Sunday night, CHS found the Shamash lit and the menorah inside E Pike’s Kaladi Brothers awaiting the start of its cycle of illumination. The serene scene of cafe contemplation and study was counterbalanced by activities on E Pine. Continue reading
Seattle Girls Choir Presents Carmina Angelorum: Songs of the Angels
Optimism Brewing Company is celebrating Thanksgiving by giving back to our community. We are teaming up with Northwest Harvest and transforming part of the beer hall into a food drop-off center. Bring your food donations to Optimism and get $1 off your pint through November 21.
When: November 1, 2019 – November 21, 2019
Facebook Event Page: Give Food, Get Beer at Optimism
Donations Accepted During Public Hours:
Monday – Thursday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday – Saturday 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low salt, sugar and saturated fats
- Canned fruit, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners)
- Canned fish or meat
- Peanut butter (plastic jars are preferred)
- Canned vegetables (low sodium)
- Brown rice
- Whole grain pastas
- Canned tomato sauces
- Shelf-stable milk
- Baby formula
- Jars of baby food
- Powdered or canned milk
- Infant cereal
When donating, please, make sure to check the expiration dates and the integrity of the package. If you have a question about a proposed donation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Optimism is happy to discuss whether they can accept the donation that you have in mind.
About Northwest Harvest:
The mission of Northwest Harvest is leading the fight for hungry people statewide to have access to nutritious food while respecting their dignity and promoting good health. Their vision is ending hunger in Washington.
Northwest Harvest is the only nonprofit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of 375 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. Through this network, they provide nearly 2 million meals every month.
About Optimism Brewing Company:
Optimism’s mission is to ignite a curiosity about craft beer and fuel a passion for helping others. We want to promote optimism and celebrate optimists, because they are the ones who improve the world. We can’t cure cancer or fix homelessness, but we can make beer for those who are trying.
“We grew up walking to the Conservatory during my whole childhood, and I know my parents want everyone to be able to enjoy this beauty and peace,” Emmett Shear said in an announcement from Seattle Parks. “In their honor, I’m excited to be able to invite people to come for free to the Conservatory again.” Continue reading
With demolition and redevelopment looming, Midtown Center still stands at 23rd and Union. The shopping center is still in the game. Saturday, it will host a celebration and last minute holiday shopping event — the Soul Holiday Market is Saturday 1 to 8 PM:
The Africatown-sponsored event will feature games, music and food trucks.
Midtown Center, meanwhile, might hang around a little longer. Wednesday night, a combined East and Central Area review board voted to send the latest design proposal for the seven-story mixed-use project planned to rise on the block back to the drawing board for further refinement of its community art plans.
As for holiday shopping, expect a busy weekend around the Hill and the CD. For more fun things to get out and do, check out this week’s On the List. You can also find more local shopping and gift ideas on the CHS Shop the Hill page.
I’m not going to pretend that every person who reads Pikes/Pines participates in the tradition of putting up a tree for the holidays. I generally see Christmas as wasteful, contributing to the consumer nightmare that is the contemporary United States. I’m also a solidly secular individual. However, it’s a time of year when I get to see distant friends and family, eat wonderful food, and I rather like getting thoughtful presents. The trees themselves are also a gift, of sorts, bringing a piece of forest life into Capitol Hill homes and neighborhood hangouts.
When I was in high school, I worked at a Christmas tree lot in Seattle. All our trees came from a family farm near Shelton, Washington and I got to know the different species intimately. We had Douglas fir, noble, and grand firs, the odd blue spruce, and a few pines.
According to a 2012 census by the USDA, Oregon and North Carolina produce 79% of the Christmas trees in the United States. Lewis and Mason Counties in Washington are our state’s largest producers, but are far behind counties like Ashe County, North Carolina and Clackamas County, Oregon. Only a small portion of real trees in the country are from u-cut operations, where you show up and cut your tree, or from non-agricultural sources, individually harvested on National Forest Service land. Most are grown as monocrops and shipped around the country. Fraser firs are the most-sold US tree, noble and Douglas firs second and third. Continue reading
If you’re like CHS, you probably aren’t totally feeling the holiday season yet. That’s cool. But next week, you better get ready to be festive.
Next Thursday night brings a double header of celebration to Capitol Hill including a very Pike/Pine venue — the Neighbours Alley.
Organizers from the effort to redesign the alley to enhance the neighborhood and surrounding streets are holding a party along with the monthly Capitol Hill Art Walk:
It sounds like a good party: Continue reading
Let us give thanks. For the baristas and the bartenders. The budtenders. The Amazon Prime delivery people. Bike shares. And your neighbor’s wi-fi. Below, we’ve compiled our annual roster of coffee joints, grocery stores, etc. where your friends and neighbors will be working to make sure you have the happiest holiday possible. As for getting a post-feast cocktail, that list is up to you. Take a chance. Make sure to tip. And be thankful.
- Vivace — Brix and other locations- Closed, Walk-up open from 7am-430pm
- Ladybug drive-thru – Busy signal, you tell us in the comments
- Starbucks Roastery 7am -11pm, Roy Street – 630am-330pm
- Fuel 19th – 8am – 1pm
- Victrola 15th, 7am-3 or 4pm (the baristas weren’t sure) and Victrola Pike 630am – 2pm
- Caffe Vita – 7am-2pm
Not everything has to change. Summit Ave’s original Sun Liquor may now be Sol Liquor — and under new ownership — but a holiday favorite is scheduled to make a return to the bar this week.
A special pop-up is slated for Friday night at Sol as Sun Liquor’s famous aged eggnog makes a temporary return to Capitol Hill. The first glasses are scheduled to be poured at 5 PM. Happy holidays.
Originally only a seasonal treat for neighbors visiting the bar before finally bottling it for sale on a small scale, Sun has grown its eggnog business into a Santa-sized annual event with retail distribution.