My Edmonds Food: What’s fresh around Edmonds this week

By Lara Alexander

It’s hard to believe, but this Saturday marks the last outdoor summer market of the year. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for a cheerful farewell to the farmers and craftspeople who have greeted Edmonds residents every Saturday morning for the last few months with their lovingly-produced edible or decorative goods.

If you are wondering where to buy your organic produce now that the market will be packing up, consider your local co-op, PCC Natural Markets, or one of the many produce delivery companies that come to Edmonds every week.

Brian Taylor is staying busy around Jack Murphy’s, his new Irish pub on 4th Avenue in downtown Edmonds. Dark wood paneling is up on the walls, vintage signs are propped around the space, and the sign in the window announces, “Jack Murphy’s is in Ireland working on its whisky collection. Bar will open upon sobriety or Saint Patrick’s Day 2012 (whichever comes sooner)”. Surely many Edmonds residents are looking forward to lifting their pints to celebrate when the doors are open.

Speaking of pints, American Brewing Company is open for Cask Night on Wednesday, Oct. 19 until 9 p.m. The company’s website says, “Skip will tap a cask of something special he has brewed and Big Mike will be on hand serving his famous hot dogs!” American Brewing is located in the Harbor Square Business Complex at 180 W. Dayton St., Warehouse 102.

Chadd Chase of Lynnwood, center, won the first Orange Ticket.

Dick’s Drive-In is working full steam on the impending opening of its Edmonds location. “Our hope is that the final government inspections and approvals will go as smoothly as the construction,” says owner Dick Spady. “If all goes well during the final stages, we’ll open much earlier than we had originally planned and definitely before Thanksgiving.”

To rev up the anticipation of opening day, Dick’s is hosting a Orange Ticket VIP game. Between now and Oct. 14, instructions on grabbing your Orange Ticket will be posted on the Dick’s Drive-In Facebook page and on Twitter. Twelve Orange Tickets will be awarded to the first fans who find them and provide the correct “password” to the Dick’s representative.

On Wednesday this week, Chadd Chase of Lynnwood won the first Orange Ticket, and Thursday’s ticket winner was Rowland Morgan of Ballard. Check Facebook and Twitter often for your chance to win. What do you get if you win one? Orange Ticket holders will be VIPs at the Edmonds Grand Opening ceremonies and be among the very first fans to eat at the new Edmonds drive-in. Prizes include a commemorative Orange Ticket, opening day T-shirt and hard hat, $20 in Edmonds gift certificates, and a group photo on opening day with co-founder and namesake Dick Spady. Good luck!

A culinary adventurer, Lara Alexander grows, cooks and writes about food from her home in Edmonds. You can read about her garden and kitchen fun on the blog Food-Soil-Thread.


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