In keeping with the diverse spirit of the neighborhood, Easter events on Capitol Hill run the gamut from good old fashioned egg hunts to an Easter bonnet contest at C.C. Attles bar. Here’s a rundown of how the Hill is celebrating Easter.
– Start your celebration on a quiet note tonight with a Good Friday service at one of Capitol Hill’s many churches. Services start at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Church Seattle, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, St. Joseph’s Parish, and St. Demetrious Greek Orthodox Church (Montlake), among many others.
– For a history lesson tied in to Easter, head to the Harvard Exit theater today at noon to hear Seattle’s Michael McCullough tell the story of his grandmother, Lily Kempson, who participated in Ireland’s Easter Rising of 1916, which aimed to end the Britain’s rule of Ireland.
It appears that Capitol Hill will be covered in colorful plastic eggs this Saturday, as there are several kids’ egg hunts taking place all over the hill. Hunts for kids ages 1-11 will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Cal Anderson Park, Montlake Community Center, Volunteer Park, and Yesler Community Center.
Along with Easter church services, Sunday brings the ever-important Easter brunch. If you’re not cooking at home try one of these Capitol Hill spots!
– Ethan Stowell’s Bar Cotto will have several special Easter offerings on the menu, including pork belly hash, pizza with house guanciale topped with an egg, and Easter julep cocktails.
– Monsoon believes that Easter = crab. Get half of a Dungeness for $18 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. If that’s not enough crab for you, stick around for the restaurant’s regular Sunday crab dinner and get a whole two-pounder to yourself!
– For an Italian-style Easter, hit up Rione XIII for eggs on everything, pizzas, salads and Easter-inspired cocktails.
– Volunteer Park Cafe will supplement its already-stuffed pastry case with hot cross buns, bunny- and egg-shaped sugar cookies and birds’ nest cupcakes.
Happy Easter, everyone!