UPDATE: Mariners Legend Edgar Martinez Is Up To Bat In B-Town Now


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Mariners legend Edgar Martinez signs autographs at the Burien Liquor Store Thursday afternoon. Photo by Mark Neuman.

Shea proudly shows off his autographed bottle of Edgar's new liquor, El Zacatecano. Photo by Mark Neuman.

UPDATE: Legendary Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez will be is in Burien, appearing first at the State Liquor Store, then again from 6 p.m. on at The MARK Restaurant & Bar in Olde Burien.

Gar will be here to promote his new ‘El Zacatecano’ mezcal liquor, as well as help raise funds for local non-profit Para Los Niños. Martinez last appeared in B-Town on Sept. 16, 2010 (see our previous coverage and photos here), and will appear at the Mark beginning at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m.

The Liquor Store is located at 15858 1st Ave South, in the Five Corners shopping area near Albertson’s (206-439-3828), and The Mark is at 918 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien (206-241-6275).

Autographed Martinez memorabilia will be offered at a silent auction at The Mark, as part of a fundraiser for Para Los Niños, a nonprofit headquartered in Burien whose mission is to increase the academic success of Latino students.

“Para Los Niños is extremely grateful that Edgar Martinez and El Zacatecano have agreed to allow the nonprofit group to hold the fundraiser during the promotion,” reads a statement.

The auction will consist of Martinez-autographed items plus items donated from throughout the community, such as gift cards, baskets and so much more.

Edgar at his Sept. 16, 2010 appearance at The MARK. Photo by Nicholas Johnson.

As part of the evening’s events, Martinez will be available to sign bottles of El Zacatecano purchased at the liquor store or shot glasses customers receive with any El Zacatecano shot, drink or tasting flight. Please note that Martinez will not be autographing any baseball memorabilia. Instead, a limited number of items autographed by Martinez will be presented at the silent auction. Martinez will also visit each table in the dining room participating in the El Zacatecano promotion, so get in early and get a table.

Here’s more on Edgar’s El Zacatecano:

“Mezcal is a stronger, smokier relative of tequila, and El Zacatecano is one of the oldest and best-selling mezcal brands in Mexico.

El Zacatecano has an unwavering devotion to quality. Now in their third generation, the family’s secret process continues to produce its line of artisanal mezcals with the same uncommon elegance. The family has 100 years of experience creating 100 percent organic mezcals from 100 percent Highland Weber Blue Agave of the highest quality.

One hundred years of tradition guarantees that only the expert hands of jealous guardians, seeking optimum conditions and the best raw materials, have access to these most precious types of Highland Weber Blue Agave. From the hand-selected ingredients to the autoclaves used to roast the hearts, to the grinding and distillation process, every step is carefully crafted to extract the delicate flavors and aromas this line is famous for.”

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