City Baseball try-outs tonight and tomorrow for teens

City Baseball ( a youth baseball club located  in Seattle) is now preparing for the 2013 season in which City will field competitive and instructional baseball for youth ages 8-14. Starting in 2012-13, the Magnolia Baseball Club will no longer have a 13 and 14 year old program (click here for details). The City Baseball Club plans on picking up right where MBC left off with continuing a strong tradition of youth baseball. The 13 and 14 year old teams are led and trained by former Division 1 college players.Try-outs for the 13’s and 14’s will be on 7/31 and/or 8/1. 13’s are from 6-715pm, the 14’s from 715-830pm at Magnolia Field #1. Click here for more information about City Baseball.

Volunteers needed for Art Show at Summerfest

The 2012 Magnolia Summerfest and Art Show is almost here!  The Art Show folks are looking for volunteers to help out – if you are interested in being a Magnolia Summerfest and Art Show docent, please contact: Rebecca Sanchez. Volunteers are needed on Friday and Saturday – 10AM until 8PM; various shifts are available.

Wheeler St. closed for good

Wheeler Street Kitchen closed over the weekend. The announcement was made on their Facebook page:

Thank you Magnolia & Beyond. So great being part of the community. Stay tuned for the exciting new venture in this space.

Carrie & Greg

Earlier this year MV wrote about the restaurant being for sale. We will update as soon as more information becomes available.

A “new” recycled bike shop for Interbay

Interbay has a new recycled bike shop. Sprocketts Recycled Bicycles (yes, with two t’s) specializes in recycled bikes from kids to cruisers. Owner Mike Benson, an avid rider himself, greets his customers with a smile- his goal is to get them on exactly the right bike.  Sprocketts’ bikes are 99% recycled and 1% new (meaning brake cables and inner tubes), and 10% of their profits go to local charities. Located on Armory way between Whole Foods and the P-Patch, they offer full-service repairs and fittings, for-sale spare parts, and a rotating selection of bikes that are waiting for a new home.
1600 West Armory Way


Help Magnolia Manor P-Patch grow…faster

The Magnolia Manor P-Patch is requesting donations to help expand the garden, making 90 plots available all at once, rather than in two phases of 30 plots, then 60 plots.  From an urgent email to Friends of the Magnolia Manor Park

The original P-Patch plan was to have 30 plots ready for Spring 2013 planting, and construct an additional 60 plots ready for 2014.  We discovered that completing the whole project of 90 plots at once rather than in two phases will save $3000.00. See image below:



They need to $10,000 by July 31, 2012 to fence in the whole area of 90 plots.  You can donate online by clicking here (if donating online, they ask that you designate Magnolia Manor Park as recipient). For more information about Magnolia Manor Park and the P-patch, click here.

Magnolia man’s food truck featured on national tv tonight

Magnolia resident and food truck owner Lee Scott’s Snout and Co will be featured tonight on television’s Eat St. on Cooking Channel at 9 pm. Scott, who has been cooking almost his entire life and has extensive experience as a caterer and bar man, ventured out into the food truck world in fall of 2010.  Snout and Co.’s menu pays homage to his Cuban roots, with items like The Cuban, which comes in a sandwich, as well as a bowl, Picadillo (Cuban-style hash), with ground beef, chopped tomatoes, green olives, bell peppers, raisins and spices, served over white rice with plantains, plus some vegetarian fare.

The show’s website describes the episode:

The Pnut Butter Bar in Los Angeles shows there’s more to life than the classic pb ‘n’ j sandwich, serving up nutty named dishes such as the Elvis inspired Thank You, Thank You Very Much sandwich that’s made with bacon, bananas, peanut butter, honey and then grilled in butter. Next is Snout and Co. in Seattle delivering comfort food drawn upon from Cuba to South Carolina featuring a Homemade Black Bean Burger and a Pulled Pork Sandwich with meat that has taken 24 hours to prepare. Then we visit Toronto to put in some quality eating time at Smoke’s Poutinerie serving up poutine with imported Quebec cheese curds and topped with grilled chicken, Italian sausage, and green peas amongst others. Our final stop is in Orange County where we flip out on perfect pancakes at the  Crepes Bonaparte truck.
Cooking channel can be seen locally on channel 204 (comcast) or channel 232 (direct tv). Follow Snout and Co on twitter or facebook to see where you can try the tasty street eats…