Wednesday, March 31, 2010

MyBallard singles meet up

On May 7th at 6, at Shelter, there is going to be a singles meet up. This is for people in our neighborhood that love the and ballardgossipgirl blogs. Come out and meet some great singles in the 'hood.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ballard Bridge Lane Closures

Our friends at the Magnolia Voice or as some BGGers like to call it, the Magnolia Vice, have posted some info on upcoming lane closures on the Ballard Bridge. Check it out...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My Favorite Bartender in Seattle gets some Props

Hey Folks, if you haven't visited Moshi Moshi yet, well what is wrong with you? Besides having the BEST sushi in Ballard and Seattle for that matter, they also have the best F'n cocktails around! And finally some people at Seattle Metropolitan Magazine are taking notice....check out this link.

Try the Vesper while you are Favorite!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Seriously, Who Goes There?

Cobblestone Salon

Today we bring you another installment of our Ballard series entitled, "Seriously, who goes there?!" We were driving by the Cobblestone Salon the other day and couldn't help but wonder, who gets their hair done in that salon? It occupies a great space on Market Street near Snoose Junction, but we cannot recall ever seeing anyone go in or out.

In fact, it's shockingly non-digital with nary a review on Google, Yelp or Citysearch. Is the clientele strictly off line? Do they cater to the anti-technology crowd? Is it a front for a sinister shampoo laundering operation? If you are a coiffed customer of Cobblestone, contact us and let us know what that joint is about. Because we can't help but ask, seriously, who goes there?!

Update!  Someone named "Nikita" from the Cobblestone contacted us to say they are busy doing hair all the time and have been for 30 years!  Wow.  Evidently they open at 7 a.m. and do foils and up-dos.  We are really excited to see that there are actually people getting their hair done, but honestly, we still can't recall seeing anyone in the salon.  If they open at 7 does that mean they close early?  We are just super curious since we couldn't find any info about them online.  Oh, and they're really offended by our curiosity.  Sorry about that.  

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Does the Media Really Burn Your Butter?

We thought we should tell you about an event happening today in Ballard. It's the Indy Media Mini-Fest taking place at the Foundry this afternoon - Saturday, March 13th!

Being a neighborhood blogger, we believe in the power of free speech. The Indy Media Mini-Fest will have workshops during the day, a panel discussion and then some bands! And it's all free (with the exception of the after party for which you can donate according to your budget.) We have been to some parties at the Foundry and they have been epic and awesome. Here's the schedule:

3:30 pm Doors open
4:00 pm Workshop: Basic camera
5:00 pm Workshop: Basic editing
6:00 pm Workshop: Using the Web (video distribution, blogging, social media)
7:00 pm Open Panel Discussion: Becoming the Media You Want to See in the World--Three independent media veterans briefly share their experiences followed by open discussion with an emphasis on tactics and real-world practices.
9:00 pm-ish Badlands
10:00 pm-ish Koozbane
11:00 pm-ish DJ Dr. Rich Lehl and Port-a-Party

You can check them out on Facebook by clicking HERE or visit the Web site. The Viking Fire Foundry is located at 4710 Ballard Ave.

See you there!

p.s. We're looking for writers who live in Ballard. If you're interested, send us an email and tell us why you think you should be a writer for Ballard Gossip Girl. The only requirement is that you live in our hood and you get out of your house every once in a while.