1st Annual Seaview Swine-Que: One last ‘summer’ block party

September 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm | In Seaview, West Seattle news | 13 Comments

Suddenly this pig-roasting thing is quite the West Seattle trend. First Fresh Bistro did it – then last Sunday, Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) – and tonight, neighbors around 47th/Brandon threw a party they called the 1st Annual Seaview Swine-Que – mostly before the big rain started in again. We got the tip from Shelly, seen here holding little Gabi:

Shelly had explained via e-mail, “Several local families came together to plan this fun event and The Beer Junction was gracious enough to sponsor it,” going on to say the event was a “testament to good ol’ fashioned neighborhood spirit in West Seattle.” Reminded us a bit of the last time we went around checking on neighborhood spirit, it was Night Out block party night on August 4th, so we got a group portrait here too:

By the way, even if you feel like summer is most decidedly over (hey, but it’s WARM rain), it isn’t officially done until Wednesday, the autumnal equinox. (And if it looks like there will be something resembling a sunset that night, you can go watch it with NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen of Alice’s Astro Info at Solstice Parkinfo here.)


  1. That photo of the roasted pig has made me commit to passing on eating pork/pork products ever again.

    Comment by WS Mom — 11:07 pm September 18, 2010 #

  2. Is that photo really necessary?

    Comment by S5 — 11:33 pm September 18, 2010 #

  3. I dont find this amusing—-do we show people roasting ??

    Comment by michael — 6:43 am September 19, 2010 #

  4. To the other comments, the photo is fantastic in that it shows me exactly how they were partying in that neighborhood, and people are only roasted by their friends when being shown appreciation. Whether you roast the pig on a spit, bury it in coals for a luau, or even just fry up some bacon, it’s done in many parts of the world from France to the Islands. Looked like a great neighborhood nod to the world’s cultures.

    Comment by Maria — 8:20 am September 19, 2010 #

  5. Kudos!. Great neighborly spirit. To those commenting on the pic of roasting a pig – who are you?

    Comment by Norma Berube-Adler — 10:26 am September 19, 2010 #

  6. this photo is disgusting…If you watch the documentary Food Inc. and see how pigs are brought to your plate you may understand…..

    Comment by luvanimals — 10:48 am September 19, 2010 #

  7. It’s better to know that meat comes from a real animal and not just “from the store”. Then you can decide if you want to eat it or not.

    Comment by I. Ponder — 12:06 pm September 19, 2010 #

  8. OMG people, are you kidding? You act like the pig is being cooked alive. Slaughter is never pretty and just like in the wild, animals eating other animals is never pretty or nice either, and both will not go away, I only wish people could do it more humanely with as little suffer to the animals as possible. This pig is no different than a grocery advertisement showing what meats they have on sale this week. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen (or the web page, as it were!). Reality, is hard for some to face I guess.

    Comment by Wednesday — 12:35 pm September 19, 2010 #

  9. Yay! Let’s hear it for convivial, neighborly get-togethers, piggies or no piggies.

    Comment by Melissa — 8:26 pm September 19, 2010 #

  10. Here’s another stupid trend we can do without. Good god, he still has his ears (and no, I don’t eat pork, roasted or otherwise. I don’t need blog pics to remind me it comes from a real live animal.)

    Comment by Kayleigh — 6:01 am September 20, 2010 #

  11. Of course the porker still has ears. You wouldn’t want to eat the ears raw would you?

    Comment by Blossom — 1:35 pm September 20, 2010 #

  12. He looks tasty.

    Comment by KBear — 2:15 pm September 20, 2010 #

  13. Great job guys. My family roast pigs a couple times a year. “Spinning” pig is a great way to spend a day with friends and family. Little ones can not stay away from a spinning pig. They LOVE it. And to the people sharing their opinion about how this is disgusting ( Yes, everybody saw Food Inc.) ask the people where they got the pig. I bet it wasnt from a super factory like you saw on that movie. We get ours from a place called Tacoma Meat Shop. Its small, organic, and family owned. This is the greatest way to honor a pig. (sob. sob. sob. The best way is to not eat them.) Again great job guys. Keep up the tradition. It is one of the best ones my family/friends have.

    Comment by Kevin — 9:11 am September 21, 2010 #

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