TangleTown TATTLER [September 2019]

Tangletown-By Paul Dorpat cont. on historylink.org

The most important part of early Latona culture was its primary school. Soon after Seattle annexed its north end in 1891, the city school board purchased six lots for the construction of a four-room schoolhouse. In 1906, a larger frame structure was built facing 5th Avenue NE, and in 1917 a block-long brick addition was added along 42nd Street. Soon after, the original structure was razed. During the 2000-2001 school year, Latona School reopened after a year’s closure for renovation of the 1906 structure, destruction of the 1917 plant and the construction of a new addition partly on the site of the original Latona school. The new school was renamed the John Stanford International School, after the then recently deceased school superintendent. Because the Latona School is the last remaining direct link with this historic community, a activist core of former students, PTA parents, and Wallingford residents successfully lobbied to keep the historic name Latona associated both with the renovated 1906 structure and with the entire reworked campus.

Edgewater

Because of its proximity to Fremont, the Edgewater corner of Wallingford never developed many of its own institutions. Unlike Latona, it built no schools, meeting halls, or churches. Beginning in the mid-1890s, Edgewater – or a cow pasture nearby on Wallingford Hill – did feature the city’s first golf course. For a club house it used a pitched tent. During the 1890s, there was considerable time for golf -- several rounds of it on the three-holed course. Following the 1893 economic crash, Wallingford along with the rest of Seattle floundered at least until 1897, when the Klondike Gold Rush helped revive the greater community by making it the principal supplier and transporter for the miners heading north.

Cocktail Corner :: The P-38

Gin, apricot, Falernum, Lime The Lockhead P-38 Lightning was a fighter plane used primarily in the Pacific theatre of WWII and known for its maneuverability. This post war cocktail celebrates East and West flavors and goes down as smooth as this plane flew.

Regular Shout Out :: Bob Welch

Born and raised in Seattle, Bob moved to this neighborhood 40 years ago. He happily shuffled up the hill on a daily basis for good conversation, game of cribbage and a cold beer. He loved golf, he loved his wife and he loved life. He lived everyday of his life with a degree of enthusiasm that could be both exhausting and contagious. Bob had a youthful energy and kindness that will always stay with the people who knew him. Bob loved his friends at TangleTown all of whom he considered family. We will miss you Bob.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm

Friday 3pm-12pm

Saturday 11am-12pm

Sunday 11am-10pm

Kitchen closes at 10pm

TangleTown is 21 and over after 9PM

We will open at 10am for Seahawks away games 9/15, 10/13, 10/23, 12/15 GO HAWKS

Beer of the Moment - Georgetown Brewing Bodhizafa IPA

Manny Chao and Roger Bialous opened Georgetown Brewing in 2002 and have been on a roll from the get go. After winning gold at the GABF in the incredibly hard to win IPA category Bodi (as we call it) has become one of Seattle’s best selling beers, for good reason because its great. ABV 6.9% hopped with Columbus, Chinook, Citra and Mosaic.

Music

We have a great small stage and PA for live music. We will have frequent shows and are developing a steady rotation of great local talent.

Dig It Series

Live Music 8-10PM, No Cover

  • Tuesday September 3rd // First Tuesday’s Songwriter Night

  • Tuesday September 10th // Leif Tutosek’ 1-2-3

  • Tuesday September 17th // TBD

  • Tuesday September 24th // Kate Dinsmore

  • Tuesday October 1st // First Tuesday Benefit for Tom & Joy see below…

  • Tuesday October 8th // Bigtooth; RL Heyer & Tim Kennedy

  • Tuesday October 22nd // Young-Chhaylee

October 1st :: Band on the Run Benefit (4-11pm)

Our good friends and local musicians were recently pulled over in S Dakota and charged with a felony for having CBD oil in their vehicle. They have been able to reduce the charge but had large legal fees. Yes there is confusion on the legality of CBD and other products. Please come by and help support local musicians. We will have cool merchandise for sale, great music to hear and more to benefit bands on the run.

Meet Your Team

David Buhler-T Town Proprietor

Travers Romann-T Town GM

Greg Boyer-T Town Kitchen Mngr

Chris Balora-T Town Sous

Our Food

Our goal is to bridge the world. Bringing you scratch cooking at an affordable price. All of our stocks, sauces, dressings and sides are made inhouse. Not interested in Heinz ketchup (which we serve free of charge) try our house spicy tomato jam. Or order the kalamata aioli as a side for your sandwich. We realize that not everyone eats bread, our accessories menu allows you to pick a selection of proteins to add to your salad. Favorites so far are the Fish & Chips, Fried Cauliflower, T Town Burger, Pork n Clün, Seafood Stew and Pastrami Reuben.

TangleTown Brunch

We have been rocking a full brunch menu since mid July and if you haven’t tried it yet then you’ve been missing out. The ancho-hollandaise on our eggs benedict is great with a bloody mary or a craft beer.

Our house-cured corned beef hash is stellar and the Pork and Clun with an egg on it while a little bit messy is amazing. Come by one of these late summer and early fall weekends.

Large Parties

We love families and groups of friends but sometimes our small restaurant cannot accommodate all the various demands for large table seating. It is very hard for us to accommodate groups of 8 or more we just do not have the table configuration and space. Please be patient and understanding.

TangleTown

TangleTown is a Public House which means that everyone is welcome. We are here to feed you, offer you libations and help you relax from your day, a place for you to meet new friends and engage with old friends. All of us at TangleTown can’t wait to see you.

Find us:

Tel 206-466-6340

www.tangletownpublichouse.com

FB & IG @tangletownpublichouse

Rebecca Sather
TangleTown TATTLER [August 2019]

Tangletown-By Paul Dorpat cont. on historylink.org

The communities of both Edgewater and Latona soon developed -- with stations -- beside the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern tracks. The Latona Addition was platted by James Moore (1861-1929), for many years Seattle’s super-developer. He named it for a slim boat that was squeezed into Lake Union from Lake Washington by way of the narrow log canal and locks built at the Montlake isthmus in 1883. In the late 1880s, the Latona was one of the few powered vessels on Lake Union, and an important server to the north end before electric trolleys were extended to both Fremont and Latona in the early 1890s.

The Latona Bridge and Latona

Soon after opening up Latona, James Moore hired the logger Harry Cowan in the fall of 1890 to clear and clean-up another home tract to the east of Latona. Brooklyn, Moore’s name for his second north end addition, is now remembered only as an avenue in the University District.

Most important to the development of both Latona and Brooklyn was the July 1, 1891, dedication of the Latona Bridge. A band of eight musicians were imported from Fremont to play at the opening of the bridge. Until the University Bridge replaced it in 1919, all traffic to the northeast shores of Lake Union and its Portage Bay had to pass through Latona.

The Latona Bridge crossed Passage Bay (a name now rarely used for bend where Lake Union joins Portage Bay) along the same line of the contemporary Interstate-5 Lake Washington Ship Canal Bridge.

Cocktail Corner :: Bengal to Baja

The Bengal to Baja is made with Tequila, Cointreau, Ginger-turmeric syrup and lime. Inspired by the East Indies spice trade but through the lens of the deserts of Mexico. Enjoy one and let you inner traveler loose.

TangleTown Brunch

We have been rocking a full brunch menu since mid July and if you haven’t tried it yet then you’ve been missing out. The ancho-hollandaise on our eggs benedict is great with a bloody mary or a craft beer.

Our house-cured corned beef hash is stellar and the Pork and Clun with an egg on it while a little bit messy is amazing. Come by one of these summer weekends.

Regular Shout Out :: Larry

Larry hails from the South Bronx, a very well traveled man who is hard to stump about any place in the world. Larry likes strong IPA’s and Malbec’s, he likes mussels as it reminds him of Paris. “I would like your crispiest of French fries and no salt, thank you” is a classic Larry quote.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm

Friday 3pm-12pm

Saturday 11am-12pm (starts June 8)

Sunday 11am-10pm (starts June 9)

Kitchen closes at 10pm

TangleTown is 21 and over after 9PM

Beer of the Moment - Farmstrong Cold Beer

Farmstrong brewery was founded by Todd Owsley a veteran in the beer distribution biz. They have been taking the Mt Vernon valley by storm and its great to have their easy-to-drink pilsner on tap here. It’s light, crisp and clean and at 3.7% abv is the perfect beer for August drinking.

Music

We have a great small stage and PA for live music. We will have frequent shows and will develop a steady rotation of local talent.

Can You Dig It Series

No cover shows with beer specials on your favorite cans ($2 off craft/$1 off domestic). Shows unless otherwise noted are 8-10PM

  • Tuesday August 6th // Heather Thomas

  • Tuesday August 13th // Tal Goettling and Shannon Harris

  • Tuesday August 20th // Silverhands Band

  • Tuesday August 27th // Paul Benoit and Reggie Garret

Our Vendors

Grand Central Bakery

We are truly lucky in Seattle to have so many great bakeries to choose from. Grand Central is one of the original bread pioneers in the new grain movement opening their first bakery here in 1989. Their Sourdough, Rye and Potato buns help our sandwiches stand out.

Penn Cove Shellfish

We get our mussels and clams delivered fresh from the Puget Sound by Penn Cove Shellfish out of Coupville WA. Their sustainable aquafarm produces the finest shellfish around. Try them on-their-own steamed in 0ur ale broth or together in our seafood stew.

Meet Your Team

David Buhler-T Town Proprietor

Travers Romann-T Town GM

Greg Boyer-T Town Kitchen Mngr

Erik Nitsche-T Town Sous

Our Food

Our goal is to bridge the world. Bringing you scratch cooking at an affordable price. All of our stocks, sauces, dressings and sides are made inhouse. Not interested in Heinz ketchup (which we serve free of charge) try our house spicy tomato jam. Or order the kalamata aioli as a side for your sandwich. We realize that not everyone eats bread, our accessories menu allows you to pick a selection of proteins to add to your salad.

Favorites so far are the Fried Cauliflower, T Town Burger, Pork n Clün, Seafood Stew and Pastrami Reuben.

Large Parties

We love families and groups of friends but sometimes our small restaurant cannot accommodate all the various demands for large table seating. It is very, very hard for us to accommodate groups of 8 or more we just do not have the table configuration and space. We will accept a small number of reservations and do our best, please be patient and understanding.

Parents

We love having you and your families here and we will do our best to accommodate you, we do have a few asks:

  • This is a full service restaurant with a myriad of different customers, please be mindful of their space.

  • Our staff is in constant motion to give you great service and keep the mojo flowing. Please do your best to keep the little ones out of the traffic patterns and at your table.

  • Furry friends (dogs). Unless a true service dog, dogs are not permitted in TangleTown or the patio. Outside the patio fence next to your table, no problem.

TangleTown is a Public House which means that everyone is welcome. We are here to feed you, offer you libations and help you relax from your day, a place for you to meet new friends and engage with old friends. All of us at TangleTown can’t wait to see you.

Find us:

Tel 206-466-6340

www.tangletownpublichouse.com

FB & IG @tangletownpublichouse

Rebecca Sather
TangleTown TATTLER [July 2019]

Tangletown-By Paul Dorpat cont. on historylink.org

The Wallingfords

At least by the evidence of their home life, John and Arabella Wallingford may be associated more with Green Lake than with Wallingford. In 1893, the city directory lists the Wallingford residence at Green Lake. Their daughter Emma (1859-1949) married William D. Wood (1858-1917), the primary pioneer developer of the Green Lake district. Before he resigned to join the gold rush to Alaska along with his brother-in-law Noble Wallingford, Wood was also mayor of Seattle in 1897.

At any rate it was not the Wallingfords that began the transformation of what was later called Wallingford Hill from forest and small farms into one of Seattle’s primary residential neighborhoods. And it was not in Green Lake where the early transformation of the north end begins but rather along the north shore of Lake Union.

The Lake Union Shore

The harvest of the old growth forest surrounding Lake Union began in earnest after the Western Mill was built on the south shore of the Lake in 1882. In 1885, future Seattle Mayor George Cotterill described the north shore of Lake Union as a “maize[sic] of undergrowth and stumps.” Cotterill was part of a surveying party preparing a right-of-way for the construction of the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad. (The old railway bed is preserved as part of the Burke Gilman Trail.) When the railroad reached the north shore of Lake Union in 1887, it stimulated growth all along the line, and it was soon extended well into the hinterlands of King County and as far north as the Canadian Border at Sumas.

Cocktail Corner :: Space Cowboy

Space Cowboy is made with Bourbon, Mescal, Ginger, Lime, Simple Syrup. Two friends arguing about the worth of legendary Seattle musician Steve Miller came up with this tongue-in-cheek offering. Both praising and denigrating the numerous hits of The Steve Miller Band.

Grand Opening July 20 & 21

Well yes, technically we have been open for a month, but our sign was reinstalled, our website is live, the brunch menu is about to be unveiled and our neighbors have had a chance to visit so it’s time to tell the world we’re open. So.. its time to PARTY.

We’ll have live music on Saturday Evening and Sunday afternoon, beer, food and cocktail specials. So please come and join us. More details to follow.

Regular Shout Out :: Jessica & Isaac

Living a block away and hailing from Vermont and Florida. Two of the younger members in the TTown council they love our signature cocktails and Travers (not Travis), Manhattans and Hemingway Daiquiri’s. Be like J & I come have a cocktail.

Their mom Maggie just visited from Vermont she loved the Bodhi but kept name dropping Vermont beers Trillium, Hill Farmstead blah blah blah.

Hours:

Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm

Friday 3pm-12pm

Saturday 11am-12pm (starts June 8)

Sunday 11am-10pm (starts June 9)

Kitchen closes at 10pm

TangleTown is 21 and over after 9PM

Cider of the Moment :: Virtue Cider Rose

Virtues Cider is the brainchild of Greg Hall and resides in Fennville MI. Virtue Rosé is a blend of hand-pressed heirloom Michigan apples aged in French oak barrels. It is truly a cider made like wine with floral notes and a dry, crisp finish.

Rosé pours with the light pink of spring apple blossoms, with bright floral notes and hints of fresh picked apple, grapefruit peel, and green strawberry. The finish is clean with just a slight tartness.

Music

We have a great small stage and PA for live music. We will have frequent shows and will develop a steady rotation of local talent.

Can You Dig It Series

No cover shows with beer specials on your favorite cans ($2 off craft/$1 off domestic). Shows unless otherwise noted are 8-10PM

  • Tuesday July 16 // J.R. Rhodes & Jessica Lure Talented singer/songwriter J.R. is joined by Jessica Lurie

  • Tuesday July 23 // Tekla Waterfield

  • Tuesday July 30 // Matt Strutynski

  • Tuesday August 13th // Tal Goettling and Shannon Harris

Our Vendors :: Grand Central Bakery

We are truly lucky in Seattle to have so many great bakeries to choose from. Grand Central is one of the original bread pioneers in the new grain movement opening their first bakery here in 1989. Their Sourdough, Rye and Potato buns help our sandwiches stand out.

Meet Your Team

David Buhler-T Town Proprietor

Travers Romann-T Town GM

Greg Boyer-T Town Kitchen Mngr

Erik Nitsche-T Town Sous

Our Food

Our goal is to bridge the world. Bringing you scratch cooking at an affordable price. All of our stocks, sauces, dressings and sides are made inhouse. Not interested in Heinz ketchup (which we serve free of charge) try our house spicy tomato jam. Or order the kalamata aioli as a side for your sandwich. We realize that not everyone eats bread, our accessories menu allows you to pick a selection of proteins to add to your salad.

Favorites so far are the Fried Cauliflower, T Town Burger, Pork n Clün, Seafood Stew and Pastrami Reuben.

Large Parties

We love families and groups of friends but sometimes our small restaurant cannot accommodate all the various demands for large table seating. It is very, very hard for us to accommodate groups of 8 or more we just do not have the table configuration and space. We will accept a small number of reservations and do our best, please be patient and understanding.

Parents

We love having y0u and your families here and we will do our best to accommodate you, we do have a few asks:

  • This is a full service restaurant with a myriad of different customers, please be mindful of their space.

  • Our staff is in constant motion to give you great service and keep the mojo flowing. Please do your best to keep the little ones out of the traffic patterns and at your table.

  • Furry friends (dogs). Unless a true service dog, dogs are not permitted in TangleTown or the patio.

  • Outside the patio fence next to your table, no problem.

TangleTown is a Public House which means that everyone is welcome. We are here to feed you, offer you libations and help you relax from your day, a place for you to meet new friends and engage with old friends. All of us at TangleTown can’t wait to see you.

Find us:

Tel 206-466-6340

www.tangletownpublichouse.com

FB & IG @tangletownpublichouse

Rebecca Sather
TangleTown TATTLER [June 2019]

Tangletown-By Paul Dorpat cont. on historylink.org

Wallingford's Boom Years: The 1920s

Once the hill between the University District and Fremont was regularly served by public transportation, it rapidly filled in with bungalows and box houses. By the mid-1920s, the Wallingford District was downright buoyant. In an illustrated two page 1925 profile of the neighborhood published in The Seattle Times, Wallingford is described as “one of the most active and important component parts of the city of Seattle.” The profile continues:

“Less than 20 years ago this district was sparsely settled with a few dwellings and a number of small farms. Today it is the home of a population roughly estimated at more than 50,000. It contains as its main business thoroughfare north 45th street which has established a record in development of growth not surpassed by any suburban business street anyplace in the nation. The tremendous business growth and development has come about the last few months ... Less than eight months ago business property in the heart of the Wallingford District on 45th Street was estimated at a value of $50 dollars a front foot. Today the same property is changing hands at a value of $250 per front foot, an increase in value which surpasses, according to the Wallingford businessman, those in the thickly populated centers of Southern California cities and even the Atlantic Coast cities of Florida.”

Cocktail Corner :: Hey Bozo

Hey Bozo is made with Chai-Scotch, Lemon, Sugar & Tiki Bitters. Travers concocted this recipe early in his bartending career while raiding scotch from his dads liquor cabinet. He was caught by his father chasing it with chai tea, with a clap on the head of young Trav he said “Hey Bozo, if you gonna take my liquor you need to drink it properly”.

Our Vendors

Its amazing how many vendors one deals with in a restaurant. Food, beer, wine, liquor, paper goods, cleaning supplies, professional services etc etc. Without their local services we would not be here. We will shout out to them as the Tattler moves forward.

Penn Cove Shellfish

We get our mussels and clams delivered fresh from the Puget Sound by Penn Cove Shellfish out of Coupville WA. Their sustainable aquafarm produces the finest shellfish around. Try them on-their-own steamed in 0ur ale broth or together in our seafood stew.

Regular Shout Out

Jerome: A Seattle son of Norway, Jerome owned a hardware store back in “the day”. Jerome likes his beers cold and crisp and we pour him a Farmstrong Pilsner the moment he walks in. Be like Jerome try one…

Hours:

Once we are through the opening period, the regular business hours will be:

Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm

Friday 3pm-12pm

Saturday 11am-12pm (starts June 8)

Sunday 11am-10pm (starts June 9)

Kitchen closes at 10pm

TangleTown is 21 and over after 9PM

Beer of the Moment - Dru Bru Hefeweizen

Dru Ernst opened this brewery on Snoqualmie Pass in December of 2014. Dru Bri’s 15 barrel brewery specializes in drinkable lower abv styles. This Bavarian-style wheat beer is golden-colored slightly hazy with faint notes of clove and banana. Extremely drinkable at 4.7% abv.

Rebecca Sather
TangleTown TATTLER [May 2019]

WE ARE NOW OPEN!

Tangletown-By Paul Dorpa on historylink.org

“Contiguous to the north and east of Wallingford’s Division of Green Lake is a section remembered by some as “Tangle Town.” The likely source for this name is the irregular configuration of the blocks in an addition set by Wallingford’s son in law, the Green Lake pioneer, William Wood. Part of Wood’s South Green Lake Addition extends as far south as 51st Street. At least for some this part of Tangle Town is also part of Wallingford.”

The name Tangle Town disappeared from use over many decades. Three or four years after the popular Honey Bear Bakery closed, Elysian Brewing Company opened their second location in that space: the corner of the Keystone building. A friend of one of the Elysian founders mentioned that the neighborhood was once nicknamed Tangle Town. Elysian decided on Elysian Brewing-Tangletown and once again the nickname was in wide-spread use. When Elysian cofounder David Buhler took over the operation and lease he decided to

Beer of the moment - Stoup Pilsner

Brad Benson and Lara Zahaba moved to Seattle and fulfilled their lifelong dream by creating a great brewery in Ballard. Known for their attention to detail its no surprise their lagers are great. This Bavarian-style Pilsner is crisp, clean with delicate with sweet malt flavors.

Cocktail Corner

Travers is developing the bar into a premier cocktail lounge, look for an ever evolving selection of finely crafted drinks from our bartending team. Our selection of spirits may be small in numbers but we have given great thought to every single selection. Let us guide you from classic drinks to new concoctions, tell us your favorites and we will tell you ours. (Dave’s is a Corpse Reviver II).

Meet your team:

David Buhler :: T Town Proprietor

David started his career in fine wine sales and then managed distribution for the early WA wine pioneers Hogue & Covey Run. Moving into beer he worked for Rogue and Scottish & Newcastle managing a multi-state distribution network. Co founder of Elysian Brewing he is now TangleTown’s proprietor while retaining his role as brand ambassador for Elysian. David has recorded 5 studio albums and will occasionally grace the T Town stage, he likes hoppy, citrusy IPA’s and doesn’t understand the haze craze. The Pork n Clün is his creation and means Happiness with Pork.

Travers Romann :: T Town GM

Travers (not Trevor) hails from New Orleans LA where he bartended and developed his love for cocktails especially amaro and whiskeys. He loves easy drinking crisp clean beers and can’t wait to put muffulettas on the menu.

John Moxley :: T Town Asst Mngr

John hails from San Francisco then Boston where he went to Berkeley School of Music, he’s psyched about the music aspect of T Town and can’t wait for the house drum kit. He’s loves cider and mezcal.

Kris Copp :: T Town Kitchen Manager

Third generation Washingtonian loves comfort food and friends can’t wait to make you happy with the food his kitchen puts out. Kris loves seafood so look for specials from the sea as we row forward. Loves music, grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Erik Nitsche :: T Town sous

Erik brings a world of experience to our table. He’s a local Ballard boy BHS (go Beavers) enjoys fishing and camping and the catch of the day…watch out this guy has travelled and can cook.

Rebecca Sather