Food Trucks Update

Charlie’s Buns is here tonight, from 5 to 8pm. Yay!

But we don’t expect Lumpia World after all. From their Facebook page:

Good morning Fan Family. Hope everyone had a great weekend with you families. After much thought, BIG L MOBILE will not be out and about this week. HOWEVER, we will still be facilitating delivery / pick-up orders. Thinking of ordering frozen Lumpia for Thanksgiving appetizers, we will be processing orders up to 5pm on Weds. We will be closed Thursday & Friday.

Movie Night – November 18

Friday, Nov 18: Movie Night.
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie at 7. Free admission.
We will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare.
Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs.
Movie hint:
A cowboy and a spaceman are rivals at first, but then must learn to work together!

Wreath-Making Workshop – Tues Nov 15

7 to 9pm. Free admission.
Monica Cavagnaro offers this timely workshop:

Gather with others to create your own holiday wreath.
Workshop will include ideas on theme, shapes and decorations.
Participants must bring their own greens:
Ivy, Wisteria or other vines, evergreen gathered from the ground (Lincoln Park is
my source, after a storm) or trim your yard trees.
Decor/tools to bring: bulbs, wire, nippers, pine cones, string, yarn, ribbon, etc.

We supply the tables, inspiration and ideas.


This Weekend at HPIC

Friday, Oct 21: Movie Night.
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie at 7. Free admission.
We will be selling popcorn, candy and other movie fare.
Bring blankets and pillows or sit in our chairs.
Movie hint:
2001 Pixar classic that explains how those monsters get in your closet!

Saturday afternoon, Oct 22: Foodtrucks!
Lumpia World, Curry Now and Charlie’s Buns, 11am to 2pm.

Saturday evening, Oct 22: Playworks’ production of Arthur Miller’s “I Can’t Remember Anything”
Doors at 6:30pm, play at 7. Pay-what-you-will. (for Playworks)

Ruth McRee and David S. Klein portray two old friends coping with age through humor and straight talk. Produced by Playworks and directed by Paul O’Connell.

This is HPIC’s first collaboration with Arts Crush, a consortium of arts groups who coordinate a month long festival spotlighting theatre, music, literature, dance, visual art, film and more. The performance lasts about 40 minutes and is followed by a discussion with the actors and the director about the issues in the play.

And don’t forget Zumba! Sunday morning, 10am.

Food Truck Update – A Pod for the Winter


Pods for the Winter

As the chilly temperatures decend upon us, you might be thinking that it is the end of food truck season. Far from it my foodie friends! The trucks are just getting better! We are starting to see some Portland-esque pods developing, with one stop shopping. Think of it has a mini food truck event without the lines. Here’s a little info on [three…we only included ours! Go here for the full article] of the most popular spots for your weekday AND weekend munching pleasure.

Neighborhood: Highland Park/West Seattle

Exact Location:
12th and Holden in the Highland Park Improvement Club parking lot

The Dish:
Currently two trucks on Saturdays from 11 am. – 3 pm. (perhaps later if people keep coming!) but they are hoping to add another truck or two. Also in the plans – kids activities and live music. They also have covered tables and chairs, just in case there’s drizzle. Plenty of street parking and there’s a park down the street with non-stop kids soccer games, just in case you need a little extra entertainment.

The Trucks:
Lumpia World and Curry Now

Highland Park, Riverview and all around! Come out and get some yummy hot food on Saturdays, rain or shine. Meet friendly folks in a spot that is becoming a focal point for the neighborhood! What a great opportunity for us to have good food nearby again! Support our pod!

Highland Park’s Got Good Cooks…and Talent!

Highland Park/Riverview is a friendly neighborhood with a great mix of people. Our first Harvest Dinner drew lots of new faces who have met through other neighbors, at HPIC classes, walking the dog and (we’re pretty sure in the future) at the Food Trucks on Saturdays.

What a feast we had, so much to choose from: roast chicken, pot roast, pork roast, fried green tomatoes, squash with spicy pepitas, cranberries and bleu cheese; brussels sprouts with pancetta, corn souffle, beet salad, zucchini fritters, scalloped potatoes, baked spaghetti, fresh baked challah, apple pie, blackberry cobbler, cookies, cupcakes, chocolate cake…and more!

Plus attendees brought a dinner plate to leave behind and help stock the community kitchen we are building. So the plate you brought will be serving folks (and you!) for years to come. And they are nice plates!

After dinner we had entertainment from members of Twelfth Night Productions:

Twelfth Night 1

Twelfth Night 2
Very fun! And our old upright piano got to join. Next Saturday, October 15, is Twelfth Nights’ annual fundraiser. For more info, check their website.

Ahmed Raw and the African Knights
(website) closed out the evening with a mix of original world music and cover tunes, with very much heart and energy.
ahmed raw

Thank you all, so much!