A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Celiac disease fundraiser tonight at Chuck’s Hop Shop

November 14th, 2012 by Doree

Ballard teen Dominick Cura, who wrote a gluten-free cookbook for all those living with celiac disease, is hosting a fundraiser from 6-8 tonight to send 400-500 of his books to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center to include in its gluten-free care packages that it sends to children with celiac disease.

The fundraiser is at Chuck’s Hop Shop, at NW 85th Street and 8th Avenue NW, right on the Ballard/Greenwood line.

Dominick will be raffling off a ton of prizes:

$20 Drawing Prizes

  • 2 tickets to Taproot Theatre and a $20 certificate to Razzi’s Pizzeria
  • One month of nutrition coaching from Gluten Free Roots
  • $100 gift certificate to Volterra, a bottle of wine and seasoned salt
  • 4 vouchers for Banya 5 – Urban Spa
  • 2-4 bottles of wine from Domanico Cellars
  • Gift cards to Tokara Japanese Sweets
  • $80 gift certificate to Razzi’s
  • A ‘Fantasy Birthday Party’

$5 Drawing Prizes

  • Cookies from I Love My GFF Mobile Food
  • Lunch for Two from I Love My GFF Mobile Food
  • Gift Certificate for Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza
  • Gift cards to Tokara Japanese Sweets
  • A gluten-free cake from D:floured
  • Treats from Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Bakery
  • Gift certificate to Blackbird Bakery
  • Starbucks coffee beans
  • Treats from Wheatless in Seattle
  • Copies of Dominick’s book “Eternally Gluten Free”

Prizes will be drawn at 7:45 p.m., you need not be present to win.

Urban Nomad will be there, offering a variety of gluten-free pasta dishes, and Portland’s Harvester Brewing will offer four gluten-free beers.

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Neighborhood news roundup

July 6th, 2012 by Doree

A little of this and a little of that from around the neighborhood.

Phinney Market Pub & Eatery, 5918 Phinney Ave. N., is starting a to-go picnic menu for people attending Zoo Tunes concerts at Woodland park Zoo. They’ve got set menus for two or four people, plus kids’ options.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is looking for an artist to design and fabricate a new bike rack for the PNA’s soon-to-come Community Plaza at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The Bike Rack and Repair Station is envisioned to be functional for cyclists in our community and reflect our community in terms of its design. This call is open to all artists living in Washington. The deadline for proposals in July 9, 2012. For more information, see the call at www.phinneycenter.org/arts

Taqueria El Jarocho has joined the local food truck scene, with a truck at Greenwood Avenue North and North 102nd Street, across the street from the Leilani Apartments that are under construction.

Ballard teen Dominick Cura has just published his own cookbook of gluten free recipes, “Eternally Gluten Free,” and it’s available at Greenwood’s Top Ten Toys. Seattle Times food blogger Rebekah Denn has a good review of the book.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering sailing classes at the Green Lake Small Craft Center for children ages 10-17. Classes are for new or experienced sailors. Learn the basics of sailing, rigging, safety, and boat handling; participants must weigh at least 80 pounds. Life jackets provided. Each class is four hours long, five days in a row.

KING 5’s John Sharify did a great story recently on fifth-graders from St. John’s Catholic School in Greenwood preparing thousands of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to feed the homeless in downtown Seattle.

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