A French Affair…and More! Seattle Weekend Round Up July 11th- 13th

So much going on for some real fun in the sun this weekend!….

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  • Saturday, July 12
  • The Royal Tenenbaums (PG13)
  • Gates open at 7pm, screening to start at approximately 9.30. Buy tickets in advance, and more information here.
  • Why you should make it?  Cool off and wind down tonight with a Wes Anderson, a good laugh and  – BONUS! – a free gelato pop.

Seafood Fest, Ballard

  • Saturday & Sunday . July 12 & 13
  • Join the crowds in Seattle’s most Nordic neighborhood for a nod to it’s fisherman of past with live music, a salmon BBQ, Beerfest, family activities, skateboard event and craft booths.
  • Why you should make it?  Summer salmon BBQ…need we say more?Bennion & Deville

Queen Anne Days

  • Saturday & Sunday . July 12 & 13
  • Queen Anne’s hilltop community will be celebrating their own hood this weekend with a fun run, kiddie parade, community festival, food trucks, sidewalk sale, live music, craft booths and bouncy houses.
  • Why  you should make it?  The Crown of Queen Ann Fun Run benefits the Queen Anne Helpline, and you might just catch a glimpse of Seattle’s most iconic skyline view at Kerry Park on the way.

Bastille Day

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes IncSomething about summer just makes us want to sit at quaint sidewalk cafes and people watch while we sip rose.  Don your stripes and grab your bikes to be a real Francophile for this year’s Bastille Day festivities where Frenchies throughout Seattle will be celebrating the commemorating of the French Revolution with plenty of wine, cheese, music and burlesque.

  • Post Alley’s Café Campagne: Hit the cobblestone streets of Post Alley this weekend for a true Parisian-feeling fête and street party.  For the 20th year, from 4pm till late live music, burlesque dancers, cheap eats and wine stands will line the alley in celebration.
  • Bastille Café in Ballard: On Saturday, July 12th French ballard eatery, Bastille will be hosting a first-come-first-serve pentanque-a-thon (think bocce ball).  Monday they will be featuring a live jazz band and burlesque show.
  • Madison Valley: This family friendly street fair draws the crowds into boutiques and restaurants all the way down Madison for wine tastings, nibbles, and even the occasional Marie Antoinette impersonator. Event is free, food and drink tickets can be purchased here.

Why you should make it? What better excuse in the summer than baguettes and macarons to not count your carbs.

Polish Festival, Seattle Center

  • Saturday & Sunday . July 12 & 13
  • Looking to stay out of this heat?  Join the folks in folk-costumes at Seattle Center for music, dancing, a beer garden, sausages galore and a pierogi eating contest for the brave.
  • Why you should make it?  The pierogi eating contest, of course.

 

Happy Weekending!

-The Bennion & Deville Team

 

Hopping on the World Cup Band Wagon

World Cup USA Bennion & DevilleIn a fantastically exciting, and unexpected World Cup to date, the United States 2014 team have stood “toe-to-toe with some big teams” as U.S. goalie Tim Howard put it, to advance to the knockout round of the World Cup to play Belgium today, July 1st at 1PM PST.  For the rapidly growing U.S. fan club (19 million viewers tuned in last week to watch U.S. vs. Germany) in Seattle, we’re throwing out a handful of suggestions on where to catch the game as office work grinds to a screeching halt for the next two nail-biting hours.

  • Kells Irish Pub in Post Alley.

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    Kells Irish Pub, Seattle
  • Fado Irish Pub at 801 1st Ave S (That is, if you can elbow your way through the crowds in either of these two tried and tested stomping grounds for the sports-crazed that have likely been posted up for hours at this point.)
  • Madison Park’s Attic Alehouse – Post-match victory swim in the lake at Madison Park beach, anyone? They have also rigged a TV on their patio so you can catch some of these mid-summer rays while you cheer on our boys.
  • Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Phinney Center has rigged a 14-by-8 movie screen for this momentous occasion.  Rumor has it there will be food trucks.
  • Cafe Presse – Not feeling like pub grub?  Venture to Captiol Hill’s French bar and café, Café Presse that was included in the Flipkey.com / Trip Advisor list or “10 Best Sports Bars in the U.S. to watch the World Cup” for your fix of FIFA and steak-frites.
Stuck at your desk?  Watch the game on the ESPN website or download the “Watch ESPN” app.

GO USA!

#Throwbackthursday – Then & Now

In keeping with #TBT (throw back thursday) hashtag fad, we found this little throw back photo of one of our Bennion & Deville current listings in an architectural books titled Homes and Gardens of the Pacific Coast Seattle 1913 …

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Book caption reads: “detail of central section, which is flanked by symmetrical wings. Architect was Carl F. Gould, who designed not only many beautiful homes but also most of the Gothic Revival-style buildings of the University of Washington. This house was built in 1910 for the Francis Brownell family.”

This architectural book was published in 1974 so our assumption is that this photo must be at least 40 years old.  It’s clear that this residence looks much the same as it did all those years ago, improved only by the addition of a spa with a mosaic glass wall tucked just under the round arch beneath the expanded stone terrace.  It’s always wonderful to see an architecturally significant and historic home like this so beautifully preserved with updates that show ingenuity and thought.

For more details on this stunning Harvard Belmont home, please visit this listing on our website.

Happy almost Friday!

 

Beyond the Green- A Nod To Irish Culture on St. Patrick’s Day In Seattle

Guinness PintTop of the morning to you, Seattle.  Today, March 17th is the designated feast day of St. Patrick, the man credited with taking Christianity to Ireland through the symbol of the shamrock and leaving us all with St. Patrick’s Day.  With roughly 34 million Americans laying claim to Irish ancestry, today is also a day where people gather in crowds to celebrate the Irish culture in pubs, parties and parades.

This past weekend, Seattleites marched in the parade and dashed in costumes in the annual F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash, 50,000 people gathered to watch the Chicago river glow a bright emerald green, and today millions have lined the streets in New York, to cheer on the 250,000 people marching up 5th Avenue in the annual St Patrick’s day parade that kicked off in 1762.

This year, however, we wanted to look beyond the leprechauns, the Guinness gulping, the shamrocks and the “Kiss Me I’m Irish” tees of standard St. Paddy’s Day partying to give a nod to the richness of Irish culture that is sometimes overlooked in the sea of green that tends to dominate these celebrations and offer you a different kind of celebratory To Do:

Read anything from this list of great Irish literature:
Bennion & Deville Seattle Ireland is a country that has suffered through decades of poverty, famine, and degradation its literary history is rich with novels that tell of these woes.  Tonight enjoy a pint of Guinness or an Irish coffee while kicking back to devour one of these fine works from some of Ireland’s finest literary masters:

Anything by Oscar Wilde
Ulysses by James Joyce
Walter Macken’s The Silent People
John McGahern’s Amongst Women
Molly Keane’s Good Behaviour
Colm Toibin’s  The Blackwater Lightship
Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls
Beckett’s Waiting For Godot

Toast to Influential Politicians of Irish Decent:
Don’t forget the Kennedy’s & Ronald Reagan,

Watch a film featuring a great Irish actor:

Great Irish Actor Peter O'Toole. Image source IMDB
Great Irish Actor Peter O’Toole. Image source IMDB

Don your green sweats and scour your Netflix for anything starring:

Peter O’TooleLawrence of Arabia, Ratatouille, The Last Emporer
Daniel Day LewisLincoln, There Will Be Blood, Gangs of New York, The Boxer
Colin FarrellSaving Mr. Banks, The Recruit, Miami Vice, Winter’s Tale
Pierce BrosnanGolden Eye, Die Another Day, Tomorrow Never Dies, Mrs. Doubtfire
Gabriel ByrneThe Usual Suspects, Miller’s Crossing, Enemy of the State
Liam Neeson (who, in the true spirit of the day, even once worked as a forklift operator for Guinness) – Taken, Schindler’s List, Star Wars, Batman Begins

Unwind listening to one of these great Irish musicians:
U2, Van Morrison, The Cranberries, Sinead O’Connor, Snow Patrol, The Dubliners, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Johnny McEvoy, The Script
And how could we forget the soothing ballads and orchestral works of Enya.

Pick up a loaf of soda bread from one of these fine Seattle bakeries:
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Wallingford – 1604 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Madison Valley – 2719 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122
Georgetown – 5601 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
Macrina Bakery & Cafe
Belltown – 2408 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Industrial District – 1943 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98127

And last, but certainly not least, be sure to drop by one of Seattle’s best Irish pubs for a cold pint and a bit of a jig!

Bennion & DevilleFado Irish Pub & Restaurant
Friendly atmosphere, popular with the after work crowd
801 First Ave, Downtown

Owl N’ Thistle Irish Pub & Restaurant
Opened in 1930, this Seattle landmark is an inviting and lively St. Patrick’s Day destination that is definitely going to be sporting some green on the dance floor tonight.
808 Post Ave., Downtown

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub
Bennion & Deville If this sunny-ish weather holds up, dine on the view-boasting patio of the Pink Door and squeeze your way through Post Alley’s tourists for a cold beer and whirl around the crowded dance floor of this pub.  Kells’ Irish owners have a long-standing tradition of drawing the crowds to seriously celebrate St. Paddy and we’re sure tonight will be no different.
1916 Post Alley., Downtown/Belltown

Seattle local Peter Johnson is owner to several of Seattle’s favorite Irish stomping grounds including:
The Chieftain, 12th ave right across the street from Seattle University as well as Madison Park’s family friendly McGilvra’s; both of which draw friendly locals and regulars, serve up cold beers on tap and offer a menu that is a mix of traditional Irish grub (think  corned beef & cabbage, shepherd’s pie) and American bar staples.
The Chieftain – 908 12th Ave, Capitol Hill
McGilvra’s – 4243 E. Madison, Madison Park

Wild Rover Irish Pub & Restaurant
An eastside favorite, this Irish pub in Kirkland features several themed rooms including a billiards room, a fireplace to cozy up to and a library.
111 Central Way, Kirkland.

 

 

Happy Pi Day – Seattle’s Best Pie Spots

Pi DayToday is March 14th, or 3.14 or π, and thus a good excuse for Pie.  Pi is defined as the distance around a perfect circle divided by the distance across it.  It is also a number that has captivated math classes throughout history due to the fact that there is no way to calculate it exactly with simple division on your handy dandy calculator, and because it’s digits go on infinitely and without pattern.

In order to celebrate this nerdy fascination we all have with the symbol/number we substitute pi for pie, the next best kind of perfect circle that we know… and eat lots of it.

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In keeping with this kooky cause for celebration, here are a few the Bennion & Deville team’s favorite places to put a pie to your face in Seattle:

High 5 Pie
This Capitol Hill favorite smack in the middle of the bustling Pike Pine Corridor will certainly be rolling out the red carpet for mathletes today!  Offering everything from sweet to savory, handheld to jar filled, cutie pies to take-n-bakes, this Pie shop even has vegan options too!

Website: http://www.high5pie.com/Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc

A la Mode
Pie on a stick (lollipies), pie by the slice, whole pies, pie with bluebird ice cream, this Phinney Ridge neighbor to the Woodland Park Zoo really has something for everyone!

Their menu of too-good-to-be-true flavors include: mexican chocolate mousse, white chocolate banana cream, strawberry rhubarb, blue Hawaiian, and bourbon butterscotch, to name a few.

Website:  http://alamodeseattle.com/site/

Serious Pie
For those of you that prefer a savory treat, Westlake/South Lake Union’s Serious Pie is the place for you.  With a menu boasts some seriously good woodfired pizzas that even a Chicago native would appreciate; thin crust, locally sourced toppings, as well as a friendly staff and cozy space, this is the perfect place to have a slice and a glass of wine as you wind down from the week.   We suggest trying anything with truffle cheese or buffalo mozzarella smothered on the top and grabbing a few biscuits for a lazy Saturday morning on your way out!

Website: http://seriouspiewestlake.com/Bennion & Deville Fine Homes

Last but certainly not least, no Pi day would be complete without devouring what we’ve decided is maybe the pie of all pies: clouds of thick custard and homemade whipped cream laced with vanilla and coconut, piled high with white chocolate and toasted coconut flakes, all in a flaky pastry crust: the ever so decadent, legendary Triple Coconut Cream Pie (featured last year in our Valentines Love Locally guide) from fellow Seattleite and food God, Tom Douglas.  Swing through the Dahlia Bakery or Lounge for a slice, a pie or a tartlet to kick off this weekend!

Website: http://tomdouglas.com/index.php?page=dahlia-bakery

#HAWKPOCALYPSE: Seahawks Fans Take Seattle & Social Media by Storm & Skittles

Bennion & Deville Fine HomesAs locals know, Seattle often works in mysterious ways.  Yesterday our great city granted us glorious weather and one heck of a good time as the Seahawks legendary 12th man – a blue and green mass of hometown folks and hawks fans – took to the streets in numbers in excess of 700,000 to give our Super Bowl XLVIII champs and this city’s first Lombardi trophy the welcome home they so deserved.

Seahawks fans Howard & Joshua Zorzi
Seahawks fans Howard & Joshua Zorzi

We kicked off this NFL season well aware of the fact that we had a team of unique talent that was both positioned and expected to do great things.  Throughout fall, Seattleites watched as the Seahawks tromped through the league, soaring their way to the top the NFL and quickly becoming one of the best teams the sport had seen in quite some time.  It didn’t take long before the team’s cohesiveness and camaraderie on the field started to rub off at home.  For the first time in a long time, Seattle started to feel the power of being connected through a shared goal: bringing home this city’s first championship since 1979.  Stirred by the unifying outlet of a winning sports team and in this case, the 12th man, our weathered sports fans were strengthened by this shared hope and the legion of jersey-wearing, beastquake-producing fans grew strong…and loud.  Last Sunday, as the team took to the field in the meadowlands and proved that they could win it all, the Seahawks organization, it’s fans and this wonderful city practically oozed cohesion.

Bob Bennion & Bob DevilleThen yesterday, as the sun shone brightly and the snow-covered cascade mountains peeked at us through the early morning haze, our usual February rainfall yielded to frozen hands full of Skittles and confetti and bright blue skies.  Seattleites flooded onto public transportation and fans aligned along Fourth Avenue to make sure the world knew that we were “in,” and not simply a rapidly multiplying band wagon of “fair weather fans”-  a term we couldn’t possibly claim anyway due to our long-held reputation for gray skies and rainy days.  Mid-morning drew near and businesses, schools and other city happenings took pause for a moment that will most certainly go down in Seattle history as the Celebrate 48 Victory Parade kicked off.

Bennion and Deville Seattle Real Estate AgentsTo wrap up several weeks of Seahawks bragging via the blogosphere here are a few snapshots of a long-overdue win and celebration as well as a look back on the day’s events through some of our favorite tweets and twitter mentions of the day as the internet became a flurry with Hawk Pride.  The parade might now be over but #Celebrate48 continues through the endless memories and images that will stay with Seattle sports fans for years to come.  Cheers to an exciting season that carried Seattle to the top and here’s to making a run for the repeat next season! …

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Week of February 3rd-7th at Bennion & Deville

Bennion & Deville Seattle Real Estate AgentsThe Bennion & Deville team rounded out last week celebrating another Capitol Hill home SOLD, and congratulating a family on their beautiful new home.  Ending on such a good note, we were excited for the eminent drama of Super Bowl weekend and we are even more thrilled to be kicking off this week celebrating the Seahawk’s win, the first NFL Championship for the team, and a long overdue payback for the loyalty of Seattle fans to their teams post this city’s loss of the Super Sonics. This week, that momentum continues as we have much to be excited about and a whole lot going on!  Check back on the blog for more details on all this weeks happenings as the week progresses.

Monday:

BRAND NEW LISTING: Exceptional Madison Park Custom Home

Bob Bennion & Bob DevilleStunning 5-bed, 4-bath home filled with custom finishes and intricate details that provide the warmth and character of an earlier era with all the comfort, convenience and style expected in a modern home.  Located on a wonderfully quiet street that overlooks Broadmoor‘s golf course, this beautiful home offers peaceful privacy while still enjoying easy access to the beach as well as the many boutiques, services, and restaurants in the heart of Madison Park.  Complete with lush custom landscaping, Brazilian cherry hardwoods, west-facing family room, elegant formals, and a two-car garage, this 5 bed, 4 bath home is a fantastic home in a beautiful location.

Wednesday:

OPEN HOUSE – Check back tomorrow for details on our new listing that we will be holding open from 11:00am – 1:00pm on Wednesday, february 5th.

Bennion and DevilleFor those of you not on the open house circuit on Wednesday, be sure to swing through downtown Seattle to help welcome the Seahawks post their throttling of the Denver Broncos as the 12th man takes to the streets to cheer our boys home.  Wear your blue and green to join in celebrating our first championship win and a great achievement for the franchise.  The plan for the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl celebration has the parade kicking off at 11am on Fourth Ave, just south of Denny, and heading South towards CenturyLink Field where the  party will end at around 1:30pm.  We hear rumors of team appearances, parade floats, and even Seattle’s other beloved local, Macklemore so the entertainment value should be huge!! More parade details here.

Thursday:

OPEN HOUSE – Drop by our new Madison Park listing (above) at 1510 37th Avenue East between 11:00 am – 1 pm on Thursday, February 6th.

Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Seattle Real EstateHome details: Meticulous 2008 custom home on peaceful street overlooking golf course. Light-filled interiors w/crisp white moulding, Brazilian cherry floors & custom window treatments throughout. West-facing living rm w/fireplace & built-ins. Elegant dining room & spacious butler’s pantry. Gourmet kitchen w/cherry butcher block counters & island opens to family rm. Spa-like master plus 3 beds up. 5 bedrooms/4 baths. Media room, play room, wine storage, home audio system. Fully fenced yard; 2 car garage.

Seattle Weekend Roundup – Super Bowl Weekend

After an exciting and triumphant season, the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Denver Broncos for their first title at Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey this Sunday. Of course, we are all itching with anticipation to cheer on our team, but until then there are plenty of goings-on to help keep you occupied until kickoff this weekend.

Children’s Film Festival
Bennion & Deville Fine Homes INc, Seattle Children's Film FestivalGrab the kids and bring them out to the Northwest Film Forum for the second weekend of the largest children’s film festival on the West Coast. The Children’s Film Festival Seattle begins Friday, January 31 at 11 a.m. with a screening of Talk to the Animals. Screenings will be shown throughout the weekend until Sunday afternoon. Worried you’ll have to pick between the Super Bowl and the Sunday afternoon feature? Not to worry! All Sunday afternoon films will be “intercepted” to Saturday, February 8 so you and your family can watch the Seahawks defeat the Broncos. Individual tickets begin at $11 for general admission and weekend passes begin at $180. The Forum is located at 1515 12th Ave. Click here for more details on the schedule and ticket prices.

Mr. Pim Passes By
It’s show time! Taproot Theatre’s 2014 season begins 8 p.m. Friday, January 31 with the opening of Mr. Pim Passes By. Directed by Karen Lund, the 1919 comedy by A.A. Milne is a light-hearted drama that will keep you laughing until the curtains close. The show will run through March with weekly performances taking place Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets range from $20 to $40, depending on the performance. The Taproot Theatre is located at 204 North 85th Street. Fine more information about tickets and show dates here.Bob Bennion Bob Deville Fine Homes Inc

Polar Plunge Seattle 2014
Brave the icy waters of Washington State this Saturday by taking part in the Seattle Polar Bear Plunge at Golden Garden Park. You will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” because all proceeds collected by participants benefit Special Olympics Washington and the 10,000 athletes living in the state of Washington. To take the plunge, earn a t-shirt and win prizes all participants must raise at least $75. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the Polar Plunge takes place at noon. To register, click here.

Spark Weekend
Need some inspiration? Starting Saturday, February 1 from 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., attend Spark Weekend 2014 at Impact HUB Seattle. Organized by Self Spark, the program will bring together more than 20 lifestyle change experts to provide short, TED-style sessions that teach you the techniques needed to improve your personal and professional life. The second day of the program will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, February 8. All participants are encouraged to take a $30 pledge at the end of the program as motivation to achieve goals set during the program. If goals are reached within 30 days, you get your pledge money back! Individual weekend passes begin at $195. You can register online here.

5th Annual Belgian Fest
Bennion and DevilleThe Washington Beer Commission is proud to present the 5th Annual Belgian Fest at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Saturday, February 1. Featuring a selection of more than 80 Belgian-style beers from 40 different Washington breweries, the festival gives visitors the chance to sample beer varieties including Tripels, Dubbles, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. Tickets are available for either Session 1 from12 p.m. to 4 p.m. or Session 2 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $35 in advance or $40 at the door and includes a tasting glass and ten 4 oz samples. The Bell Harbor International Conference Center is located at 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66. Buy your tickets online now to avoid the rush!

Pre-Bowl Brunch
Come enjoy a hearty brunch, listen to great local music and be home in time for kickoff this Sunday! Join ROCKiT at the Garden House 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, February 2 for an all-you-can-eat brunch followed by special performances from the Na Hila Hila Boys, the Honeyville Rascals and Miss Sunga Rose. All proceeds from the event will benefit local artists and audiences in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. The $12 brunch begins at noon and performers will begin playing at 1 p.m. The event is located at 2336 15th Ave. and entry is $8. Make sure to pay in advance, as advance tickets are only $6. More information here.

For other Seattle Super Bowl action, check out Thrillest, or  read back to our picks of Seattle’s Super Bowl Sunday Hangouts.

Seattle’s Super Bowl Sunday Hangouts

Bennion & Deville Seattle Superbowl Seahawks It’s no secret that our city’s football team is going to Super Bowl XLVIII (go Seahawks!). But where you watch the game is almost as important as who is playing. Here we’ve outlined a few choice spots to kick back and enjoy what’s sure to be the game of the century when the Seattle Seahawks take down the Denver Broncos!

Sunday, February 2, the entire city of Seattle will be celebrating for the big game when the Seattle Seahawks play the Denver Broncos at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. As the hometown of the Seahawks, Seattle offers a wide-range of bars that cater to every football fanatic’s needs. Forget the hassle of preparing food and making beer runs; instead wear your blue, green, and silver painted faces at a local sports bar to watch the big game, and let’s cheer our beloved Seahawks to victory!

Bennion and Deville Fine Homes Inc.Hawks Nest Bar & Grill

Seattle Seahawk fans have a favorite sports bar here in Seattle called the Hawks Nest Bar & Grill. Located between Safers Field and Quest Field in SoDo, the Hawks Nest Bar & Grill provides the ultimate 12th man experience with an all-day celebration. Opening at 11 a.m. with door prizes and a charity raffle, the Hawks Nest Bar & Grill supplies pub-grub and drink specials for the big game. Later in the evening, local hip-hop artist K. Cartier will perform live. Located at 1028 1st Ave. S. Fore more information, click here.

Auto Battery Bar
Known for their gourmet Po-Dog hot dogs in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, this auto shop turned sports bar has big-screen TVs perfect for Sunday’s game. Order one of their signature drinks such as the Spark Plug or the 18-Wheeler as you cheer on the Seahawks in their laid back atmosphere. Located at 1009 E. Union St. For more information, click here.

Cinebarre
Want to watch Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning duke it out on the big screen? Cinebarre is screening the Super Bowl for free on the big day for the 21+ crowd. With a full bar featuring craft beers and specialty cocktails, Cinebarre will keep you hydrated for the full four quarters. But don’t miss out on their pizzas and subs appropriately named for cinematic stars and movies. Located at 6009 244th St. SW

Spitfire
Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.Rated the best sports bar to watch the Super Bowl in the nation, Spitfire will be opening its doors early at 9 p.m. so fans can beat the rush. Located in Belltown by the waterfront, Spitfire’s viewing room filled with leather couches is just like watching the game in the comfort of your own home, but without the post-game cleanup. Watch the Seahawks’ No. 1 rated defense in the league hold back the Broncos over a plate of chicken wings and nachos. Located at 2219 4th Ave. Click here for more information.

The People’s Pub
More low-key than the rest of our picks, The People’s Pub has been serving up German fare to the locals since 2000.  Locals of Ballard know The People’s Pub for their quick bar service and generous portions of cured meats and tasty cheeses, sounds like the perfect combination for a game-winning Sunday. More information at their website here.

Wear your 12th man jersey proud this Sunday and show up early to one of these hot spots for a prime seat. Drink specials will vary so call ahead for more information.bennion and Deville Fine Homes Inc Real Estate Seattle

Honoring Dr. King

In the spirit of the holiday, today (and everyday) we encourage everyone to honor the great civil rights leader, Dr. King by giving back.  Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to non-violence and his powerful words inspired a whole generation and left us with a rich legacy of peaceful demands for progress.  In 1983 Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a Federal Holiday and was revisited in 1994 to become a day of service in order to encourage citizens to work towards Dr. King’s vision and pay tribute to him by giving back to their communities.

“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” – Martin Luther King Jr. 
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With this in mind we like to think of today as a day on, not simply a day off and having stumbled across this great list by Seven Principles on 52 PLaces to Volunteer in Seattle, we thought it only fitting to share.

Be inspired, choose a cause, enhance your community.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!