Topic: Dining

Music at the Brewery

Written on September 19, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Great food, great beer and live music on a Friday evening in Friday Harbor. Oh yeah! Daniel Day here personally inviting you to come out and have some fun with me on Friday, September 22nd at the San Juan Island Brewing Co. Music from 6 to 9 “ish”. I recommend the Porter. It’s amazing. Hope  Continue Reading

The Bike Life!

Written on September 16, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island Lions Club is pleased to announce their first annual fundraiser island bike ride: Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew! The Friday Harbor Bike-n-Brew will take place on Saturday, September  23rd, starting at 9:00 am. The community is invited to buy a breakfast served by our own island Cutthroat Pirates at 8am at the Fairgrounds and  Continue Reading

Cheese Therapy! Now Offered at San Juan Cheese

Written on September 8, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

Our local cheese aficionado’s at San Juan Cheese invite you to try out, “Cheese Therapy on the Patio!” happening through September on Thursdays, Friday’s and Saturdays from 3pm – 6pm. Cheese boards, cheesecake, wine and beer will served on the patio tucked away behind the shop on Nichols Street. And yes, you can still, “Love  Continue Reading

Expansion at Bakery San Juan

Written on July 31, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Bakery San Juan is currently working on the latest chapter of their building expansion. The first leg of the expansion opened last year. This grew the initial footprint of the bakery, unchanged since opening in 2008, to its current spacious state. The business has grown organically, with the bakery footprint expanding only when the size  Continue Reading

San Juan Brewing

Written on July 30, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

As you probably heard, San Juan Brewing had their official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday and a huge grand opening on Thursday. In case you missed it, Aaron Shepard was there and got some good photos of the crowds. Check out his blog for more…

San Juan Summer Arts Festival

Written on July 28, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Summer Arts Festival is a celebration of the creative talents from all of San Juan County. Sponsored by the San Juan County Arts Council and our local business supporters, this summer’s event marks the second annual ongoing festival, to be found poppin’ off at the Brickworks Plaza in Downtown Friday Harbor, on  Continue Reading

SJ Brewing Grand Opening

Written on July 25, 2017 at 11:11 am, by

San Juan Brewing had their official ribbon cutting ceremony this morning with brewery owners Sean and Tim Aylward, Libbey Howard and Ashley Draffkorn, and their families, members of the Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Carrie Lacher in attendance. The grand opening of the brewery is on Thursday, July 27th at 4 pm. The brewery is  Continue Reading

FHFF Sunset Cruise with Teddy Deane on Sax!

Written on July 7, 2017 at 9:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival Sunset Cruise on the Odyssey, July 12th, 6pm by Theresa Simendinger Teddy Deane grew up in Massachusetts, played with a few bands and then Holy Modal Rounders for 17 years. They toured the country in the band’s Greyhound bus an played with or opened for many names we remember; Frank Zappa,  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on July 3, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Ed. note – this post has been updated to correct the date of the showing of Abacus. It will show on July 18th, not on the 11th as previously posted… Fellow Film Buffs, Here are descriptions of the next two movies The Red Turtle, Tuesday, July 4th at 7:30 pm The Red Turtle Rated PG  Continue Reading

Tina’s Tacos!

Written on June 30, 2017 at 10:51 am, by

Tia’s Tacos is back! But it’s now Tina’s Tacos. Same location on Blair Avenue, but with new owners Tina and Grant Keane. You may know Tina from the Lime Kiln Cafe at Roche where she was manager from 2007 to 2014. Grant is a driver at Aeronautical Services and was also a manager at Roche  Continue Reading

Cynthia’s 3rd Year

Written on June 11, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Here’s a note from Cynthia Burke about her restaurant… Cynthia’s – a neighborhood bistro located at 65 Nichols Street in Friday Harbor is pleased to begin it’s 3rd year and is celebrating by opening 7 days a week – 7:30 to 2:00 for Brunch and offering Dinner – Friday to Monday – 5:00 to 8:30  Continue Reading

Kate and Keith at the Golf Course

Written on May 2, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Kate Schuman and Keith Busha will kick off the Summer music series at the Golf Course this week. It’s open to the public and free. Over the Winter they worked on some new pieces and so they will be playing a mix of music.  Click on the poster at right for more info.

Community Dinner

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

This is the last Community Dinner of the 2016-17 school year – Don’t miss out! Wednesday May 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the FHHS Commons There will be a Cinco de Mayo Celebration and a Dancing Performance by the talented Ballet Folkloriko Monarca! On the Menu: Pork Carnitas – braised until tender and then roasted until crispy  Continue Reading

Double Mountain Brewery Dinner at Coho

Written on April 10, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

Join Coho Restaurant on April 21st for their first ever dinner and beer tasting with Double Mountain Brewery. These beers are one of a kind – featuring Belgian yeast and Northwest hop character. Chef Bill is devising an appetizing menu to pair with Double Mountain Brewery’s bold flavors. Seating is at 6:00 pm and space is limited.  Continue Reading

Island Senior: Seniors Celebrate the Sixties for Meals on Wheels and More

Written on March 31, 2017 at 5:23 am, by

By Peggy Sue McRae… It said on the poster “60’s attire encouraged” so I put on my love beads and pinned a peace sign to my jacket before attending the Mullis Center’s, March for Meals to a 60s Beat, a benefit for Meals on Wheels and More. This special lunch was well attended by tie-dye  Continue Reading

March for Meals to a 60’s Beat

Written on March 27, 2017 at 8:57 am, by

A luncheon to benefit Meals on Wheels and More Featuring tunes by Paul Arroyo and Friends. Herb Seared Chicken Breast Pasta with Pesto Garlic Butter Oven Roasted Squash Breadstick Salad Bar Tiramisu Wednesday, March 29, at 12:00pm Mullis Community Senior Center, 589 Nash Street, Friday Harbor. Tickets cost $15 and are available at the Mullis Center 60’s  Continue Reading

Coming Soon

Written on March 23, 2017 at 6:09 pm, by

The Cheesecake Cafe and Bakery has found a new home. Remember the Cheesecake Cafe in the Anacortes Ferry terminal? Same owner, new location. After Washington State Ferries would not renew her contract, Margie Aipopo heard about a vacancy here on the island where The Place used to be and she took advantage of it. She  Continue Reading

It’s Spay-ghetti Dinner Time Again!

Written on February 27, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This year our annual event lands on Fat Tuesday, and in celebration we will host the Spay-Ghetti & Mardi Paw Dinner on February 28th. Wear your best Mardi Gras beads and we will see All Two Legged family and friends of the APS to enjoy a night of italian cuisine, music and fun in support  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Chocolates

Written on February 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm, by

Another new business in town and another ribbon cutting ceremony. The Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Friday Harbor are happy to welcome Friday Harbor Chocolates to town on Spring Street where the barber used to be, next door to Pebble. Owners Mark Zipkin and Aylene Geringer (who you may remember as former owners  Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Written on January 19, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

The restaurant at Friday Harbor House is having a special on Valentine’s Day. Here they are with more on that… Join the restaurant at Friday Harbor House for a Valentine’s celebration to remember. Enjoy a champagne toast on arrival, followed by 5-courses of scintillating cuisine inspired by the flavors of love and natural aphrodisiacs. The  Continue Reading

SJI Brewing Company

Written on January 5, 2017 at 7:07 pm, by

What’s all the commotion going on there at the end of the field in town behind the Backdoor Kitchen? It’s the future home of San Juan Island Brewing Company, a new brew pub and restaurant, a collaboration by partners Verne Howard, Sean Aylward-General Manager, Tim Aylward-Brewery Assistant & Distribution, and Jesse Visciglia-Head Brewer. Site prep and  Continue Reading

Notable Stories of 2016

Written on December 30, 2016 at 5:26 am, by

As things slow down like they usually do in the winter, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the past year and take a look at some of the events that affect us and shape us as we move into 2017. So in no particular order, (other than grouping similar things by category) here are some  Continue Reading