2013 was a banner year for Besaw’s, not to mention our Nob Hill neighborhood. There have been a lot of new developments on this end of NW 23rd, and as we look forward to a new year with some new neighbors, we want to express our gratitude to all the amazing and supportive customers that have kept this old landmark alive and kicking. Thank you to everyone who was a part of our numerous events last year. We hosted many “First Annual’s,” all of which were greeted with wonderful turnouts and rave reviews; looks like they’re here to stay!
Kicking it off was our First Annual Easter Egg Hunt and the debut of the weekly-sitcom-in-the-wings “Besaw’s Bunny” (perhaps lacking a bit of originality in the name department). The festivities were held in our garden, where neighborhood kids hunted their treasures as said “Bunny” hopped about, providing hints as to where the eggs might be hidden. Keep your eyes and ears perked up for more information on the Great Easter Egg Hunt of 2014!
The “Besaw’s Bunny” with the neighborhood kids
Another garden success this year was our 4th of July BBQ. Cheffy built a new deck and slate patio alongside our 18 raised beds last summer so as to expand our soon-to-be-frequent garden parties. Fabuloso Bartendress Beth served up some perfect summer cocktails to cool us all off while we enjoyed the dulcet stylings of jazz guitarist Max McCarger. There’s plenty more cocktail sippin’ and garden grubbin’ to be had coming up this summer, so be sure to join us!
Fun in the 4th of July sun!
But the biggest daddy of them all was our 110th Anniversary Bash, the “Grand Outdoors Bizarre!”, celebrating the colorful 110 years of Besaw’s existence… and we went B… I… G… BIG. A celebration of the last century, it was a most epic kaleidoscope of carnivals. Sorry if you missed it; maybe, just maybe, there will be a 111th…?
As you likely know, Besaw’s features a local non-profit every month and donates a percentage of our dinner sales to their cause. To kick off the new year, we would like to recognize an organization that is focused on helping individuals evolve toward a more stable lifestyle. Transition Projects serves people’s needs as they adjust from homelessness to housing. Keep them in mind during your “spring cleaning” this year: they have an ongoing wish list on their website for in-demand items. Transition can be difficult, but it is effectively accomplished with the support of community.
Have a wonderful 2014; we’ll see you soon!