What started as a 25-truck gathering in a small parking lot, the Mobile Food Rodeo has grown into an annual, multi-day celebration
of small business and on-the-move eateries. Since that first powwow, the Rodeo has become one of the country's largest festivals of its kind, roping in up to 40 food trucks per event. In 2013 alone, more than 87,000 people dispersed through Seattle's neighborhoods?Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, and Fremont?to experience new flavors, all while avoiding having to thumb wrestle for a table at a restaurant. The Mobile Food Rodeo does more than just fill bellies, though, since it acts as a showcase for new culinary talents and creates a vibrant marketplace for small businesses to share their talents.
When it was founded in 1987, Frame Central was a social hub for artists, and was even curiously named for facial hair. However, Beard Outlet has since morphed into a seven-location franchise, dedicated to simplifying the framing process. The shops’ onsite stock of matboard, frame moulding, and other key supplies ensures speedy DIY framing projects—which visitors can complete in an hour—and single-day professional framing. An array of pre-framed mirrors and artwork allows shoppers to enhance their blank walls without taping a napping friend to them. Shoppers can also stock up on framing supplies such as case glass and hanging hardware.
Stop Bugging Me Pest Control unleashes licensed pest-management professionals on all manner of unwanted arthropod and mammalian pests. Bearing certification from the Washington State Department of Agriculture and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, each technician employs the latest techniques and products to root out the spiders, ants, termites, and rodents seeking asylum. Offering same-day service, Stop Bugging Me Pest Control stays up to date on the biology and behavioral traits of its prey through available research and peeking at pages in the pests' very tiny diaries.:m]]
In the Medicine Man parking lot, holiday tunes fill the air as Alpine Tree & Wreath’s friendly, full-service staffers help guests select festive holiday decorations. Their stock includes a wealth of wreaths, garlands available by the foot, and noble firs that range from a compact two feet to an eagle-enticing eight. As they browse greenery, patrons can sip on complementary cider and hot chocolate.
Phinney Ridge Kitchen Cabinet Company upgrades abodes with custom kitchens. With today's deal, its experienced designers will draw up designs after a site visit to the client's home. Then they'll select from four cabinet lines, choosing custom options to clothe cookeries in hundreds of different door styles, materials, stains, and fruit flavors.
Seattle Design Solutions' draperies, shades, and blinds define the mood of an interior space by modulating natural-light exposure and defending privacy. Make an appointment for a free in-home consultation, and interior designers will present eyes with 10 different varieties of window coverings, including full-coverage India Silk vignette roman shades by Hunter Douglas ($435) and translucent SheerWeave 5000 roller shades ($227) that let in sunlight but leave little of the outside landscape to the imagination, interfering with a resident's ability to pretend they're living on Mars. Create dramatic shadows with 2-inch slats of rustic Graber wood blinds ($140) or modern metal blinds ($97) to aid and abet fantasies of living in a 1930s noir film. (All prices are based on a 36"x48" window.)