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Its Festival Season!

| July 2, 2013

Summertime.  We already attended and were proud to serve Vita’s finest to musicians in the artist’s tent at The Governor’s Ball in NYC.  Soon there will be a sonic boom tagged specifically to Pike Street here in Seattle, as yet again we’ll be fully submerged in the going-ons of the Capital Hill Block Party.  This year’s festival takes place on July 26th, 27th and 28th, and some of our favorite local businesses like Off The Rez and High 5 Pie will be front and center, providing tasty treats for artists and festival goers alike.  You can still purchase tickets HERE, or head to the CHBP website for more information and a full list of participating artists and vendors.  You can also follow CHBP on Facebook and Twitter!

Block Party

We were just recently engaged in another music festival called Make Music LAan eleven hour celebration of musical creativity that took place on June21 throughout the entire county of Los Angeles. Many of the city sidewalks, parks, community gardens, street corners and schoolyards became the backdrop or stage for free concerts.

Caffe Vita SIlverlake provided an area inside for both artist and patron.  The day started with host and stand up comedian Kevin Corcoran who performed short 10 minute sets in between all the band’s.  First off, they heard from a talented young singer/songwriter named Justine Abigail.  After that was ParrisHarris performing a completely open, improvised series of pieces, the titles of each piece being made up on the spot.  Bren played a solo set of his original music, and at 5pm The Lady rocked the house with her quartet, featuring LA Vita’s Mike Lockwood on percussion.  Later, Swim Lessons played a short lo-Fi rock set followed by Widower, an outfit that  includes Kevin Large, another long time Caffe Vita Barista.  Orange Tulip Conspiracy is a band formerly based in Seattle. Now based in LA, OTC brought in a ton of people off the street, shredding their original electric Balkan gypsy jazz rock, featuring Ryan Perrish on saxophones and fellow vita barista Mike Lockwood on drums.  To close the day, the roof was torn down by LA grind punk trio AKA!

Photo by KT Pierce.

Photo by KT Pierce.

Learn more about Make Music LA from their website, and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

Photo by KCTS-9.org.

Photo by KCTS-9.org.

Caffe Vita will be also participating in the Doe Bay music festival August 8-11th.  Doe Bay Resort and Artist Home are proud to present their SIXTH ANNUAL DOE BAY FESTIVAL at The Doe Bay Resort and Retreat on Orcas Island, WA. The weekend festival features an extensive line-up of musicians, local cuisine, camping and activities in one of the most picturesque venues the Northwest has to offer.  Follow Doe Bay on Facebook and Twitter!


Artisan Baking, Scratch Cooking at GCB!

| June 4, 2013
Clyshaw works  at Grand Central Bakery in Multnomah Village!

Clyshaw works at Grand Central Bakery in Multnomah Village!

Long day at work?  Stop by Grand Central Bakery on SW Multnomah Blvd and get a Del Sol pick me up and a baguette for dinner!

Grand Central bakers transform the simple combination of flour, whole grains, water and salt into a dynamic selection of tasty artisan breads every day!

Grand Central bakers transform the simple combination of flour, whole grains, water and salt into a dynamic selection of tasty artisan breads every day!














At Grand Central Bakery, you’ll find a fresh, locally grown company dedicated to the craft of artisan baking and scratch cooking. Led by a unique mixture of family and friends along with some of the region’s most talented bakers and cooks, Grand Central Bakery features a vibrant wholesale artisan bread line and a friendly collection of neighborhood bakeries in Seattle and Portland.

By mid-morning their bakers roll out warm cookies, glazed cakes, and fresh pies and tarts ready for you to enjoy with your coffee or to take home to share.














Walk into your favorite neighborhood Grand Central Bakery and you’ll find flour on the floor, buttery sweet aromas in the air and mouthwatering displays of pasty fresh from the oven!

Follow Grand Central Bakery on Facebook, Twitter (SEA), and Twitter (PDX)!