This week brings two more food+drink events with a cause to Capitol Hill. Eat, drink, think… and give.
The Depressed Cake Shop visits E Pike: A project to raise awareness and funds while “baking against depression” will come to Capitol Hill this weekend. The Depressed Cake Shop pop-up is slated to visit E Pike’s Sole Repair for a Saturday bake sale:
CAN BAKING CURE DEPRESSION?
FIND OUT AT THE DEPRESSED CAKE SHOP
The Depressed Cake Shop Uses Baked Goods—Gray on the Outside, Colored on the Inside—to Encourage Conversation about Mental Health Issues
Pop Up Bakery Hits Seattle Saturday, October 5
WHO Bakers and artists from all over the country will donate themed baked goods and visual art pieces to raise money and awareness for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). All proceeds from sales go to NAMI Greater Seattle.
WHAT The Depressed Cake Shop, the phenomenon sweeping England and major cities in the U.S. is coming to Seattle.
The Depressed Cake Shop is a pop-up bakery that sells gray-colored cakes and baked goods to help raise awareness about mental health. The shop will be open one day only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5.
WHERE The Sole Repair Shop
1001 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122
‘Pills’ cupcake at Miss Cakehead’s
Depressed Cake Shop on Brick Lane,
originally uploaded by Sunny_D.
WHEN The Depressed Cake Shop will be open and filled with delicious
gray cakes and other baked goods
Saturday, Oct. 5 — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHY Those who suffer with mental illness often suffer in silence. With The Depressed Cake Shop, we intend to bring awareness to the fact that one in four people are afflicted with some type of mental illness and open the doors for conversation to begin. The Depressed Cake Shop is a different kind of cake shop – one that features gray, sad-looking cakes that are meant to represent the feelings of depression and other illnesses — when people cut the cakes open, they’ll find a pop of color symbolizing hope.
You can learn more on the Depressed Cake Shop Seattle Facebook page.
- Dine Out for 522 Capitol Hill: The push for I-522 requiring the labeling of genetically modified food in Washington will get a boost from the food and drink providers of Capitol Hill Thursday night. The Dine Out for 522 Capitol Hill event will send participants on a seven-restaurant tour of neighborhood eateries. “Enjoy various appetizers/small plates at participating Capitol Hill Restaurants to support labeling genetically engineered foods in Washington,” organizers promise. The passport goes for $50. You can sign up here. Earlier this year, the Seattle City Council voted to support the initiative.