Topic: Dining

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

Dinner and a Movie

Written on December 29, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival and Mike’s Café and Wine Bar are delighted to announce a collaborative effort this winter and spring… Dinner and a Movie!! Films that were selected by the 2016 Film Festival attendees as their favorites will be shown at the Grange on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, starting  Continue Reading

Re-Live Thanksgiving Here

Written on December 9, 2016 at 9:17 am, by

Hello Community Thanksgiving volunteers! Thank you again for your hard work this year.   Professional photographer, Russell Illig, took some fantastic photos of the 18th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner.   If you want to reminisce with a slide show of this Thanksgiving Past, go to the Community Thanksgiving Dinner web page where a slide show is ready for you  Continue Reading

Movies at Mike’s

Written on November 22, 2016 at 11:22 am, by

Movies at Mike’s Cafe & Wine bar Tuesday, November 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Taming Wild and Lime Kiln Park & the Killer Whales Movies are FREE and donations are welcome. Plan to come early to enjoy Mike’s great vegan meals and wine. Mike’s Cafe & Wine Bar, 135 2nd Street, Friday Harbor.

Don’t Dine Alone on Thanksgiving!

Written on November 21, 2016 at 4:49 pm, by

Wait! Before you open that can of chicken noodle soup…  Consider this, you are invited to join us for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mullis Center.   It’s like Thanksgiving dinner with the family, a big giant community family.  Enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner menu plus connect with old friends and make new friends at the  Continue Reading

Haida Gwaii

Written on November 14, 2016 at 9:05 am, by

Here’s a note from Lynn Danaher over at the Friday Harbor Film Festival after their successful event last weekend… Free Special Screening Due to popular demand, we will be hosting a special screening of Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World at Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar on Tuesday November 15th at 7:00pm. The  Continue Reading

And They’re Open!

Written on November 10, 2016 at 4:14 pm, by

Downriggers Restaurant is open again. 7 days a week (except for this coming Sunday*), from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm for lunch and then 5:00 pm to closing for dinner. Closing time may vary depending on how busy they are. *On Sunday, November 13th, Downriggers will be closed to honor Mary Ann Ragsdale. There will  Continue Reading

Benefit Dinner for Karina

Written on November 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm, by

Community Benefit Dinner for Karina Serna Wednesday, Nov. 9th Mi Casita Restaurant 4:00pm -8:30pm Come join your fellow islanders and friends of the Serna Family and have a dinner to help Karina in her fight against breast cancer. All proceeds from dinners purchased will be donated to Karina’s medical fund.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Written on November 4, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

It is November and our thoughts turn to gathering with friends and neighbors to share roast turkey, pumpkin pie and camaraderie.  Last year just over 500 people shared in the fun and food at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner   Would you like to participate?  Consider yourself invited.   If you would like to help out at the dinner  Continue Reading

Thirsty Thursdays at Black Fish Bistro

Written on November 2, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Just heard that Black Fish Bistro is starting a weekly event to encourage wine tasting and socializing. Starting this Thursday they are launching “Thirsty Thursday”. Come and taste wine, socialize, and enjoy appetizers from Chef Dutch from 4-6 pm. The cost is $5- per person. Diners will also enjoy half off on bottles from the wine list with  Continue Reading

Ribbon Cutting for SSL Building

Written on October 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm, by

The official ribbon cutting ceremony happened today at the Spring Street Landing building. A good crowd of about 100 or so people showed up to get a first glimpse of the inside of the new Downrigger’s Restaurant and also check out the businesses below. According to Debbie Rishel, Downrigger’s is planning to open for business  Continue Reading

Meet the Artist at Cynthia’s

Written on October 25, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Cynthia Burke writes a note to let you know of new things happening at the Bistro… Cynthia’s, a neighborhood Bistro located at 65 Nichols Street is pleased to announce our first “Meet the Artist” evening this Friday, October 28th from 5:00 to 7:00. Since Cynthia’s opened in May of 2015, we have been hosting various island  Continue Reading

Spring Street Landing Nears Completion

Written on October 19, 2016 at 11:10 am, by

The Port of Friday Harbor wraps up construction on the new waterfront building located at 10 Front Street Friday harbor, WA. The Port will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening ceremony Friday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. The building replaces 1960’s construction that was destroyed by a fire in August of 2013. The state-of-the  Continue Reading

Bite of the San Juan Islands

Written on October 13, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Come and celebrate the gourmet archipelago at the 3rd Annual Bite of the San Juan Islands. This Friday evening, at San Juan Island Cheese, experience the bounty of island harvests and amazing quality of island-grown food, wine, cider and beer.. all under one roof. Chef Molly Prima has created delicious bites from fresh, local, organic ingredients from San Juan, Lopez,  Continue Reading

1st Community Dinner of the School Year

Written on October 6, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Liz Varvaro shares this announcment… I am happy to announce our first Community Dinner of the 2016-17 School Year will be October 12th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the High School Commons! We will be presenting a Fall Harvest Menu featuring local produce. We have increased the Suggested Donations to $15 for Adults and $7 for Children under 12 years old to offset rising  Continue Reading

Bait Shop Open

Written on July 6, 2016 at 4:01 pm, by

There’s a new Fish & Chips bar in town. It’s that place next door to Haley’s on Spring Street. It’s called The Bait Shop and it’s owned by Bobby and Stacie Tangney – owners of Haley’s. They just opened about 3 weeks ago and had their official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 2 weeks ago. It has an  Continue Reading

WOW – 6 Years Already!

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

The Rumor Mill, Friday Harbor’s only live music dinner venue, is celebrating its 6th anniversary on July 3rd. Peggy & Oren have a great celebration weekend lined up with fun music, great food & satisfying libations. Start the weekend off right on Friday evening with San Juan Island’s Surf Cowboy, dancing to classic rock covers with  Continue Reading

Pancake Breakfast

Written on June 29, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Mmmmmmm! A Pancake Breakfast at the Mullis Center! Sunday, July 3rd from 9:00 am till noon. $6.00 Adults $4.00 Children Under 10 Eggs, bacon and all the pancakes you can eat!