Topic: Dining

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

Farmers Market

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Farmers Market is every Saturday, April through October, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Brickworks, on 150 Nichols Street. The Farmers Market is a community market that provides access to local & fresh food and strives to support small-scale agriculture and local businesses in San Juan County. Each week the  Continue Reading

Best B&B Breakfast Tournament

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Hi San Juan Update!  We need your help! We’re excited to announce that both of our lodging properties, Tuckerhouse Inn B&B and Harrison House Suites, have made it to the Sweet 16 for the annual Best B&B Breakfast Tournament, a nationwide contest. Both will be competing to advance to the Top 8 by receiving the most  Continue Reading


Written on March 16, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

There’s a new Mexican restaurant in town. It’s called Hermosa and it’s down there where Pablito’s used to be, behind the Golden Triangle. It’s owned by Ernest and Karyn Moreno and they’re having their soft opening this weekend. Today through Sunday they will be open 11am – 5pm. On Monday they will be closed to  Continue Reading

Mr. Beliveable’s

Written on March 11, 2018 at 5:57 am, by

What’s happening at the Rumor Mill? A new restaurant is coming soon, called Mr. Believable’s. New restaurateurs Jake Beliveau and Molly Prima hope to have a soft opening before the end of April and an official Grand Opening on Memorial Day Weekend. Mr. Beliveable’s* will be a community minded BBQ restaurant serving pulled pork and fried  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Join us for our Community Dinner on Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for Adults and $7 for Kids under 12 Proceeds support the Chef.0 and Food for Thought Program. Greek Menu Chicken Gyros – roasted chicken in soft pita bread with tzatziki and romaine lettuce  Continue Reading

Celebrate the Oscars with FHFF

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Tickets now on sale Come Celebrate the Oscars with the Friday Harbor Film Festival at Brickworks on Nichols Street in Friday Harbor, MARCH 3. (that’s this coming Saturday) Doors open at 5:00pm FHFF will be celebrating the Oscars by screening Trailers of this year’s Top Contenders for Best Picture and Best Documentary. Everyone is encouraged  Continue Reading

We’re Back…

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Re-opening of San Juan Island Cheese, Thursday, March 1, 2018 Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 3, and closed Sunday and Monday. We are very proud to announce that we have a new Chef at San Juan Island Cheese! Chef Bill brings 20+ years of professional experience and creativity to our kitchen and your table.  Continue Reading

Dinner and a Movie

Written on February 26, 2018 at 8:03 pm, by

You are cordially invited to attend – Dinner and a Movie on Tuesday, February 27th – An intimate experience – limited to 20 guests Cynthia’s Bistro & Friday Harbor Film Festival are joining together to bring you an evening of great food and a spectacular movie. Timeline – 5:00 on. – Appetizers, Dinner served, Movie  Continue Reading

FHFF Presents an Oscars Gala at Brickworks

Written on February 12, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

Celebrate the Oscars with the FHFF March 3 at Brickworks… TICKETS NOW ON SALE!! Hurry, last year we sold out and had to turn folks away!! Come Celebrate the Oscar’s with the Friday Harbor Film Festival at the BRICKWORKS on Nichols Street in Friday Harbor MARCH 3, 2018. Doors open at 5:00pm! We will be celebrating  Continue Reading

Stage Left’s Words of Love at Cynthia’s Valentine’s Dinner

Written on February 9, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

Cynthia’s restaurant has a special Valentine’s menu served in conjunction with Island Stage Left’s Words of Love… Delicious food, wine, live music, soft lights and words of love that will make you smile, touch your heart and encourage you to leave the outside world behind for a while. We hope to share this wonderful evening  Continue Reading

Holidays at Friday Harbor House

Written on December 18, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Feast of the Seven Fishes On Christmas Eve, the restaurant at Friday Harbor House is hosting a very special dining event. The Feast of the Seven Fishes will begin at 5pm and feature a unique and utterly delectable 7-course tasting menu created especially for the occasion by Chef Jason Aldous. The cost is $99 per person, including  Continue Reading


Written on November 24, 2017 at 12:17 am, by

Thank you for another wonderful Community Thanksgiving Celebration! We want to give a special thank you to the 100+ volunteers who pitched in to make this wonderful Community Thanksgiving Dinner happen.  Sometimes there were a dozen people in the kitchen mashing potatoes, chopping salad, stirring gravy or washing pots.  Out in the dining room another  Continue Reading

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on November 17, 2017 at 12:44 pm, by

If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate and give thanks, join us at  the Mullis Center  for a good old-fashioned community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day.  You can show up any time between 12:00 Noon and 5:00 PM to enjoy a traditional turkey feast. This is a time of the year when more  Continue Reading

New at SJI Cheese

Written on November 9, 2017 at 5:39 am, by

What is San Juan Supper Club? San Juan Supper Club is something new from San Juan Island Cheese. Join us for a light supper from 5-7pm on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of November and December. Chef Bill is creating delicious small plates featuring seasonal ingredients paired with wine and beer. Please join us this  Continue Reading

Invitation to Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on October 30, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Thanksgiving is always a great time to gather and celebrate all the wonderful things we have to be grateful for. YOU are invited to be a part of the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mullis Center on Thanksgiving Day. Please consider being a part of this  special community event.   You can participate by bringing  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on October 23, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

It’s finally here! The first Community Dinner of the school year will be on Wednesday, October 25th from 5:30 – 7:30 in the High School Commons. It has been an exciting year so far with some great changes to the program. The Food for Thought Program has now taken over the classroom! Liz Varvaro is  Continue Reading

Eat Island Grown

Written on October 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm, by

This Sunday, October 22, at Brickworks from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, don’t miss “Eat Island Grown!” This mouthwatering event celebrating the islands’ unique cuisine will feature the best tastes of the San Juan Islands, showcasing local chefs and the farmers that make this delicious food possible! Using fresh, quality products from San Juan County farms,  Continue Reading

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Written on October 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Fish + Brew at Pier 1 (by the ferry dock and Cheesecake Cafe in Friday Harbor) is having a pumpkin carving contest. Join us Saturday October 28th, anytime between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Our deck will be open for carving all day. B.Y.O.P. bring your own pumpkin (no power tools please) Complimentary Hot Cider  Continue Reading