Monthly Archives: February 2012

Eastlake police reports include a burglary, a bike theft, disturbances

Police reports in Eastlake this week include a burglary, a bicycle theft and several disturbances:

  • Feb. 22: Disturbance, 2000 block of Fairview Ave. E., 4:53 a.m.
  • Feb. 23: Trespass, 1900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 12:33 a.m.
  • Feb. 23: Accident investigation, Eastlake E. and E. Edgar, 10:41 a.m.
  • Feb. 24: Lewd conduct, 2200 block of Yale Ave. E., 12:48 p.m.
  • Feb. 24: Theft, building, 1800 block of Fairview Ave. E., 4:20 p.m.
  • Feb. 24: Accident investigation, University Bridge, 7:40 p.m.
  • Feb. 24: Narcotics, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 24: Disturbance, Harvard E. and Eastlake Ave. E., 11:27 p.m.
  • Feb. 26: Bicycle theft, 200 block of E. Blaine, 3:48 p.m.
  • Feb. 26: Noise disturbance, 2800 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 3:43 a.m.
  • Feb. 27: Burglary, forced, residential, 2000 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 5:15 a.m.
  • Feb. 28: Disturbance, 2900 block of Franklin Ave. E., 2:27 p.m.

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Eastlake resident seeks your help to get into space

Eastlake resident Lauren Furgason is trying to get into space and she is asking for your support.

Furgason, 25, is one of 20 finalists in the Space Needle’s Space Race 2012 contest in honor of the Needle’s 50th anniversary. The prize: a sub-orbital space trip.

As part of the contest, Furgason made a video in which she tells her reasons for wanting to go into space. She explains in the video:

When I was three, I ran away from home, trying to get to the moon. And while the Space Needle has watched over Seattle, I’ve ventured far from home, working hard to make my way around the earth. Now I’m ready to see what’s beyond, what’s waiting overhead.

To help send her on her way, she needs people to vote for her video on Facebook. Click here to view the video and vote for her.

In her video, Furgason talks about her passion for adventure and is seen training for the flight wearing a costume spacesuit, drinking a Rocket Fuel energy drink and spinning on a playground “centrifuge.”

Born and raised in Seattle, Furgason is a University of Washington graduate. She works as a strategist for a branding design agency near Pioneer Square. This is the first time she’s done a video like this. She got friends to help and then spent a day shooting.

She says her adventurous spirit inspired her to enter the contest.

“I’m always in search of my next adventure,” she says. “Not in a bucket-list kind of way, but to see and understand the world at large so I can be more well-rounded as I continue to make life decisions everyday, and influence the way I think in my career.”

If she wins, her goal would be to help represent the next step in space travel, commercial fliers like herself.

“To be a local that has grown up in the shadow of the Needle, it would be an honor to represent this once-in-a-lifetime experience that would be to inspire people around the world to dream big,” she says.

And how great to think that Eastlake would have its own representative in space!

Eastlake police reports include an armed robbery and prostitution

Police reports from Eastlake for the past week include an armed robbery and a case of prostitution:

  • Feb. 14: Shoplift, 2300 block of Eastlake, 3:18 p.m.
  • Feb. 15: Car prowl, 2500 block of Minor Ave. E., 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 15: Car prowl, 2300 block of Fairview Ave. E., 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 16: Car prowl, 2500 block of Minor Ave. E., 12:30 a.m.
  • Feb. 16: Illegal burn, 2300 block of Minor Ave. E., 2:21 p.m.
  • Feb. 16: Car prowl, 2300 block of Fairview Ave. E., 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 16: Prostitution, 1500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 8:40 p.m. No additional details available at this time.
  • Feb. 17: Accident investigation, 2900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 11:44 a.m.
  • Feb. 17: Noise disturbance, 1600 of Fairview Ave. E., 10:57 p.m.
  • Feb. 18: Theft, 3100 block of Fairview Ave. E., 11:41 p.m.
  • Feb. 19: Property found, 2800 block of Franklin Ave. E., 7:12 p.m.
  • Feb. 20: Property damage, residential, 2200 block of Eastlake E., 1 a.m.
  • Feb. 20: Armed robbery, residence, 2200 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 11:57 p.m. No additional details available at this time.

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Restaurant notes: Blind Pig reviewed, new Louisa’s menu and more

New menus, new review, new baby and more from Eastlake’s restaurant scene:

BLIND PIG REVIEW – The Seattle Times’ restaurant critic, Providence Cicero, wrote a glowing review of Blind Pig Bistro, 2238 Eastlake Ave. E., in the Feb. 17 edition of the paper.

Cicero praised chef Charles Walpole’s cooking and singled out several menu items that she hopes “never get erased” from the restaurant’s menu chalkboard. Those items included a “raw Fat Bastard oyster sprinkled with icy granules of grapefruit and pimenton” and a hamachi crudo.

From Cicero’s review:

Walpole makes imaginative use of winter produce. Roasted kale and radish bulk up fluffy quinoa: a cool salad with a warm poached-egg topper and the salty crunch of fried capers in every compelling bite. Golden beets, blood oranges, sorrel and fennel deliver sweet, acid, grass and crunch in splendid unison.

Blind Pig tweets the nightly menu @blindpigseattle and they’re also on Facebook and the web.

NEW MENU AT LOUISA’S – Alcena Plum, owner/chef at Louisa’s Cafe Bakery, 2379 Eastlake Ave. E., unveiled a new menu on Feb. 6. The restaurant is now serving breakfast until 3 p.m. daily.

In addition, Plum says she’s done “an entire overhaul to our breakfast/lunch menu, going back our Southern Comfort style roots. That means old-fashioned brunch favorites that even a Northerner could fall in lurve with.” Check out the new menus here.

Plum says on her blog that this is just the first of several changes at Louisa’s.

TWO EVENTS AT SERAFINA – Serafina, 2043 Eastlake Ave. E., has two events coming up:

  • Neo Classic: A Modern Approach to Classic Cocktails, 3 p.m., Feb. 25: Jay Sambar shows how to use classic cocktail recipes as a starting point for creativity at the bar. Cost is $60.
  • The Secret to Gnocchi, 1 p.m., March 3: Chef Brian Clevenger teaches you all the tricks to mastering this classic Italian dish. Cost is $65.

For more information and to reserve a place at either event, check Serafina’s website or call at 206-323-0807.

COMFORT CLASSICS AT EASTLAKE BAR AND GRILL: The special menu in March at Eastlake Bar and Grill, 2947 Eastlake Ave. E. will focus on Comfort Classics. The menu for the two-course meal will change weekly and will feature items such as fried chicken, brisket, spaghetti carbonara, meatloaf and more. Cost is $13.

NEW BABY FOR CHEF TAICHI: Chef Taichi Kitamura of Sushi Kappo Tamura, is the proud father of a baby girl, Tamie, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page. Congratulations!

Mayor McGinn to have Town Hall in Eastlake on March 6

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will hold a Town Hall in Eastlake from 5-6 p.m. on March 6.

The event will be at the TOPS@Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E.

The event is one of a series of Town Halls that McGinn will be participating in all around the city as part of his Engage Seattle initiative. The idea is to give people who live and work in Seattle a chance to have direct contact with the mayor and tell him what’s on their minds and what their concerns are.

For more information, go to the Engage Seattle website.

Ship Canal Grill offering $12 for $25 worth of Food and Drink via LivingSocial Ending Soon

Usually I think it’s probably quite tacky to post coupon or deals on a forum but I figured this is a local restaurant and folks may want to try to support local businesses. A coupon definitely helps sweeten the deal when trying to contribute our local neighborhood economy.

So here it is. LivingSocial is offering for the next 2 days a $12 for $25 coupon good for food and drink at Ship Canal Grill. For those of you that don’t know, Ship Canal Grill occupies what used to be Kristos at the north end of Eastlake Ave. Reviews on Yelp have been positive and can be found here.


Click here for the Living Social $12 for $25 Coupon.


Ship Canal Grill
3218 Eastlake Avenue East

Seattle, WA 98102

Eastlake police reports include three auto thefts and three burglaries

Eastalke police reports for the week include three auto thefts and three burglaries:

  • Feb. 1: Auto theft, 2300 block of Fairview Ave. E., 2:06 p.m.
  • Feb. 1: Burglary, no-force, residential, 2200 block of Yale Ave. E., 11 p.m. The victim left the door to her apartment unlocked overnight while visiting her boyfriend on the floor below. When she returned in the morning she found that someone had gone through her apartment and stolen several items. Missing were unique items of jewelry, two antique cameras, antique medical items, a laundry basket and a Camelback backpack.
  • Feb. 2: Property found, 1500 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 12:54 p.m.
  • Feb. 2: License plate theft, 2300 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 8:12 p.m.
  • Feb. 2: Accident investigation, E. Louisa and Boylston E., 2:46 p.m.
  • Feb. 3: Disturbance, Eastlake E. and Fairview N., 11:25 a.m.
  • Feb. 4: Auto theft, Fairview E. and E. Hamlin, 6:40 p.m.
  • Feb. 5: Accident investigation, E. Boston and Yale E., 3:15 p.m.
  • Feb. 6: Disturbance, Eastlake E. and E. Garfield, 7:21 p.m.
  • Feb. 6: Auto theft, 2200 block of Franklin Ave. E., 9:34 p.m.
  • Feb. 6: Burglary, residential, occupied, 1900 block of Eastlake Ave. E., 9:37 p.m.
  • Feb. 6: Burglary, residential, 3200 block of Fuhrman Ave. E., 11:52 p.m.
  • Feb. 7: Mischief, nuisance complaints, 1200 Eastlake Ave. E., 6:35 a.m.

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