Have you been having trouble finding copies of the new Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle? Have you been scratching your head on where to get one with or without an author signature? Well, wonder no more.
I’ll be at Burien Books (824 SW 152nd St.) selling and signing copies of the new edition of “The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle” from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. And they’ll be plenty to go around.
Just to make sure the store doesn’t run out, I’ll bring a box or two or three of my own copies.
So come on by and get the gift that will help you and your friends afford to do fun stuff next year while you’re still trying to pay off all the gifts you bought this year.
Yes, you saw that right. It’s 12-12-13 and participating dealers of doughy goodness are celebrating (that and the fact that they got 12,000 facebook followers to post about its Day of the Dozens) by giving away a free dozen glazed donuts when you buy your first dozen at regular price.
There is one small catch, though. You either need to download and print the coupon or show it on your mobile phone.
Heck, you don’t even have to don or costume or dress like a pirate to get this one, which makes going to work after so much easier.
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…