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Drink wine, help provide 1 million meals for hungry kids

If you like wine, photography or simply getting together with cool people for a good cause, come to the Olson Kundig Architects [storefront] Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 – 7:30pm for a wine tasting and mobile photography show to benefit hunger-relief organization Food Lifeline.

For just $10, enjoy appetizers and a selection of wines hosted by Sozo Friends and peruse the gallery of photos presented by mobile arts collective, Juxt. More than 30 international artists have donated their photographs for sale. Here’s one of the stunning photos that you will be able to purchase Thursday night.

f you like wine, photography or simply getting together with cool people for a good cause, come to the Olson Kundig Architects [storefront] Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 - 7:30pm for a wine tasting and mobile photography show to benefit hunger-relief organization Food Lifeline.  For just $10, enjoy appetizers and a selection of wines hosted by Sozo Friends and peruse the gallery of photos presented by mobile arts collective, Juxt. More than 30 international artists have donated their photographs for sale.

Juxt photo by Leisa D. from Australia

Five pairs of Mariners tickets will also be up for grabs in a raffle.

All proceeds will support Food Lifeline’s work to end summertime hunger for children. For every dollar donated, Food Lifeline can provide the equivalent of a full day of nutritious meals for a hungry child.

The event will be held at the Olson Kundig Architects [storefront] at 406 Occidental Avenue in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.

If you can’t attend the event, but still want to help,  please consider giving to Food Lifeline’s Food Frenzy 2012 Campaign. When you donate, please select Olson Kundig from the list of participating Design & Construction firms.

How do kids feel when they don’t have enough food? Hit play to find out.

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The stuff that cream puffs are made of

Please excuse my lack of blogginess lately. I just realized that it’s been a whole month since I posted anything new. It’s not that I’ve lacked for food adventures. I just need more time! I have an eight-month-old, and it’s easy to get lost in babyland–especially since he’s started crawling. I’ll do my best to start posting at least once a week again. Thanks to my friend Tara for calling me out encouraging me to blog.

So let’s start catching up. On the Fourth of July, I celebrated the nation’s birthday as I felt all Americans should–by watching baseball and eating cream puffs. My husband and I joined friends at Safeco Field to watch the Seattle Mariners take on the Detroit Tigers.

I’d heard that Beard Papa’s–a Japanese cream puff chain that has a cult following–had just opened a location inside Safeco Field. What’s a pastry shop doing inside a baseball stadium, you ask? It makes sense when you consider that lots of Japanese baseball fans visit Safeco Field to see Ichiro. Papa Beard’s is strategically located next to the Rice n Roll sushi stand.

Anyway, I’d heard rave reviews about Beard Papa’s and had to check it out for myself. They looked and smelled great (I’ll post photos soon) but I wasn’t impressed by their taste. The pastry was nice and fluffy, but the custard was unremarkable.

Plus one cream puff cost $4.00! I realize this is probably the inflated sports stadium price, but still–I felt like Ichiro must have when he was nailed by a Kenny Rogers fastball late in the game–surprised and a little angry.

However, all I had to do was look at the charming Beard Papa’s logo, and I was soothed. It’s a cute old man with a fluffy white beard, wearing a yellow knit cap and smoking a pipe.

He seems like a kindler, gentler rendering of Ernest Hemmingway. I can’t decide whether the Beard Papa story is meant be serious or not. I find it hilarious.

Another Beard Papa’s location is opening in the Uwajimaya food court. I will definitely go there for another taste. I’m especially intrigued by the green tea cream puffs.

P.S. The Mariners won the game, 4-1.

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