Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New neighbor: Archie McPhee's!

This just in from the Seattlest blog: Archie McPhee's is moving to Wallingford! Some of you may have heard that Seattle's kitsch headquarters had to move out of its longtime Ballard location, but they are homeless no longer. Word is that they'll be on the northeast corner of 45th and Stone Way. (The empty parking lot next to the liquor store?) More news as it arrives.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wallingford Home Tour

The annual Wallingford Home Tour, organized by the Wallingford Neighborhood Office, will take place Sunday Oct 5, 11am-4pm. This is a self-guided tour of private homes in Wallingford that have been recently remodeled or are otherwise of interest. Tickets cost $15, information on how to purchase them is here.

The tour is a fun and interesting thing to do if you are thinking of making changes to your own home, or if you are just curious about what some of the nicest houses in the neighborhood look like on the inside. If you are thinking of making improvements to your own house, it's especially useful to chat with the owners about their experiences, and to ask them for advice and recommendations.

If you're feeling green, you can probably get to most of the homes on the tour by foot or bicycle.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Goodbye, summer...

...and goodbye, Wallingford Farmers Market, at least for this year. Today is your last chance to get your organic produce fix, maybe snag a Whidbey Island Ice Cream bar, and also see a cooking demonstration by Art of the Table's Dustin Ronspies. See you at the market between 3pm and 7pm!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

It's Inauguration Day...for Baracky Road

A new Molly Moon's flavor! Celebrity scoopers! Political activism!

Straight from the Molly Moon's ice cream blog, we bring you word of a special ice cream-themed event today (Saturday).

First of all, the new flavor: Baracky Road--Molly's "special chocolate ice cream recipe that we always have in the shop, chock full of chunks of chocolate, Washington hazelnuts, and Dana Cree's homemade marshmallows."

Second of all, the celebrity scoopers: from 1pm to 3pm, stop by the shop and you might just get served by Congressman Jim McDermott, Dave Hernandez of the Shins, King County Councilmember Dow Constantine, or John Roderick of the Long Winters.

Third of all, the proceeds from the inaugural day of Baracky Road will go to Democrats Work, an organization devoted to mobilizing Democrats to perform community service projects. That's right--they're community organizers.

The flavor will be available from now until Election Day. Now that's change we can believe in!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival

This will be a pun-free post.

The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival will be held this year on Sept. 12 & 13. This annual festival is a fund-raiser for St. Benedict School. In addition to wursts, the festival features other picnic foods and family-friendly entertainment.

Signs are up all over the neighborhood. Here are three of them.