Cupcake Royale President Obama

Cupcake Royale owner Jody Hall is on Obama’s radar. Photo by Nick Feldman.

BALLARD
Colin McCrate of Seattle Urban Farm Company will lead rooftop garden tours at Bastille every Wednesday through the end of September. McCrate, along with chef Jason Stoneburner, will wax on seasonality and urban horticulture. The tours begin at 5, cost $10, and include a "seasonal" cocktail. With a 10-person cap, you’ll want to call ahead: 206-453-5014.

CAPITOL HILL
Crumble and Flake, Neil Robertson’s little pastry shop on Olive Way, has been selling out early since the start. The Economist investigates the challenges Robertson faces in running a small-scale operation with big-scale interest.

MADRONA, QUEEN ANNE
Honest Biscuits is coming to a neighborhood near you. Starting June 7, the "kick-ass" cakes will not only be available at the West Seattle and Broadway farmers markets, but also at the Thursday Queen Anne Farmers Market. And starting this weekend, Verite Coffee and Cupcake Royale in Madrona will play host to the crunchy on the outside, fluffy on the inside MacGregor, among other buttery varieties.

Speaking of Cupcake Royale, Slog points us to this fun tidbit: Owner Jody Hall got a shout out via twitter from President Obama for supporting the Affordable Care Act.

MAGNOLIA
Wheeler Street Kitchen is for sale, according to the Magnolia Voice. Described as a “turn-key neighborhood restaurant,” owners Greg and Carrie Campbell want to free up more time for family. $95k gets you the business and its contents—and maybe less family time.

WHIDBEY ISLAND
After a boat caught fire and sank last month near Coupeville, releasing massive amounts of oil, a portion of the island’s waterways have been deemed suitable for shellfish harvesting. Seattle Times has the details.