Indigenous Foods Pop Up At Joli

JOLI LOGO Ballard West WoodlandHappening at Joli on Sunday, November 12: An unforgettable night of Native foods, craft-cocktails, and entertainment.

This event is one-night-only, and will include passed appetizers, cocktails, a silent auction, and feature words from Abigail Echo-Hawk on the importance of Indigenous foods.

Indigenous chef’s Hillel Echo-Hawk and Brit Reed bring you this unique event as a part of the I-Collective’s fundraising efforts for their first ever NYC popup event. All proceeds will be used to fund Hillel and Brit’s trip to the NYC I-Collective popup. To find out more about the I-Collective and the NYC Popup, please go to their event page here:

Where: Joli, 7th and 65th NW
When: 6:00 pm
Cost: $75 per ticket, with a cash bar

Joli is located at 618 NW 65th Street in Ballard’s West Woodland neighborhood.

joli Champagne & Oyster Celebration


Join your neighbors this Saturday at Chocolat Vitale to count down the final hours of the joli Kickstarter campaign.  The campaign was created in an effort to support the development of a new restaurant at 618 NW 65th Street in the West Woodland Neighborhood.

Complimentary nibbles from joli’s chef Amy Beaumier will be served, and indulge in oysters and flights of bubbly from the cash bar. Several specialty selected wines will be on sale to take home.

Event information:

Join to the joli Kickstarter campaign:

Chocolat Vitale is at 6257 3rd Ave NW, at the corner of 3rd Ave NW and NW 65th Street. All are welcome, as are any last-minute pledges to the campaign!

A second new restaurant coming to NW 65th Street!

More big news coming from NW 65th Street!  Janet Eicher & Cameron Johnston, owners of West Woodland’s own Chocolat Vitale, are scheduled to open a new restaurant in Spring 2016. This husband and wife team opened Chocolat Vitale five years ago at 6257 3rd Ave NW, a stone’s throw from their new venture – joli.

joli will open at 618 NW 65th Street.  This space has been an under-used retail location for many years, hidden behind iron gates, and serving as a ground floor residence for about a decade. When the building first opened, this retail store front was home to the West Woodland Pharmacy.

612 NW 65th Street

Photo of West Woodland Pharmacy, dated 1937, courtesy Vintage-West Woodland.


Janet and Cam’s vision is to make joli an inviting neighborhood kitchen and to bring downtown dining to NW 65th Street in Ballard. The menu will reflect French, Italian and Mediterranean influences with a nod to the Riviera. Using the best ingredients from here and abroad, the restaurant will feature French and local wines, house made pastries, and artisan chocolate.


Now for the $30,000 question!

Like many restaurant projects, Janet & Cam are building joli with their own financial resources and sweat equity.  This is your opportunity to support joli, by joining the restaurants Kickstarter campaign.

Read more about what is coming progress to date!

Join the joli Kickstarter campaign here!