The participating restaurants in this year’s Dine Out Madrona fundraiser make it possible to support the Madrona K-8 PTSA at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Get your morning coffee at Cortona Café or Cupcake Royale/Verite; grab a midday salad or sandwich at the Hi Spot Café; head to happy hour at Bottlehouse; sit down to dinner at St. Clouds, the Madrona Eatery & Alehouse, or Assimba; all topped off with dessert at neighboring Molly Moon’s ice cream. These participating restaurants have generously agreed to donate a portion of the day’s sales to the Madrona K-8 PTSA., so make sure to visit at least one of them on the 7th!
Madrona’s Bottlehouse, which recently earned the distinction of being voted one of Seattle’s best patios, is holding a series of pop-up events this summer, starting with a celebration of its fourth birthday this Saturday, June 7. Whether you’re a beer or wine fan, Bottlehouse has something for every drinker’s palate, with a good selection of both northwest and European wines and a rotating cast of beers on tap and by the bottle. And what would wine be without its accompanying cheese? Dedicated cheesemongers are on hand to help you pick the perfect fromage, along with greens, toasts and sandwiches, to pair with your drink. For its birthday bash from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. this Saturday, they’ll be offering food and drink specials and DJ Deegan will provide the musical soundtrack to the night.
When you visit the Bottlehouse, take a last look at the signature wine barrel that has long sat in the front yard of neighboring Wilridge Winery, as the barrel will be officially retired after the winery’s “Bye to the Barrel” party on Sunday, June 22.
The European-made 1,000-gallon barrel, rescued from winery owner Paul Beveridge’s friends’ property near Palo Alto, Calif., has been empty throughout its residence in Madrona, which has played a part in its deterioration over the years. Hot summers caused the staves (the wooden strips that make up the body of the barrel) to dry out and shrink, in turn loosening the metal hoops that keep them in place. Moss and fungus growing inside are contributing to its collapse, and the time has finally come for it to be removed for good. Beveridge said in an e-mail to members of the community council that he is hoping to preserve the portion of the barrel that includes the hand-painted Wilridge logo and display it somewhere in the winery.
Come say your fond farewells and get one last photo with the barrel while enjoying special barrel wine tastings beginning at 3:00 p.m. on the 22nd. 34th Avenue just won’t be the same!
Happy May Day, everyone! The first of the month means that Madrona Mayfair is just around the corner, taking place next Saturday, May 10. Along with the bike parade and Recess Monkey performance, the Madrona K-8 silent auction and raffle are going to be big draws this year, so make sure to buy a few raffle tickets and bid on some of the amazing auction items. Here’s a small sampling of what you’ll have a chance to bid on!
- Tickets to a wide variety of community events and businesses, including the Woodland Park Zoo, Stevens Pass, Husky football, and Central Cinema
- Birthday party at the Madrona Shelterhouse featuring Pritty Boys pizza, Molly Moon’s ice cream, Cupcake Royale cupcakes and a balloon bouquet from Red Balloon
- Private glassblowing lesson at glassybaby
- Family weekend at a cabin on the Kitsap Peninsula
- Wine tasting for 10 at Madrona Wine Merchants
- Date night in Madrona with appetizers and wine at Bottlehouse, dinner at Red Cow, and babysitting provided by Annie’s Nannies.
- Gift certificates to St. Cloud’s, Hi Spot Cafe, Chuck’s Hop Shop, and the Twilight Exit, among many other neighborhood restaurants
- Don’t forget to enter the raffle, as well, for a chance to win the grand prize – a trip to warm and sunny PALM SPRINGS! Also up for grabs in the raffle are a Microsoft Surface tablet and Recess Monkey Dance Kits. Raffle tickets are $5.00.
There are MANY more auction items available, so make sure to stop by the auction site at the Madrona playground between 10:00 and 11:30 on the day of Mayfair to check everything out. All funds raised will go toward supporting arts and music enrichment programming, providing classroom technology and supplies and covering field trip expenses at Madrona K-8.
There is a lot going on in Madrona this weekend that we don’t want you to miss out on! If you’re looking for something to do after Mayfair festivities are over tomorrow, head over to Davenport for a glass of champagne and check out their Grand Opening Party. If you’re hungry for some tunes with your snacks, head over to Bottlehouse for their after Mayfair block party, where they will have plenty of bloodys & mimosa specials, and kid friendly floaty drinks for the little ones from 1-7pm! Happy hour specials will run 12-3, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to head down before the bands come on and grab a seat.
Holiday Skincare, Madrona’s Holistic skincare studio in the former Sage Salon space will also have it’s opening during Mayfair, and invites everyone to come and enjoy the new decor. As a thank you for stopping by, customers will be treated to opening day gifts courtesy of Eminence Organic. The studio is run by Renae Berg, of Mt Baker’s Dahlia Spa, and with nearly a decade of experience under her belt, Renae knows the ins and outs of healthy skin care regimens for all types of skin, organic skincare products, and strives to be a gentle waxer.
If you’re looking to move to the Madrona neighborhood, stop by this Madrona Open House located at 3103 E Olive Street on Saturday from 2-4pm, or if you miss it Saturday, swing by Sunday from 1-4pm.
Have fun this weekend, and we hope to see you around Mayfair!
It used to be the norm for quite some time, and then they pulled the shades on Sundays; now the young owners of Madrona’s favored wine bar Bottlehouse have graciously opened their doors 6 days a week, (closed Mondays).
They’re now uncorking the bottles from noon-9pm Sundays, and offering an all-day happy hour with specials including $4 drafts, $4 Imbue vermouth-on-tap, and $6 sake Bloody Marys and mimosas, as well a rotating cheese board, and small bites menu. If you’re looking for a fun date night, or something to do with the girls this Sunday, you can now add Bottlehouse back to the list of eateries open in the neighborhood.
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….
Come celebrate in Madrona this weekend at Bottlehouse. Bottlehouse is celebrating their 2 year anniversary this Saturday, June 23rd. The celebration starts at 2 PM and lasts until closing. There will be a free wine tasting, $2 glasses of Champagne, and live music. Come have a toast – whether wine, Champagne, beer, or a root beer float – with Henri, Soni and the rest of the Bottlehouse crew.
Happy birthday Bottlehouse!
Madrona does love wine (Bottlehouse, Madrona Wine Merchants, etc.) but Madrona beer lovers need a place to go too….well, beyond Madrona Ale House….it is only fair! Pritty Boy Pizza has just added beer to go starting June 1st. So stop by 1430 34th Avenue and get your Pritty Boys Family Pizzeria Growler. Fill it up with one of their 7 draft beers: Manny’s Pale, Chuckanut Kolsch, Chuckanut Dunkle, Pike Double IPA, Three Skulls BlackBeard Dark Lager, Fish Brewery Mudshark Porter, and New Belgium/Elysian Pink Peppercorn IPA.
Tuesday, April 10th, is the 4th Annual Dine Out for Madrona K-8. The participating Madrona restaurants on 34th Avenue, Bistro Turkuaz, Bottlehouse, Cupcake Royals, Hi Spot, Madrona Ale House, Naam, Pritty Boys, St. Clouds, are joining with the PTSA to support the local Madrona Public School. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Panther Partners PTSA to support Arts and Music programs at Madrona Elementary. The Madrona neighborhood’s part is easy: all you need to do is go out – eat, drink and be merry!
Bring friends, family to dine out on April 10th. The Madrona School fundraising goal is $5000 for this event and the school needs your support.