Halloween at Uptown

Well, the month of October is drawing to a close in an altogether too fast way and Halloween is upon us! As we have documented previously on the blog, Uptown Espresso Inc. takes great pride at being an important member of the communities in which our cafes are situated. Thus, it is with... [Read Full Post]

Yasiin Bey Performs at Seattle's CityArts Fest

Rain casually slaps the worn sidewalks of SoDo as residents of the rain capital come out in their flannel-clad droves to support an evening of art dressed in the clothes of hip hop. Tonight is a special night because one of the genre's most mysterious personalities has decided to partake in... [Read Full Post]

Profiles In 2-Oh Sickness: Capitol Hill Block Party

Just after I arrive at the junction of Broadway and East Pike Street in Capitol Hill, a barage of power chords and the thump of a bass drum make unrepenting contact with my ear drums. Cloud Nothings, an alternative rock band from Cleveland, Ohio, have just begun their 40-minute set. As their lead singer leaned into his... [Read Full Post]

Profiles In 2-Oh Sickness: Bite Of Seattle

DISCLAIMER: Do not read this entry on an empty stomach. This weekend the city of Seattle will descend upon Seattle Center for its annual celebration of culinary delights. Referred to as the "Bite Of Seattle," the three day festival entertains a host of dining options, including over 50 restaurants and 30 food product booths. The Bite of Seattle also has a host of beer gardens and wine tastings... [Read Full Post]

Freshly Pressed Vol. Three

The second to last weekend of July in Seattle is usually a special one, primarily for the reason that its Capitol Hill neighborhood plays host to three great days of music! As such this week's "Freshly Pressed" selections sample the talented music on offer this weekend at Broadway and Pike.... [Read Full Post]

Profiles in 2-Oh Sickness: West Seattle Summerfest

Last weekend The Junction neighborhood in West Seattle played host to its annual celebration of all things summer: outdoor music, beer gardens, deep fried peanut butter sandwiches, and the velvet foam! Whether you were an eight year-old kid blowing bubbles or a middle-aged appreciator of craft beer, West Seattle... [Read Full Post]

Freshly Pressed Vol. Two

Another week has come and gone, which means it is time for the newest edition of our Freshly Pressed playlist! This week I have chosen to highlight the artists that I have been listening to recently as well as songs that I like to listen to when we are blessed with such great weather. The... [Read Full Post]

Profiles In 2-Oh Sickness: The Seattle Great Wheel

Seattle has a brand new attraction along its waterfront. And no, it is not another fish and chips place, but rather a giant ferris wheel. Dubbed 'The Seattle Great Wheel' by its owner Hal Griffith, it stands at 175 feet tall and carries 42 climate-controlled gondolas. I took it for a few spins last Friday and... [Read Full Post]

Freshly Pressed Vol. One

Friedrich Nietzsche once said "Without music, life would be a mistake." And at Uptown Espresso, we could not agree more. One of the things that I enjoy most about working at Uptown is having the freedom to choose what music I listen to during my shifts. I know I am not... [Read Full Post]

Profiles In 2-Oh Sickness: The Seattle Pride Parade

The rousing denouement to another successful Seattle Pride Weekend took place on 4th Avenue today with the annual Pride Parade. And today's event certainly did not disappoint. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn tweeted the consensus of many in the city today "A beautiful day to march ... we are united for equality."Uptown... [Read Full Post]

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