CHS Pics | Shopping the night market at Chophouse Row

Wednesday nights, the bounty of Vashon Island and the fertile Skagit Valley is delivered to Capitol Hill. CHS stopped through the first ever Chophouse Row night market last week. You can now enjoy the new Capitol Hill farmers market every week, rain or shine.

“It’s mellow but that’s to be expected,” flower vendor Brita Fisher told CHS during our visit to the 11th Ave courtyard of the restaurant and office development just off E Pike.

“Especially in this part of the city where people are coming home from work, a lot of people live around here. It’s great,” another vendor selling apples said. Continue reading

Good Weather Bicycle and Repair open above 11th Ave

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If you are ready to carry your ride up the stairs, around the corner and down a deserted-looking hallway, Good Weather Bicycle and Repair is ready to fix your flat or custom build your bike.

“It can seem unapproachable from the street, but a lot of people are happy to have come up through this little Narnia corridor,” said co-founder Jason Marqusee of the shop’s out of the way location in a small studio on the second floor of 1520 11th Ave, above Purr. Continue reading

CHS Pics | Big turnout as Capitol Hill hosts first ever Seattle Ice Cream Festival

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Sunday’s first ever Seattle Ice Cream Festival might be the first when the exaggerated number of people claiming to be interested in a Facebook event may have been close to accurate.

It’s unlikely that 55,000 or even 15,000 attended — but if enthusiasm is any sign, the second festival might be a slightly larger production.

Sunday, a few thousand people stuffed 11th Ave and filled in the open marketplace of Chophouse Row to sample a taste or buy a scoop or three of the frozen treats from some of Capitol Hill and the city’s leading ice cream producers: Sweet Bumpas, Molly Moon, Bluebird, Cupcake Royale, Gelatiamo, Balleywood Creamery, Kurt Farm Shop, Full Tilt, Parfait, Half Pint, Trove, and Pink’s. Songs will be sung of the dozen first year providers who braved the pandemonium. Even neighboring doggie daycare Play on the Hill got in on the act with frozen treats for canine pals. Continue reading