Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Sandwiches at Irwin’s!

We are spicing lunch up a bit for these chilly February days.
Gwen has been perfecting some new, gourmet sandwiches for your enjoyment and they will all be ready soon, but stop in for a sneak preview taste this week!

Today or tomorrow, try our Roast Beef and Swiss Ciabatta.
Stacked with roast beef, Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, spinach, horseradish and mayo, this is surely the perfect sandwich to warm you up!

Also, try the Greek Veggie/Vegan sandwich, piled high with hummus, olive tepenade, zucchini, red bell pepper, Roma tomatoes, spinach, red onion and a splash of red wine vinaigrette. Add Feta to make it betta, or keep it pure for Vegan Style!

Keep your eyes peeled for new favorites like Ham and PepperJack, Chicken Gorgonzola and The Greek Chicken coming soon to the menu!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cherry Pie Time

It’s Cherry Pie season at Irwin’s Bakery!
For Presidents' day, Rachel has been baking up Cherry Pies!
Irwin’s famous, buttery pie crust packed with sweet, tart cherries and sweetened with just a bit of sugar, this is the perfect way to celebrate your afternoon!
Try a slice warmed with whipped cream and enjoy! Mmmmmmmm…
And on Monday, February 21st, Irwin’s will also have Petite Cherry Pies available to celebrate the holiday on the go, or for those just looking for a Cherry Pie bite!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Employee’s Choice Monthly Donations

Every third Tuesday of the month, Irwin’s donates 20% of that day’s earnings to a charity of an employee’s choice. This month it happens to be on Tuesday, the 15th and Irwin’s own Alex Berry, also the artist of the month, has chosen to support PAWS.

In the past, donations have gone to a variety of charities and non-profit organizations, including but not limited to; Camp Ten Trees, Woodland Park Zoo, Jet City Improv, Heifer Project, Hope First, Tilted Thunder Railbirds, Chimp Sanctuary Northwest, Freedom Project and even Seattle’s own 90.3, KEXP., help us continue the celebration of “FebruBerry” and 20% of your beverage and pastry will go to help PAWS do what they do! And, naturally, while here, take in the art and have a free mini chocolate chip cookie when you mention following the blog, facebook or tweets!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Red Velvet BabyCakes

St. Valentine’s Day is on Monday and Irwin’s has love to share!
Irwin’s famous Red Velvet Cake takes the form of perfectly portioned, and yes, heart shaped BabyCakes! Iced with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with wee, sweet hearts, these BabyCakes are the bomb! Sweet for you and sweet for two!

Available for special order ahead of time, and pick up on Monday, these little darlings are as adorable as they are delish! We will make some extras too, in case anyone needs a last minute dessert option for Monday! As always, feel free to mention the blog for a free and tasty mini chocolate chip cookie!!

Irwin’s Artist for February is Alex Berry!

While we all know Alex for her superb espresso making and baking skills, she is also a talented artist working in several mediums. Currently at Irwin’s, Alex has a selection of her drawings, painting and wearable ornament on display. The work is available for purchase directly through contact with Ms. Berry.

Alex shared with me an illumination into her creative process. “The process of my work varies drastically. I could never simply sit down with the intention of forcing creativity. Each piece is made only as I find inspiration. Be it found through nature, personal relationships, color or the daily stresses, each piece is unique.”

You can find Ms. Berry behind the espresso machine on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:30am to 3:30pm. I recommend you do have one of her tasty coffee creations as well! And of course, mention this blog for a free mini cookie!! Coffee, cookies and culture all in one stop!