June 2017

Found 12 blog entries for June 2017.

Cooking classes are a great way to start improving your culinary skills.  Let's say you are wanting to work on your knife techniques, learn preserving and canning or desserts and pastries, or perhaps opening your world to geographic focused meals. There is a perfect place for you north of the Ravenna neighborhood, Kitchen Coach Cooking School.  This cullinary school offers classes for youth and adults along with private classes and group team-building classes.  

Their kitchen is a large licenced space designed as a teaching kitchen with an area dedicated for dining.  Their motto is, "You come, you cook and you eat!"  All the classes are hands-on and perfect for all levels of cooks.  They offer three different kids of classes:


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Ravenna Brewing Co opened its doors in April 2016 and owner Tommy Ortega promised "Experimental beers, boutique beers, and sours."  His line-up runs the gamut from various IPA's to creative pours like the Jalapeño Kolsch and Bourbon Vanilla Porter (yum). Its homey space feels like your homebrewing buddy's garage so the atmosphere is fun and relaxed.  Food is available via Food Trucks that rotate on a regular basis - serving a variety of culinary treats from dumplings, hot dogs and brats to Filipino food.

And there you have it... "So we started a brewery" pretty much sums it up!   

SOURCE:  Ravenna Brewing Co

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Attention all hikers, runners, walkers, pets and bicyclists!  There is a place smack-dab in the middle of Seattle for you to check out, Cowen and Ravenna Parks.

These two parks form a contiguous urban nature area and green space, containing Ravenna Ravine and Ravenna Creek. The parks are connected and, together, the green space encompasses about 58 acres.  There are 4.5 miles of sturdy asphalt and gravel trails winding through the park along with a babbling creek flowing through the middle. There are two bridges that cross the ravine both of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.  

Escape from the city for a moment and take in the beautiful landscape of trees, foliage, and wildlife.  It may be just what you need.  


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  If you happen to fall within the age catagory from 3 yrs to 99+ and you want to get in touch with your artistic side by learning to draw, then there's a place in Ravenna you need to check out. Thrive Art School was established in 1999. Thrive offers fine arts classes for children, teens and adults. Their supportive, non-competetive enrironment allow students to explore their creativity, while providing enough structure to ensure skill developoment.  
Thrive Art School welcomes you to become an artist with confidence and skill at their year-round studio. Check them out!   SOURCE: THRIVE ART SCHOOL
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If you are wanting something fun, challenging and exciting to do in the Ravenna/U-District, you must check out FLEE the Ultimate Escape Game!  Proud to be known as the most advanced escape rooms the Seattle area, they bring fantasies and movie scenarios into real life. All of the themed game rooms are specially designed and crafted by skilled interior and industrial designers. Beyond finding clues and opening locks, FLEE has led the Room Escape Game into a whole new level by providing the most immersive room escape experience with tons of mechanical, electrical and automatic devices and puzzles that are intriguing and coherent with the story-lines, no two puzzles are the same!

Gather a group of friends (4-8 players) and book your Ultimate Escape!

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It could be a hot one out there so here are some ways to protect your pets when the summer heat is a blazing!  
  1. Never, ever leave your pet in the car.
  2. Make sure your pet has unlimited access to fresh drinking water.
  3. Make sure your pet has access to shade when outside.
  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day.
  5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces such as asphalt because it can burn their paws.
  6. If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet so make sure your pet has a means of cooling off.
  7. Keep your pets free of external parasites such as fleas, ticks, and heartworms. Consult your veterinarian about the best possible product for your pet.
  8. Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats. Talk to
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The Neptune Theatre, located in Seattle's U-District, originally opened in 1921 and has since come back to life. Back in 2011 it was transformed from a single screen movie house into a performing arts destinaiton supporting musical and comedy performances, lectures, cinema, and community based programming.  

You can experience a tour of the Neptune Theatre, getting a closer look at the beautifully rennovation that exposed the original stage along with the restoration of the the eyes of Neptune whose face is nestled in the theater ceiling. The free tours are on the third Saturday of the month. Meet in the front of the main entrance of the Theatre by 10 am.  The tours will last about 90 minutes and will be led by members of their well-versed

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Since the late 1950's, University Village has been a fixture in the surrounding neighborhoods of Laurelhurst, Ravenna, and Bryant.  As Seattle's only outdoor lifestyle shopping center, it is home to more than 120 stores and restaurants, offering a unique mix of locally-owned shops, signature national retailers and a varied collection of restaurants.  

Beyond the shopping and eating experience, you can enjoy FREE concerts with the U Village Sounds of Summer Concert Series presented by UW Medicine.  Concerts feature live music from local favorite bands and are held in the parking area in front of Veggie Grill and Aritzia below Room & Board.  Shows are on Wednesdays from 7 pm - 8:30 pm.  

The 2017 line-up features:

  • July 12         Eldridge
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Chef Edouardo Jordan's JuneBaby has arrived in Ravenna.  Jordan says, "JuneBaby will be a singular restaurant focusing essentially on ingredients that are indigenous to southern parts of America and the techniques that they are rooted from. It's like grandmother went to cullinary school. The food will tell a story of my family and ancestors."

Diners can anticipate a menu of smoked meats, long braises, and classic Southern dishes which incorporate local heirloom ingredients.  Menu items include cast iron cornbread, charred okra, farro salad, Momma Jordan's Oxtails, gumbo, fried chicken (Sundays only) and a variety of Southern style desserts.  Apparently the coconut cream pie is to die for.

JuneBaby is getting rave reviews - not only about the

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Jet City Improv was founded in1992 by Andrew McMasters and Mike Christensen as Seattle's own improvised comedy show: more games, more comedy, no points or rules.  As the show gained in popularity, so too did their desire to spread the power of improv to the community in new ways.  So they bacame a non-profit orginazation with a mission statement they stick by: "To educate, enlighten, and entertain audiences through the art of improvisation."

Jet City Improv has been offering hilarious improv shows, improv classes, original shows, corporate improv classes and outreach work based out of a bright yellow theater in Seattle's University District.  

And is it family friendly?  Yes, bring your kids!  The theater is an all-ages venue.  


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