Summer Shave Ice Stand Open In Green Lake

July 16, 2018 6:26am

During this heat wave you may want to know that a new shave ice stand has opened in Green Lake. Hei Hei Shave Ice, is a family-run stand and a summer venture operated primarily by two brothers – Parker and Rowan Rathbun. The stand is located between Spud Fish and Chips and Peet’s Coffee on Green Lake Way.

Flavors include coconut, mango, root beer float, orangesicle, P.O.G. (Pineapple, orange guava), grape, blue raspberry and more.

But this is not just ice and flavoring. The shave ice sounds pretty deluxe – coconut, for example, consists of a a coconut syrup, coconut cream and float with toasted coconut.

Hours: (Around) 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. most weekends and, as their mother reports, “some weekdays usually Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Price: $3-$5 depending on flavors and size. And they accept credit cards.

You can also follow the stand on Facebook and Instagram @heiheishaveice.

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Aegis Living At Ravenna Opens With Grand Opening Party July 21

July 12, 2018 7:37am


Aegis Living at Ravenna assisted living and memory care community opens with a grand public party on July 21. The new neighborhood living option enables aging residents to stay in the area they know and love as needs change, and/or area adult children to bring a parent/relative close by.

Modeled after the famed Opera House in Ravenna, Italy, the property will feature a wine cave, large wood fired pizza oven and full-size gondola on a sunny outdoor courtyard.Resident rooms feature expansive views to local landscapes–Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, Waldo Woods and Lake Washington.

Date: July 21, 2018
Time: 1-4:00pm
Location: 8511 15th Avenue NE
Building tours with ‘passport’ stops throughout. Tarantella’s acoustic band playing songs of Italy raffle prizes.
Food: Italian theme food–Italian soda bar, authentic gelato, ‘build-your-own’ cannoli station Star chef Enzo Febrarro from Wynn Hotel Las Vegas will prepare Roman-style pizza in the wood fire oven.
Celebrity guest: Linda Evans—of ‘Dynasty’ fame—will be on hand to sign autographs.
 
For more information, go to: www.aegisliving.com/aegis-at-ravenna

Editor’s Note: Aegis Living is an advertiser but did not have editorial review of this post.

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Is the Green Lake Wading Pool Open Today?

July 11, 2018 7:27am

via Parent Map

It’s sunny and beautiful and the next minute its fleece weather. That might have you asking “is the wading pool open today?” All of the city wading pools open when the temperature is forecast to be 70 degrees or above. But is it 70′ in Green Lake? Save yourself a trip. You can find out in 2 clicks. Seattle Wading Pools and Spray Parks have a Facebook page to announce opening and closings (due to weather etc) on all outdoor pools.  Or you can call the wading pool hotline, (206) 684-7796, which is updated every morning by 9:30 a.m.

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Body Recovered In Green Lake

July 9, 2018 12:05pm

Via Komo News

Sad news to report. The body of a young man was recovered from Green Lake Sunday morning, according to the Seattle Times. At 9:39 a.m. Sunday, more than a dozen first responders were called to Meridian Ave N/East Green Lake Drive for a water rescue response. If you were in the area, you likely heard the slew of sirens. According to the Seattle Times article, the Seattle Police have not identified the young man but will release the identity after an investigation.

However, this comes at the same time that a 20-year-old man went missing. Taiga B. Hinckley was last seen taking a kayak into Green Lake the evening of July 4th to see the fireworks and was reported missing later that night. His capsized kayak was recovered near The Cove. According to Reddit and other comments on Facebook, Taiga spent a lot of time at Green Lake and worked at the Green Lake Boat House.

 

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July Happenings In And Around Green Lake

July 2, 2018 6:36am

via Seafair

July is the perfect time to spend at Green Lake- walk the lake, check out the wading pool or just pack a picnic. But if you need a few more excuses to hang out at the lake, check out some of the events happening this month in and around Green Lake.

SUP Yoga Green Lake 
You too could be one of the stand up paddle board yogis in the lake this summer. Want to find out more information, here’s our post of the adventures on the lake.

For more information, go to SUP Yoga’s website to find out about classes.

 

Phinney Ridge Farmers Market
Fridays runs until September 28
Hours 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
While tiny, this market is mighty. It has a variety of ready to eat dinner options, ice cream, fruit, veggies, flowers, wine and more. Parents take note: there is a great playground for little ones too.
N 67th St & Phinney Ave N, in upper lot at Phinney Neighborhood Center.

 

Milk Carton Derby July 14 all day at Green Lake’s Small Craft Center

While the registration deadline has passed, you can still watch in awe as these industrious builders show off their floats made of milk cartons.

Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, go to Seafair’s site.

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Cocina Oaxaca Opening Delayed

June 16, 2018 1:48pm

via La Cocina Oaxaqueña Facebook page

The highly anticipated opening of Cucina Oaxaca has been pushed back to a date TBD. Owner Misael says he will let us know when the opening will be soon. The Mexican restaurant (with a sister outpost on Capitol Hill) was slated to open this week in the former Mio Sushi location in North Green Lake. Stay tuned.

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Where To Fill Your Growler In And Around Green Lake

June 7, 2018 6:50am

If you love beer, cider or other brews, chances are you have at least one growler hanging around your shelves at home. And if not, you should consider getting one. This year my husband got a fancy growler for his birthday that keeps beer with that fresh from the tap taste for up to two weeks. So our search for local “filling stations” has become a fun quest. It’s even better if we can pick it up via bike (closed bottle of course) and drive it home for a bbq. Here’s our growing list of nearby places. But if we forgot one, please be sure to let us know in the comments.

Elysian Tangletown

Who knew this Green Lake/Tangletown restaurant also offered growlers to go? (We didn’t until recently.) Choose from 20 ever-changing brews. Growler fills range from $14, $16, or $18 depending on the type of beer. But that price drops to $10 during happy hour 3 – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and all day Sunday.

2106 N 55th St (206)547-5929

Uber Tavern

You may have passed this beer haven on Aurora Avenue and not even known it was there, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. And if a growler is just not enough, they can also easily accommodate kegs. For their full selection, check out their online tap list.

7517 Aurora Ave. (206)728-BEER.

Bartell Drugs Green Lake Village

Conveniently (ahem!) located at the ice cream counter, a handful of local beers on tap await at the new Green Lake Village Bartell Drugs. Prices range around $9 a growler fill, more if you want to buy a growler and fill it with them. Note that only the standard growlers will fit in the Bartell Drugs machines.

419 NE 71st Street (206) 524-0763

Bottleworks

16 taps ready to fill your growler, this tiny beer and cider shop is just south of Green Lake on 45th.

Prices vary. The tap list is regularly updated online.

1710 N 45th St #3, (206) 633-BIER.

Chuck’s Hop Shop 
Possibly one of the largest beer shops in town, Chuck’s has grab and go beers as well as a huge variety of taps ready to fill your growler. Their regularly updated online list helps avoid beer indecision when you get there. A new canopy will also help shelter you from the elements if you want to hang out longer and enjoy a pint with one of the many rotating food trucks.

656 NW 85th St (206) 297-6212

The Growler Guys 

Choose from 60 beers and ciders (all updated regularly online here) and order pizza, wings or breadsticks while you wait for your beer.
8500 Lake City Way (206) 522-2337

You can always head straight to the source to one of the 11 Ballard breweries to get beer or cider on tap.

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