Healthy Salad Shop Comes to Seattle’s Madison Valley

There is a new healthy dining shop in Madison Valley on 2711 E Madison St, (next to Sugarlump) and they’re dishing up hearty salads and homemade soups throughout the week. Seattle Salads opened two weeks ago, and owner Desirae has said she is dedicated to bringing “healthy fast food” to the community, and is offering deliveries on Tuesdays and Fridays via their online ordering system.

There hours are going to be Monday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and Sundays 11am-3pm. For more information about their menu, or delivery services, visit Seattle Salads website, or pop in at the shop for a happy healthy lunch.

Leschi Rental – Available

Seattle RentalRemodeled Leschi cottage available for lease starting December 1st. The Leschi home has been updated with double-pane windows, new electrical, plumbing, and A/C to cool both up and downstairs.  Upstairs the property includes two bedrooms, a bathroom featuring a granite, tile & heated floors, and French doors opening to a deck with garden views. On the main floor, oak floors and crown molding in living and dining rooms.  The kitchen has heated tile floors, granite counters & added storage. French doors off the back of the house lead to a deck drenched in Wisteria. The daylight basement includes a third bedroom, another bathroom and laundry room. The outside includes a fenced back yard and parking for up to four cars.

The Leschi rental is located just above Leschi Park and just north of Frink Park.  Strolled down the old cable car trail through Leschi Park to Lake Washington and the Leschi business district or travel to Downtown Seattle within 15 minutes.

Address: 112 32nd Ave South
Status: For Rent – Available December 1st
Bed/Bath: 3/1.75
List Price: $2,250

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in leasing this home or any other Seattle rental or if you see me in the neighborhood ask me about real estate – sales or rentals.

Booo! Madrona Halloween – One Last Update

I will make this quick since I feel like Madrona Halloween activities have been well covered on our blog.  There has been confusion on the start time of Halloween.  The Madrona Shelterhouse was to open at 4:30, but the Madrona Halloween Poster says 4-7 so the Shelterhouse will try to be open at 4 PM today.  Madrona K-8 is scheduled to open at 5 PM.  Madrona K-8 is the end of the scavenger hunt.

Click here to read the earlier blog about today’s Halloween events.

Madrona Wine Event THIS Saturday Night

wine glassesCome join your Madrona neighbors at Glassybaby headquarters (map) for the Second Annual Fall Wine Tasting event on Saturday November 3 from 6:30-9:30pm and stock your wine cabinet just in time for holiday entertaining.

Tickets are available online for $30 and include wine tasting and special pricing on a variety of wines, including deep case discounts (pennies above cost!). Leschi Market has secured nearly 20 different wineries pouring more than 50 wines from bubbly to port.  And, enjoy hors d’oeuvres generously donated by St. Cloud’s, Restaurant Bea and Bistro Turkuaz.

If you haven’t already, you can purchase tickets by visiting:

Glassybabys will also be sold during the event with 10% of the proceeds given to Madrona K-8 school to help fund their new theater/stage program.

Ticket sales benefit the Madrona Community Council and fund neighborhood activities like the monthly newsletter, Mayfair, Halloween and other neighborhood community-building events.

Madrona Community Council and your neighbors hopes to see you there!

Chef’s Table at Restaurant Bea

Restaurant BeaWe are big fans of Restaurant Bea and have written about the Madrona restaurant many times, but we are not the only one that enjoys the Seattle restaurant.  Seattle Weekly, Seattle Times, typical restaurant websites such as Yelp, and even other local blogs have all given Madrona’s Restaurant Bea  a thumbs up.  All of the sources agree that you should try Restaurant Bea, but we would take it one step further and say: you should not only dine at Restaurant Bea but also reserve the Chef’s Table.

The Chef’s Table is literally in the kitchen at Restaurant Bea.  The round table seats 2 to 4 people and allows you to experience the inner-workings of the restaurant while enjoying a 5-course meal that is selected for you by the chef.  Watch the chef prepare your meal while the bartender, just a few steps away, suggests a wine that would best compliment the next course.  A fun and different experience at a Madrona restaurant that you are not able to enjoy at other Seattle restaurants.

Take our advice, call well in advance and reserve the “Chef’s Table” at Restaurant Bea.

Restaurant Bea – 1423 34th Avenue – (206) 812-2901

Reminder: Madrona Halloween Fun on Halloween Night

Reminder: Madrona will be celebrating Halloween on Halloween night this year starting at 4:30 at the Madrona Shelterhouse next to the tennis courts at the Madrona Playground.  Business Owners of Madrona have planned a traditional scavenger hunt along 34th Avenue with the participating businesses and the party will end at Madrona K8 School with fun lasting until 7pm.

  • Treats for all who complete the scavenger hunt @ Madrona Elementary
  • Adult Trick or Treat Bar @ St. Clouds
  • Kids in costume get a free dinner from the kids menu at Restaurant Bea
  • Sip & Scream @ Bottlehouse with spiced cider, mulled wine and bar, treats for adults, bobbing for apples and games for kids.
  • & More….

Madrona K-8 Open Gym

Madrona SchoolOn Sunday, November 4 from 11:00 – 1:00, Madrona K-8 will be opening its school gym for an indoor play date. Kids 6 and under are welcome to play. Madrona K-8 have some balls and riding toys–feel free to bring other toys to the gym.

This is a great opportunity to meet current Madrona Elementary families, incoming families, and the principal Ms. Farah Thaxton. Plus, it’s an indoor play space on what will likely be a rainy, blustery day.

Halloween Party in Mt. Baker, Sunday October 28th!

Looking for Halloween fun this weekend.  No matter if you live Mount Baker, Leschi, Madrona, or what have you, there is fun to have this weekend just down the road.  Tomorrow, Sunday October 28th, from 2-4 p.m. there will be a FREE Halloween Party at Bradner Gardens in the Mount Baker Neighborhood!

This is a family-friendly Halloween party! There will be trinkets for the young ones, fresh-pressed apple juice (they have an old-fashioned manual apple press, where they will have fresh pressed apple juice on the spot! So bring an apple or two to contribute and a container to drink from if you remember!), fun Halloween activities for kids, and of course kids in costumes!
The Halloween Party is a collaboration between Bradner Gardens Park and Mount Baker Preschool. For more information about Mount Baker Pre-School visit their website!

So come out to enjoy all the Halloween festivities! Feel free to invite family and friends, all are welcome!

Madrona’s Molly Moons to Stay Open Through the Winter

Molly MoonsLast year, Molly Moons in Madrona closed at the end of October and reopened this past May.  When they reopened, Molly Moons added scoops to the Madrona Micro-store and business seems to be good because with October coming to an end this year, construction has begun in the opposite window of the Madrona Landromat who they share space with.  Molly Moons is adding seating so they can stay open all year round.  No word yet in how many seats will be added, but it must be enough room to keep Madrona patrons warm inside and protected from the cold weather.  In addition, to the seating it sounds like there are plans for customers to be able to buy pints without waiting in line for others who are ordering scoops.  And if all of that was not enough good news, it also sounds like Molly Moons customers will also now have access to a restroom.  So Madrona residents, have no fear, your ice cream cravings can be relieved all year round at your local Molly Moons.

Madrona’s Liberation United Church of Christ and Gay-Marriage Issue

The Seattle Times just published an article “In Black Churches, A Gay-Marriage Divide” that discusses the gay-marriage issues that is being voted on in 4 states and how it remains a “thorny” issue in African-American churches.  The first church mentioned in the article was Liberation United Church of Christ who worship at Epiphany Church in our Madrona neighborhood.  The Liberation United Church of Christ is lead by co-pastor Marshan and Darrell Goodwin-Moultry.  The two men married in New York and now are supporting Referendum 74 here in Washington.

Click the link above to read more of the Seattle Times article.