My Edmonds Restaurant News: Eat, drink and shop — local opportunities abound

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Shop SmallHere is some history. The first ever SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY  took place in 2010. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses. From Washington D.C. to Washington state, governors, mayors, senators, and even President Obama, all voiced their support for Small Business Saturday. The day continued to grow, as more individuals and local organizations pledged to support the day. Shoppers supported their neighborhood businesses like never before, and continue to embrace the day as a holiday shopping tradition. SHOP SMALL and make a difference in our neighborhood economy.

This link below lists of all our Edmonds restaurants and shops that are participating in the Small Business Saturday event sponsored by American Express, on Saturday. Nov. 28, 2015. A map is provided when you click.

Edmonds Holiday Markets begin next weekend, Saturday, Nov. 21 Location — the parking lot between City Hall and the Rusty Pelican on Fifth Avenue North, half-block north of the Fountain. Hours are 10 a.m. –2 p.m. This link to Facebook lists the vendors.

Visit Anthony's for their lobster special.
Visit Anthony’s for their lobster special.

Anthony’s in Edmonds is offering a special meal to refuel local shoppers: Lobster Celebration. Anthony’s own seafood company has made a special purchase of lobster. Enjoy a delicious, sweet and tender lobster dinner, Monday through Thursday nights, now through Nov. 30.

Salt and Iron prime rib.
Salt and Iron prime rib.

Salt and Iron, closed on Thanksgiving day, but will be serving prime rib as a “special” during Thanksgiving weekend. See

Amid all the opportunity for support of local business, let’s not forget Thanksgiving dinner. Tired shoppers may want options that don’t include cooking in their kitchens. Local Edmonds enterprises provide relief. Turkey and dressing, side dishes, and pumpkin pies can be procured from our IGA, PCC Markets, Safeway, Winco or QFC, in our local ZIP code. See store websites for hours open during holiday.

Treat your family cook to the day off. Dine at one of many local restaurants. Here are a few with some special menus:

Arnies Edmonds and Mukilteo are open on Thanksgiving for dinner, serving between 1:00pm and 7:00pm. There is a special menu for this day. All meals are four courses and include a relish tray, choice of soup or salad, entrée and dessert.

Bucca di Beppo in Lynnwood – Enjoy a Bucca-style Thanksgiving featuring traditional turkey dinner feast and your Italian favorites. Open at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Claire’s Restaurant – “Always open for Thanksgiving dinner.” They offer traditional fare and will be open until 8 p.m. on Nov. 26.

Scott's turkey.
Scott’s turkey.

Scott’s Bar and Grill – Open Thanksgiving, and offers a special holiday menu that features slow roasted all-natural Diestel free-range turkey and all the trimmings.

Opportunity to give:

Here and There Grill owner Julie Malcolm and her staff are participating in the Survive the Streets event on Thanksgiving Day. They will prepare and serve breakfast sandwiches and coffee to 300 homeless men and women. www.survivethestreets.org

Here and There Grill welcomes donations at their truck each week of new or very gently used items:
•Sleeping Bags and Warm Blankets •Warm Coats (men’s dark coats, L-3XL) •Warm Fleeces •Boots •Warm Hoodies •Duffel Bags •Backpacks• Gloves •Warm hats •Waterproof Tarps •Cold/Hygiene Kits

Giving Thanks for our wonderful community,

— By Kathy Passage

restaurantnews@myedmondsnews.com

Kathy Passage

A specialty gourmet food broker for over 30 years, Kathy Passage has in-depth knowledge on food and the special qualities of ingredients used in the exquisite products she helped bring to market. Kathy brings this unique perspective from the “other side of the plate” to writing about the food and restaurant scene in Edmonds.

 

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