August’s headline is usually about heading back to school, but we’re guessing your BTS shopping looks a bit different this year. That doesn’t mean there aren’t deals to be found. Now is the time to stock up on toys for next summer, get delish take-out at a discount or connect with an indie bookstore that will become your new family fave. Here are seven local deals your team can take advantage of now.

photo: 2nd Base Seattle

2nd Base

This summer, Seattle says good-bye to 2nd Base, its iconic and beloved used sporting goods store. Be a part of its “final pitch” before closing day August 30th, 2020. The deals are always amazing and always negotiable, especially right now. Founded on the altruistic concept of keeping products out of landfills, Beau Sadick, a proud Seattle native, has been serving this community for 30 years. Join customers Ken Griffey, Jr., Jay Inslee, and Ed Viesturs and scoop up bikes, skis, climbing gear, baseballs, soccer balls, footballs and any other recreational equipment you can think of. Uncover goodies like cricket bats, a croquet set straight out of Alice In Wonderland and that perfectly-sized Frozen bike helmet. Admire the vintage signs and old wooden racing shell made by famous, local boat maker Pocock, hanging from the ceiling while you browse. Stop in anytime noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday to load up on outdoor family fun and wish Beau a happy retirement.

1001 N.E. Boat St.
Seattle, WA 98105
206-325-2273
Online: 2ndbaseseattle.com

Sweet Treats Cookie Dough

"Move over cupcakes, cookie dough is the new treat to eat!" The best part about making homemade cookies is licking the bowl clean. Sweet Treats Cookie Dough in Snoqualmie has perfected the art of cookie dough gluttony. They use an egg substitute and heat-treated flour so their krispie treats, stuffed Oreos, and scoops are safe and delicious. Most of the goodies are vegan and dairy-free and some gluten-free options are available as well. Pop into the store on Saturday or Sunday, between 1 & 5 p.m. to grab one of their push-up pops or dough pops and mention Red Tricycle for 15% off. If Snoqualmie is not on the agenda, don't panic. They will ship their famous Edible Cookie Dough Kit, which is currently discounted, so you can make the sugary dollops of heaven in your home kitchen. Free shipping makes it that much sweeter! Use code RED2020 for $6 off to cover the shipping cost at online checkout.

8125 Falls Ave. S.E.
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
425-363-2985
Online: sweettreatscookiedough.com

Show Pony

Show Pony is a fashion staple in the Fremont area and the place to pick up that perfect summer dress or pair of earrings. Time to shed the lounge wear for a refresh—some boho chic attire paired with a new accessory makes a splash on the boat, in the park or dining al fresco. Owner Stephanie Hara packs the place with feminine shapes and a warm vibe. Although not a kid’s boutique, this summer Show Pony has fun deals for your tinies! Spend $50 or more and get a mask for your child or yourself for free, locally made by the stylish Prairie Underground. Drop $75 and get a mask and a branded onesie or baby tee (sizes 3–24 mos.). Grab over $100 worth of fabulous finds and get a mask, a onesie or tee, plus get 10% off your purchase. All while supplies last. Remember–look good, feel good! They're open every day from noon to 6 p.m.

3501 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-706-4188
Online: showponyboutique.com

photo: Atrium Kitchen

Atrium Kitchen

Giving back while dining in is the theme of Atrium Kitchen’s summer meal pick-up program. Your family can savor delicious meals, made lovingly from scratch by owner Chef Traci, using fresh Pike Place Market ingredients, and skip the mess in the kitchen. Less time preparing meals means more summer outdoor family-time, and with this wonderful Pacific Northwest weather, everyone wants more moments in the sun. Most importantly, every meal purchased supports the essential program Nourished Neighborhood, which provides free meals to home-bound seniors and people experiencing homelessness. The prepared meal menu changes weekly and is published by 6 p.m. every Saturday. Ordering online is a breeze, and when you put “Red Tricycle”in the notes you'll get a free dessert—special Chocolate Chip-Toffee cookies or Tiramisu truffles. Or bring the whole family together to cook with Atrium Kitchen’s DIY Meal Kits. Eat well, do good!

93 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101
206-829-9525
Online: atriumkitchenpikeplace.com

Ophelia’s Books

Ophelia’s Books is a wonderful maze of magic. This summer, mask up and take your kids to this mesmerizing collection of children and teen reads. The used books are already a steal, but this summer mention Red Tricycle to get a "buy two get the third kid's book half-off deal. With Seattle Public Library still closed, this is a fantastic alternative to freshen up your collection. While your Littles, and not so Littles, are upstairs in the children’s section, head downstairs to browse the travel, mystery and cooking selections. The main floor has some of the most beautiful coffee table books you will ever find at sometimes twenty dollars or less, and of course their used current collection is fantastic as well. You can also leave requests with the staff as they book hunt weekly for new treasures. It’s okay to fill your arms with books, and don’t forget to peek around for the famous cat. The shop is open daily, from noon to 7 p.m., with a three person limit. Masks are required.

3504 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-632-3759
Online: opheliasbooks.com

photo: Kamonegi

Kamonegi

2020 has been the year of cooking at home. At first, culinary creativity was a fun diversion but now your recipe repertoire is feeling redundant. Your family wants something new but you can’t seem to stop making salmon burgers. Not everyone’s an artisan soba noodle guru or slow-cooked barbecue grill master. Never fear, this summer two of the leading restaurants in those categories have got your group covered. Fremont’s acclaimed soba specialist Kamonegi is a hero with curbside pickup, offering free onigiri (rice balls) and yakult drinks for kids 12 and under with each order (diners don’t have to bring children along as proof; it’s on the honor system). While you wait, hit up their sake bar Hannyatou next door which is open for takeout drinks. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-7:30 p.m.

1054 N, 39th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
206-632-0185
Online: kamonegiseattle.com

photo: Bainbridge Traveler

The Traveler

Bainbridge Island waves bon voyage to their go-to travel store. Susan and Barbara are retiring and ready to sell their collection of luggage, travel clothing, accessories, guide books, maps and literature. Although it might seem like a far away dream, travel is a human constant, whether exploring your garden, your state or another land. Jump on this deal to prepare for future voyages nearby and abroad. Everything is 30% off until the middle/end of August. Be sure to call and check on the final closing date; when the merchandise is gone, so is the shop. After grabbing the steal of the century on luggage for the family and some maps to frame, ask the owners about their time living in Colombia, Switzerland and England. The store is open Mondays through Sundays, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

256 Winslow Way E.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-4578
Online: thetraveler.com

Cask & Trotter

For the finger-licking crew, Cask & Trotter, South Lake Union’s barbecue joint, offers a $60 family meal, which includes two pounds of meat, two sides, four pieces of corn bread, six slider buns, dessert and a bottle of house red. Whoa. Invite the neighbors for a socially distanced lawn party or be prepared for serious left-overs. Yum! They're open daily, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a weekday Happy Hour, from 4 to 6 p.m.

711 Westlake Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
206-453-4756
Online: caskandtrotter.com

—Natalie Compagno

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