West Seattle Sunday scenes: Captain Phil at Thriftway, and more


Fans were already lined up through the produce section at West Seattle Thriftway this morning waiting for “Captain Phil” from the “Deadliest Catch” reality show — who signed autographs for about two hours on behalf of his new coffee company:


As fans had mentioned in the comments following our original WSB preview of his appearance, he’s had some health trouble, so we asked how he’s doing:

As you can tell from what he said in that video (sorry about the background noise – new mike’s on order, after a week of shooting events in very loud places), Captain Phil is proud of his “Deadliest Blend” (the name stirs memories of the triple-strength grind we made during overnight radio shifts decades ago, but thank heavens coffee’s come a long way since then) – you can read more about Captain Phil’s coffee here. We also dropped by the West Seattle Farmers’ Market to see how things were going at the Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle booth:


Mary Ellen Cunningham of CHoSS (pictured with Anthony Hardt of Left Coast Dog Walkers) hadn’t gotten any produce donations yet when we dropped by but was thrilled anyway because her group’s getting new citywide publicity – a KING5 tv crew stopped by the booth (look for the story on tonight’s newscasts). Community Harvest has other big news – as noted on its website, the fruit-tree harvest (if your tree has more than you can eat, donate its fruit and they’ll send volunteers over to harvest it) has already brought in more than A TON of fruit – more than twice last year’s total – and the season’s not over yet!

3 Replies to "West Seattle Sunday scenes: Captain Phil at Thriftway, and more"

  • Darren September 14, 2008 (5:27 pm)

    I was there to see Captain Phil. He is a great guy. He told me that he’s not sure if he can go back up to Alaska. Quite a few people were there.

  • Pelicans September 14, 2008 (11:57 pm)

    Missed Capt. Phil, but bought a pound of Deadliest Brew Midnight Sunrise (Sweet and Smooth- Dark and Light Roast). If this stuff (as well as Red Bull) keeps him up all night to get ‘er done, then I’m all for it. If crab fishermen become rock stars in Seattle, then how much better can it get? Best of health to you, Captain.

  • ML September 15, 2008 (12:26 am)

    Met Cpt Phil and chatted with his son Josh. It felt like meeting old friends. Love these guys and much prayers to Phil! Here are pics: http://mlyn1375.blogspot.com/2008/09/deadliest-catch-celebrity-sighting-in.html

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