In the Know: Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet Randal

South Lake Union’s Whole Foods’ Spike + Steam, a beer, wine, and cider bar, is home to “Randal, the Enamel Animal”, a counter top infuser providing customized flavors to any beverage, including growler refills ($14.99-$20), at no additional charge. One might belly up to the bar to find ingredients like cocoa nibs and hatch chiles or refreshing grapefruit. Stop in on Thursdays to meet visiting brewers whose ales are featured monthly on three of nine rotating beers on tap, and if you can’t decide between all the sweet nectar that is beer, Spike + Steam offers three 4 ounce pours for $4, a steal of a deal.

Infused with citrus and hatch chiles (Photo credit: Steph Parker)
Infused with citrus and hatch chiles (Photo credit: Steph Parker)

Don’t forget to ask about its limited release of its Rogue Allegro Coffee Porter, a collaboration between the Portland brewery and the store’s coffee brand. Sources tells us that only one keg of this Gold Medal winning brew is left and will be tapped out during the third week of April when Specialty Coffee Association of America is in town for the RG Roasters Choice Competition, symposium, and exposition­­­ regarding all things coffee.  Mark your calendars, grab your growlers, and see you there!

Open daily from 10:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.

South Lake Union Whole Foods | 2210 Westlake Ave. Seattle | (206) 621-9700