We’re getting together for brunch to raise money for a good cause.
Brunch is being generously donated by good folks like yourself, so it’s free to attend the event. Just RSVP by
July 15 July 19.
I’m in! What do I need to do?
RSVP so we know you’re in and we have enough awesome food and coffee to go around. If you like brunch and/or hiking, it’s an easy decision. Please RSVP by
July 15 July 19.
What if I’m not in the Seattle area?
You’re more than welcome to come visit – we’d love to see you! We also understand that’s not always feasible – you can still contribute to the Washington Trails Association or help cover the cost of the brunch. Directions for both are above. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
The cause: The Washington Trails Association top
Together, we’re helping support the Washington Trails Association. The WTA is a nonprofit focused on protecting trails in Washington state. Last year, A Brunch of Good Folks raised nearly $3000 for the WTA; this year our goal is $5000 towards outdoor access for all.
Be sure to mention the brunch and/or Krishna in the comments on your donation in order to count toward our $5000 goal. Suggested donation is $50/person, but any contribution from $1 to $1000 is appreciated. If your company matches, don’t forget to get in on that, too.
Why are we doing this? top
Well, the WTA is awesome, obviously. But there’s another awesome reason – to celebrate Krishna Venkatesh’s birthday.
You may know Krishna well. Or you met him in passing at work. Or you know him from Wordament. Or maybe you’ve never met him. But if you’re in the Seattle community, the greater Dallas area, or even just used Windows at some point, Krishna probably touched your life with a conversation, a smile in passing, or just telling you how much juice your laptop had left in 9 little pixels. He loved connecting people, exploring new places, and sharing the best recommendations.
Krishna disappeared in October 2014. For his birthday this year (technically a few days early), we’re carrying on the tradition of helping connect people with a community brunch, enabling people to explore new places with the WTA, and taking you to a cool restaurant that’s tucked down a side street behind a humble facade. It’s a very small way to keep sharing all that he shared with us.
Krishna loved parks and day hikes, and the Washington Trails Association helps make both great. They protect hiking trails and wildlands, maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors. It’s a great way to share Krishna’s love of the outdoors with even more people.
The location: Local 360 top
Local 360 in Belltown is hosting us for this year’s brunch. It’s a very northwest restaurant that focuses on local sourcing, with the majority of ingredients coming from within a 360 mile radius.
They’ve planned quite a spread for us, complete with glossy waffles):
- Chicken and Waffles, Pepper Jelly Maple
- Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
- Farmer’s Vegetable Frittata, Fresh Goats Cheese, Basil
- Wild Smoked Salmon Lax, Bagels, Caper Cream Cheese, Red Onion Escabeche, Sea Bean Relish
- Applewood Smoked Bacon and Sausage
- Triple Potato Home Fries
And because breakfast has been donated by good folks like you, all you need to do is RSVP. A cash bar will be available for alcoholic beverages.