Neighborhood Food News
Juicebox's foray into north Seattle, a kickass Washington Wine Month discount, and Pioneer Square's new farmers market.
North Seattle: Commence detox. According to The Pantry at Delancey’s Facebook page, the community kitchen is now the official North-End pickup location for Juicebox cleanses. Order your juicing program of choice through Juicebox's website, then simply drop by Delancey on Tuesdays between 2:30-6:30pm. Timid detoxers must consult food and drink editor Allecia Vermillion's detox diary. If she can do it, Colonel Sanders can.
In honor of March’s glorious pseudonym, Washington Wine Month, the Safeway on 124th Ave NE in Bellevue will allow its Club Card members a 30-percent discount on Washington wines, and an additional 10 percent off when you purchase six or more bottles. Stock up between February 27 and March 31. See Washington Wine Month's official website for more details and other promotions.
A brand new summer farmers market is slated to appear in the city's oldest neighborhood this June. Sponsored by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority, this smaller market—modeled after “express markets” at City Hall and South Lake Union—will feature only a dozen or so vendors. Urban locavores can drop by the Square on Wednesdays from 10am–2pm starting June 19, the Seattle Times has more details.
BEER TAPS EVERYWHERE
Thanks to non-profit Sounders’ fan organization Gorilla FC, the 2013 professional soccer season will kick off with two official brews repping the blue and green. Seattle Beer News reports that starting March 3, the Gorilla FC Civ’s White IPA—crafted by Big Al Brewing—and the Dick’s Au GFC golden ale by Dick Brewing will make their Puget Sound debut. All proceeds from the two ales will fund Gorilla FC’s many charities. Plus, in honor of the Sounders’ First Kick on March 2, visit Naked City Brewery and Taphouse, Fado Irish Pub, the Summit Public House, or Auto Battery for a preview taste of Sounders suds.
GROCERY STOREFRONTS EVERYWHERE
Thin Mints are back! March 1 marks the kickoff of the Girl Scouts’ annual cookie sale with one pivotal difference: Many troops are now accepting credit cards. You have until March 17 to stock up on your favorites. Also of note, cookie fans have until March 1 to cast their vote for the best Girl Scout cookie recipe. The grand prize winner wins $250, 24 boxes of cookies, and a published recipe. Will it be coconut and bacon truffles? Lemon lavender bars? You decide. Vote here.