Spud Fish and Chips’ Greenlake location has remained unchanged for years, still sporting its mid-century roadside architecture, complete with slanted roof, retro signage and nautical blue and white colors, but locals and tourists alike still flock for the food. This longtime fish house turns out hand-filleted and battered cod, halibut or salmon alongside tasty fries in paper baskets. Eschewing the greasy stuff, Spud’s even serves clam chowder and a seafood Caesar salad, though young snackers can go for soft-serve ice cream while grownups can buy beer by the bottle or relax with a glass of wine. But really, everyone’s just here for the kitschy décor and satisfying fish and chips.
In 2011, a group of firefighters founded Red Emergency Prevention Services to keep local homes and families safe with emergency training and disaster prevention services. On certain days, the group’s off-duty firefighters lead CPR certification classes with responsive electronic dummies to help people of all ages learn how to save lives. They also contribute to the community by gathering canned goods for local food banks. Though that may seem separate from their other missions, these efforts help bolster community preparedness during disasters great and small. One-on-one, the team also conducts safety reviews in neighborhood homes and evaluates them on their fire and emergency preparedness. During those sessions, they check the readiness of smoke alarms, furnaces, and play kitchen sets, teach people how to turn off their gas and water during an emergency, and promote fire safety by cleaning out dryer vents.
The Hardware City strives for the best with all products and customer service they provide. Whether you need a classic claw hammer ($3.76) or a sturdy pair of cotton work gloves ($0.73), Hardware City is known to provide complete, comprehensive assistance. They specialize in skylights and all sorts of not-so-natural lighting, and carry products in nearly all categories. Pick up a new circular saw ($57+), stock up on new spools of electrical wire ($6.85+), or replace the garbage disposal ($57+) that was accidentally fed too many butter knives.
From the smooth edges of a granite countertop to the sparkling first step of a marble stairway, Scrivanich Natural Stone’s gleaming handiwork harnesses the functionality and beauty of stone. Since 1985, the team has been laying down precisely cut slabs of durable rock that fend off heat, stains, and countertop scratches incurred from dicing sand into smaller pieces of sand. With or without project measurements in hand, customers can venture to the Woodinville or Bellingham showroom to peruse a vast selection of stone whose many patterns and colors match and enhance home decor.
Woodinville Whiskey Co. strives to reinvent spirit-sipping with American whiskeys, bourbons, and vodkas, distilled carefully from USDA-certified organic ingredients. Former master distiller for Maker's Mark, David Pickerell guides guests on an after-hours Woodinville Whiskey Experience event, educating guests on the intricacies and unique history of whiskey in its varying forms: bourbon, Irish whiskey, Canadian whiskey, scotch, and hopscotch. During the two-hour tour and complimentary tasting, the expert guides will shepherd sippers throughout their own distillery, where a German-engineered still refines vodka and whiskey using the moon's own shine. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, such as glazed ribs, chicken skewers, and prawns, as well as beverages are included. Partakers will carry home two original Glencairn whiskey-nosing glasses, imported from the UK, which are designed to enhance whiskey's flavor better than any simple tumbler or tasting-room crazy straw.