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.
Bring your business cards and your smile. The event is free.
2701 NE 127th
April 30, 2015 5PM-7PM
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 lakecityfuturefirst.org
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.
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 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.
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.
Future home of something awesome! pic.twitter.com/9nkSMOoyGI
— Hellbent Brewing (@HellbentB) October 22, 2014