Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Madison Park in the media

Seattle Magazine’s Best of 2010 issue, out last month, apparently gives the nod to only one business with Madison Park connections, Hopscotch Tees. It’s a small, year-old personalized clothing creator and retailer, the brainchild of Madison Park resident Shana Perrina. Hopscotch focuses on customized t-shirts for both children and adults.

Although not technically located in Madison Park, Madison Valley’s Luc is cited as a Madison Park restaurant and hailed in the Best of 2010 issue as winner of the magazine’s Readers’ Choice award for Best New Restaurant. The magazine’s November issue, meanwhile, carries a full-page neighborhood review of Madison Park, in which we are described as having a “family-friendly vibe.” The Independent Pizzeria, Madison Park Conservatory, McGilvra’s, Red Wagon Toys, Smooth Sugaring Studio, and Spa Jolie are among the local businesses singled out for special mention.

Off the Vine, “The Left Coast Food and Wine Magazine,” gives Madison Park Conservatory a laudatory restaurant review this month, calling the space “intimate and warm,” and the cocktails “very well thought out,” while praising both the food and its presentation. Those wondering about the details of MPC’s menu will find plenty of descriptive detail in the review.

The efforts of the Madison Park Community Council and volunteers Gene and Liz Brandzel to prepare the neighborhood for the next big snowfall was the subject of a story in The Seattle Times on Monday, in which City officials state that Madison Park is the only neighborhood in Seattle to create an organized effort of this kind.

And finally, both Cactus and The Attic scored last month on Seattle Weekly’s list of Top Five Nacho Plates, coming in at Number 2 and Number 4 respectively. The honor of being home to two of the Top Five in this “comfort food” category is interesting given the neighborhood’s high-end image. But it’s very much in line with the honors given earlier this year by Seattle Weekly to other Madison Park attractions. In the paper’s opinion, we can now add nachos to the list of things we can be proud of, the others being our beach babes and pizza from The Independent Pizzeria.

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