Topic: Dining

Kitchen Sink Dinners

Written on December 5, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Announcing: Kitchen Sink Dinners – Feed the Island Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this coming Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2  Continue Reading

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on November 2, 2018 at 7:59 am, by

  Community Thanksgiving Dinner Has Something For Everyone Fall is in the air and we’re putting out the call for volunteers for the 20th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We welcome veterans of Thanksgivings past and brand new volunteers. We need lots of volunteer pie bakers this year. You can bring a homemade pie or a  Continue Reading

Eat Island Grown

Written on October 25, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The best tastes of the San Juan Islands showcasing chefs, and the farmers that make that food possible. Using fresh, quality products from San Juan County farms, local chefs will prepare delicious samples for you to enjoy. Come for a bite or make a meal of it. Locally produced soft and alcoholic beverages will make  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Fun Friday Bingo at the Mullis Center

Written on October 16, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… On the second Friday of the month the Mullis Center hosts Fun Friday Bingo. For ten dollars you get a delicious seasonally themed lunch and 15 cards of Bingo. On Friday I enlisted my friend Therese Finn and we joined  Continue Reading

Holiday Desserts, Port & Champagne Tasting

Written on October 13, 2018 at 5:58 am, by

Save the Date! On November 3, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Friday Harbor Chocolates.  The holidays are fast approaching, and you may already be thinking about creating your holiday menus for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.  With that in mind, the renown San Juan Island master baker, Felicity Milne of Cakes by Felicitations will  Continue Reading

Fish for Teeth Fish Taco Fundraiser Friday, October 5

Written on October 3, 2018 at 6:14 am, by

This Friday From 11:00 am to 1:30 pm for a suggested donation of $8 Fish for Teeth will be selling their famous Alaskan Rockfish fish tacos at the San Juan Island Community Theatre… Since 2012, Fish for Teeth has been fixing the teeth of those who cannot otherwise afford dental care. Fish for Teeth is self-funded  Continue Reading

Food For Thought Serves Local Harvest Menu

Written on October 3, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

The First Community Dinner of the 2018-19 School Year will be served up next week. Here is what you have to look forward to… We have a new team of Chef.0 student interns that are excited to help at their first Community Dinner, and a new team of student bakers ready to make a delicious  Continue Reading

Happy Autumn Equinox! Aurora Farms Welcomes Harvest

Written on September 22, 2018 at 6:00 am, by

Happy Autumnal Equinox! It is now officially fall, harvest time, and a time to enjoy the abundance of the harvest. Lori Ann at Aurora Farms tells me that the Aurora Farms, Farm Store is still open daily from 9 am – 6 pm. The store is self-serve with people around if you need them. They sell  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Bike & Brew

Written on September 12, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

It’s this Saturday!  Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew offers a choice of three bike routes exploring the back roads of San Juan Island. We have: The Mount Grant Grinder, for those who like a serious challenge in altitude gain The Metric Century for a roughly 62-mile ride (100 kilometers- yes, 100!) The Scenic Loop for families and  Continue Reading

Eat Local. Again.

Written on August 31, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In case you missed their grand opening at King’s a couple weeks ago, don’t despair, Eat Local will be here again today and tomorrow (Friday Aug. 31 and Saturday Sept. 1) from noon to 3:00. Greg and Matthew will be on hand to answer questions and serve up some free samples of their “remarkable frozen  Continue Reading

Eat Local

Written on August 18, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Some remarkable frozen meals are coming to King’s Market. Eat Local is a 12 year old company out of Seattle that specializes in fine frozen foods. They currently have 3 retail locations, (on Capitol Hill, Queen Anne and Burien), and a few stores that sell some of their products, but King’s Market in Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

SJI Chamber Featured Member of the Month: Mr. Believables

Written on August 9, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Mr. Believables is a community-minded BBQ restaurant serving pulled pork, smoked brisket and fried chicken among other things including vegetarian and vegan foods. There is a focus on local sourcing from the Island’s farms. Every day has a different special – from Ron’s Island Meats sausages, to Matt Marinkovitch’s Salmon, to Aurora Farms pork. Along  Continue Reading

Gold in These Waters

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Brewing Takes Home Top Place for Their ESB at the Washington State Brewers Awards Friday Harbor— July 27, 2018 —San Juan Brewing Company proudly took home a Gold medal in the ESB (Extra Special Bitter) category at the Washington State Brewery association awards.  With over 390 breweries in Washington State taking home any  Continue Reading

Free Teen Karaoke Pizza Party at San Juan Island Library

Written on July 28, 2018 at 9:44 am, by

On Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 PM the San Juan Island Library is hosting a Teen Karaoke Pizza Party. The Party is in celebration of the summer reading program theme, Libraries Rock! Bring your friends and try your hand at Karaoke with a mix of current hits and Broadway show tunes. Sing duets, solos, or  Continue Reading

Fair Food and Fund Raising

Written on July 3, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Fair Food and Fund Raising – by Brad Fincher The 2018 San Juan County Fair is fast approaching! Different people associate different things with the Fair. For some it is the carnival. For others it is 4-H events, and for even more it is seeing your friends who you haven’t seen since last year’s fair.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Bargains Galore in the Mullis Center’s New Coupon Book

Written on July 2, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the San Juan Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Island a’ la Carte, the Mullis Center’s new coupon book just came out. I already used my first coupon at San Juan Bakery this morning. With 20% off of my entire purchase that was a good deal. The coupon  Continue Reading

Vic’s Drive Inn is 60 on Thursday!

Written on June 27, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Brian and Theresa share this invitation with you… Join us June 28, 2018 as we commemorate 60 years of Vic’s with games, door prizes, special pricing, and more. 1958 Pricing on in-house orders between 2-4pm sponsored by Sysco and Walton Beverages. (Order in/Dine in only. Limit two per customer.) Door prizes donated by Walton Beverages  Continue Reading

Jazz at the Labs

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The 18th annual Jazz at the Labs is coming! Friday Harbor Laboratories will again host this popular event, with dinner and amazing music. Date: June 30, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Website: https://bit.ly/2jsSpKx Admission: $40 (dinner & music) This event will include a festive dinner, served from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in FHL’s historic  Continue Reading

Island Icon Celebrates 60th Year

Written on June 6, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The SJI Historical Society checks in with their monthly History Column for June… This month’s column recognizes not an iconic islander but rather an iconic business. A favorite of many during its 60 years, Vic’s Drive-In opened on June 28, 1958. Call it a Drive Inn or Drive-In, it’s always been Vic’s and the hamburgers  Continue Reading

FHH Summer Kickoff Party

Written on May 16, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

You’re invited to Friday Harbor House’s Summer Kickoff Party on Thursday, May 24 from 4pm-7pm. The party will celebrate the completion of Friday Harbor House’s new outdoor space, complete with two expansive decks and five firepits, as well as mark the unofficial start of summer. The inn will be serving up Pacific Northwest island-inspired barbeque,  Continue Reading

Community Dinner Next Wednesday

Written on April 26, 2018 at 9:26 am, by

Liz Varvaro, the Culinary Arts teacher at FHHS shares this announcement with you… Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the FHHS Commons it’s the Cinco de Mayo Celebration (on May 2nd) Dancing Performance AGAIN by the talented Ballet Folkloriko Monarca! (we are so lucky!) MENU: Pork Carnitas – braised until tender  Continue Reading

Green Drinks Celebrates San Juan’s Environmental and Agricultural Communities

Written on April 11, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The fields and seas are coming back to life after a long winter – it’s the perfect time to refresh your community connections at the Green Drinks Spring Party. All are welcome to join us at Brickworks (150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor) on Thursday April 19th from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. This is an upbeat,  Continue Reading