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WEST SEATTLE RESTAURANTS: Meet the people behind Supreme, almost 10 years after their West Seattle debut

(WSB photos. L-R, Mark Fuller, Marjorie Chang Fuller, John Montenegro)

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

It’s been almost a decade since Chef Mark Fuller and Marjorie Chang Fuller opened their first West Seattle dining/drinking establishment.

Now, they’re about to open their third, months after adding a North Seattle venture.

We sat down recently to talk with the Fullers as the new pizza-and-drinks establishment Supreme approaches its opening in the West Seattle Junction. Supreme’s head chef John Montenegro joined them for our conversation in the midst of the undergoing-renovation space at 4521 California SW.

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Seattle Public Schools superintendent to present ‘State of the District’ in West Seattle

October 29, 2017 7:36 pm
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Thanks to the parent who tipped us that, while it hasn’t been widely announced yet, notices are circulating for Seattle Public Schools superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland‘s “State of the District” speech, to be presented in West Seattle this year. The district calendar confirms the event is planned for the West Seattle High School Theater (3000 California SW), 5-7 pm on Tuesday, November 14th. Nyland has been superintendent for two and a half years but might not be for much longer. His state-of speech last year was at Franklin High School.

VIDEO: First Lutheran Church of West Seattle commemorates 500th anniversary of the Reformation

October 29, 2017 7:06 pm
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(Video and photos by Leda Costa for WSB)

Just north of the West Seattle Junction, another celebration this afternoon – this one, at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The movement began in Germany, so today FLCWS hosted German folk dancers from Enzian Schuhplattler, a club founded in 1965 by German and Austrian immigrants in Seattle:

And of course there was beer.

Also today, the church dedicated a plaque in honor of the anniversary:

FLCWS pastor Rev. Ron Marshall (above), designed the plaque, sculpted by Rita Marie Kepner, made from 65 pounds of bronze at the Port Townsend Foundry, and installed by Dale Korsmo. As noted on a banner outside the church, its commemoration of the Reformation’s half-millennium anniversary continues all year.

LAST CALL: Get tickets for West Seattle Helpline ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ by midnight

October 29, 2017 3:10 pm
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Next Friday (November 3rd), you’re invited to enjoy an evening out while ensuring that the West Seattle Helpline can continue assisting people who otherwise might find themselves out on the street. The annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner/auction at The Hall at Fauntleroy (6-9 pm) is five days away, and ticket sales are scheduled to end tonight at midnight. Get yours here, right now; the Helpline invites you to “join us in celebrating and strengthening our wonderful West Seattle community. We can’t wait to spend a fantastic evening with our favorite friends and neighbors!” The nonprofit steps in to offer emergency assistance with rent, utilities, even clothing. Your generosity helps them keep doing that work.

AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival 2017 – costume parade, chili winners, more!

(TRAFFIC/TRANSIT INFO: California is closed between Oregon and Edmunds … bus reroutes are linked here … festival schedule is here)

(Updated WSB photo – Root Beer Garden got busy a little while after our original photo)

FIRST REPORT, 10:08 AM: That’s the first-ever West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival Root Beer Garden – on the west side of the California/Alaska intersection. The festival has just begun, and continues until 2 pm, and our as-it-happens coverage starts now! Here are the key schedule points:

From 10 am to 2 pm: Free activities/games (mostly on California between Alaska and Edmunds)
From 10 am to 2 pm: Farmers’ Market (on California between Oregon and Alaska)
Starting at 11 am: Applepalooza at Farmers’ Market booth on east side of California/Alaska
Starting at 11 am: Chili Cookoff ($10 for 9 tastes & voting) on SW corner of California/Alaska
Starting at 11:30 am: Costume Parade (gather at Junction Plaza Park, 42nd/Alaska)
Starting at noon: Trick-or-treating (Junction businesses, some festival booths)

10:30 AM UPDATE: If you’re looking for the Scavenger Hunt, find it at the Farmers’ Market management booth on California south of Oregon. That’s a popular question here in the Info Booth in the midst of Walk-All-Ways. Just south of us, games are on – here’s Dave McCoy from Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor – their shop is at 42nd/Oregon) with the fishing game:

Next to EWA, you can jump with RopeWorks:

One of the most popular booths – Seattle Police crime prevention coordinators, with “button making machine, Halloween ring toss, SPD coloring books and many free goodies for children and adults!”

They’re about midway down the east side of the south block of California. And if you head over to the park (42nd/Alaska), you can make a music/rhythm instrument to get ready for the 11:30 am costume parade!

11:11 AM: The Chili Cookoff is on! KeyBank corner of California/Alaska, go buy your flight before the chili’s gone!

Your $10 gets you a vote (who will win? big trophy this year!) and 9 tastes AND knowledge you helped the West Seattle Food Bank. Meanwhile, we are seeing some amazing costumes – and the parade hasn’t even started yet! Family costumes too – like parents as chefs and their wee ones as lobsters.

And a young astronaut!

Almost parade time – we hear the West Seattle High School Marching Band warming up to lead it.

11:50 AM: After 20 minutes, the parade has ended, after circling the festival blocks. Above, the start – that’s Jim Edwards from the West Seattle Grand Parade (and West Seattle Big Band) leading the parade on his motorcycle. Below, some of the paraders on the southbound march:

(Added – More video from the parade:)

Next, trick or treat time at businesses and booths, starting at noon. Meantime, the chili is going fast – might be gone before the scheduled 1 pm cutoff.

12:14 PM: Candy collection is happening, big time.

(Above, rock ‘n’ roll trick-or-treating at Thunder Road Guitars [WSB sponsor]; below, trick-or-treating at Bikram Yoga)

And Lora Swift from the West Seattle Junction Association – the merchants’ organization that presents the festival – says the chili is sold out, 225 trays gone in just a little more than an hour! We’ll find out a bit later who won the vote.

12:52 PM: The results are in! Chili winners –

#1 Duos Catering (64 votes)
#2 Pecos Pit (35 votes)
#3 Easy Street (26 votes)

(Photo added below – from left, Joshua from Duos, Judi from WSFB, Benjamin from Duos, Lora from the Junction Association:)

Congratulations, especially to the WSFB, whose clients benefit from the participants’ donation of chili and the 225 tasters/voters!

1:09 PM: Last hour and the sun is starting to break through! Perhaps because the Comerford School of Irish Dance is performing just south of us in the Walk-All-Ways intersection:

Meantime, the costume-watching continues, including canine costumes:

Though there’s no gate for an official count, we would have to say anecdotally that this is the most-attended Harvest Festival yet!

1:36 PM: If you’re just getting here – we can’t guarantee you candy (the Info Booth folks sharing this tent have run out) but activities continue until the end. We’ve added a few more photos above and below. The crowd’s thinned a bit – maybe since the Seahawks’ game has started.

Among those with activity booths – the Junction Neighborhood Organization:

If you live and/or work in The Junction, that’s your community council.

1:52 PM: Final minutes. Soon, this’ll be history …

We’ll have even more photos later, including more from the chili trophy presentation. And stay tuned for the Junction Association’s big winter-holidays events, including the Tree Lighting on December 2nd!

ADDED SUNDAY NIGHT: More unique costumes. Edward Scissorhands made an appearance:

Willy Wonka was in the WSHS Band:

An aspiring band member:

We found a family of volcanologists:

And a family of recyclers:

R2D2 was not someone in costume – it’s a real replica that has an Instagram page:

ADDED LATE SUNDAY NIGHT: One more round of photos ahead – these are by Leda Costa for WSB:

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UPDATE: Driver sought, passenger hospitalized after crash on Admiral Way at Stevens

(Added: WSB photo)

8:47 AM: Thanks for the texts. A crash response on SW Admiral Way at Stevens has all lanes blocked right now, according to SDOT. We’re on our way to find out more.

9:08 AM: Our crew is there. One lane is open. Police tell us a passenger was taken to Harborview but the driver took off running after crashing the vehicle. As our photo shows, the tow truck has arrived, but SDOT is being called to clean up a fuel spill.

West Seattle Sunday: Junction Harvest Festival; salmon-watching; music; much more…

(Halloween decorations at 2747 44th Ave SW – just added to our guide – thanks for the pic!)

Hallo-weekend continues – highlights from the WSB West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide:

WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION HARVEST FESTIVAL: This is today’s big event, presented by the West Seattle Junction Association (with co-sponsors including WSB). See our full preview here; see the schedule on the WSJA website. 10 am-2 pm, with free activities and games throughout, plus the chili cookoff ($10 donation for the West Seattle Food Bank) at 11 am, costume parade at 11:30 am, business trick-or-treating noon. We’ll be there for the entire festival with as-it-happens coverage. (California SW is closed between Oregon and Edmunds for the festival, and SW Alaska between 44th and 42nd)

(WSB photo)

HALLOWEEN LIGHT SHOW: From the folks who bring you West Seattle Yuletide. 6-10 pm. (38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY: 6 pm with The Heebie Jeebies at The Skylark. All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LARRINGTONS RANCH HAUNTED HOUSE. 7 pm-10 pm. Suggested for ages 10 and up. Free “but we accept donations of cans toward support of the local food bank.” (Erskine Way/SW Hudson)

And here are the non-Halloween highlights, from our year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LAST WEEKEND DAY FOR WEST SEATTLE WATER TAXI: Tomorrow, the WS Water Taxi goes to its five-day-a-week, commute-times-only schedule until next spring, so today is its last weekend day of 2017.

HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY, PEEL & PRESS: The Morgan Junction restaurant/bar is celebrating its third anniversary by donating 10 percent of proceeds to the West Seattle Food Bank as holiday turkeys and chickens. Open today 9 am-10 pm. (6503 California SW)


This weekend we will finish cleaning up four roundabouts in Highland Park in preparation for new trees, shrubs, and ground cover. We could really use extra hands! If you live, walk or drive near the intersections listed below, or you love to garden, or you just want to meet some neighbors, come on out and pitch in!

10 am – 11:30 am: 12th Ave SW & SW Trenton — install new plants & mulch
12 pm – 1:30 pm: 12th Ave SW & SW Thistle — install new plants & mulch
2 pm – 3:30 pm: 10th Ave SW & SW Thistle — install new plants & mulch
4 pm – 5 pm: 12th Ave SW & SW Kenyon — install new plants & mulch

Bring your own tools/wheelbarrow/etc. if you can.

SALMON-WATCHING: As reported here yesterday, the first coho have come home to Fauntleroy Creek, so volunteers will be there 2-3:30 pm to assist you in trying to see them. No dogs. Meet at the fish-ladder overlook across and upslope from the ferry dock. (Upper Fauntleroy Way & SW Director)

OPEN MICROPHONE: 3-6 pm, open mic at The Skylark, presented by neighboring Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor), all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

PACIFICO: Pop act from Louisiana performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

RHIANNON AND FRIENDS: 7:30 pm concert at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

THERE’S MORE ON OUR CALENDAR … see it all here!