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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

Calabasitas

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


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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

Pop-Up


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: events@brimmerandheeltap.com.


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

Other:

  • 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).

-Jen


*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 🧡

Spring Is In The Air

New Season Brings New Menu Items,

Fun Events & More!

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Spring has arrived in full bloom and we are celebrating with some wonderful new menu items, (like our Hibiscus Tacos, pictured above), plus fun pop-up events here on Market Street! As you may have noticed, the last big storm of winter damaged our beloved Bay Laurel tree beyond repair and we were so heartbroken to say goodbye to the lovely centerpiece of our garden. In addition to perfectly shading areas of our outdoor space, our special tree also offered us delicious flavors from its leaves and branches that our creative kitchen team utilized often.

Though we were saddened by this loss, we are also reminded of the beauty of change and the promise of growth. Springtime has a way of reviving everything it touches, and despite the loss of our Bay Laurel giant, we are looking forward to the newness and growth of this season!


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Our Gardens Are Growing!

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One of our former chefs, Alex, is helping us reclaim our garden spaces and we are actively working to cultivate the ground and plant beautiful new friends like lots of herbs, edible flowers, beets, sugar snap peas, lettuce, and more. We are so excited to share the fruits of our labor with you on the menu when they’re ready! In the meantime, our feline garden guardian will keep watch over the seedlings.

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Now that we’re all ready to jump into spring, let’s talk about some of the upcoming events that we’re creating to add a little extra spice to your month. Every single month we are having an incredible cheese & wine pop-up with Alison Leber, along with a rotating bar pop-up. We’re setting up in our beautiful studio space, just through the garden from the penny room, and you’ll feel like you’ve suddenly escaped the city!

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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:

May 19th

June 30th

July 14th

August 18th

September 29th

October 27th

November 24th

December 22nd


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Black Magic Sweets & Lady Grey Pop-Up — May 5th




The only way to make brunch at Brimmer & Heeltap even better is to add an amazing pop-up for you to peruse before or after your meal! Join us on Sunday, May 5th for some gorgeous sweet selections from our friends at Black Magic Sweets, and Lady Grey custom cakes.

Swing by on May 5th from 10am-3pm for a sweet & delicious pre/post Sunday brunch treat from Black Magic Sweets and Lady Grey!

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Helpings For Hope Fundraiser

We are proud to be participating in Helpings for Hope at Lagunitas Brewing on May 20th at 5:30pm!  

We are delighted to be participating in a wonderful event to benefit our neighbors at the Ballard Food Bank. Please join us for a happy hour-style evening of amazing neighborhood bites and brews, an inspiring look at our mission, and an opportunity to raise your paddle to support the Ballard Food Bank as we bring food and hope to our neighbors!

5:30 p.m. - Doors Open | Food Booths and Raffle

7:00 p.m. - Program | Video and Raise the Paddle Fundraiser

8:30 p.m. - Event Ends

Please note, this event is 21 and over, with ID. Please be prepared to show your ID at the door.

Tickets include food. Beer will be available for purchase.

And 100% of proceeds from beer sales will be donated back to Ballard Food Bank by Lagunitas!

Hearty bites of culinary delights will be generously provided by local restaurants, including:

  • Brimmer & Heeltap

  • Cupcake Royale

  • Delancey

  • Staple & Fancy

  • Stoneburner

  • The Walrus and the Carpenter

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Monthly Bar
Pop-Up


As we continue our monthly bar pop-up, the month of May we will journey down the tasty road of rosé wines from all over the world. Thursday, May 2nd from 6-10 pm we’ll be selling special flights, carafes, and bottles of rosé wine from amazing small domestic and foreign producers.

Regions you can expect to taste from include: Washington, Oregon, France, Italy, Greece, and many more! No reservations necessary. Just show up and hang out to drink some tasty with us!


We’ve got an entire summer of fabulous bar pop-ups planned for you so be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram page and on our events page for the next party -- like our June Negroni Soirée on the 6th, one of our most popular pop-ups in this series!

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Bar Pop-Up Dates:

Thursday, May 2nd - Rosé All Day!

Thursday, June 6th - Negroni’s (This was one of our most popular ones for 2018!)

Thursday, July 11th - Summer Pool Party

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!


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Prefer Your Beets With A Side Of Private Garden Space?




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 Courtney: events@brimmerandheeltap.com.


In addition to our upcoming events, specials, and special occasions, we welcome you to join us for dinner service from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday, and brunch service from 9:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday and Sunday.


We are so thrilled to see what this gorgeous 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.

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with love,




The Brimmer & Heeltap Team 🧡

What's New On Market Street?

New Year, New Celebrations!

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As the new year kicks off, we want to take a moment to touch base with our beloved friends, guests, and family to thank you for your unbelievable support. Our 5th anniversary celebration is January 31st, and we’re celebrating with a giant dinner party! We are fully booked for reservations, however we’ll have limited space for some walk-in friends. We can't imagine experiencing the last several incredible years without your encouragement and love. From long, delicious brunches to all those evenings laughing + imbibing at the bar, meeting your beautiful children, partners, and adored 4-legged family members: it’s been an honor and joy to be a part of your lives and we look forward to the next five years.

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In Other Exciting News…



2018 marked the promotion of Angela Ortez-Davis as our new Executive Chef! The transition marks a milestone for the restaurant with two women at the helm.

Ortez-Davis joined Brimmer & Heeltap in the spring of 2017 to lead the restaurant’s popular brunch menu. She is a second-generation chef, growing up with a chef and cookbook author mother and restaurant-owning father. Her vision for the menu is to showcase local proteins and produce with a nostalgic and comforting flair. 

“Food is like a puzzle,” says Ortez-Davis. “It’s about simple elegance, sustainability, beauty and respect. Basically, it’s all about balance.”

Prior to joining the Brimmer & Heeltap team, Ortez-Davis worked at Circadia and Mamnoon.  She graduated from Seattle University in 2008 and Seattle Culinary Academy in 2016.


Pop-Ups Worth

Popping In For


Now that we’re all diving feet-first into the new year, let’s talk about some of the upcoming events that we’re creating to add a little extra fun to your month. Every single month we are having an incredible cheese & wine pop-up with Alison Leber, along with a rotating bar pop-up. We’re setting up in our beautiful studio space, just through the garden from the penny room, and you’ll feel like you’ve suddenly escaped the city!



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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:


February 24th

March 31st

April 28th

May 19th

June 30th


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Monthly Bar

Pop-Up

Our first bar pop-up of the year is happening during the month of love, so on February 21st we’re starting this series out with a BANG! Grab your favorite wing-person, plus few extra single friends, and join us for Stupid Cupid: Singles Unite!

This sensational event kicks off with a delicious lineup of cocktails & snacks for you to enjoy, along with personal energy readings courtesy of Vibe Elevated, a professional photographer to snap the perfect profile pic for you, a talented local writer to help you compose the ideal online dating profile, plus we're going to be celebrating the launch of a new dating app called Wowzer, specifically designed for those of us who love animals.⁣⁣

You don't want to miss this fun event, but we completely understand why you might want to bring your best pal for support, so please bring along your favorite wing-person and get ready for a fun party just for you! ⁣⁣We welcome singles and wing-people of every orientation — this is an inclusive event that celebrates and supports all.

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If the singles night event isn’t your bag, don’t worry we’ve got a variety of fantastic bar pop-ups planned throughout the year, so grab that calendar:



Thursday, February 21st  - Singles Night

Thursday, March 7th - Stouts & Oysters

Thursday, April 4th - Zero Waste & Earth Day Awareness

Thursday, May 2nd - Rosé All Day!

Thursday, June 6th - Negroni’s (This was one of our most popular ones for 2018!)

Thursday, July 11th - Summer Pool Party

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!


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Need A Little Privacy With That PB&J?


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!

We are also running a Winter Special for your upcoming events that will be happening before April 1st, 2019 that includes discounted room rental along with food & beverage minimums. Book your amazing spring soirée for March 31st or sooner! For more information, email Courtney: events@brimmerandheeltap.com.


In addition to our upcoming events, specials, and special occasions, we welcome you to join us for dinner service from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday, and brunch service from 9:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday and Sunday.


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We are so thrilled to see what this new year will bring, but one thing is certain: we’ll be consistently providing opportunities for you and your favorites to swing by for some delicious and fun memory-making. 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 🧡