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Latinx Heritage Month: Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant

When sisters Aminta Elgin and Ana Castro came to Seattle, they dreamt of opening an eatery that would provide a taste of home to Salvadoreans in the area and share the traditional meals and customs of El Salvador with the broader community. The sisters can track their passion for baking… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund now accepting proposals

$3 million available to community-initiated projects working to advance food equity Community-based organizations working to address food education, access, and security in Seattle are encouraged to apply for the City of Seattle’s Food Equity Fund by November 30, 2021. This new grant program prioritizes projects led by and for communities… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: The Barbershop Talk

The Barbershop Talk by Aeon Corvidae (AY-on KOR-vi-day) Pioneer Square, a place where the buildings are frozen in time. The morning air feels and smells of the salty Puget Sound, where you can hear the Western Gulls cry along with the horns of the passenger ferries. This is the neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Roberto Maestas

Born in a small border town in rural New Mexico, Roberto Maestas left home at age 13 and worked as a migrant farmer throughout the Western United States. He settled in Seattle in the 1950s and was educated as a teacher. Maestas taught Spanish at Franklin High School before leaving… [ Keep reading ]

P-Patch Provides Community Connection and Year-Round Produce for Gardeners Vasant and Sharda

Interbay P-Patch How long have you and your family been gardening at the P-Patch? Vasant: We’ve been gardening here, maybe four years. I am retired so I do a lot of community work. I heard about the giving garden, started volunteering, and eventually got a plot for us and a… [ Keep reading ]

Rediscover Seattle encourages people to support local small businesses in their neighborhood

As the city begins to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to encourage the people of Seattle to venture out and support small businesses. To jumpstart this process, we’ve launched a social media campaign called Rediscover Seattle that features profiles of local businesses and landmarks to help folks discover new places in… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Pride: Queer-owned Bebop Waffle Shop

Bebop Waffle Shop is a queer and woman-owned café on the corner of California and Admiral in West Seattle. Corina Luckenbach opened the shop (originally called Admiral Bird Café) with her business partner, Heidi Herr, in 2014. Now in sole ownership of Luckenbach, and named after her beloved wiener dog, Bebop, the café has grown into a hub known for its exceptional breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and welcoming atmosphere for all neighbors, especially LGBTQ+ folks… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: International Community Health Services

In the early 1970s, accessible medical care for Asian immigrants was next to impossible and finding a doctor who spoke their language was simply out of the question. The closest community clinic was in Pioneer Square, which was often too far for elderly patients to reach by foot. With construction… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Donnie Chin

For nearly four decades, Donnie Chin was dedicated to serving, protecting, and inspiring the residents of the Chinatown International District. His leadership and commitment to public safety brought assistance and resources to those in need and, quite literally, saved lives. As a teenager in 1968, Donnie noticed that emergency response time in the neighborhood was very slow, if there was a response at all. He decided… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Sun May Company

Stepping into the Sun May Company gift shop is like entering a portal to history. The distinct red storefront, nestled in Canton Alley, leads you to the oldest Chinese gift shop in Chinatown International District. But Sun May is more than just a store, it is a gathering space, a museum, a collection of the neighborhood’s history, and a… [ Keep reading ]