The folks at Cupcake Royale’s first location in Madrona are so excited about the milestone that they are celebrating with light appetizers, a bit of bubbly and, not too surprisingly, cupcakes starting at 6 today. (The information the CB has seen doesn’t specify whether it’s 6 a.m. or p.m.).
And did the CB mention that all merchandise is 20% off today?
While it’s too late to attend the first one on holiday party appetizers, which was held last week, there’s still time to attend the Holiday Desserts session where Barking Frog Pastry Chef Matt Kelley shows you how to make spiced hot chocolate with candy cane macaroons and eggnog cake with rum-whipped ganache this Wednesday night and the session on holiday cocktails taught by Barking Frog Wine Director Matt Davis on Dec. 18th.
The classes are FREE and feature samples as well as printed recipes for you to take home with you. Although the sessions start at 5:30 in the Fireside at Willows Lodge, you’ll want to arrive early because seating is limited and reservations are not available.
Merchants all along the upper part of Queen Anne Avenue North will have specials and treats from 4 to 8 p.m. tonight. As it just so happens, a few of the stores are listed in “The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle” including Blue Highway Games where there will be a coloring contest with prizes for kids in three age groups and Queen Anne Book Company where there will be cookies (and a canvas tote bag for people who purchase more than $100 in merchandise). Another Cheap Bastard favorite, Chocolopolis will be offering samples of hand crafted chocolate as well as cheese and crackers.
For a list of stores and deals, check out Queen Anne View.
If ever there was a time the CB wished we had a baby sitter on call, the second annual FREE port and wine tasting at The Barrel Thief in Fremont tonight would definitely be it. Talk about the makings of the start of a romantic evening…..
The wine and whiskey bar’s tasting will run from 5 to 8 pm and will feature tastes of ports and artisan chocolates from around the world including the Barrel Thief’s house made chocolate port made with cacao nibs from Theo Chocolates plus such chocolates as:
Did I mention that it’s FREE?
If you go, please think of the CB who will either be home with his kids or going to a neighborhood shopping and sampling event in Queen Anne. Although that event will feature free little nibbles at local stores, somehow, it’s just not the same.
As for The Barrel Thief event, you can reserve a table (if one is still available) by e-mailing GotYerWhiskey@bthief.com
NOTE: OY! ALTHOUGH THIS WAS SCHEDULED TO POST AFTER THE SHOW AIRED ON TUESDAY, MY BLOG HAD A GLITCH AND IT NEVER WENT LIVE. SORRY LISTENERS!
As I mentioned on the air, being a cheap bastard isn’t about nickles and dimes, it’s about how to live the good life–for less and saving while doing the things you would do anyway.
This blog picks up where the book “The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle” leaves off. While the book lists deals that are seasonal or last all year long, the blog focuses on bargains that I discovered after CBGS went to press and short-term deals that pop up almost every day. That could mean anything from Krispy Kreme’s buy one dozen glazed donuts, get one dozen free deal that’s coming up on December 12th and Subway’s $2 six inch sub deal throughout December all the way to free Northwest festivals and cheap concerts.
While we’re on the subject, here are some of the deals I mentioned on today’s program: Read more…
It’s Customer Appreciation Month at Subway and the hero sandwich chain is celebrating by offering 6″ Cold Cut Combo and Meatball Marinara sandwiches for $2 each at participating stores.
I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it. I think I’m about to lose control and I think I like it.
By the way, in case you didn’t know it, all of the cold cuts on the combo are made out of turkey.
It’s his first radio appearance to promote the new book and he’d love to get your feedback. Listen to the show, laugh out loud, then write in and let him know what he can do to improve and give you the information you want to know.
If you don’t happen to have an AM radio handy, you can always stream it live by going to the KKNW web site and listen there.
He looks forward to hearing from you.