Monday, May 31, 2010

Ballardites Refuse to Read

The other day I snapped this pic. The sign says BACK IN ANGLE ONLY.....Is this a gross epidemic in Ballard, or just some visitors from the East Side?

Alert: The Sun is Shining!!

Ballardites - get out and enjoy the sun while you can!  Unbelievable turn of events here, much like "All Summer in a Day," don't miss your chance at the once-every-seven-years glimpse of the sun.  Seriously people, it was getting kind of grim around here.  So grim that I'm referencing Ray Bradbury stories.  Thanks Seattle.  Your weather is less sucky right now than it has been for the past, well, what seems like forever.

Amen.  Now crank up "Black Hole Sun" and hit the road.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Today's Deal: $10 for $25 Worth of Fried Fare, Barbecue, and Drinks at The Waterwheel Lounge

You know here at BGG, we love our Waterwheel fried chicken. Well imagine our surprise to wake up with the best groupon deal EVER!

$10 for $25 of Waterwheel delicious fried chicken.
That rocks!

Get out there and get your fried chicken on!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Help Me!

We saw this the other day when we were waiting at the corner of Dexter and Nickerson.  Seems like someone added a little graffiti to Leonard the goldfish's billboard.  Nicely done, nicely done.  It was gone  the next morning.

p.s. you won't see this story on's corporate sponsored site, either!  The aquarium is one of their many advertisers.  Which reminds us to remind YOU, dear reader, that we here at Ballard Gossip Girl are a not for profit local blog.  That's right, we work for free and don't take money from the man.  Free Press for All!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

All "Pitching A Tent" Jokes Aside....Picolinos Finally Gets It Up

We checked in for Picolinos Happy Hour last night and found out that it was the inaugural opening of their big top tent.  They erected a magnificently large pole in the back patio and now have a green and white tent to shelter diners.  We have to say it's quite fabulous!  You can see how the tent can be rolled up and down the pole quickly and efficiently.  It's...well...wonderful.  Go check it out.  They're up on 32nd and 65th across from Rain City Video if you didn't know.
Here are some more shots of their patio.  I predict it will be the new great place to hang out this summer.   By the way, you should also try their butternut squash ravioli  pictured below.  It's heavenly.  

Friday, May 7, 2010

Singles Event at Shelter tonight

Come join other Ballard singles tonight at Shelter, around 6. We will be gathered around the fire pit. Come for Happy Hour!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ballard Art Walk is Saturday!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!  I'm sure you're aware that it's probably a good day to let the amateurs run wild at Matador and La Carta.  And Azteca as well.

To tide you over until the weekend, we wanted to remind you of two things.  First, Ballard Art Walk is coming up on Saturday.  And second, it's also Mother's Day Weekend, so that's pretty special.  What made us think of it?  Well, Gifted sent us a little note to say their Mother's Day menu for art walk includes pear cheesecake, tea sandwiches and chocolate dipped strawberries.  YUM!  So do your shopping early people!  We're sure the Ballard Sunday Market will be packed with strollers, kids, dogs, moms and dads this weekend.