Daily Archives: May 31, 2011

Blackboard Bistro and The Swinery to Host a Special Dinner in honor of Joey Brewer

The sad news about the Swinery owner Joey Brewer came a couple months ago. For more about Joey, read this article in Edible Seattle by food writer Chris Nishiwaki.

West Seattle’s Blackboard Bistro and the Swinery host a special dinner in the honor of Joey Brewer.

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Metropolitan Market Turns 40

The big 40? 40 Years is definitely time to celebrate. Metropolitan Market has been making sure we have everything we need and could possibly want in the kitchen for such a long time. We will be celebrating at Foodportunity on June 13. Will you be there? Before that you can celebrate at all the different locations, information is below.

From the press release:

METROPOLITAN MARKET TURNS 40

Celebrating 40 years of freshness and local flavor with a jam-packed June of tastings and events
Since Metropolitan Market launched its first store as Queen Anne Thriftway back in 1971, the independent grocer has sought to serve, educate and celebrate its loyal community. June 2011 marks its 40th birthday, and to commemorate, Metropolitan Market is perpetuating the party all month long with events, giveaways and gourmet tastings for the community!

Visit any of the six Metropolitan Market locations in Puget Sound from June 1 – July 2 to find fun for all ages. Events include wine tasting with food pairings, Cupcake Royale Sprinkle Party for kids (and grown-ups, let’s be honest), cheese classes, cookbook signings and more than 700 tastings, culminating in an Independence Day BBQ at multiple locations on July 2. In addition to dispensing historical trivia and nightly giveaways, the team at Metropolitan Market has some top-secret surprises in store for unsuspecting shoppers and event-attendees.

“Metropolitan Market has always been centered around product leadership, our great customers and team members willing to do whatever it takes,” said Terry Halverson, Metropolitan Market chief executive officer. “We made it to 40 years by being relentless on finding the best tasting products, whether from local vendor partners, farms or going wherever – to the ends of the earth.”

The first grocer to introduce Copper River Salmon, locally baked artisan breads and just-picked luscious strawberries from Vashon Island to the region, Metropolitan Market continues to be the first to offer the best. By featuring fresh, local, organic and hard-to-find items, the award-winning market transforms everyday grocery shopping into an invigorating experience.

For locations and complete event information, visit http://www.metropolitan-market.com. For the latest in 40th birthday festivities, follow Metropolitan Market’s Twitter, hashtag #MetMarket40.

Event Schedule:
Uptown
• 6/8 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Iridology with Tierrany
• 6/15 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Fit By Nature Booksigning with John Colver
• 6/29 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Metropolitan Market 40th Birthday Wine Tasting Event
Kirkland
• 6/9 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Metropolitan Market 40th Birthday Wine Tasting Event
• 6/14 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Celebrity Cake Studio featuring Odette, owner
• 6/18 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Becky Selengut Good Fish Book Signing
• 6/23 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dry Soda Taste Tour
• 6/24 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Deli Challenge hosted by Dietz & Watson
• 6/24 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Amy Pennington Urban Pantry Book Signing
• 6/25 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Cupcake Royale Sprinkle Party for Kids
• 6/30 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Metropolitan Market 40th Birthday Wine Tasting Event
• 7/2 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Independence Day BBQ
Proctor
• 6/8 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dry Soda Taste Tour
• 6/10 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. South Sound Magazine Meet the Editors
• 6/14 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cheese Class with Julia – Father’s Day Cheeses
• 6/16 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Becky Selengut Good Fish Book Signing
• 6/16 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Fit By Nature Booksigning with John Colver
• 6/24 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Metropolitan Market 40th Birthday Wine Tasting Event
• 6/25 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kid’s Club – Fishing for Cheese with Tammy
• 6/25 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Amy Pennington Urban Pantry Book Signing
• 6/26 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Deli Challenge hosted by Dietz & Watson
• 6/28 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cheese Class with Michelle – Red, White, & Blue Cheeses
• 7/2 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Cupcake Royale Sprinkle Party for Kids
• 7/2 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Independence Day BBQ
Sandpoint
• 6/9 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dry Soda Taste Tour
• 6/18 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Cupcake Royale Sprinkle Party for Kids
• 6/18 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Becky Selengut Good Fish Book Signing
• 6/24 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Alexandra Hedin Entertaining at Home Book Signing
• 6/25 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Deli Challenge hosted by Dietz & Watson
• 7/2 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Independence Day BBQ
Admiral
• 6/11 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Cupcake Royale Sprinkle Party for Kids
• 6/17 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Becky Selengut Good Fish Book Signing
• 6/22 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Metropolitan Market 40th Birthday Wine Tasting Event
• 6/23 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Fit By Nature Booksigning with John Colver & Seminar
• 6/26 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Amy Pennington Urban Pantry Book Signing
• 6/27 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Deli Challenge hosted by Dietz & Watson
• 7/2 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Independence Day BBQ
Queen Anne
• 6/8 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Fran Bigelow of Fran’s Chocolates Book Signing
• 6/10 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. BBQ with J. Wilbur Foods
• 6/18 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Dry Soda Taste Tour
• 6/24 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tender by Tamara Murphy Book Signing
• 6/25 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Deli Challenge hosted by Dietz & Watson
• 6/26 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ethan Stowell New Italian Kitchen Book Signing
• 7/2 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Independence Day BBQ

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