Marination Ma Kai xo

This is what happens when your Dad owns an incredibly awesome construction company. You grow up an incredibly awesome (and helpful!) construction zone regular. 

The rules of the contest were simple: nominate your favorite local IPA by describing it in four words starting with T-A-C-O.Anyone who read the 20-or-so entries we received for The People’s Tap would quickly understand that the Tantalizing Alternative Cola Option (Meghan Finley) has got to be Tasty, Awesome, Crisp, Over-the-top hops (Jessica Moseley) of Georgetown Brewing’s Lucille IPA. Annie Moore believes that it’ll be a Tasty Ale Consumed Often, and we couldn’t agree more.  
It’s a Terrific Ale Consumed Oceanside (Melissa Anderson)…How could we pass that up?
We’re totally psyched to bring in Georgetown Brewing’s Lucille IPA for our first ever The People’s tap! It’s Totally Alki’s Choice, Obviously! (Melissa Anderson)
Thanks for playing along, Marination mobbers! There will be many, many more People’s Tap nominations in our future…….
XOXO and CHEERS <3

The rules of the contest were simple: nominate your favorite local IPA by describing it in four words starting with T-A-C-O.

Anyone who read the 20-or-so entries we received for The People’s Tap would quickly understand that the Tantalizing Alternative Cola Option (Meghan Finley) has got to be Tasty, Awesome, Crisp, Over-the-top hops (Jessica Moseley) of Georgetown Brewing’s Lucille IPA. Annie Moore believes that it’ll be a Tasty Ale Consumed Often, and we couldn’t agree more.  

It’s a Terrific Ale Consumed Oceanside (Melissa Anderson)…How could we pass that up?

We’re totally psyched to bring in Georgetown Brewing’s Lucille IPA for our first ever The People’s tap! It’s Totally Alki’s Choice, Obviously! (Melissa Anderson)

Thanks for playing along, Marination mobbers! There will be many, many more People’s Tap nominations in our future…….

XOXO and CHEERS <3

That’s a new window in the bar! And a great interior shot — it’s all coming together! (Doesn’t that polished concrete floor make you wanna dance??) And we’ve officially settled on colors: interior, exterior, furniture. Piecing together the aloha. Piecing together the EXCITEMENT. 




Hello America!  

(that&#8217;s what I call everyone who comes to Marination. I know we have customers from all over, but when you&#8217;re here, you are America!). 

I cannot wait for ma kai to open its doors. I will be standing HERE (points to where I will be standing) and I will be smiling ear to ear, dancing, singing, and taking your orders for delicious food.  Will I hold your baby?  It is a possibility if you ask. Sometimes you need two hands to devour a slider or two. 

I don’t know if I am more excited for the new view (have you seen it???), the new faces, or the new items on the menu. (Shhhh! The menu is still secret squirrel.) Actually, I think I am most excited to see faces of people that I *do* know. You make me excited on a daily basis to try and be the best order taker this side of the Mississippi. If there is ever a “Top Order Taker” reality show, you can bet your sweet bippy I will be on it.
Get your party shoes, your fancy earrings, and your appetites ready! I can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces at marination ma kai.
Xoxo
dawnelle
Hello America!  

(that’s what I call everyone who comes to Marination. I know we have customers from all over, but when you’re here, you are America!). 

I cannot wait for ma kai to open its doors. I will be standing HERE (points to where I will be standing) and I will be smiling ear to ear, dancing, singing, and taking your orders for delicious food.  Will I hold your baby?  It is a possibility if you ask. Sometimes you need two hands to devour a slider or two. 

I don’t know if I am more excited for the new view (have you seen it???), the new faces, or the new items on the menu. (Shhhh! The menu is still secret squirrel.) Actually, I think I am most excited to see faces of people that I *do* know. You make me excited on a daily basis to try and be the best order taker this side of the Mississippi. If there is ever a “Top Order Taker” reality show, you can bet your sweet bippy I will be on it.

Get your party shoes, your fancy earrings, and your appetites ready! I can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces at marination ma kai.

Xoxo

dawnelle

Hey there, Marination Nation! I’m Robyn, and I’ll be your resident Cicerone at Marination ma kai. You’ve never heard of a Cicerone? That’s okay. All you need to know is that I love some good beer and have a compulsive need to share that love with others. Like many of you, I’m beyond excited to be a part of the ma kai family. You and I, we’ve waited patiently for the opening, roughing many days of delayed gratification, dreaming of tacos, beers, shave ice and beautiful views of the city. We all have our own way of dealing with that “child waiting for Santa to finally come” feeling. Me, I taste beers. Lots of beers. I go to bottle shops, breweries, pubs, corner stores…you get the picture. It’s tough. Since I can’t yet physically share the fun beers I’ve been tasting, I thought I’d at least let you know what kind of beer mood I’m in. When ma kai opens…SOON! YAY!&#8230;we’ll be able to have these conversations together. That will be fun. You can tell me your beer mood and I’ll tell you mine. But I digress… Since the weather right now is soooo beautiful, I’m still enjoying my frothy, crisp and oh so refreshing German pilsners. Have you ever pointed the bottom of your pilsner glass towards the sun and looked up through the glass while taking a big gulp? It’s a fantastic view. What’s confusing right now is that despite the lovely sunshine, the leaves are looking just a bit less green, collegiate lined paper is on sale, and evenings have the slightest hint of a chill. We all know what this means. Fall. It’s coming folks. How do we deal? Pumpkin beers! Yes, I’ve been rotating a few pumpkin beers in with my German pilsners. They only come once a year so despite the warm summer weather, I have to get my fill while they’re still available. In fact, this weekend I picked up a growler of Beer Valley Jackalope Pumpkin Porter and a four-pack of Dogfish Head Punkin Ale from the most awesome of all bottle shops, The Beer Junction on California Avenue. (Can I tell you how excited I am to have the Beer Junction as our West Seattle neighbors? Really excited.) There are lots of tasty pumpkin ales from local brewers, too. If you’re interested in saturating yourself with all things pumpkin and beer, check out Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in October. I’m so excited to share some delicious fall beers with you soon. Harvest Ales, Oktoberfests, porters…so much to look forward to! Cheers, Robyn

Hey there, Marination Nation! I’m Robyn, and I’ll be your resident Cicerone at Marination ma kai. You’ve never heard of a Cicerone? That’s okay. All you need to know is that I love some good beer and have a compulsive need to share that love with others. Like many of you, I’m beyond excited to be a part of the ma kai family. You and I, we’ve waited patiently for the opening, roughing many days of delayed gratification, dreaming of tacos, beers, shave ice and beautiful views of the city. We all have our own way of dealing with that “child waiting for Santa to finally come” feeling. Me, I taste beers. Lots of beers. I go to bottle shops, breweries, pubs, corner stores…you get the picture. It’s tough. Since I can’t yet physically share the fun beers I’ve been tasting, I thought I’d at least let you know what kind of beer mood I’m in. When ma kai opens…SOON! YAY!…we’ll be able to have these conversations together. That will be fun. You can tell me your beer mood and I’ll tell you mine. But I digress… Since the weather right now is soooo beautiful, I’m still enjoying my frothy, crisp and oh so refreshing German pilsners. Have you ever pointed the bottom of your pilsner glass towards the sun and looked up through the glass while taking a big gulp? It’s a fantastic view. What’s confusing right now is that despite the lovely sunshine, the leaves are looking just a bit less green, collegiate lined paper is on sale, and evenings have the slightest hint of a chill. We all know what this means. Fall. It’s coming folks. How do we deal? Pumpkin beers! Yes, I’ve been rotating a few pumpkin beers in with my German pilsners. They only come once a year so despite the warm summer weather, I have to get my fill while they’re still available. In fact, this weekend I picked up a growler of Beer Valley Jackalope Pumpkin Porter and a four-pack of Dogfish Head Punkin Ale from the most awesome of all bottle shops, The Beer Junction on California Avenue. (Can I tell you how excited I am to have the Beer Junction as our West Seattle neighbors? Really excited.) There are lots of tasty pumpkin ales from local brewers, too. If you’re interested in saturating yourself with all things pumpkin and beer, check out Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in October. I’m so excited to share some delicious fall beers with you soon. Harvest Ales, Oktoberfests, porters…so much to look forward to! Cheers, Robyn

Hula hoops are so ingrained in our soul &#8212; even the construction crew has caught the hula bug. So, while every day seems to bring a fresh delay &lt;BANGS HEAD ON WALL&gt; to this project, the energy and the vibe at Marination Ma Kai are 100% on track. 

Hula hoops are so ingrained in our soul — even the construction crew has caught the hula bug. So, while every day seems to bring a fresh delay <BANGS HEAD ON WALL> to this project, the energy and the vibe at Marination Ma Kai are 100% on track. 

wscheryl:

Another beautiful morning on Elliott Bay. (no filters) (Taken with Instagram at West Seattle Water Taxi)

This is the view from our new home! Yayyyy. 

wscheryl:

Another beautiful morning on Elliott Bay. (no filters) (Taken with Instagram at West Seattle Water Taxi)

This is the view from our new home! Yayyyy. 

If you’re anywhere near Alki you may catch sight of a really long neck that looks slightly out of place. Hoods are a heavy installation project! We thought we could round up some friends and lift it ourselves. HAHAHA 

(note: we didn’t really think that. This time.) 

We have a floor! We have a floor! Between the functional bathroom, and the wonderful floor for standing upon, it&#8217;s starting to feel like the real thing over here on Alki. We&#8217;ve done some other fun stuff &#8212; like cut the openings for NEW BIG WINDOWS. And we&#8217;ve done some not-so-fun stuff, like wait and watch, wait and watch, while our roof is still not complete. Blarrghghghgh. 

We have a floor! We have a floor! Between the functional bathroom, and the wonderful floor for standing upon, it’s starting to feel like the real thing over here on Alki. We’ve done some other fun stuff — like cut the openings for NEW BIG WINDOWS. And we’ve done some not-so-fun stuff, like wait and watch, wait and watch, while our roof is still not complete. Blarrghghghgh. 

Updates….
  • Plumbing is plum finished. Finito. Fin. We have water that runs and toilets that flush. We speak for all of our construction guys when we say WOOOOO!
  • New concrete floor is poured! If you’ve ever been in a situation that needed concrete poured, you know how exciting this is. 
  • NEW WALLS are about 85% framed (pics to follow)! Soon enough we’ll have a REAL dishpit, a REAL kitchen, and a REAL BAR. Yesssss. 
  • Parks department is tearing off the roof as we speak. There are few windows in time & space where you can tear a roof off of a Seattle structure, and we can’t help but feel like someone, somewhere, is looking out for us with this awesome tear-that-roof-off weather. THANK YOU, Watcher Over-er.