"Mustache March" Comes To Clean Shaven End At Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar

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Story & Photos by Gina Bourdage

The men of Burien’s Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar wanted to raise money for the Seattle Cancer Care Home, so they decided ‘what better way to put a face to a good cause than to grow some hair on it’?

Here’s how they introduced their “Mustache March” on a Facebook Event listing:

“It’s “Mustache March “ @ Sidestreet.

Help us support the fight against Ovarian Cancer by growing a “stache.”

A portion of all Draught Beer sales will go to the cause. Register with Sidestreet clean shaven by March 5th and grow your “stache” of choice thru March 31st and receive a $50 gift certificate to Sidestreet.

All participants will receive Happy Hour Draught Beer prices anytime for the month of March.”

After 31 days of ‘stache-growing fury, the guys were glad to get together on Wednesday, March 31st to shave it all off.

“It was fun going out on the Burien Pub Crawl and seeing people I hadn’t seen in years and having them ask about the ‘stache.” said Dave Banks before the big shave.

All of the guys, including Sidestreet Owner Dan Davis, Dave Gyett, Clint DeFries, Milo Goodrich and Dave Banks seemed thrilled to be done with the facial hair saga, since none of them started with any. Check out their FaceBook page to see the before pictures.

However, one member of the mustache team, Alex Alica, was so happy with new growth he kept it.

They choose ovarian cancer as their cause in honor of Dave’s mother, who is a survivor. The guys are hoping to hold another facial hair growing event in the months to come, but are now looking for additional local business to join in their cause.

The team is still taking donations until April 5th for any customers that would like to stop by and donate. All proceeds will go to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance House, which “provides comfortable housing in a specialty facility that makes patients feel at home while going through treatment.”

From the SCCA website:

“At SCCA House patients and families will be able to meet others in similar circumstances, attend support groups and classes, enjoy community gatherings, and feel safe in a strange city.”

For more information on the Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar please visit their website here.

To learn more about the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance House you can visit their website here.

Here are more pics of the gents and their ‘staches:

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4 Responses to “"Mustache March" Comes To Clean Shaven End At Sidestreet Kitchen & Bar”
  1. Diana Arney says:

    Nice Staches, guys!

  2. Coverofnight says:

    Real men have mustaches and DON’T shave their head bald!

  3. Regina says:

    Way to go guys. My husband and a group of his colleague did this is Australia where it apparently originated. They call it Movember. See http://au.movember.com/about/ for more info. They help to raise awareness for men’s cancer, especially prostate. As my husband had colon cancer 5 yrs ago and is now clear, he was happy to contribute although he looked like hell when he returned home to Singapore after a week !

  4. Chuck says:

    Just love to see community involvement in action….Thanks.

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