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Watching the World Cup

June 11th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

If you follow soccer (or football, as the rest of the world calls it) in Fremont, you’ve probably seen a match or two at the George & Dragon (206 N. 36th St.). It is going to be THE place to watch the World Cup. If you’re a diehard, you’re probably getting ready for the first match to be shown today, South Africa vs. Mexico at 7 a.m. The complete list of matches you can see at the pub can be found here. The pub jokingly – or maybe not – prefaces the schedule by this: “PLEASE DO NOT PLAN WEDDINGS,BIRTHS OR VACATIONS JUNE 11 TO JULY 11 2010.”

Or, you could try Brouwer’s (400 N. 35th St.), which is staying within its normal operating hours. Check out the schedule of World Cup matches you can catch at this Fremont mainstay, beginning today at 11:30 with Uruguay vs. France.

For a more non-Anglo feel to your football, you could also try the Azzurri Vino Bar (223 N. 36th St.), which is also showing the matches live. And, you’ll probably get commentary from owner Michel Zacco.

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George and Dragon teams up with Market Arms for World Cup

June 9th, 2010 by Geeky Swedes

Just in time for the World Cup, The Market Arms, the much-anticipated pub at the corner of NW Market St and 24th Ave NW in Ballard, will officially open today at 11:30 a.m.  The establishment and its sister pub George and Dragon here in Fremont will be busy keeping soccer fans entertained.

The Market Arms will have more than a dozen brews on tap including Boddingtons, Kronenbourg and Carlsberg. Wine and hard liquor will also be served. The menu is traditional British pub food including shepherd’s pie and fish & chips. Homemade burgers, pasta dishes and breakfast sandwiches are also on the menu.

The opening is just in time for World Cup craziness and the pub is ready. For the next month the business hours will depend on the tournament schedule. For example, they’ll show the Argentina V. Nigeria game live this Saturday morning at 7 a.m. There are five big screen TV’s and you can see at least one TV from every seat in the place including the outdoor patio in front (they checked.) If The Market Arms doesn’t have a game on, the George and Dragon will be showing it. The schedule of what they’re showing can be found here, the George and Dragon TV schedule can be found here.

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Green World Cup Contest

May 25th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

Green World CupIf it’s not enough to kick back at a local pub – like our own George & Dragon – to watch the upcoming World Cup tournament, King County invites county residents to participate in the “Green World Cup” contest.

Residents can share suggestions, stories and examples of creative and different ways of green living, which will be judged by a local panel of eco-experts.

Briefly describe how a community in another country or people from your own culture are living green through an innovative waste reduction method, green technology, alternative transportation, a unique recycling or reuse method, or a carbon emission-cutting measure.

Entrants can submit a video or picture along with a written description. The most innovative, unique and effective idea will win four tickets to see the Seattle Sounders FC play the Houston Dynamo on August 8 at Qwest Field. Entries will be featured on the King County web site and Facebook page.

The two runner-up prizes are Alchemy Goods recycled backpack and an Energizer solar charger.

Submissions may be made online or mailed to Tom Watson, King County EcoConsumer, 201 S. Jackson St. #701, Seattle, WA, 98104. All submissions must be received by June 25. Entries are welcome in any language.

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