Monthly Archives: October 2011

Eastlake dining out notes: Cocktail Week, Halloween, liquor at Romio’s

Here’s what’s going on with Eastlake restaurants:

Cocktail Week: According to the Seattle Times, the event, which started Thursday, Oct. 27 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 30, is organized by the Washington State Bartenders Guild. Participating restaurants and bars will be offering special cocktails and special drink prices. Eastlake participants are:

  • Cicchetti
  • Little Water Cantina
  • Ravish
  • Serafina

Ravish and Little Water were holding evening Thursday evening (7 p.m. at Ravish, 9:30 at Little Water). Little Water is featuring a Tequila Old Fashioned Seminar.

Eastlake’s official night to participate is Saturday. That night, Cicchetti will be featuring a Rinascita (gin, Martini Rossi Bianco, Amaro Nonino, lime juice and a Pernod rinse) and Serafina will have a Horace (scotch, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, crème de cassis and house-made chicory tincture).

Visit a participating bar and get your official Cocktail Week passport stamped.

Halloween: Two Eastlake establishments will be celebrating Halloween on Saturday:

  • Eastlake Zoo: Zero Gravity Circus (Are these guys the official Eastlake house band or what?) will perform. There will also be costume and pumpkin carving contests. Everything gets under way at 9 p.m.
  • Kristos Eastlake: Their Halloween Ball also begins at 9 p.m. They’ll have rotating DJs, drink specials and costume prizes. 

Romio’s liquor license: Their liquor application is in the works and should be done in about a week, they say. They also have a new website,, and are going to add live music, an expanded gluten-free menu, and homemade dough and sauces. The Romio’s neon sign is glowing once again at the restaurant.

Eastlake police reports include two car thefts, two burglaries

Seattle Police reports for Eastlake this week include two car thefts and two burglaries:

  • Oct. 19: Accident investigation, Franklin E. and E. Edgar, 11:58 a.m.
  • Oct. 19: Burglary, occupied structure on residential property, 1900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 10:32 p.m.
  • Oct. 19: Bicycle theft, 2800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 8:39 p.m.
  • Oct. 21: Property damage, non-residential, 200 block of E. Blaine St., 12:58 p.m.
  • Oct. 21: Theft, miscellaneous, 2300 block of Fairview Ave. E., 8:08 p.m.
  • Oct. 21: Accident investigation, Fuhrman Ave. E. and Eastlake Ave. E., 8:10 p.m.
  • Oct. 22: Burglary, forced, non-residential, 2400 block of Boylston Ave. E., 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 23: Disturbance, Eastlake E. and Yale Pl. E., 2:40 a.m.
  • Oct. 23: Auto theft, 2000 block of Fairview Ave. E., 5:53 p.m.
  • Oct. 24: Disturbance, 200 block of E. Newton, 12:39 a.m.
  • Oct. 24: Auto theft, 2200 block of Franklin Ave. E., 9:34 a.m.
  • Oct. 24: Burglary, unoccupied structure on residential property, 2400 block of Boylston Ave. E., 6:43 p.m.
  • Oct 24: Accident investigation, E. Newton and Eastlake E., 6:49 p.m.
  • Oct. 25: Trespass, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 5:51 a.m.

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Public meeting TONIGHT on neighborhood needs

The Eastlake Community Council is sponsoring a public meeting this evening (Tuesday, Oct. 25) to help identify neighborhood needs.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at TOPS@Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E.

Come to the meeting to discuss and help identify neighborhood needs in the areas of traffic, pedestrian access, transit, parks, drainage and more. The ECC wants to identify the needed improvements and then figure out how to make them happen.

If you can’t come to the meeting, send your ideas to or call 206-322-5463.

Trick or Treat:!3{2}This Wed 10/26!3{2}5-7 pm

Boo Eastlake Families!

Bring your family to Louisa’s Cafe between 5-7 pm this Wednesday to test out their costume in prep for Halloween. Kiddos who dress up will receive a little prize. A great way to meet new families and visit neighbors you often pass on the street or in the park. Louisa’s family night dinner menu applies (half-off for kids and $5 wine for adults).

See you there-
Leslie and 3 year old Astronaut, EO.

Police reports: Rash of vehicle thefts plagues Eastlake

Highlights from this week’s Eastlake police reports include four vehicle thefts:

  • Oct. 12: Auto theft, 2200 block of Franklin Ave. E., 2:16 p.m.
  • Oct. 12: Accident investigation, 1500 block of Franklin Ave. E., 3:45 p.m.
  • Oct. 13: Burglary, unoccupied structure on residential property, 1900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 11:49 a.m.
  • Oct. 13: Person down, 2300 block of Fairview Ave. E., 12:07 p.m.
  • Oct. 14: Bicycle theft, 2300 block of Minor Ave. E., 12:38 p.m.
  • Oct. 14: Auto theft, truck, Fairview E. and E. Roanoke, 6:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 14: Fraud (including identity theft), 1900 block of Franklin Ave. E., 8:31 p.m.
  • Oct. 15: Assault, non-aggravated, 1900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 3:45 p.m.
  • Oct. 16: Auto theft and recovery, 3300 block of Fuhrman Ave E., 12:46 a.m.
  • Oct. 16: Auto theft, 2300 block of Franklin Ave. E., 11 p.m.

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Eastlake news notes: Freeway closures, lunch at Little Water, Husky football

Notes from around Eastlake:

I-5 ramp closures cancelled: The I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street had been scheduled for closure this weekend (Oct. 15-16), but that has been cancelled due to high-traffic events in the area and a forecast of rain. 

Husky football on Saturday: The Huskies will be playing Colorado at Husky Stadium starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 15). The usual closures and congestion will apply.

520 bridge closure: After the Huskies are done playing football, the state Department of Transportation will close the 520 bridge in both directions between Montlake and 405 in Bellevue. The closure begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, and ends by 5 a.m. on Monday morning. SR 520 will remain open between I-5 and Montlake. The bridge will be closed to allow for installation of 24 concrete beams on a new overpass in Medina that is part of the project to replace the 520 bridge.

Little Water Cantina begins lunch: Little Water Cantina, 2865 Eastlake Ave. E., has begun serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The lunch menu will be less formal than dinner, says owner and chef Shannon Wilkinson, and will focus on tortas, Mexican sandwiches. They’ll be calling the restaurant The Torta Shop at Little Water during the lunch hour. The idea is to provide a quick lunch for Eastlake residents and those who work here. Sandwiches will run around $10. There will also be a daily soup and a vegetarian option. More detaisl on the Little Water website.

Experience the Waterfront Upcoming Events

Want to help shape the future of our waterfront? Join the City’s Waterfront Seattle project on October 27 for an opportunity to learn about the project and share your ideas. Starting at 5:00 pm, listen to live music and grab a bite to eat from your favorite local food trucks – Marination Mobile, Curry Now, and Molly Moon’s Ice Cream. At 6:30 pm, James Corner will present the latest design ideas followed by idea sharing stations.


Thursday, October 27
5:00 to 9:00 pm 

Bell Harbor Conference Center, Pier 66 – Elliott Hall
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121


Are you planning to be on the waterfront for Trick-or-Treat at the Aquarium? Stop by Waterfront Park and visit our photo booth.  Costumes are optional, though highly encouraged!

Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Waterfront Park, near the Aquarium entrance

Both events are free and open to all. For more information, contact us at  or (206) 499-8040.!/WaterfrontSEA