Summer On Market Street

New Season Brings New Menu Items,

Fun Events & More!

It’s cocktail time in the garden!

It’s cocktail time in the garden!

Hello, Summer!

Summer has arrived and we could not be more thrilled! To us, it means juicy, fresh tomatoes, long, lazy bbq-filled weekends, giant squash blossoms, cozy beach picnics, the sweetest strawberries, and of course dinner & cocktails on our lovely garden patio!

This season is so inspiring to our entire creative & talented team. There’s an abundance of extraordinary local fruit & produce when the sun has been shining with such determination, and we’re excited to share some of our delicious new seasonal offerings from cocktails to dessert!

Grab your calendars, friends: we’ve got some upcoming events that you won’t want to miss, particularly if you’re a fan of a good tiki party! Speaking of tiki parties, we are excited to welcome an excellent addition to our team — Kevin Mangini has taken on the role of bar manager and he’s got an exciting season of cocktails and bar pop-up’s (TIKI!), scheduled for you.

Kevin Mangini, Bar Manager

Kevin Mangini, Bar Manager

New Sips, Snacks & Sweets

For Summer!

Astral Weeks    gin, cocchi rosa, dolin genepy, sidetrack lemon verbena, grapefruit bitters

Astral Weeks

gin, cocchi rosa, dolin genepy, sidetrack lemon verbena, grapefruit bitters

Calabasitas    roasted summer squash, grilled corn, tomato jam, micro-cilantro & house made ricotta


roasted summer squash, grilled corn, tomato jam, micro-cilantro & house made ricotta

Fresas con Crema    strawberry cream mousse & shortbread cookies

Fresas con Crema

strawberry cream mousse & shortbread cookies

Pop-Ups Worth

Popping In For

Create the ultimate summer cheese board with special selections from The Roving Cheesemonger!

Create the ultimate summer cheese board with special selections from The Roving Cheesemonger!

Monthly Cheese &

Wine Pop-Up

Our cheese & wine events will take place on the last Sunday of each month, (unless otherwise noted), and you’ll get to experience the brilliance of local legend Alison, who owned Brie & Bordeaux, and ran the education program for Sugar Mountain (aka Beecher's).

In addition, you’ll make friends with an exclusive, curated selection of wines, available for you to taste and purchase at regular retail pricing. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss these future cheese & wine shop soirées in our garden studio:

August 18th

September 29th

October 27th

November 24th

December 22nd

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Monthly Bar


As we continue our monthly bar pop-up, the month of August we will journey down the tasty road of Tiki — Ahoy Matey! From the 40's-60's Tiki cocktails brought a new vibrancy to the American (and world) cocktail scene. Founding fathers like Donn Beach & and Victor Bergeron (of "Trader Vic's" fame) initially breathed life into this genre of cocktails, but it's grown far beyond its origins, for better or worse. From Mai Tai's to flaming scorpion bowls Tiki cocktails are extremely diverse.

Balance has not always been Tiki's strong suit, sometimes boozy enough to be set aflame and other times sweeter than your Grandma's pecan pie, but no longer. With a few classic Tiki cocktails as well an original interpretation or two, our pop-up aims to bring balance back to the genre.

No reservations, just show up at your leisure. Bonus points for dressing the part!

Bar Pop-Up Dates:

Thursday, August 1st - Tiki Cocktails

Thursday, September 12th - Manhattan style cocktails

Thursday, October 3rd - Fernet About It!

Friday, November 1st - Dia de los Muertos

Thursday, December 5th - Eggnog!

Prefer Your Sunshine With A Side Of Private Garden?

For a more intimate, personalized dining experience, Brimmer & Heeltap offers a unique space that serves as a special option for your private dining needs. This beautiful area through our garden can accommodate groups of up to 20 people. Additional patio space is available for more guests and overflow during summer months, weather permitting. Visit our website for more images and information! To book your next party with us, email:

Keep your eyes peeled for chef angela’s hibiscus tacos in the september issue of seattle magazine!

Community Check-In

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We are committed to looking out for all members of our beautiful community, so we wanted to bring a little more visibility to the amazing work being done at the Ballard Food Bank, along with some ideas for how you might be able to get involved!

“Ballard Food Bank’s mission is to bring food and hope to our neighbors... because there can be enough for everyone. To achieve our mission, we provide access to nutritious foods and services that support self-sufficiency through our food bank, home delivery, and weekend food for kids program, as well as our emergency financial assistance program.”

Their current needs are always listed on their website, and here’s what they need for August 2019!

Food Items:

  • Canned Soup (low sodium)

  • Applesauce (no sugar added)

  • Dried fruit, raisins

  • 100% fruit leather

  • Low sugar fruit jams and jellies

  • Fruit cups in their own juices

  • Oats or oatmeal

  • Granola bars

  • Rice, brown or white

  • Bulgur or polenta

  • Whole grain crackers

  • Shelf Stable Milk & Alternative Milks (Soy, Rice, Almond, etc.)

  • Ensure

  • Canned Chicken & Turkey

  • Canned Tuna or Salmon in water

  • Vegetarian Beans & Soups (low sodium)

  • Peanut butter & other nut butters

  • Coffee

  • Cooking Oils, like Olive and Canola

  • Fresh Produce (especially during the off-season: December-April)

Pet Items:

  • Pet food

  • Cat litter

Hygiene Items:

  • Baby (sizes 4, 5, & 6 only) & Adult Diapers

  • Diaper Wipes

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Soap

  • Lotion

  • Deodorant

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Razors

  • Toilet Paper

  • Feminine Hygiene Items


  • Gas Cards

  • Metro/Bus Tickets

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In Memoriam

Morgan Belford 4/27/62 – 2/14/19

When I think of owning a business, I often recount the people that we are lucky to come into contact with. Sometimes we are fortunate to have a rapport that goes beyond the front doors. 

Morgan Belford was a shining example. He and his wife Christina became friends and regulars shortly after we opened. After all, their relationship budded at the beloved Sambar that preceded us in business.

Thankfully, we passed the approval test and the two became regulars known to have garden dinners or a rendezvous at the bar. Sometimes Morgan would come on his own, always well dressed, well versed, and ready for a negroni. 

I fondly remember these visits and will always hold close the shared camaraderie.

Regrettably, Morgan’s life was cut short due to depression. It pains me to know people in our midst are suffering from pains this deep. 

Please reach out if you have feelings of darkness. You are not alone even when you believe you are. If you are having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Hotline. 800-273-8255 (TALK).


*published with permission from his wife Christina*

We are hopeful for the goodness that a new season brings, but one thing is certain: we’ll be consistently providing opportunities for you and your favorites to swing by for some delicious & fun moments in time. Thank you again for your support, and we look forward to the next time we see you right here on Market Street!

with love,

The Brimmer & Heeltap Team 🧡