I’m mostly a Pinot Noir and Malbec kind of gal, but nothing screams summer quite like a nice glass of Rose; better yet, a fine glass of Rose on Bottlehouse’s outdoor patio. This Friday June 21st, Madrona’s favored wine curators are launching their “Summer Rose Days” series with free tastings of 12+ hand picked Rose wines, and there will be a DJ entertaining from 6pm until the festivities die down later in the night. If you aren’t able to attend the launch party, never fear, Bottlehouse will be offering 10 glass pours of various styles of Rose throughout summer, ask for the latest whenever you arrive.
Several of the Madrona businesses came together and produced a map of the Madrona Business District. The map features most of the Madrona restaurant and shops located between Al Larkins Park and Madrona Playground. The map includes Pritty Boys Pizza, Bottlehouse, Hi Spot, Molly Moons, Hitchcock Madrona, Naam, Glassybaby, Turkuaz, Kismet Salon, Juniper, Cupcake Royale, Nena Gifts, St. Clouds, Davenport, and Restaurant Bea. Unfortunately there are some noticeable exclusions including Cafe Soleil and Madrona Ale House; nevertheless, it reminds us of the many options that our Madrona neighborhood has to offer. If you want a map, stop by one of the participating businesses and pick one up.
It’s that time of year again! The 5th annual Dine Out to benefit Madrona K-8 will be held next Tuesday April 9th, by dining at participating restaurants and establishments around Madrona. Proceeds from the event will go towards benefiting music and arts programs at the school, and is sponsored by the Madrona K-8 PTSA. If you’d like to participate in the event, simply dine out at one of the following restaurants next Tuesday:
Everyone support the kids and eat out next week Madrona!
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 residents come celebrate Mayfair this year with your fellow Seattle neighbors on Saturday, May 12th. This year Madrona Mayfair is in the morning with the Madrona Block Party starting in the afternoon. Following are the up-to-date details of the fun events.
Madrona Mayfair Block Party – Saturday May 12
Brought to you by Madrona Community Council & Business Owners of Madrona (BOOM)
Rain or Shine
Schedule of events
Friday May 11
4:00-5:00 – Bike/Trike Decorating at the Madrona Shelterhouse. Decorations provided!
Saturday May 12
8:00-9:15 – Madrona K-8 (33rd & Union) Breakfast & Last Minute Bike/Trike Decorating
9:15 – Parade Line Up at Al Larkins Park (34th & Pike)
9:30 – Parade Begins
9:30-12:00 - Bouncy houses, pony rides, bake sale, face painting, an obstacle course, The Reptile Man, Charles the Clown, food and more in the Madrona Playground (34th and Spring)
BOOM sponsors the 2nd half of the day with the Madrona restaurant and shops having food, fun and music all afternoon along 34th Avenue in the Madrona Business District
Amara Parking Lot Performances (34th & Union)
12:00 – The Not-Its! – America’s Most Rockin Indie Band performs in the Amara Parking Lot – great fun for kids and adults alike
1:00 Le Cancer
4:00 Ethan Freckleton
5:00 Autumn Electricity
12:00 Band of Guitars
1:00 A Cedar Suede
3:00 Last Great Fire
5:00 Jazz Group
The Madrona Community Council and BOOM would like to thank all of the sponsors and Madrona neighborhood businesses for helping make the Madrona Mayfair Block Party a successful event:
Seattle Parks & Rec
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.
Often I search for “Madrona” related terms on Google and I come across the usual suspects, one of which is the Madrona Manor. Madrona Manor is a boutique hotel in the California wine country about 65 miles north of San Francisco. Looks like a really nice inn and a good place for Madrona residents to visit since they share our name and our neighborhood’s apparent love for wine (Wilridge Winery, Bottlehouse, Madrona Wine Merchants, etc).
Another good reason to visit Madrona Manor is the inn was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the Best U.S. Hotels for the Holidays. Ironically, if you do not want to travel that far to visit a top hotel for the holidays, then you have to go no further than Downtown Seattle and visit Hotel Vintage Park (map) which was also featured by Travel + Leisure. If you do not have plans for Christmas Eve, there may be time to book a reservation at the hotel restaurant: Tulio. Enjoy a traditional Italian Christmas Eve feast centered around seven courses of seafood; a special edition to their regular menu.