Pop-up Octopus

WALLYholidayLiza Danger from The Octopus Bar (2109 N 45th St) writes:

We wanted to invite Wallingford and friends to our first Holiday Pop up Craft shop this Sunday from 6-8 pm. All works will fit into a stocking and be under $20.

Local Artists include: Nick Orban – Oil paintings, Mary Hannah – Hand crafted jewelry, Alex @tmapllc – wallets and bottle openers, Lem Bartley – Fancy Beta Fish and hand crafted tools and many more.

Should be a great time! Come celebrate the holidays with us!

I wanna see these oil paintings fit in a stocking. Small painting or big stocking?

Salut Bistro Opens Today

Joe Martin writes:

Video__Seattle_Wine_Food_Experience_Interview_with_Chris_Marquez_of_Bill_the_Butcher___FrequencyHello from the staff and management of Salut Bistro, we are your newest neighborhood restaurant located at 1715 N. 45th St (formerly Patty’s Eggnest).

We are pleased to announce our Grand Opening to the Wallingford neighborhood and all our friends, we will open our doors for lunch and dinner on
Friday, December 12th, with lunch starting at 11am, until 3pm, our dinner starts at 5pm and will continue until 10pm. We will be opening our bar to the public on Thursday beginning at 8pm, please join us, perhaps review our menu in preparation for our grand opening the following day.

We will also be open for Brunch on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 8:30am on both days, we will be featuring the Seahawk game on our big screen on Sunday in the bar.

We have a fantastic kitchen staff, starting with our Chef, Chris Marquez, who believes in using sustainable products, fresh northwest products, and a “from scratch” approach to food preparation. Our Sous Chef, Danielle Villao is also a pastry chef, her deserts are sure to please!

Please join us Friday or stop by anytime and say hello! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Some quick Internet sleuthing tells us that Chris Marquez was previous at the Swinery and the was head butcher at the Ballard location of the ill-fated Bill the Butcher. That’s him in the photo above, in a screen grab from a video interview.


This Saturday is the annual Green Lake Pathway of Lights, full schedule below:


Library Open

Whatever the building issue assessment thing was that closed the library, it’s all assessed. Library has reopened, normal hours.

As you were.

Wallingford Development Map

Having a hard time keeping track of all the development going on up and down Stone Way, along 45th and elsewhere in Wallingford? Alison Hobbs pointed us towards this cool interactive map of development projects in Seattle, Seattle in Progress.


According to a recent Geekwire article:

The app is the brainchild of Ethan Phelps-Goodman, a former Facebook software engineer in Seattle who was also part of the team behind the Hack to End Homelessness

“Our goal is to use technology to increase civic participation and build a community around urban development issues,” says Phelps-Goodman via email. “How we grow as a city is the most fundamental question currently being faced by Seattle. And getting it wrong has real consequences — I’m thinking of the strife in San Francisco recently, or the sprawl that defines LA.” […]

According to Phelps-Goodman, the app works automatically to collect permit data from data.seattle.gov, and scrape the design proposals from the Seattle Department of Planning and Development’s website. Features in the worksinclude email notifications for updates on specific sites and neighborhoods, plus the ability to submit official comments to the city directly from the app.


Ze Library, She Is Closed

The Seattle Public Library’s Wallingford Branch has been closed to “assess and repair a building maintenance issue. The reopening won’t be determined until we have more information,” according to the press release I received today.

The drop will be open while the library is closed. Nearby library locations include the Fremont Branch (731 N. 35th St), the Green Lake Branch (7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N), Greenwood Branch (8016 Greenwood Ave. N.) and the University Branch (5009 Roosevelt Way N.E.)

Now you know what I know. I’ve emailed for more info.

Holiday Bazaar Pop Up @ Vif

Holiday_Pop_up_Bazaar_imageJust over our border in Fremont, there’s a pop-up bazaar happening this Saturday, December 13:

You’ll find the Vif parking lot(4401 Fremont Ave N) filled with handmade goods from 8 tiny businesses and a few surprise guests.

Come on by and meet the people behind Vif Wine|Coffee, V Smiley Preserves, Narwhal, Sea Wolf Bakery, Correspondence Press, Seattle Seltzer, Harbor Herbalist, Never Too Many Treats, and Seattle Tilth’s Youth Garden Works. These small ventures and their products are often only found in one or two places around Seattle.

Take advantage of this chance to find them all in one place and bring home their work!

Added Bonus…DJ Christopher LaRose will be on hand to rock the lot!

The Bazaar offers:

  • Coffee, pastries, mulled cider, and natural wines from Vif Wine|Coffee.
  • Jams and marmalades of fruit, honey and aromatics from V Smiley Preserves.
  • Fried oysters and po’boys from Narwhal.
  • Naturally yeasted breads from Sea Wolf Bakery.
  • Limited edition letterpress printed cards and gift tags from Correspondence Press.
  • Celery soda from Seattle Seltzer.
  • Organic herbal teas from Harbor Herbalist
  • Pet treats and accessories from Never Too Many Treats.

Bring the kids! There will be kid activities throughout the day.

At 1pm the day of the Bazaar, we will raffle off a collection of items donated by nearby businesses and the

Bazaar vendors.  Tickets can be purchased the day of the bazaar or in advance at Vif.

100% of the raffle proceeds will be donated to Seattle Tilth’s Youth Garden Works.

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