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

 

Naked City Brewery tree lighting and Brew Santa tonight

December 4th, 2014 by Doree

Naked City Brewery at 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting its annual tree lighting and photos with Brew Santa tonight (Thursday) starting at 5 p.m. The 23-foot-tall Christmas tree is installed in the outdoor Walrus Beer Garden. Families of all ages are welcome. The brew pub also will be releasing its holiday ale, Bing.

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The Walrus Beer Garden lit up for the holidays. Photo courtesy of Naked City Brewery.

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Greenwood Street Soccer Tournament raises $6,000 for Fred Hutch

September 3rd, 2014 by Doree

The popular Greenwood Street Soccer Tournament, part of the annual Summer Streets festival on Aug. 9, raised $6,000 for the Innovators Network at Fred Hutch. That includes soccer team registration fees and another $1,168 from Naked City Brewery, which donated one dollar from every pint sold during the event.

Almost 200 hundred soccer players on 32 teams competed in Fun, Competitive and Pro divisions. Each winning team won a trophy and $300 in gift cards to Naked City, The Yard Café, and Phinney Market Pub.

The new youth street soccer fields at Greenwood Avenue and 72nd were so popular that organizers are planning a full youth division tournament next year.

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Naked City Brewery & Taphouse hosts annual 826 Luminosity benefit next Tuesday

August 21st, 2014 by Doree

Every Aug. 26, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts a benefit for 826 Seattle, Greenwood’s nonprofit tutoring and writing center just down the street at 8414 Greenwood Ave. N. Next Tuesday’s event begins at 8 p.m. with a special Naked Sessions acoustic concert by Eric Anderson from Cataldo. Tickets are $10 through Brown Paper Tickets.

All proceeds from concert tickets, plus the whole day’s proceeds from every pint sold of 826 Luminosity (a special ale from Head Brewer Don Web) will go directly to benefit 826 Seattle’s programs.

826 Seattle is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our belief that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

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Goal! Where to watch the World Cup in Greenwood-Phinney

June 10th, 2014 by Doree

You’ve got several options if you’re looking to stay in the neighborhood while watching World Cup games, which start on Thursday and go through July 13, including The Yard, 8313 Greenwood Ave. N., and The Dray, 708 NW 65th St., which is showing all the games live (check out their schedule).

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting free screenings for all the USA games, as well as a few other showpiece games and the finals.

Lantern Brewing, 938 N. 95th St., will be showing select games, including Thursday’s home opener.

The Angry Beaver, 8412 Greenwood Ave. N., will show all the games.

Prost!, 7311 Greenwood Ave. N., will show all the USA and Germany matches, while its sister restaurant across the street, Hecho, at 7314 Greenwood Ave. N., will show all the USA and Mexico matches.

The 74th St. Alehouse is showing all the 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. games with sound. They’ll be open early for some of the games. Check their Facebook page for updated match schedules.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., is once again turning its Community Hall in the Brick Building into a public viewing experience with a 14-foot-by-8-foot screen to show 40+ matches live. Admission is free but donations are gladly accepted (suggested donation is $3 for adults, $2 for kids, or $10 for a family of four or more). At least one food truck will be at every game. Every event is all-ages, and there’s even childcare provided on June 21-22. Check the schedule for the full list of food trucks and which games will feature a face painter.

Any other neighborhood venues showing World Cup games? Let us know below in Comments or email us.

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‘Think & Drink’ at Naked City Wednesday will focus on the history of protest

March 24th, 2014 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next “Think & Drink” is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Titled “A History of Protest: Civil Rights Movements in Seattle from the 1960s to 1980s,” the free event will explore Seattle’s role in national and international civil rights movements, including anti-apartheid, the NAACP and the Black Panther Party in our area.

The discussion will be led by Trevor Griffey, co-founder of the Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project and a lecturer at the University of Washington Bothell, and Eddie Rye Jr., a longtime activist and the host of the radio program Urban Forum Northwest. It will be moderated by Tonya Mosley, a broadcast reporter and regular contributor to Al Jazeera America, The Huffington Post and KUOW-FM. Mosley’s recent series for KUOW, “Black in Seattle,” sparked dialogue about race and class in Seattle.

This Think & Drink will be produced in partnership with Seattle Theatre Group and Seattle Repertory Theatre to correspond with The Suit, a parable about forgiveness set in apartheid South Africa. The Suit, a Peter Brook directed play, opens at Seattle Repertory Theatre on March 19 & runs through April 6, 2014. It will also be supported by Think & Drink’s media sponsor, KUOW, and host, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse.

Age Restrictions: You must be 21 and over to enter the main discussion room.

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Artists ‘Face Off’ at Naked City Brewery Wednesday

January 28th, 2014 by Doree

Artists will battle in a “Face Off” competition at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. on Wednesday, starting at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by Bherd Studios Gallery, just down the block at 312 N. 85th St., Suite 101.

Artists will have 15 minutes to create work in each battle. Larkin, Face Off Champion 2013, is battling to hold on to his title with upstart challenger Braden Duncan nipping at his heels. Sensei 23 & Zach Bohnenkamp of Matamuros go head to head in “Float Like Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee” match, Angelina Villalobos, AKA: 179, takes on John Osgood in the “Battle of Signs” and then Joseph Brooks in the “Face Melter” match vs. Challenger TBA. Winner of each match will be determined by who generated the most for their piece in the live auction which happens after each match. All proceeds go directly to the artist. Be sure to come out to root for and to bid on your favorite artist and your favorite pieces. (Bidders should bring cash, no credit card machine available for this event).

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Two artists battle in last year’s first Face Off event.

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Naked City Brewery’s Christmas tree now lit

December 5th, 2013 by Doree

Lee sent us this photo of tonight’s tree lighting at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

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“Brew Santa” is also there for this family-friendly event.

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Next Think & Drink topic is ‘Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture’

December 4th, 2013 by Doree

Humanities Washington’s next “Think & Drink” at Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery is on Wednesday, Dec. 11, with a timely topic: “Tis the Season: Holiday Shopping and the American Consumer Culture.”

This free event will put our holiday shopping season into perspective, asking: How did America become a consumer culture? Does our race, class or gender influence how we shop and what we buy? And how does our consumption affect the economy – and our community?

This Think & Drink discussion will be led by Linda Nash and Meenakshi Rishi and moderated by Steve Scher. Nash is a professor of U.S. cultural history at the University of Washington. Rishi is professor of economics at Seattle University. Scher is host of KUOW radio’s The Record.

This free event starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.

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Tree lighting and ‘Brew Santa’ at Naked City Brewery on Thursday

December 2nd, 2013 by Doree

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a special family-friendly tree lighting, visit with Brew Santa, and release of its holiday Bing Spiced Cherry Ale from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.

Aged on a blend of Washington Bing and Montmorency Tart cherries, cinnamon, and cloves, Naked City Bing is Christmas in a glass. The holiday hit’s base beer is the Knowledge, an English-style strong old ale brewed with dark malts and balanced with hops. The Knowledge is its own reward, but Bing sweetens the deal.

Get your picture taken with Brew Santa in front of the majestic fourteen-foot Christmas tree glittering in the Walrus Beer Garden or on the Naked City brew deck. Bing Spiced Cherry Ale will be tapped at 5pm when Brew Santa arrives from the North Pole Brewery. The tree lighting takes place soon after dusk. All ages are welcome.

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Tuesday ‘Think & Drink’ to explore American attitudes toward food

October 14th, 2013 by Doree

This month’s installment of Humanities Washington’s “Think & Drink” series is “Food for Thought: GMOs, Home-Cooked Meals, and the American Relationship to Food.” It starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N.

The free event will examine the way Americans relate to food – from home-cooked meals to grab-and-go snacks, the obesity epidemic to diet trends, and more. We will also talk about the upcoming Initiative 522, which would require labeling for genetically modified food in our state, and ask how this initiative relates to cultural trends and attitudes.

This Think & Drink discussion will be led by food experts Julia Harrison and Derek Wood and moderated by Ross Reynolds. Harrison is an anthropologist focusing on desserts and sweets and a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Wood is the chair of the biology department at Seattle Pacific University and a professor of microbiology at the University of Washington. Reynolds is host of KUOW’s The Record.

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5th Greenwood Lit Crawl this Saturday

July 9th, 2013 by Doree

The Greenwood Lit Crawl is back for the fifth time, featuring 15 writers at five Phinney-Greenwood locations starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Here’s the lineup:

  • 6:30 p.m.: Furnishments, 7218 Greenwood Ave. N. — Arlo Smith, Michael Overa, Chelsea Kurnick
  • 7:30 p.m.: Makeda Coffee, 153 N. 78th St. — Matthew Pritchard, Benjamin Schmitt, Myrmidon
  • 8:30 p.m.: Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. (outside in the front) — Christine Deavel, Charles Mudede
  • 9:15 p.m.: Chocolati, 8319 Greenwood Ave. N. — Luke Johnson, Aimee Suzara, Anna Wolff
  • 10:15 p.m.: Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. — Imani Sims, Summer Robinson, Interrupture, and Maged Zaher

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Greenwood Car Show drives into Phinney-Greenwood on Saturday

June 26th, 2013 by Doree

Thousands of car lovers will pack Greenwood Avenue on Saturday for the 21st annual Greenwood Car Show. Classic, antique and modern cars from every decade will be parked along a 1-1/2-mile long stretch from North 67th to North 90th streets. (That also means the road will be closed to other cars from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., but east-west traffic can still use North 80th and 85th streets. Also, Metro Route 5 will be rerouted. Click here for alternate route information.)

Cars will start rumbling into place at 6 a.m., and the show opens to the public at 8 a.m. Live music starts at 10 a.m. Awards in various categories will be presented at 3 p.m.; the show officially ends at 4 p.m. But it will take a few more hours for all the cars to drive away.
Sponsored by the Greenwood Knights car club, the Car Show is free to attend. Car registration fees will benefit local charities.

The Greenwood Senior Center will host a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at 525 N. 85th St. Cost is $5 per person or $15 for the whole family.

Naked City Brewery & Taphouse hosts its 4th Annual Beer Can Derby in the street. The entry fee is five non-perishable food items for the Greenwood Food Bank. Naked City will give brewery prizes to the contestant or spectator who donates the most food.

The stylists from Frederick’s Beauty Salon will once again glam up in retro style to go out and collect donations and sell calendars with photos of cars from last year’s Car Show to raise money for the National MS Society.

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Photo courtesy of Frederick’s Beauty Salon.

Calendars are sold year-round at Frederick’s Salon, 8524 Greenwood Ave. N.

And Volunteers of America will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the Greenwood Food Bank. Donation barrels will be in the following locations:

  • Car Show check-in area — 71st & Greenwood Avenue North
  • Ken’s Market — 7231 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Prost — 7311 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Greenwood Knights Car Show booth — 77th & Greenwood Avenue North
  • Car Show Main Stage — 79th & Greenwood Avenue North
  • Bleacher’s Pub — 8818 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Chocolati — 8319 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Green Bean — 8533 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Walgreens — 8701 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Safeway — 8704 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Greenwood Fred Meyer
  • Fist Full of Metal Tattoo — 125 NW 85th St. (85th & Palatine)

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