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All-Star Seattle Ice Cream Collaboration Launches to Help Racial Justice Orgs
The Intentionalist — an online shopping guide that aims to help businesses from marginalized communities — has launched a series of ice cream flavors with local shop Sweet Alchemy, with proceeds going to nonprofits working for racial justice. The new project showcases ingredients from an all-star lineup of BIPOC-owned restaurants and cafes in the Seattle area, with pun-driven flavors. Brew the Right Thing has single origin Fulcrum Coffee ice cream with a Jerk Shack coconut caramel swirl; the Vegan Do This Together is a lemon blended vegan coconut concoction with Off the Rez jam and Pot Pie Factory vegan pie crust; and History in the Baking is chocolate ice cream with Salvadorean Bakery cookies. All businesses are being paid for their contributions, flavors are available for pickup or delivery at all Sweet Alchemy locations (in U District, Capitol Hill, and Ballard) via preorder only, and a percentage of sales will be donated to the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Chief Seattle Club, and BLOC. “This is both a call to action and a call to community,” says Intentionalist founder and CEO Laura Clise.
Ballard Avenue Joins List of Restaurant-Related Street Modifications
The Ballard Alliance just received approval to convert two blocks of Ballard Ave to one-way traffic to accommodate local restaurants, cafes, and retail, reports neighborhood blog MyBallard. While not a full block closure like others developing around the city, the new permit will allow restaurants in the area between 20th Ave and 22nd Ave NW to extend their seating out further onto the street. Those places include the Gracia, Moshi Moshi, Hattie’s Hat, Stoneburner, and The Gerald. “Our permit also allows for canopies or tents as the weather becomes more inclement,” Ballard Alliance economic development specialist Devin Reynolds tells Eater Seattle.
Pioneer Square D&E Launches a New Breakfast Pop-up
Well-known fried chicken purveyor Pioneer Square D&E is opening up more options for the morning crowd. The new pop-up Big Jon’s Breakfast Club launched quietly last week, serving omelets, scrambles, and breakfast wraps, with most ingredients made in-house (including the sausage, bacon, and biscuits). There’s also now a chicken and waffle dish for those craving the restaurant’s famed fried bird. And all items are available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday for takeout, delivery, and limited dine-in service.