Do you guys know our pals John and Frances? They are the fine folks behind Click! Design That Fits. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, Click! is an amazing shop where you can expect to find thoughtfully designed adornments for yourself and your home. Our very own Chef Hajime Sato has an especially hard time leaving there empty-handed. Not that we blame him.
As this Thursday, November 10th, is the second Thursday of the month, it is West Seattle Art Walk time! Art Walk is an excellent time to check out Click! as they will be open until 9:00pm. And hey, how often do you have something really fun to do on a random Thursday night? The Junction is cool like that.
Let us tempt you further: Join us at Mashiko for some delectable sustainable sushi this Thursday. Show us your receipt for a purchase made at Click! during this Art Walk, and we will bring you a complimentary order of edamame. That’s right, you will be rewarded with a yummy appetizer just for purchasing cool stuff. There will be $1 off select beer and saké as well. See you tomorrow!
Some of you may already know that we are big supporters of the West Seattle Food Bank. Along with providing groceries, the West Seattle Food Bank also provides a variety of infant and toddler supplies, pet food, personal hygiene items, books, gardening information and supplies, voter registration services, and referrals to other social services. Whew! That is a whole lot of good that is being done for our community!
We understand that times are especially tight for many right now. Being able to donate time or money may not be an option for some. But we have great news! There is an alternate way to support the West Seattle Food Bank. We were delighted to read this blurb in their latest newsletter:
“Your receipts from Metropolitan Market and West Seattle Thriftway can be turned into cash. Send us your receipts and we will then submit them to these stores for a 1% donation of the pretax total.”
Holy smokes! Just think of how quickly that would add up if we could get all of the shoppers of these fine supermarkets to just mail in their receipts. The moment it takes to address an envelope can add up to so much more. Please participate if you can. Better yet, encourage your neighbors to do so, too!
We’re guessing by now that you all know our good pal Casson Trenor. Some might call him a hard worker, some might call him stubborn. Hajime calls him all kinds of things. We call his latest accomplishment with Greenpeace tenaciously wonderful.
So, after eight long months of constant badgering, Costco has finally agreed to drastically change their seafood policies, with great strides towards carrying only sustainable seafood. Please do read about it here, or be lazy and just watch the short video. It’s about time that the big guys are catching up to what West Seattle cares about. Congratulations to Casson! Long live the oceans!
People sometimes lament that Mashiko is not open for lunch. “Where, oh where, am I to get delicious lunchtime fare?” they plead. Fret no more, wonderful folks of Seattle and its surrounding neighborhoods! We will share some of our favorite local places for lunch and beyond…
Today, we would like to let you in on a little Highland Park secret: Morning Star Deli. Don’t let the no-longer-in-use gas pumps out front fool you. What we have here is a real gem of a joint. Located at 9th and Henderson, Morning Star Deli is probably on your way home from your canine off-leash excursions at Westcrest Park.
Holy crap, this place is good! Their meats are smoked to perfection right on site. So far, we’ve enjoyed several of their sandwiches, including Pulled Pork and Philly Cheese Steak. The $1.59 smoked sausage makes for a perfect snack. With the recent addition of milkshakes, we will surely work our way through the entire menu by summer’s end.
Morning Star Deli
8855 9th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
Open Daily 10:00am – 8:00pm
You know who tweets a lot of fun stuff? Becky Selengut does. She regularly brightens our days.
Missing this issue would be a poor choice indeed.
And now this. Becky went and wrote an insightful article about Mashiko Restaurant for the March/April 2010 issue of Edible Seattle magazine. Our very own Chef Hajime Sato enjoyed being interviewed for this publication as Becky is always great fun to talk with about all things food. We appreciate her fresh perspective on Hajime’s vision of sustainable sushi.
We were absolutely delighted to see that the amazing accompanying photo was taken by none other than Kelly O. We are huge fans of Ms. O’s work, and we are sure that you are/will be, too.
Because we know how demanding you can be, we’ll also mention that this issue comes with a Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Sustainable Sushi Guide.
Hey there, last-minute party people! Have you procrastinated and/or forgotten to make plans for New Year’s Eve? It’s not too late to make it a night to remember! Mashiko still has a few tables available for our tasty, sustainable celebration. Why not call now to make your reservations? Thursday will be here before you know it…
Nobody knows how to party like this guy.
This year, find out what West Seattle has known since 1994 – The best New Year’s Eve celebrations begin at Mashiko Restaurant! Hajime has put together a great menu for only $60 per couple. This sustainable dinner includes some of our most popular items to share:
1 tempting appetizer (from the sushi bar)
6 tasty pieces of nigiri
1 scrumptious roll
1 delightfully oversized bento
1 delicious desert
Reservation times for New Year’s Eve will begin at 5:30pm. Call us at (206) 935-4339 soon as this night always fills up quickly. We hope to be a part of your New Year’s Eve 2010 festivities!
New Year's Eve is a fine excuse to drink more sake.