Madrona Ale House Has Late Night Happy Hour

While Madrona Ale House is known for being one of the best kid friendly restaurants in Madrona, it’s also a good time for adults too. The kiddies will love the mac and cheese, and you can enjoy an alehouse burger, washed down with an ice cold beer. But some nights you just want to leave the kids at home with a sitter, and that’s why this restaurant is so well versed, because they also cater to the late night adults, with a late night happy hour!

I’m not quite sure how long they have had a happy hour but I’m glad we stumbled upon it, because the happy hour menu is not listed on their website, and the neighborhood should really know what they might be missing out on! From 9-10:30 pm you can come in for $4-5 deals such as mini burgers, mini nachos, or papas locos fries smothered with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, pepperonis and bacon! They also offer drink specials until 11pm, so if you’re in the neighborhood and looking for a cheap late night  snack, don’t rule this one out as just a place you take your kids for pizza.

Man Assaulted in Madrona – Leschi Area

According to the Madrona Mom’s, the other morning as a 76 year old man was on a morning walk he was assaulted near the Madrona Spectrum Dance Theater. He saw a man approaching him who he had seen in the area a few times in the past couple years. He is young male between the ages of 18-20 who appears to be Hispanic, he as also been seen “air boxing” while walking along Lake Washington Blvd.

Photo Courtesy of Google Maps

The next thing the man remembers is waking up on the ground with a woman helping him and asking if he was OK. She told him that the man had hit him and then ran off. It is assumed that she called the police. When the man began walking back home, he saw police officers detaining the man who had hit him. He approached the police officer and the man who hit him and identified the man. It is reported that he got an “odd look in his eyes” and punched the police officer in the mouth and began to run off with the policeman chasing after him. A man who was driving in a truck saw his and he yelled for the man to “get down on the ground” and the man obeyed. The police were then able to detain him.

Police and medics arrived on the scene to evaluate the man and take a statement. The man suffered a swollen jaw & nose, scrapes on his knees and elbows, and soar ribs (it is not known if it is from punches or falling to the ground).

Thanks go out to all the people who helped the man. It important as a community we help each other out to keep the community a safe place for all!

One Night Only Project Comes To Madrona

Photo Courtesy of One Night Only Project

Last weekend, you may have heard about all the hype in Woodinville, when Skillet Founder Josh Henderson knocked the socks off of guests attending the first of the ultra private series of One Night Only dinners, created by Julien Perry and Melissa Peterman. They created the series to give diners an insider experience unlike anything they could experience outside of that evening; an experience that cannot, and will not ever be repeated. One Night only will run twice a month, matching a top notch local chef with a wine-maker brewer, or other alcohol extraordinaire, and the tickets certainly run a hefty price for this one of a kind experience, between $150-250 per person.

The next dinner will be held on August 26th at Madrona’s Bottlehouse, where Manu Alfau will host a Dominican Christmas feast, to help raise awareness for his new Caribbean sandwich shop in Pioneer Square, and Rob Roy’s Anu Apte will pair drinks. If you’re interested in tickets for this dinner, or want more information on upcoming nights, visit the One Night Only Project.

Woman Robbed At Gunpoint on 27th & E.Union

Wednesday night, around 11:30pm a woman was assaulted and robbed at a bus stop on the North side of Union st near 27th while on her way to the airport. The police report says that three suspects walked past the woman at the bus stop, then doubled back around a wooden fence and went behind her. One of the suspects pointed a semi-automatic hand-gun at  her.  He is described to be a black male in his 20’s, 6’1″ with a slim build, short hair, black baseball cap, white polo shirt, and baggy jeans. When the woman began screaming, the man with the gun punched her in the face. The other 2 suspects tried to steal her bags while dragging her across the sidewalk. A passerby saw what was taking place and he rushed over to her aid. He was able to grab the first suspect, but the suspect swung his arm and escaped. The two other suspects escaped with her messenger bag and suitcase. Police and K9’s were on the scene, but were not able to find the suspects. Among the things stolen were her MacBook Laptop, $3,000 in cash, her wallet and airline ticket.

I know this is scary for those of us who live in the neighborhood, as it is not the first time that something like this has happened. It is a reminder that we need to look out for our neighbors just as the man who came to her aid did, as well as be mindful of our surroundings.

Thanks to the the Central District News for providing an update, to read the article, go to the Central District News.

Woman Robbed At Gunpoint on 27th & E.Union

Wednesday night, around 11:30pm a woman was assaulted and robbed at a bus stop on the North side of Union st near 27th while on her way to the airport. The police report says that three suspects walked past the woman at the bus stop, then doubled back around a wooden fence and went behind her. One of the suspects pointed a semi-automatic hand-gun at  her.  He is described to be a black male in his 20’s, 6’1″ with a slim build, short hair, black baseball cap, white polo shirt, and baggy jeans. When the woman began screaming, the man with the gun punched her in the face. The other 2 suspects tried to steal her bags while dragging her across the sidewalk. A passerby saw what was taking place and he rushed over to her aid. He was able to grab the first suspect, but the suspect swung his arm and escaped. The two other suspects escaped with her messenger bag and suitcase. Police and K9’s were on the scene, but were not able to find the suspects. Among the things stolen were her MacBook Laptop, $3,000 in cash, her wallet and airline ticket.

I know this is scary for those of us who live in the neighborhood, as it is not the first time that something like this has happened. It is a reminder that we need to look out for our neighbors just as the man who came to her aid did, as well as be mindful of our surroundings.

Thanks to the the Central District News for providing an update, to read the article, go to the Central District News.

Trees for Neighborhoods

Photo Courtesy of: reLeaf Seattle

Seattle’s reLeaf Program is giving away:

  • Free trees (up to 4 trees per household)
  • Watering bags
  • Training on proper planting and care
  • A coupon for GroCo compost
  • Ongoing care reminders and free workshops.

The program is designed to help Seattle residents plant trees around their homes and most importantly keeping Seattle Green! You must be a Seattle resident in order to apply. The trees that you receive can be planted anywhere on residential property, but they must be planted on the at the address on the application. Permits are required if you’re planting street trees. Permits are not guaranteed. Tree supply is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis, so apply early!

For more information and applications, visit their website!

Madrona – Seattle’s Ice Cream Capital? Now Soft Serve Available

Ice CreamMadrona loves their ice cream – Molly Moon’s continues to have long lines all summer, Full Tilt ice cream is served at Pritty Boys Pizza and most of Madrona’s other restaurants (my family is fans of St. Cloud’s ice cream sundaes) serve ice cream.  Just a month ago, Cupcake Royale added ice cream pints-to-go at their Madrona location and of course you can always buy pints at Molly Moon’s or the Madrona Market and Deli (Madrona Mini-Mart) near the corner of 34th and Union…..BUT Madrona Mini-Mart has stepped up their ice cream game.  I went in Madrona Mini-Mart this past week and now they are serving chocolate and vanilla soft serve ice cream.  Thus Madrona’s ice cream options have expanded yet again.  I think Madrona is pretty safe from Baskin Robbins opening in the neighborhood any time soon, but ice cream lovers should feel right at home in Madrona nonetheless.

Greenway’s Project Planning Meeting, Tonight!

Tonight there will be planning meeting from 7:30-8:30pm at the Madison Park Bath House (located at 1900 43rd Ave E), for the Seattle Greenway’s Project.

Greenways help in numerous different ways:

  • Provide safer pedestrian and bicycling connections
  • Help people across busier streets
  • Guide people along the route to get them where they are going
  • Help reduce auto-cut through and reduce auto speed.

Tonight, our community needs you to help identify the most important and most commonly used walking and biking routes to local destinations (parks, schools, shops, etc…). They would also like to know how you get there and what route you take to get there. So in order to do so, they will have 3ft X 4ft map, where you can draw your current and desired walking or biking routes to local destinations. In doing so, they would like to see what intersections and areas need improvement.

Please come and take part in making our community a safer place for everyone!

If you would like more information on Greenways in Seattle, visit their website! 

Photo Courtesy of: Seattle Greenway

Night Out in Seattle

This year the City of Seattle will be celebrating the 28th Annual Night Out Against Crime. Tomorrow night, August 7th several communities around Seattle will come together as neighborhoods and spend the night out!

Each year the Night Out program has grown strong in numbers. This event is a great opportunity to bring the neighborhood together, meet new neighbors, talk about crime and drug prevention, and most of all enjoy food, games, etc! This years theme is, “Celebrating Crime Free Neighborhoods”, so this would be a great time to celebrate a decrease in crime in your neighborhood, and if it has not decreased, this is a great time to re-focus and take a public stand against crime in your neighborhood.

So get your neighborhood out for a “Night Out” and not only have a great time but work to prevent crime in your neighborhood!

If you would like more information, please visit the Seattle Police Department’s website!

Photo Courtesy of: Seattle Police Department

Seattle Met Reviews Restaurant Bea’s New Chef

As of two weeks ago, when Restaurant Bea‘s favored chef Tom Black of the Barking Frog, and 35th Street Bistro in Fremont was replaced with a lesser known chef, there has been some discrepancies in the quality of food, according to a review by the Seattle Metropolitan. Have you noticed any differences in the restaurant’s service?

The review also stated that the food critic had come a little early in the chef’s transition, and still had high hopes for the restaurant overall, which has been a Madrona favorite for locals and visitors alike. If you’re in the neighborhood, you be the one to judge for yourself.