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Seattle Beer Week: Your North Seattle Picks

Seattle Beer Week is soon to be upon us again.  The fifth year running, this year’s Beer Week falls on May 9th through the 19th and as usual, is sure to include something for everyone.  Although I do like to expand my horizons out of the neighborhood a little for this one, here are my North Seattle event picks!

  • On May 10th, head to Brouwers in Fremont for the Underberg Back in Black Stout Fest – 40+ stouts on tap.  Event runs all day
  • On May 11th, it’s time to head to Hale’s Ales for Brewgrass – a collaboration of beer & music with 10 local breweries and 3 bands, benefiting NW Harvest.  Starts at 5pm and you can buy your tickets here.
  • On May 12th, it’s Mother’s Day. So treat your mother to one of her favorite movies – Psycho.  DJ Nicfit plays this film at Naked City’s screening room to a live soundtrack, and I can say from experience it’s amazing.  Starts at 8pm in Greenwood.
  • May 13th, check out the Sierra Nevada dinner at the Burgundian in Tangletown.   5 beers paired with 5 dishes (exact beers & dishes tbd).  This starts at 6pm.
  • On May 14th, check out Beer & Burger Battle back at Brouwer’s in Fremont.  It runs all day long, and pits six brewers against each other to design the best burger.
  • On May 15th, don’t miss the annual Latona Pub Cask Fest in Green Lake.  A huge selection of cask beers, starting at 6pm.
  • On May 16th, try out pFriem Family Brewing at Art of the Table in Wallingford.  Everyone is buzzing about this brewery, and the restaurant is pairing up 7 courses to match.  The reception starts at 6:30, dinner served at 7.  Call the restaurant at (206) 282-0942 for a reservation.  Dinner is $95/person + tax/tip.
  • After taking a few nights off to repair your liver, celebrate the last day of Beer Week with The Dray in Phinney Ridge.  The Dray has a celebration of its own that day – their 5th Birthday!  There will be special brews from Firestone Walker, and tacos from The Yard.

Make sure you don’t miss one or two other events in the rest of the city either, as there’s plenty to do!  You can check out the full schedule here. 

Like beer, LOVE coffee? Don’t miss the Coffee Beer Festival October 6th

Last night I went on a date with a guy who doesn’t like coffee.  I know, crazy talk, right?  I can’t fault him too much – there was a time when I didn’t really like the stuff either.  Granted, that time was when I was about 11 years old.  Now, it’s a life force for me.  And well – you all know by now how much I love craft beer.

Have I died and gone to Heaven?  Because those two of my favorite things are getting combined for one day only at the Coffee Beer Festival, being held on Saturday October 6th at The Burgundian in Tangletown.

So far, 20 beers have been confirmed for the taps including concoctions from Oakshire, Big Time, Ram, Naked City, Schooner Exact, Fremont, Elysian and Southern Tier.  And they won’t all be porters, either – we’re talking IPA’s and saisons and even pale ales.

The festival starts at 10am and goes until the beer runs out (or closing time, whichever comes first).   The Burgundian is located at 2253 N 56th Street on the Wallingford/Green Lake border.

Just listed by Matrix Real Estate: Tangletown Bungalow w/MIL

Trisha Quigley with Matrix Real Estate just listed this adorable Tangletown home yesterday at 2116 N 53rd Street.

The home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and altogether comes to 2,120 square feet.  Built in 1926, it has the original well cared for hardwoods in the entry, living and dining rooms, and of course lots of period details that we all love so much about our north Seattle homes.

But don’t expect a typical older home here, folks.  The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, plus a dramatic burst of color that seems to fit the home well.

And then it doesn’t stop there.  This home, like so many in our neighborhood, has a non-conforming mother-in-law unit in the basement.  The MIL is a studio home with kitchenette and 3/4 bath, perfect for guests or even as a personal rental.

If you’d like to take a look at this home, it is being viewed by appointment only with offers reviewed on June 15th (and believe me, there will be offers).  Priced at just $559,900, it’s a steal in the neighborhood.  To view it before the deadline hits, feel free to call me at (253) 653-6299 or email sheath@matrixrealestate.com.

Seattle Beer Week: The Burgundian, beer, bluegrass and crawfish

I promised I’d keep you posted about the (North) Seattle Beer Week events coming up, so here’s my second installment of beery good news about the best week of the year: The Burgundian.

The Burgundian (formerly The Publican) in Tangletown is dishing out four great nights for Seattle Beer Week this year.  As a brand new restaurant, they’re new to Beer Week, but the team behind The Burgundian is plenty familiar with the week’s happenings as they also provide amazing events at Brouwer’s in Fremont.

Here’s the lineup for Seattle Beer Week at The Burgundian:

  • May 12th: Pre-purchase your tickets now to the Laurelwood Brewer’s dinner.  $65 gets you one of 30 spots at the dinner, where five courses will be paired with Laurelwood beers.  Call 206-420-8943 to reserve your spot.
  • May 13th: Mother’s Day brunch from 10am to 1pm – what mother doesn’t love beer? For $20 per person, you can enjoy a 3-course brunch with live bluegrass music.
  • May 14th: Enjoy Collaboration Night featuring an array of “mash up” brews from the likes of Elysian, New Belgium and more.
  • May 18th: Hopworks Urban Brewing will take over 11 of The Burgundian’s tap handles, and crawfish will take over the food menu.

There’s plenty more Seattle Beer Week events coming up in north Seattle, so keep checking back for updates!  To see what’s happening over in Greenwood at Naked City Taphouse, read my previous post here.

St Patrick’s Day in North Seattle – being Irish around town

If you’re like me, you’ll be out this weekend celebrating the fact that you’re not Irish (I can’t help it, it’s a Brit thing).  If you’re everyone else, you’ll be out pretending you are Irish.  Either way, don’t forget to wear your green on Saturday so you don’t get pinched.

Looking for some St Paddy’s experiences around town?  Don’t worry, North Seattle Sarah has you covered.

Conor Byrne, at 5140 Ballard Avenue, is having a traditional St Patrick’s celebration.  They’ve teamed up with street food truck Skillet who will be serving up Irish breakfast outside the pub from 9 a.m. until approxminately 1 p.m. (or when they run out).  They’ll also have live music all day. After 2 p.m., there’s a $10 cover charge at the pub, but it’s well worth it as the Seattle Firefighters Pipes and Drums perform at 5 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub at 1928 N 45th Street in Wallingford is also celebrating (naturally).  They’ll be open at 10 a.m. Saturday and have live music going on all day.  Besides the standard Guiness, they’ll also have some great Washington beers like Iron Horse Brewery’s Irish Death.  There will be raffles and drink specials going on throughout the day.

The Dubliner at 3517 Fremont Ave N in Fremont will be opening at 11 a.m., with live music starting at 3 p.m.  There’s a $5 cover for the day.

If you’re not looking for a drink but rather just a sweet green treat, stop into Mighty-O Donuts for special green donuts.  They’ll be serving them up on Friday and Saturday.

Dine Around Seattle starts March 1st – Where to dine in North Seattle for $30

Dine Around Seattle is back – the month-long extravaganza where some of Seattle’s finest restaurants offer three courses for just $30 – a way to experience some gourmet food at a not-so-gourmet price.  You can go to the participating restaurants March 1st through the 29th on Sundays through Thursdays (not Fridays and Saturdays).  Didn’t realize there was so much good food in north Seattle?  Where, now’s your chance.  Here’s the participating restaurants in our neighborhood:

35th Street Bistro: at 709 N 35th Street in Fremont, serving “country European” cuisine.

Carmelita at 7314 Greenwood Ave N in Phinney Ridge, a vegetarian restaurant and bar.

Chiso at 3520 Fremont Ave N in Fremont, a sushi house and Japanese restaurant.

Eva at 2227 N 56th Street in Tanglet0wn, a traditional restaurant and wine bar.

Mamma Melina at 5101 25th Ave NE in the U-District, with fine Italian dining.

Ray’s Boathouse at 6049 Seaview Ave NW in Ballard, specializing in seafood.

Volterra at 5411 Ballard Ave NW in Ballard, with contemporary Italian dining.

This is the 10th year of Dine around Seattle, and for those looking to eat outside of the neighborhood there are also restaurants all over Seattle, as well as the Eastside.  For a complete list of restaurants, follow the Dine around Seattle website here.


Rare Tangletown Townhome for sale, Open House Sunday

Now that The Publican is open, I bet you would love to be walking distance to it (like I am!).  Well, how about just across the street?  At the corner of 56th and Kirkwood, right in the middle of Green Lake and Wallingford and in the very heart of Tangletown is a newer building known as Kirkwood Place.  And above the retail spaces in that building sits just four highly sought-after homes.

In a rare case, one of those homes has just come on the market.  At 1,578 square feet, this three-bedroom townhome isn’t likely to last long.  Listing agent Marcel Dolak of John L Scott Greenlake is holding an open house this Sunday, January 29th from 1pm to 4pm so be sure to check it out.  Alternatively, you can call him for more info at (425) 466-5870.

The home shows remarkable craftsmanship.  The kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets and a great breakfast bar.  Even the bathrooms show a touch of luxury, after being remodeled just this past year.

Whats even better is not one, but two wrap around decks at the home level plus a private rooftop deck with hot tub.  PS, the roof also has a view of Green Lake, which isn’t too shabby.  Top it off with two secured parking spots and the best location in Tangletown, and you’ve got a winner.

The address of the home is 5600 Kirkwood Place North #102, and it’s priced at $549,000.  Stop by their Sunday Open House, and tell them North Seattle Sarah sent you.  Can’t wait for the weekend?  Sneak a peak today with the brokers from 11:30 to 1:30.