Category Archives: Food & Drink

Two new restaurants coming to Lake City

A pair of new restaurants appear to be opening soon on Lake City Way in the Rekhi Building. We knocked on the doors of both but no one answered from behind the covered windows. We looked up permit info from the City of Seattle but there wasn’t much available.

The first restaurant is Mo & Lu Pasta Co. Rumor is that the business will open around the end of June. It will offer another addition to the increasingly diverse selection of food in the Lake City core.

The second restaurant is 2C Thai Bistro & Spirits. Both will be welcome additions to the neighborhood.

(LCL photo)

(LCL photo)

(LCL photo)

(LCL photo)

It’s market season! Lake City Farmers Market opens June 11

(LCL photo)

(LCL photo)

The much-loved Lake City Farmers Market will be back, starting on June 11th. The market runs every Thursday through October 1st, from 3-7 pm.

The market welcomes back many of their farmers and food artisans – and a few new vendors for 2015. New vendors include:

  • Deiros Artisan Chocolate
  • Fresh & Wild Seafood (starting mid-August)
  • Jikoni (authentic West African Food)
  • Lowercase Brewing, Mariposa Farm, White Heron Wine
  • Mt. Baker Berry Farm
  • Napkin Friends (Latke press sandwiches – food truck on rotating schedule)
  • Yellow Belly Farm (honey)

On opening day market visitors will find sweet, luscious strawberries, cherries, crisp fresh lettuces, beautiful heads of broccoli, crunchy carrots, and dozens of other vegetables. Kittitas Valley Greenhouse will have ripe heirloom tomatoes, and there will be plenty of fresh basil on the farm tables.

The market is also hosting a full schedule of fun events for kids and grown-ups, including a free cooking class with chef/author Amy Pennington on June 18, the Cherry Pit Spit Contest on July 2, and the Zucchini 500 car races on Sept 3. You can find events calendars and farmer/vendor lists on the market’s website here.

Slate Fitness Business After Hours

Owner Jared Putnam is hosting our April Business After Hours Slate Crossfitat his gym in Lake City. Never tried crossfit? This is your chance to see first hand what all the buzz is about!

Bring your business cards and your smile. The event is free.

Jared Putnam

Slate Crossfit
2701 NE 127th

April 30, 2015  5PM-7PM

View a video posted by Slate Crossfit on Facebook!

Lake City Future First ‘Community Conversation’ on April 29

Lake City Future First will host a “Community Conversation” on April 29 at the Community Center. The meeting will tackle the topic of urban design. From a flyer for the event (embedded below):

Talk with your neighbors and Lake City business owners over delicious food
Lake City Future First heard from the community and from your input we have our Strategic Plan to share with you
Share your thoughts about the draft vision for the urban design of Lake City
Volunteer sign-up for Lake City Future First projects in the Strategic Plan
Did we mention free food and entertainment? Find out more at

Download (PDF, 392KB)

Hellbent Brewing opening soon in Lake City

Hellbent Brewing's new tanks are shown. (LCL photo)

Hellbent Brewing’s new tanks are shown. (LCL photo)

Lake City is starting to become a beer destination. Elliott Bay Brewing Co. and The Beer Authority already attract a healthy crowd from across north Seattle to their successful establishments. Add to that list Lake City’s soon to open Hellbent Brewing Company.

Hellbent Brewing's future location is shown on Lake City Way. (LCL photo)

Hellbent Brewing’s future location is shown on Lake City Way. (LCL photo)

The future brewery has been under construction since October of 2014, but just now, as an illuminated sign has been installed and brewing equipment can be seen inside, has the project become obvious along Lake City Way.

The tasting room. (LCL photo)

The tasting room under construction. (LCL photo)

The brewery is a project by partners Brian Young, Jack Guinn, Chris Giles and Randy Embernate. The roughly 7,500 square-foot space across Lake City Way from Fred Meyer will feature a tasting room, an upper level lounge with games including pinball, pool tables and televisions.

The interior is accented with aged and reclaimed wood, steel and wrought iron. The tasting room features a pair of gorgeous, milled madrone trees as the bartop.

One of the business partners owns the building, which previously was a manufacturing business and decades ago was said to be a Chinese restaurant.

Hellbent will have a tavern license and will feature rotating food trucks in their back lot. They also eventually hope to have a patio area for use during warm months. A cold storage facility will take up part of the rear of the property.

The upstairs lounge is shown under construction. (LCL photo)

The upstairs lounge is shown under construction. (LCL photo)

Hellbent is in the final stages of construction and the business’s owners hope to be open in about one month.

You can take a virtual tour of the Hellbent Brewing in the video below.

Below the Hellbent team made a fun video showing some of the construction.

Hip Hop and healthy food Tuesday at Lake City Presbyterian Church

Hip Hop Green Dinner

Hip Hop Green Dinner

Want to see some “groundbreaking Hip Hop performances” and eat a healthy meal?

Lake City Presbyterian Church is hosting a Hip Hop Green Dinner on Tuesday, February 10th at 5 pm.

What Happens at the Hip Hop is Green Dinner?

The Green Dinners serve as a unique way to reach out to the community to deliver a vegan dining experience geared towards urban youth and young people who identify with Hip Hop culture. The dinners are designed to be a perfect combination of information and entertainment. By breaking bread and sharing information in a relaxed and entertaining environment, the Hip Hop Green Dinners help youth and their families make the connection between their diet, lifestyle and their health.

1. A beautiful dining presentation
2. To taste some of the best vegan food available in their area
3. To witness some groundbreaking Hip Hop performances and meet the artists involved
4. To meet and learn about healthy eating and living from leading health professionals
5. To network with agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals in their area who can help them transition to a healthier lifestyle

Click here to register and learn more.  The Green Dinner will be held at the Lake City Presbyterian Church (3841 NE 123rd Street).  There is only room for 150 people, and seats are limited.

Here is a video explaining previous Hip Hop Green Dinners.

Flyer below


February at Lake City Community Center

LionFebruary 6  7PM-9PM  Lunar New Year Celebration!
We are pleased to announce our 2nd annual event will include a Lion Dance by the Northwest Kung-Fu and Fitness Club and Martial Arts demonstrations by SAMMA (Seattle Asian Medicine and Martial Arts). SAMMA and John Bastyr Naturopathic College will offer information on Asian Medicine. Join in for the interactive Qi-Gong! Tea and Fortune Cookies will be served. Be sure to arrive early. We open with the Lion Dance!

February 14  9AM-4PM  Lion’s Flea Market
If you love garage sales, you’ll love our Flea Market. Come down and sort through the treasures. We think this is the longest running, indoor flea market in Seattle. Grab your Sweetie and stroll through the show!

February 20  5-8 PM  North Helpline’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner
North Helpline’s  Annual Spaghetti Dinner is a fun, fundraiser to attend! The Lake City Lions are cooking again, serving Spaghetti, Salad, Roll and Dessert. There will be raffles and activities. Bring the kids to dinner for a good cause! $10/Adults, $5 Kids under 12.

very vintage dressFebruary 28  9AM-5PM  A Very Vintage Market
Shabby Chic rules! This is a beautiful show, a must attend for anyone who loves a fancy flea market. Lovely items for sale at great prices. Very Vintage is a featured exhibitor at the Northwest Home and Garden Show February 11-15, 2015.




Lake City Community Center Center is managed by the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce, 12531 28th Ave NE, between the Lake City Library and Two Dog Yoga.