CHS Pics | The Cookie Counter brings pink walls and sweet vegan treats to E Pike’s Gay City

Need an E Pike vegan treat? The Cookie Counter is now open on Capitol Hill inside Gay City.

CHS reported in June on the new partnership at the LGBTQ nonprofit’s headquarters that brings the Greenwood-born dessert shop and café for vegan pastries, cookies and ice cream to the 500 block of E Pike. “To be in that space will be nostalgic for us,” Chelsea Keene, who co-founded The Cookie Counter with her husband Chris Olson, told CHS in June. “When Chris and I lived on the hill, the previous Kaladi Brothers Coffee space at Gay City was our favorite coffee shop.”

You can now find Kaladi Brothers down the street where it has returned to its overhauled original Capitol Hill home.

Meanwhile, there has been plenty of Capitol Hill-area cookie news. 19th Ave E’s Hello Robin announced expansion plans in University Village and Lowrider Baking joined the food and drink scene developing around 23rd and Union’s new construction. Continue reading

Now open on Pike/Pine’s midway of treats: Cinnaholic

Cinnamon rolls have joined Seattle Dogs, cupcakes, waffles, Unicorn Balls, and plant-based ice cream on Pike/Pine’s carnival of treats.

The new Seattle outpost of Cinnaholic is celebrating its grand opening with $1 rolls 10 AM to 2 PM Friday. Sure, you can eat a cinnamon roll for lunch.

CHS talked this summer with Maysaa Abouhamze about her new E Pike business with fellow entrepreneur Trieva Katsandres with plans to take over a short-lived salon’s former space next to Capitol Cider and add another sweet component to the neighborhood’s mix of food, treats, and drinks.

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Dessert & a Mixtape with DJ Neil Armstrong

Refresh Frozen Desserts & Espresso presents:
Dessert & a Mixtape with a LIVE in-store set by DJ Neil Armstrong [Former Jay-Z tour DJ, Adidas Ambassador, Foodie/Cook and father of Poh the dog]

Wednesday, November 4th
6:00p-8:00p

10% off for students and teachers with valid ID, and DJ Neil Armstrong will also be selling his Mixtapes! AND Poh the Dog will make an appearance!
**This is also a fundraiser for Seattle University’s United Filipino Club with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the 2016 NorthWest Filipino American Student Alliance Conference hosted at Seattle University**

This event is also in collaboration with:
Dinner & a Mixtape
WHERE: Kraken Congee, 88 Yesler Way
TIME: 5:00p-9:00p

Collaborators: Refresh Frozen Desserts & Espresso, Kraken Congee, DJ Neil Armstrong, residentmedia entertainment, United Filipino Club of Seattle University