Friday, Feb. 28th—Listen To Gold Wake Press Authors Read From Their Work


Posted on Feb 27th, 2014

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POETRY READINGS: FEATURING AWARD-WINNING AND EMERGING AUTHORS Feb. 27 at 7 pm

DREAM HORSE PRESS & HUMMINGBIRD PRESS POETRY READINGS

Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm

Join us for an evening featuring poetry readings by award-winning and emerging authors Shelia Black, Juliana Gray, Maggie Paul, Dan Rosenberg, Barbara Siegel Carlson,  Ariana Sophia Karatsonis and Kyle McCord.

Sheila Black’s books are House of Bone, Love/rag, and Wen Kroy (Dream Horse Press). She co-edited with Jennifer Bartlett and Mike Northen Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability (Cinco Puntos Press, 2011). A 2012 Witter Bynner Fellow, selected by Philip Levine, she lives in San Antonio, Texas where she where she directs Gemini Ink, a literary arts center.

Juliana Gray’s second collection, Roleplay, won the 2010 Orphic Prize and was recently published by Dream Horse Press.  A chapbook, Anne Boleyn’s Sleeve, won the 2013 Winged City Chapbook Press poetry chapbook contest and is forthcoming.  Recent poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from PMS: poemmemoirstory, Measure, 32 Poems, River Styx and elsewhere.  An Alabama native, she lives in western New York and is an associate professor of English at Alfred University.

Maggie Paul is the author of Borrowed World , a collection of poems published by Hummingbird Press, and the chapbook, Stones from the Basket of Others (Black Dirt Press)..  Her work has appeared in several literary journals, including Rattle, Poetry Miscellany, the Drexel University Journal, and Porter Gulch Review. A college writing instructor and educational consultant, Margaret lives in Santa Cruz.

Dan Rosenberg’s first book, The Crushing Organ (Dream Horse Press 2012), won the 2011 American Poetry Journal Book Prize, and his second book, cadabra, is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon University Press. A PhD candidate at the University of Georgia, he co-edits the independent poetry journal Transom.

Barbara Siegel Carlson is the author Fire Road (Dream Horse Press, 2013) and the chapbook Between this Quivering (Coreopsis Press).  She is a co-translator with Ana Jelnikar of Look Back, Look Ahead, Selected Poems of Srečko Kosovel (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Her poetry has appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, NOR, Asheville Poetry Review, Cutthroat and others. She lives in Carver, MA

Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis’s first book, Intaglio, winner of the Stan and Tom Wick Prize was published in 2006 by Kent State University Press. Her second, The Rub, winner of the Elixir Editor’s Prize is forthcoming in 2014, as is a chapbook: Aloha, Vaudeville Doll from Dancing Girl Press. She enjoys writing with Cynthia Arrieu-King and is very excited to share space with her in By Some Miracle, a Year Lousy with Meteors, winner of the Dreamhorse Chapbook Prize. She lives in Shawnee Hills, Ohio, teaches at Columbus College of Art & Design and serves as the faculty adviser for Botticelli Literary/Art Magazine.

Kyle McCord is the author of four books of poetry including You Are Indeed an Elk, But This is Not the Forest You Were Born to Graze (forthcoming Gold Wake, 2015).  He has work featured in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly and elsewhere.  He’s received grants from the Academy of American Poets, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Baltic Writing Residency.  He’s the editor of American Microreviews and Interviews.  He co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry.  He teaches at the University of North Texas in Denton where he runs the Kraken Reading Series.


Posted on Jan 19th, 2014

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FONTE Coffee News: Very Limited Offering – Brasil Peaberry Carmo de Minas

By Michele Costanza…bringing you a humorous view on consumer topics in an all-too-serious world

For you coffee aficionados out there, there’s a limited offering of the coveted Brasil Peaberry coffee that everyone’s buzzing about. And when I say limited, I mean they only produced FIVE 132lb bags this year, total, so the race is officially ON to get your hands on some. I’ll make it easy for you…click HERE!  ($18/lb)

Here’s the press release below, for more detailed info:

We’ve known Sergio Dias of Cannan Estate Coffees for over ten years. Sergio and his family co-own and operate JC Coffee Farms out of Carmo de Minas in Brasil’s southern state of Minas Gerias. Cannan Estate is responsible for a large part of JC Farms annual production, and has been in Sergio’s family for over 70 years.

When we first met Sergio he was not exporting coffee to the US. It’s been our pleasure to watch him take the plunge in the US market, and to see his coffees gain the recognition and acceptance they certainly deserve.

In addition to a handful of full container lots that Sergio now brings into the US he has recently added a few microlot offerings, some as small as 5 bags. It is from one of these unique microlots that we get our Brasil Peaberry Carmo de Minas.

Our Brasil Peaberry is a pulped natural coffee, sun dried on patios with some of the fruit left on the heavy outer skin of the seed. Typical of Brasilian coffees generally it is not grown at great altitude.

In the cup Brasil Peaberry excels in displaying the flavors and mouthfeel characteristically developed in softer coffees. Very complete and balanced the medium body has a pleasant oily feel. Brighter than many Brasils, the acidity carries a distinct red fruit flavor that calls to mind early harvest plum. The finish is clean and lightly dry with plenty of cocoa powder notes.

Only five 132 pound bags of Brasil Peaberry Carmo de Minas were produced this year, so this is a very limited offering.


Posted on Jun 28th, 2013

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Cafe Fonté Latte Art Competition – May 15th

Head to Head Bracket Style Competition

When: May 15th, 2013, 6-9 pm

Who: Any Coffee Enthusiast!

Where: Café Fonté 1321-1st Avenue, downtown Seattle, across from the Seattle Art Museum

Enter: via Facebook at www.facebook.com/fontecafe or Twitter @fontecoffee — please include your name and email address

Registration Deadline: May 15th at 5 pm

Win Cash Prizes: 1st  Place $250
2nd Place $100
3rd  Place $50

Complementary pizza and beverages will be served.

Invite your friends to come cheer you on!


Posted on May 1st, 2013

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Café Fonté Receives Nip and Tuck and Watch the SAM Doug Aitken “Mirror” Unveiling

On Monday, March 18 Café Fonté is receiving a nip and tuck that will allow guests to choose their experience and match their timeframe. The Café will close for one day only and reopen at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19.  For that one Café-less day, an espresso cart will shine outside, like a beacon to those in need, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

“Even when partaking in something as social as a cup of coffee or a meal, the world pushes everyone to move faster and accomplish more.  The change will more clearly separate the Café and the coffee bar, allowing quick stops for Fonté coffee lovers on the clock, and adding more seating for those who’ve found the time to sit, sip and savor,” states owner Paul Odom.

Café Fonté has been a distinct destination since 2009, showcasing top coffees from around the globe, market-fresh dishes, charcuterie and cheeses, and  a wide variety of wines and spirits.

And on March 24, Fonté’s neighbor, the Seattle Art Museum, will be hosting a free (with ticket from SAM) street party at 6:30 p.m. along First and Union Streets, celebrating the new Doug Aitken art installation on SAM’s façade. There will be music and food trucks, but more importantly, you can watch the shenanigans all day long from the comfort of Fonté with a latte in hand.


Posted on Mar 14th, 2013

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Valentine’s Day 2013 at Café Fonté

Celebrate the love of your life at Café Fonté, as we prepare our three course special Valentine’s Day dinner. We have selected some beautiful wines that will compliment each course, adding to what will be a memorable evening.   Reserve your table now!

Valentine’s Day Menu

{ Prix Fixe Menu $45 per person }

Select one item from each course, please no substitutions
Optional Wine Pairings start at $35 per person

{ FIRST }

BURATTA CAPRESE

creamy mozzarella, oven roasted tomatoes and basil

PEAR SALAD

baby arugula, comice pear and blu cheese

CAULIFLOWER SOUP

roasted cauliflower soup, truffle and fresh herbs

TOMATO BISQUE

oven roasted tomatoes, basil and crème fresh

{ SECOND }

AFFETATI MISTI

chef’s selection of cured meats

PATE

pate du jour,  local greens and grainy mustard

ARANCINI

arborio rice,  fresh mozzarella and spiked marinara

{ THIRD }

GNOCCHI

wild mushroom and rabbit sugo

RAVIOLI

ricotta, fontina, mozzarella, sage and brown butter

RED SNAPPER

caponata and salsa verde

SHORT RIBS

herbed polenta and wilted spinach


Posted on Feb 5th, 2013

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Barista Competition – January 28th

Barista Competition

Welcome to Fonté’s Head to Head Bracket Style Latte Art Competition. This will be a fun and exciting competition to show off your works of art!

When: January 28, 2013, 6-9 pm

Who Can Register: Any Coffee Enthusiast!

Where: Café Fonté 1321-1st Avenue, downtown Seattle, across from the Seattle Art Museum

Barista’s Register: via Facebook at www.facebook.com/fontecafe or Twitter @fontecoffee — please include your name and email address

Registration Deadline: January 28th at 5 pm

Win Cash Prizes:
1st  Place $250
2nd Place $100
3rd  Place $50

Complementary pizza and beverages will be served.

Invite your friends to come and cheer you on!


Posted on Jan 19th, 2013

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Seattle’s Best Coffee Shops of 2012: The Top 20

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Best of Seattle Coffee Scene: #7

Fonte Coffee & Wine

Fonte Seattle Coffee Scene Coffee Roasters Seattle

Address: 5412 6th Ave South Seattle, WA 98108

Website: http://www.fontecoffee.com

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Classy. Sexy. Comfy. Fonte was made for those who want to stay and enjoy the “good life” – whatever that may be for you – for just awhile. Started in 1992 by Paul Odom, Fonte Coffee has become very well known among high-end restaurants and hotels throughout the U.S. for its espresso roast. In fact, the hometown roaster is more famous beyond Emerald City’s walls than inside. To showcase that roasted coffee of theirs and to strengthen its Seattle roots, Fonte created their beautifully designed café a stone’s throw away from Pike’s Place Market. Talk to the manager Ellie and you will immediately get a sense of passion that that Fonte has. The café is beautiful, welcoming, and simply makes you happy that you found it. Sit down and you’ll want to stay a bit longer than your usual time spent in a café.

For the entire article, visit: Seattle Best Coffee Shops 2012


Posted on Jan 5th, 2013

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Fonté Holiday Blend Has Arrived!

FONTÉ’S 4th Annual “Holiday Coffee for a Cause” Helps Families in Need

Today through the end of December 2012, Fonté Coffee Roaster will donate all net proceeds from sales of its “Limited Edition Holiday Blend” to The Pike Market Child Care and Preschool. Fonté has set a fundraising goal of $25,000 to underwrite the Preschool’s 2013 meal program, which will serve 25,000 meals and nutritional snacks for the entire year. It will also help the school reach its goal to make high quality child care and preschool programs available to children in need.  This year’s Holiday Blend will be available for $18 per pound at Café Fonté, located in downtown Seattle across from the Seattle Art Museum or online at www.fontecoffee.com.

About Pike Market Child Care and Preschool — Celebrating it’s 30th year, the nationally accredited Pike Market Child Care and Preschool continues to foster a passion for learning by ensuring families access to quality early education in a diverse urban environment. Since 1982, the Preschool has provided tuition assistance for 70% of families, with most living at or below the poverty level. Children in the program are afforded excellent care, healthy meals, and social and learning skills necessary to succeed in Kindergarten and beyond. For more information about the school, visit www.pikemarketkids.org.

2012 Holiday Blend Coffees — Estate Brazil, Monsooned Malabar, Auction Lot Kenya and Ethiopia Sidamo

Fonté’s Master Roaster Steve Smith created this year’s Holiday Blend with some of their favorite coffees from the world’s 2012 crop. The creamy sweet Brazils next to rare cedar toned monsooned Indian coffees form a foundation supporting the lively interplay between a stunningly bright Kenya and the clean fruitiness of the natural Ethiopia Sidamo. The resulting cup is complex, but straightforward, featuring a smooth aged aroma that blossoms at first sip, dissolving into bright citrus notes and then reappearing in a wonderfully balanced aftertaste with distinctive cedar and sweet fruit aromas.


Posted on Nov 28th, 2012

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New Daily Happy Hour Menu 4-5:30pm

FONTÉ HAPPY HOUR

Monday to Friday 4:00 – 5:30 pm

SIPS $5

Champagne or Prosecco

Daily Red or White

Ask your Server about today’s wine selection

Rotating Draft Beer

Ask your Server about today’s wine selection

BITES $5

Charcuterie Plate

2 Varieties – Chef’s Choice

Cheese Plate

2 Varieties – Chef’s Choice

House Made Paté

Chef’s Choice

Fonté House Salad

dried cherries, mixed greens, shaved parmesan, ver jus dressing

Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates

Wrapped in Prosciutto & served Warm with Balsamic Reduction

Meatballs

Pork, Veal, Currants, Pine Nuts, Tomato Sauce

Blasted Brussels Sprouts

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Reduction

Nuts & Olives

Pizza Du Jour  7

Hand tossed pizza made in the tradition Neapolitan style


Posted on Oct 29th, 2012

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