Leschi welcomes summer tomorrow with art, live music and children’s activities at its 3rd annual Leschi Art Walk, taking place on Lakeside Avenue between Yesler Way and Lake Washington Boulevard. Enjoy music from a jazz trio on the stage at Leschi Park and check out work from local artists including watercolors, jewelry, leather bags, glass art, and the vibrant, French-impressionist-inspired paintings of Seattle artist Art Messer.
The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., giving you plenty of opportunity to work the Art Walk in to your Saturday plans. There couldn’t be a much more picturesque location for an art walk than the Leschi business district sitting right on the shore of Lake Washington, so come down and spend time with your neighbors and support our local artists. There will be kids activities, as well, so bring the whole family!
Also, click here for more info on Leschi-area artists!
Neighbors have been wondering about the operating status of Leschi’s resident Thai restaurant, Sabai, reporting that it closed suddenly in mid-February. A little digging did not unearth much new information about the restaurant, as its website has been deactivated and its listed phone number rings through to neighboring BluWater Bistro. Its prime waterfront location and positive diner reviews have us hoping it will reopen. Leave us a comment if you have any information about its closing or possible reopening.
Daniel’s Broiler is looking to expand beyond their three restaurants. The original Daniel’s Broiler was first opened in Leschi in 1980 by the late Daniel Sandal and later was expanded to both Bellevue and Lake Union. According to the Puget Sound Business Journal article, the new location is not known yet or at least the current owners, Schwartz Brother Restaurants, are not telling but any new Daniel’s Broiler will have their famous “world-class views.”
The Leschi Art Walk, sponsored by the Leschi Community Council, is this coming Saturday, June 9th, from 11 AM to 4 PM in front of the businesses along the lake near where Lake Washington Blvd and Lakeside Avenue meet.
At last count there were 47 artists and 3 bands plus face painting, table of children’s art, and the Leschi Community Council information table.
The Leschi Community Council table will have a copy of the out of print Leschi Diary (history of Leschi) for folks to look through plus a rare copy for sale. The LLC will also have copies of the Leschi News, information on Seattle Music Partners (Leschi School after school music tutoring), and photos of the parks Leschi Community Council has renovated or created.
Join our Leschi neighbors for the art walk this weekend.
CORRECTION: The title originally said “this” Saturday, but the event is NEXT Saturday, June 9th. Sorry for any confusion.
Daniel Sandal, Seattle restauranteur, passed away recently at the age of 71. Sandal started in the food industry at his grandfather’s butcher shop in the Pike Place Market and later sold meat to some of Seattle’s most famous restaurants including The Space Needle, Trader Vic’s, Canlis, and even Dick’s. Sandal went on to start some famous Seattle restaurants himself including Benjamin’s as well as Daniel’s Broiler Prime Steak and Chops in Leschi in 1980.
Daniel’s Broiler Prime Steaks & Chops is well known as one Seattle’s premier steak restaurants. Probably the best known is Daniel’s on Lake Union or even in Bellevue, but the original is Daniel’s in Leschi. Just minutes from Madrona, located at the Leschi Marina is a world-class steakhouse with a great happy hour seven days a week (4 PM to 6:30 PM) and on Sunday is the Prime Wine Night with all bottles of wine under $100 are half off. Madrona has great wine at Wilridge on 34th and Union, but if you feel like enjoying your glass of wine with a nice steak head down to Daniel’s Broiler in Leschi on Sunday nights.
Along the shores of Lake Washington, just south of Madrona lies the business district of the Leschi neighborhood. There along Lakeside Avenue across from the public dock is a family owned neighborhood grocery store that has been a staple in Leschi for close to 70 years. While the store, Leschi Market, carries everything you would expect a grocery store to carry, including a well stocked deli, they are probably best known for their on-site butcher that stocks all the usual meats one would expect plus many prepared specialties and a variety of home-made sausages.
The store has embraced organic food carrying a wide variety of organic meats and produce.
The Leschi Market also carries a wide array of wine. The wine department carries over 1600 labels and the staff is available to assist with selections.
Whether you are looking for steak, wine or crackers, the Leschi Market is ready to assist you.