Autumn Updates From Your Ballard Friends

The New Season Brings Fun Events & More!


Hello, Autumn!

Fall is finally official around here, and we’re excited to welcome the cozy new season! To us, autumn means comforting, decadent meals, hearty root vegetables, apple cider, and richer flavors in general as we inch towards the holiday season.

This season is so inspiring to our entire creative & talented team. There’s a cornucopia of exceptional local produce, and we’re thrilled to share some of our delicious seasonal offerings from cocktails to desserts!

Grab your calendars, friends: we’ve got some upcoming events that you won’t want to miss, particularly if you’re a fan of fernet, and in November, Dia de los Muertos!


Pop-Ups Worth

Popping In For

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Monthly Bar


As we continue our monthly bar pop-up, the month of October we will journey down the tasty road of Fernet Branca —

For your health or hunger!

Fernet is a bitter and less sweet liqueur stemming from the amaro family, a category of spirits that are often consumed after a meal to help aid in digestion or to help settle an upset stomach. Fernet isn’t actually a brand of spirit, it’s a style of amaro whose intense flavor is an acquired taste.

A household name in Italy, a cult hit abroad and a frequent go-to for industry comrades, Fernet is one of Italy's most enduring and unusual drinks.

According to there were many, many health benefits claimed for Fernet Branca; in a sense, it's the world's most successful snake oil. A newspaper advertisement from 1865 claimed this "renowned liqueur" to be "febrifuge, vermifuge, tonic, invigorating, warming and anti-choleric", a drink which had furthermore helped the venerable Doctor Fernet (and several members of his family) to live for over a hundred years. It was also marketed as a cure for menstrual cramps.

The drink's numerous medicinal claims came in handy during the American prohibition; as a medicine, Fernet Branca was still legal.

Many people today claim that Fernet is an excellent digestive aid and hangover cure, just the thing to help you recover from a little over-indulgence.

We’ll explore a few single varieties and cocktails as we navigate the tasty subject.





The Black Pearl

Dark Rum, fernet, orgeat, lime

Dare I Say

Rye, fernet, sweet vermouth, aperol, hopped grapefruit bitters

No reservations, just show up at your leisure!

Bar Pop-Up Dates:

Thursday, October 3rd - Fernet About It!

Friday, November 1st - Dia de los Muertos

Thursday, December 5th - Eggnog!

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

Create the ultimate autumn 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:

 -October 27th

 -November 24th

 -December 22nd


Prefer Your Tartare 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. Visit our website for more images and information! To book your next party with us, email:

Community Check-In

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Registration is open for the 13th annual Seattle Turkey Trot 5K! Join your neighbors on Thanksgiving Thursday for this beloved holiday tradition. Last year we raised over $167,000 for the Ballard Food Bank. Let’s make this year an even bigger celebration for good! For more info and toregister please visit:

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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 Fall 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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To purchase tickets for this incredible event, follow this link!

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 🧡