Archive for October, 2011

No Food Trucks this Saturday – back next Saturday, Nov 5

October 28th, 2011 Comments off

The Food Trucks are on the move this weekend. Lumpia World will be at Memorial Stadium for the high school football playoffs. Curry Now and Charlie’s Buns will also be at Seattle Center.

They’ll be back at the HPIC parking lot next Saturday November 5, so come out then and tell them you missed them!

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No Yoga Tonight

October 20th, 2011 Comments off

Dascena’s class has been cancelled for tonight.

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This Weekend at HPIC

October 19th, 2011 Comments off

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.

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Our Second Saturday with the Food Trucks

October 17th, 2011 2 comments

Lumpia World, Curry Now and Charlie’s Buns transformed the HPIC parking lot, serving yummy food at our neighborhood crossroads. There was a steady stream of customers all day.

Lumpia World, Charlie's Buns and Curry Now at HPIC

Lumpia World, Charlie's Buns and Curry Now with cozy seating area


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Food Truck Update – A Pod for the Winter

October 10th, 2011 Comments off


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!

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Highland Park’s Got Good Cooks…and Talent!

October 10th, 2011 Comments off

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!

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Hooray for the Food Trucks!

October 10th, 2011 Comments off

Thanks to the West Seattle Blog for the article and pictures of the food trucks’ first day at HPIC. We were so busy eating ginger pork lumpia and curry chicken tacos and talking with friends and neighbors and other happy customers, we forgot to take pictures!

There was a steady stream of customers from the opening at 11am till closing at 3pm, and the proprietors of both Lumpia World and Curry Now said they had a good day. Derrick of Lumpia World envisions an on-going pod of several food trucks in our parking lot, and we think the neighborhood and folks from all around will love it!

They plan to be at HPIC regularly on Saturdays, so come out and support good food in the neighborhood, and have yourself a tasty meal. There are sheltered tables and chairs, and a very good chance of running into friends.



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