I just got a notice about this week’s celebration of Macrina Bakery & Cafe’s 15th anniversary on Wednesday, August 27. The beloved Seattle bakery set down its roots in the Belltown neighborhood at a time when Belltown was still something of a wasteland. I love that while there is an endless stream of new places to keep us coming to Belltown–Txori, Tavolata, Branzino, Spur—we also have a few Seattle classics in this neighborhood that are still going strong. Macrina, Flying Fish, Shiro’s, Queen City Grill among them.
Those of you in the Seattle area may want to take advantage of Macrina’s gesture of celebration, giving each customer a free brown sugar shortbread cookie that day, at their three locations: Belltown, top of Queen Anne and Vashon Island. Sounds like a tasty excuse for an excursion to me. They’re also–for the week of August 27 to September 3–selling their beloved Giuseppe bread (the recipe for which was recently revamped to incorporate local Shepherd’s Grain flour, made from sustainably-grown Eastern Washington wheat) at the sale price of $2.15 per loaf, usually $3.55.
Last but not least was news that owner Leslie Mackie will soon add a fourth Macrina location to the family, a combo production facility/café in SODO (1943 1st Ave South, just south of Safeco Field) due to open mid-September. Fifteen years and going strong!