LAKE CITY COMMUNITY CENTER – Neighbors gathered for cider, coffee and cookies…Guests were greeted by The Dickens Carolers…Pooky the Elf worked his magic for the little ones and the Ingraham High School Band played carols all evening.
Mayor Murray came by and counted down with Santa to light up the tree. What a fabulous night!
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.
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.