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Fremont All Over Seattle Weekly’s Best Of Seattle Winners

August 4th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

Seattle Weekly released its 2011 Best of Seattle winners and there’s a bunch of Fremont-based businesses on the list.

  • Fremont Fair was named Best Festival.
  • Lighthouse Roasters was named Best Coffeehouse.
  • Via Tribunali was named Best Thin-Crust Pizza.
  • Uneeda Burger’s Classic burger was named Best Burger.
  • Brouwer’s won the Best Beer Selection in a Restaurant and also won the Best Beer Selection in a Restaurant fan vote.
  • Revel was named Best New Restaurant.
  • Nectar Lounge was named Best Hip-Hop Venue.
  • Jive TIme was named Best Place To Buy Vinyl.

Agree with the choices? Feel like a Fremont business or event got hosed? Check out the full list of winners here.

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Bluebird Bringing Locally-Sourced, Artisan Ice Cream To Fremont

June 30th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

As you know, Bluebird Ice Cream is coming to Fremont. We had a chance to speak with owner Josh Kessler-Reynolds about the store, how they plan to work with other Fremont businesses and what kind of yummy goodness we can expect.

Why did you choose Fremont for your 2nd shop?

Fremont is the Center of the Universe, right? Apart from that, it’s just such a dynamic neighborhood. I can tell you that when friends and family visit, my girlfriend and I always include an afternoon in Fremont as one of the stops. The neighborhood just seems to offer a lot. From a more specific business perspective, the new neighbors [Hotel Hotel, Pie, Dubliner, etc.]…provide a fantastic compliments to Bluebird Ice Cream.

On the kind on ingredients Bluebird uses...

For those unfamiliar with Bluebird: it’s small batch, locally-sourced, artisan ice cream. We strive to make all of our flavors the-best-you’ve-ever-had: If you try a sample, you’ll want a full scoop. We source locally, taking advantage of our natural surroundings (like fruit from Remlinger Farms) as well as the wealth of like-minded artisan food makers in Seattle (Elysian Stout ice cream, anyone?) It’s ice cream made from local dairy, with all-natural and organic ingredients.

Along with Theo, who provides Bluebird with their chocolate, what other Fremont businesses do you plan to work with?

We love Theo. There are more special collaborations in the works between us. Pie and Ice Cream is an obvious match, so I would hope for some exciting things to happen between our two businesses. We’ve done some stuff with Homegrown, and I consider those guys to be great colleagues of mine. I hope for further collaboration and cross promotion in the future. Caffe Vita just up the street will be collaborating with us, and next door to that Bluebird Ice Cream will soon be available at all Via Tribunali locations. When we have our grand opening (Aug 1st? No promises.) We’ve already been discussing with the Pie girls and the guys at the Hotel Hotel hostel upstairs about hosting some kind of block party, along with the Dubliner, so keep your eyes out for that. I’d encourage anyone who has a place that they want to serve Bluebird ice cream to send an email (bluebirdseattle@gmail.com) and we’d love to supply your favorite restaurant, market, or grocery store.

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