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Celebrate Paris at Thornton Place on Saturday

July 27th, 2013 by master

Summerfest, the new free celebration at Thornton Place, returns this afternoon, July 27, with “Paris on the Plaza,” from 3-6 p.m.

Thornton Place kicked off the summer festival in June with the Latin-inspired “Side of Salsa,” and is following it up this week with a jazz trio complemented by dance lessons from Century Ballroom, which will be offering an East Coast swing lesson.

In addition to your dancing shoes, be sure to bring your appetite as there will food available from 314 PIE and Crisp Creperie.

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Crisp Creperie to begin weekly Thursday visits today

March 22nd, 2012 by master

Crisp Creperie logoStarting today, the Crisp Creperie food truck will begin weekly Thursday visits at Washington Dental Service/Delta Dental at 9706 Fourth Ave. N.E., just south of Thornton Place.

They’re making it worth your while to give them a try today, with an offer to receive $2 off any savory crepe and $1 off any sweet crepe if you mention the code “Delta.” A little about Crisp Creperie:

Through Crisp Creperie, we offer an exquisite collection of both sweet and savory handmade crepes, as well as a selection of scratch milkshakes and smoothies. All items are prepared to-order, and ingredients are sourced from local and independently owned farms from around the world with extra attention toward seasonality and sustainability. Our seasonally-evolving menu promises fresh and creative offerings throughout the year and this focus allows us provide the finest confluence of flavors and style we can bring to our craft.

They plan to be at the building Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until they’ve sold out. See the menu and their other locations online.

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Barriga Llena truck near Thornton Place today

August 23rd, 2011 by master

And speaking of food trucks, we just got word that the Barriga Llena mobile food vendor will be in the neighborhood for lunch today.

Their specialty is the Mexican torta. It can be described as a sandwich or sub in a special Mexican bread with unique and rich ingredients that make the torta a delightful traditional dish from Mexico. 

The Barriga Llena truck will be parked at the Washington Delta Dental Building, 9706 Fourth Ave., from about 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out its menu along with some mouth-watering photos (flash).

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Even a gray day is a good day for ice cream!

May 5th, 2011 by master

If you’re in the Maple Leaf neighborhood at lunchtime today, forget about the gray weather and stop by the Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream truck, which is scheduled to be parked from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Washington Dental Service building, 9706 Fourth Ave.

Seasonal flavors will include Thai Tea Ice Cream and Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet.

And you can end the week with a burger (or a grilled sandwich or maybe even a brat — check out the menu) from Charlie’s Buns ‘N Stuff, which also will be parked just south of Thornton Place, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. UPDATE: Charlie’s Buns ‘N Stuff has canceled its Friday stop in the neighborhood, but plans to instead be here Monday for lunch.

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Thursday lunch with Lumpia World (Molly Moon's is out with truck troubles)

March 16th, 2011 by master

Let’s hope the sun peeks out tomorrow around lunchtime for the appearances of Lumpia World and Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Lumpia World will be parked outside the Washington Dental Service building, 9706 Fourth Ave., and Molly Moon’s will join the fun from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Another new street food vendor to visit Maple Leaf

February 23rd, 2011 by master

With snow in the forecast, there’s no guarantee these street food vendors will stop by the neighborhood this week, but we’ll still let you know who’s planning on joining us for lunch just in case.

Today we’ve got visits from Curry Now! scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by Street Treats from 2:05-2:30 p.m. Both are on Twitter, @iwantcurrynow and @StreetTreatsWa, respectively, if the weather does worsen and you’d like to keep track of their whereabouts.

Lumpia World, on Twitter @LumpiaWorld, returns Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and We’ll have a visit from a new street vendor on Friday: Charlie’s Buns ‘N Stuff. Charlie’s, on Twitter @CharliesBuns, also will be in the neighborhood from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All trucks will be parked outside the Washington Dental Building, 9706 Fourth Ave.

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What's on the menu this week in Maple Leaf

February 15th, 2011 by master

Street food vendors coming our way this week start today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Got Soup?, followed by Street Treats from 3-3:45.

Curry Now! joins us Wednesday, with Lumpia World on Thursday.

The trucks will be parked outside of the Washington Dental Building, which is just south of Thornton Place at 9706 Fourth Ave.

UPDATE: Street Treats just informed us via Twitter that it actually will be with us next week.

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Soup, curry and lumpia coming our way this week

February 7th, 2011 by master

The street food vendors now making regular lunch stops at the Washington Dental Building, 9706 Fourth Ave., are sticking with the plan this week.

Got Soup? returns on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., offering Chicken with Wild Rice and Portobello; Curried Cauliflower; Celery Root with Shiitake and Cabbage; and Vegetable Pistou with Mussels.

On Wednesday we’ve got Curry Now! (menu here), followed by Lumpia World (menu here) on Thursday, both from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With both Curry Now! and Lumpia World new to the Maple Leaf/Northgate lunch stop, do you have a new favorite now, too?

Editor’s note: Fusion on the Run also was here today, but we received the email too late to let you know. Our apologies!

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Lumpia World returning tomorrow for lunch

January 27th, 2011 by master

Did you miss your chance today to check out new street food vendor Lumpia World?

They’ll be back Friday from 11 a.m. to 2p.m., filling the void after Hot Cakes Confections announced earlier this week that it was canceling its weekly appearance at the Washington Dental Building, just south of Thornton Place at 9706 Fourth Ave.

Starting next week, Lumpia World plans to return to the business district Thursdays for lunch.

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New street food vendor on its way: Lumpia World

January 24th, 2011 by master

We’re mixing up the menu this week for lunchtime mobile food vendors at the Washington Dental Building, 9706 Fourth Ave.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Got Soup? returns with Shrimp Etouffee; Jerk Chicken with Black-Eyed Peas and Greens; vegetarian Turnip and Gruyere; and vegan Garden Pea with Mint and Tarragon among this week’s soups.

Also from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. are Fusion on the Run on Wednesday, followed on Thursday by the new street food vendor Lumpia World, which takes its name seriously, offering lumpia – oriental pastries similar to spring rolls – filled with ground steak, ginger pork, lemon grass chicken, “Turon” plantain banana and more, in addition to soba noodle soups with tofu, baked seasoned chicken breast, Spam or crab.

UPDATE 1/26: Hot Cakes has canceled, but might return in the spring. And you can end the week with gourmet dessert from Hot Cakes Confections, which will be in the neighborhood from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

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