laptops
They also provide these refurbished computers to the general public, regardless of income or need, at a higher (but still affordable) price in their retail store on Stone Way, between 34th and 35th. The proceeds are then funneled back into the programs for those who are unable to afford technology.
Does you existing computer need repairs, upgrades or data transfer? The onsite techs can help you out with that as well, for a much lower price than you’d pay elsewhere. Again, the proceeds recycle themselves into helping those in need. [Read more →]
Tags: cheap computers seattle, computer charity seattle, computers for low-income people in seattle, computers for low-income seattle, interconnection Seattle, low-cost computers seattle, refurbished computers seattle
December 12th, 2016 by WK Leigh
Chef Kyle Wisner
I can’t think of a better way to spend your lunch break today: local Chef Kyle Wisner is dishing on de-lish ways to cook a roast, and the results are on your plate by the end of the 60-minute class. Call to check for last-minute openings (206-397-4271) – then head over to the Book Larder on Fremont Avenue at noon today (Monday December 12) to get hands-on tips and tricks for making drool-worthy holiday roasts. Kyle’s classes typically sell out, as class size is limited to 10 people.
If you’re lucky enough to snag a spot, here’s what’ll be steaming on your plate within the noon hour: Roasted pork loin with charred leeks, potatoes, and cultured cream; Spice loaf with preserved cranberries; and green salad with seasonal greens and a tahini herb dressing.
Known as “a community cookbook store,” the Book Larder is no stranger to sharing secrets from some of the best chefs in Seattle. Their 2017 roster of chef-taught classes starts off in January with topics such as grain-free suppers, Southern-style biscuits, and a seafood extravaganza. An upcoming highlight on the evening of February 6, 2017, is seasonal Moroccan food by chef Olaiya Land, who shares her knowledge on the North African spice palette. This one is sure to fill up, so make your reservation ASAP!
December 11th, 2016 by WK Leigh
Heading over to the Fremont Winter Feast today? With more than 20 food trucks and street stalls dishing it out over on Evanston Street, you’ll probably want to graze all day – so make sure you snag at least one handmade tamales from the los tamaleros at Frelard Tamales. Simply put, that’s “the guys making tamales.” And they do it muy bien!
The tamales are made by hand, from scratch, using a family recipe handed down for generations by co-owner Osbaldo’s family from Puerto Vallarta, 0n the west coast of Mexico. Each tamale is individually wrapped and tied in fresh corn husks.
Athough they’re a highlight of the Winter Feast this year, Osbaldo and his business partner, Denny, have a weekly spot at Fremont Market every Sunday — so don’t worry if you can’t make it over today. The duo has partnered with Sur 16, a Latin American restaurant in Capitol Hill, to create “the best tamales in town” — and I feel sure they’ve already climbed straight into that top-slot in Seattle.
Tags: #fremontuniverse, Fremont holiday market, Fremont Market, fremont seattle, Fremont tamales
December 10th, 2016 by WK Leigh
December 9th, 2016 by WK Leigh
It’s finally here, everybody — the Winter Feast Holiday Bazaar at Fremont Market! It’s this Sunday, December 11, at the usual market location on Evanston. At least 20 food trucks are on the roster this year, along with your favorite street food regulars. The event starts at 10 am and goes until 4 pm. There’s also at least 100 local shops decked out for the holidays, so come on over with an appetite and a shopping list.
Here’s a partial list of the food truck and street stall chefs dishing out their specialties at Fremont Winter Feast:
Fire and Scrape
Wicked Good Grinders
The Biscuit Box
Mystery Bay Seafood Catering
Meat on a Mission
WE RECOMMEND: Check out a relative newbie on the scene at Fremont Market: The Pud. They’re cooking up real-deal traditional English Yorkshire Pudding served with roast beef, creamy mash, peas and sweet potatoes, all smothered in onion gravy. The owner and chef is actually from Yorkshire, so stop by to say hi (and hear his awesome accent!)
Tags: Fremont holiday market, Fremont Market, Fremont Seattle food trucks