Monday, May 11, 2009

The WaterWheel's new menu

The Waterwheel Lounge is hosting their first annual DrunkFest, on Sunday May 24th. Sounds like it will be a good time. Stu has mentioned he will annouce his new BBQ menu that day. The Waterwheel is changing their menu, and going all BBQ. (Don't worry, the fried chicken isnt going anywhere!)
I have tried his homemade BBQ sauce, and it's quite delicious. So, come see for yourself on May 24th. Would love to know what you all think!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stupid Liquor Board Ruining Our Life Again

The price of booze is going up drinky friends. Beware! Expect to see price increases at your local liquor store and at bars and restaurants. The Washington State Liquor board approved a tax increase of more than 10% to go into effect August.

According to the sin tax loving board's whiskey example, here's what you'll be paying:
Premium whiskey priced today at $41.95 would be approximately $45.65 under the new formula. A value whiskey priced today at $10.95 would be approximately $11.85 as of August 1, 2009.
And who knows how much bars will start marking up drinks. What should a recession stressed liquor lover do?
  • Start hoarding liquor now!
  • Email the liquor board and suggest they open all liquor stores on Sundays to make up for lost revenue instead of increasing sin taxes. Write to them at
  • Tell your state reps you're pissed! Ballard is in the 36th district. Here's who to contact with links to their contact information:

Rise Up People! Rise Up!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Waterwheel Street Side Sign Alight!

It's Alive! Wheel Be Able To Find You Now!

The sign at the Waterwheel is lit up after years and years and years of being dark. Isn't it amazing? We think we'll be craving a martini and cheeseburger dinner more regularly.

Thanks go out to the new owners decided it was time to light the beacon of hope on 15th. We think this will help us find that tricky parking lot as we fly by.

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's Industry Night

Monday Night is Industry Night in Ballard

We thought we'd be kind to our local bartenders and waiters by letting them know where they can go out in Ballard for Industry Night deals. While some of these deals are exclusive for servers, I think some places may give these deals to everyone.

Waterwheel: $2 Beers and $4 Jagers. And have you looked at their new site?
BalMar: Happy Hour food til 10 p.m.
Loft: Manic Monday Industry Night (must show industry proof)
MoshiMoshi: They have an industry special - ask about it if you're industry

Okay where else do they have industry night? Help us Obi One, you're our only hope.