The CB found a lot of good deals this time around and he plans to keep most of them under wraps until the book comes out, but there was one that was too good not to share. And that’s the Bryant Corner Cafe.
Formerly known as Sunflower Cafe, this small eatery in Seattle’s Bryant neighborhood (3118 NE 65th St) has good deals every day of the business week. On Mondays, one child eats free with each purchase of an adult entree and I’m told the French Toast dish on the child’s menu is almost enough for two meals. On Tuesday, cookies are half off. On Wednesday, 16 ounce lattes are $2. On Thursday, pastries are half off.
The Friday deal may be the best of all, though. You can get a full-sized loaf of homemade wheat bread for $1.90. That’s amazing!
Right now, the cafe is only open until 2 p.m., but I understand that the owners eventually plan to start offering dinner.
Remember, this is just one of the deals in the new “Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle” due out this fall.
Yes, the Cheap Bastard knows it’s late, almost too late for you to see this on Thursday, but he hopes you’ll see it before you head out on Friday morning, especially if you’re planning on biking to work today.
In celebration of F5 Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17th (that’s this Friday), participating Starbucks are offering a free cup of coffee to anyone who shows up wearing a bike helmet or other bike gear all day long.
That’s just part of the fun for bikers, though. The day’s events include a Ride to Seattle With Mayor McGinn at 7:30 and a rally at City Hall at 8 a.m. featuring snacks and cool swag.
There will also be lots of commuting stations where bikers can go to get free swag, snacks and other cool stuff.
And then there are the parties. Peddler Brewing Company is offering a pint for half off to anyone who shows up on a bike between 5 and 10 p.m. And F5 is hosting an After Party at Via6 (6th Ave. North and Blanchard) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring snacks and drinks from tom Douglas Restaurants.
Sounds like a great day to ride a bike.
The manuscript is in and the Cheap Bastard’s long national nightmare is finally over. The tome I modestly call, “Cheap Bastard II: Revenge of the Bastard’s” is finally in the hands of the publisher and I couldn’t be more relieved.
It’s only two days late, not bad considering a series of extenuating circumstances, which you’ll get to read about in the dedication and the acknowledgments when the book comes out.
Yes, it took a long time to get it done and I’m glad this portion of the update is finally over, but when you see the new book, you’ll know it was definitely worth it if only for the additional pages of places where kids eat free. And that’s just a small part of what’s new this time around.
Thanks for your patience.
It may be a day early for the Cheap Bastard’s return and a day after his manuscript is due, but he has come out of seclusion to let you know that today is free cone day at participating Haagen Dazs stores.
The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and the closest store to the Bastard is the one in the University District and if that store is participating as it has in year’s past you can bet that the Bastard and his family (whatever you do, don’t call them the Bastard Family) will be there in line today. By the time he gets to the line the CB desperately hopes he’s finally finished with this manuscript.
Hope to see you there.
That is all. Show’s over. Back about your business.
Yep, you saw that right. The CB expects to resume regular posts on the 14th, a day after the new edition of the book is due to the publisher.
He’ll do his best to list really great deals as he gets a chance until then.
Until then, he has a question. Does anyone know if the Lakeside School Rummage Sale is still a good deal? Also, is there a pre-sale and how does one get into it?
Now that tax day is finally here and you’ve either filed or are busy figuring out how much you owe to the IRS, the CB is willing to bet that it probably stung enough that you’re wishing you could find ways to save to make up for it. Of course, you tell yourself this every year and the sting fades with time. You know you’re still going to go out to restaurants, attend movies, watch plays and go to concerts and pay full price.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. The problem can be just figuring out where to start.
The Cheap Bastard wants to help put you on the right path and what better day to start than the day after the income tax filing deadline?
That’s why he’s holding his second Cheap Bastard meet up from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 16th at Third Place Books. Those who attend will not only learn a few cool ways to save some money that they might have missed, but they’ll also get a chance to share some of their favorites with the crowd.
Who knows,? Some of them just might end up in the new edition of the Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Seattle.
The Cheap Bastard knows this is the last minute, so he’s aware that there’s a chance no one will show up or a whole bunch of people might make it. And hes fine with that. If no one shows, he’ll be at a table at the Commons at Third Place Books working on the new edition of the book. And if you stop by, you’ll get to see the writing process in action and even learn a bout a few new deals. Or you can come and share a few ideas.
Remember, the person with the best Cheap Bastard idea tomorrow, gets a wonderfully kitschy prize and possible mention in the book.
The Cheap Bastard looks forward to meeting you….if you show up.
Yep, you saw it right. Today from noon to 8 p.m. participating Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops across the country are saying thanks to their customers by giving away free scoops of their tasty ice cream…and the CB is happy to say that he’s sitting in a pediatric dentist office in Greenlake that just happens to be a floor above B&Js, so you know he’s going….and he’s taking his son and wife with him.
When last he checked, there was no line, but he did notice that people were starting to flock here. So, by the time his son gets out, there will probably be a line.
Say hello to the waving cow.