Wow, is it September already? That snuck up fast. It seems like we were just getting our collective base tan and then—BAM—the kids are back in school, the months are ending in ‘ber and, once again, it’s time for Bumbershoot weekend at Seattle Center.
Since its humble beginnings in 1971, Bumbershoot (often mistakenly called “Bumpershoot”) has a long history as a premiere cultural influence in the Pacific Northwest. The annual music and arts festival is always held on Labor Day weekend and represents the culmination of the Seattle summer. Fittingly, the first few Bumbershoot celebrations were cursed with rain, rain, and more rain, so it took a few years to take off, but the tiny concert series quickly became the place to be on Labor Day weekend, rain or shine. But… what is a “Bumbershoot?”
Bumbershoot is a portmanteau of the words “umbrella” and “parachute”, morphed together to create a whimsical name for an iconic Northwest event. Kind of like “brunch” is a portmanteau of breakfast and lunch… and now let’s take a moment to casually traverse a rocky segue…
Did you know that El Camino serves brunch in Fremont from 11am to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday? We serve farm fresh huevos in scrambles or omelettes with bacon or steak or the traditional beans and rice. We proudly pour rich, local Lighthouse Roasters coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice or you can ease back into your day with an El Camino Mary, mimosa, margarita, michelada, or some other adult beverage that doesn’t start with “m.” We make it that easy. While everyone is at Bumbershoot (or “Bumpershoot” for the rookies), you should join us this weekend for brunch Camino-style!
About a year ago, we also started serving lunch during the week. There’s not many things better than authentic Mexican food for lunch. If you work in the neighborhood or you’re just hanging around the Lenin statue, stop in and discover how our traditional house-made Mexican dishes can really turn your day around. It’s time for lunch in Fremont! Check out our menu for a mouthwatering selection of tortas, tacos, and enchiladas en mole.
See you around noon soon!
P.S. Learn about the historic Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair, a long forgotten Washington music festival that pre-dated “Bumpershoot” and even Woodstock!