What do you call a bull that sleeps?
A bull dozer.
Our kids love that one.
Have you seen the bulldozers in front of our Fairhaven location? If you’re like other folks we’ve heard from recently, you’re wondering why they are snoozing there. If you’re a pretty sharp cookie, you’ve also noticed that there is a conspicuous piece of parking lot equipment that appears to be missing. Yep, you guessed it – the gas tanks!
Okay, I can’t help myself. Just one more.
What 10-letter word starts with g-a-s?
I know. Groan. That one didn’t pass the kid test, sailing right over their wee-little heads, but I included it for your reading pleasure anyway.
Okay, so seriously. What’s up with Fairhaven? You’ve twisted my arm. It’s actually pretty exciting, and I think you’ll be pleased in the end when the bull(dozer) wakes and ambles back home. Basically the gas pumps are coming out. The pumps were old and the Yorkston family, owners of Yorky’s Markets, discovered they were leaking and immediately started the removal process and clean-up of the contaminated soil surrounding the old tanks.
It’s a good thing because “anyone who thinks the price of gas is too high, raise your right foot.” Get it? Stole that one right off the good ‘ol internet. Did you know that National Tell a Joke Day is right around the corner on August 16? I digress.
Seriously, folks. More parking is no laughing matter. For those of you who can’t raise your right foot off the gas pedal, yanking the gas tanks gives you more parking options in front of Yorky’s. More convenience is always a good thing.
There are more changes afoot inside the store. Yorky’s is doing some interior revamping. No major remodels yet, but with the gas tanks gone, they will transition away from a convenience store model to a bottle shop concept. While you’ll still be able to get some of your traditional convenience store favorites and mail a package at the post office along the way, you’ll also be able to browse a robust selection of wine and beer. And what tasty beverage goes best with pizza? Mmm hmm.
So, take home message: don’t be afraid! Tiptoe past the sleeping bull(dozer) outside and keep visiting us. We’re open and ready to serve you a fresh pie hot from the oven. And just think, all the inconvenience of walking around the fence to get to us will be over in about two weeks and worth the wait.
If I were you, I’d start planning your picnics now. Where will you take Pizza’zza and your favorite cold one? The Village Green? Boulevard Park? Marine Park? Or maybe you’ll enjoy the gas pump-free view so much, you’ll set up for dinner on the bench outside the market. Either way, pick up your pizza and beverage and head to your favorite strip of green grass or rocky shoreline to munch and sip under our plentiful summer sun.
Hold your bottles high; let’s toast to change and growth!
Okay, I’m going to get to the point quickly, folks. This is the moment you've been waiting for. You want to know how you can win free pizza and tickets to the Field-to-Flame Brunch, yes?
Okay, here it is… Drum roll please…
Here’s what’s up for grabs:
Want to know how you can get in on that action? It’s easy, and you might be doing it already. Here’s how.
Not familiar with Pizza’zza Rewards? There are plenty of other reasons besides Freezza’zza to sign up. Here’s the low-down on membership.
“SIGN ME UP!”
We thought you’d say that. Because we’re all about personal choice, here’s 3 ways to sign-up.
Grand Prize: One year of free Pizza’zza pizza ($50 gift card per month) + 2 tickets to the Field-to-Flame Brunch ($774 value)
If you’re already a Pizza’zza Rewards member, or if you were so excited that you've already followed the link and signed-up online, you can still download the Royalty Rewards app. Once you've downloaded it, just enter your name and card number on the “Card” tab to generate a member barcode that you can use in place of your card when you visit the restaurant.
There you go, unburdened again. We're about making your life easier. You're welcome.
Once you’re ready to go with Pizza’zza Rewards card or app in hand, just swipe the card or let our staff scan the barcode in the app to have your purchase counted and to be entered into the contest.
And remember, more swipes and scans = more chances to win. You can’t beat free Pizza’zza for a year AND tickets to the Field-to-Flame brunch. We look forward to seeing more of you over the next few weeks!
*You can enter without being a Rewards Member. Instructions and full contest rules will be posted at both locations on June 22.
Are you going to Field-to-Flame on August 30? It’s all the buzz. Everyone’s talking. It’s the must-attend event of the summer.
“Wait. What exactly is Field-to-Flame?” you ask. A story of romance on the farm? A tale of zucchini gone bad? An epic farm-to-kitchen fire? A historical drama about an agricultural coup? What could it be? Pray, tell.
I guess it could be all of those things, or none of them. You’ll have to show up to this can’t-miss event to find out.
“Enough already,” you say. "Stop being coy."
Okay, okay. The Field-to-Flame Brunch is a creative food adventure masterminded by our local Chef’s Collaborative and in celebration of our local bounty. It is the local food event of the year; you won’t want to miss it. Promise. Here’s why.
Seven of Bellingham’s best chefs:
18 of Whatcom's best farmers, fishers and food producers:
Pretty impressive list, eh? These talented folks will come together on Sunday, August 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to prepare you and your guests a seven-course, 100% local brunch at beautifully rustic 2 Sisters Barn in Ferndale.
This is a fund-raising event, folks. Proceeds will go to Sustainable Connections Food to Bank On program. You can buy single early bird tickets for $75 (or groups of single tickets, of course, if you want to bring your sweetheart, or say, your mom), or host your favorite eight friends and family and purchase an entire table for a $50 discount. Trust me, it will be a meal to remember and well worth the money on its own, but you get the bonus of knowing that you’re growing Whatcom County farmers with your donation.
If we weren’t in the kitchen that day preparing your brunch, we’d certainly be the first ones standing in line for tickets (okay, I guess we click now, not stand). So instead, we’ve got something else for you. Pizza’zza is hosting an entire table of eight. We’ll fill two of those chairs with one lucky (and industrious) employee and their guest, and we’ll fill the other six with Pizza’zza devotees. Right now I expect that you’re asking yourself, “I certainly qualify as a Pizza’zza devotee. How do I score myself a couple of tickets?” I’m glad you asked, dear valued Pizza’zza customer. We’re running a contest to raffle off three pairs of two tickets. Stay tuned to the blog here, and we’ll announce the details next week.