Wanjun Zhu is holding a plate of spicy rice cakes, and a plate of fried chicken at the Taiwanese Night Market.

A food survival guide for new Chinese arrivals in Seattle

From hot pot to hot dogs, some tips for navigating the Seattle food scene for Chinese international students and other new arrivals.
Nov 30, 2016
A traditional Turkish spread. (Photo by Adem Djemil)

5 Globalist picks for Seattle Restaurant Week

This week over a hundred restaurants around King County are offering discounted tasting menus as part of Seattle Restaurant Week.
Oct 17, 2016
Jane Kagira owns the Kenyan restaurant Safari Njema in Columbia City, host of the first Migrating Meals conversation. The scenes on the wall mainly are depictions of Kenya. (Photo by Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

‘Migrating Meals’ puts awkward dinner conversation on the menu

Can delicious food thaw the Seattle Freeze and get people to engage with sensitive subjects? Project Feast's new 'Migrating Meals' program aims to find out.
Sep 9, 2016
Jackson's Catfish Corner has been shuttered suddenly after reopening in the past year. (Photo courtesy the South Seattle Emerald.)

Shock greets closure of Jackson’s Catfish Corner

Jackson’s Catfish Corner in South Seattle’s Brighton Neighborhood has closed suddenly.
Aug 2, 2016
The delicious Venezuelan staple that gave Arepas its name. (Photo by Elizabeth Alvarado)

Arepas for the people

A new restaurant in the U-District is hoping to turn Seattle on to Venezuelan food and it's signature dish, the arepa.
Apr 22, 2016
Hamda Yusuf. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Composting and the art of interacting with well-intentioned white people

Composting and the art of interacting with well-intentioned white people.
Mar 13, 2016
Solomon Dubie, owner of Cafe Avole. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

Cafe Avole offers Ethiopian coffee, community space in Rainier Valley

The Rainier Mini Mart has been transformed to Cafe Avole, where owner Solomon Dubie brings a love of buna — Ethiopian-style coffee — and a community space.
Mar 12, 2016
Bellevue High School student Jennifer Morss picks out a drink as she stops at the Bellevue H-Mart for lunch. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

Report: H-Mart in downtown Seattle makes progress

The downtown Seattle location of H-Mart, first announced in 2013, continues to make progress, according to the Eater Seattle website.
Feb 5, 2016
Ernie Rios, the owner of Inay’s Asian Pacific Cuisine, embraces Atasha Manila on Jan. 29, 2016 at her final Friday night drag show on the restaurant’s closing day. Photo by Jovelle Tamayo.

Seattle Filipino mainstay Inay’s restaurant closes

The restaurant was popular for its comfort food, but also for being host to a food pop-up and a drag show.
Jan 30, 2016
Diana Elizabeth Torres depicts Juana in "East Side Sushi." (Photo courtesy of Blue Sun Pictures)

“East Side Sushi” pushes gender barriers in a cross-ethnic culinary setting

The "East Side Sushi" premiere in Seattle is sure to raise questions about gender, culture and food.
Nov 12, 2015
(Photo by Anna Goren.)

How Italy taught me to stop worrying and love pork

Anna Goren was skeptical of the appeal of pork, until she tasted the fare raised and processed at the Spannocchia Foundation in Italy.
Nov 6, 2015
Diners enter the Austin Blind Cafe in 2011. Over 11,000 people have been served by Blind Cafes around the U.S. (Courtesy photo)

Dining and dialogue in the dark at the Seattle Blind Cafe

The Seattle Blind Cafe pops up this weekend, offering you a chance to eat a meal in complete darkness and better understand visual impairment.
Oct 16, 2015
Virginia Wright, owner of Phoenix Tea in Burien, will host a tea tasting pairing teas with sweets from countries around the world, served in traditional dishes. (Photo courtesy Virginia Wright.)

World of Tea event features pairings with international sweets

The festival's World of Tea Series provides an opportunity for people to explore teas from around the world.
Owner Sean Jen calls out an order for a Pig LeBaoski. (Photo by Joy Chu)

‘It’s Bao Time’ trucks Taiwan night market flavors to Seattle

Don't have time to travel to Taiwan to visit a night market? Check out 'It's Bao Time,' a food truck inspired by the night market experience.
Jun 22, 2015
Rosario Carver (left) and Jackie Nikirote (right) are the first small business owners helped by MarketShare, a nonprofit that aims to empower immigrants and refugees by supporting their food business ventures. (Photo by Nick Wong.)

Immigrant food entrepreneurs get support from new nonprofit

Seattle-based MarketShare wants to boost the culinary scene by helping immigrant and refugee food entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.
Jun 8, 2015
Southern-style catfish at Jackson's Catfish Corner at Henderson between MLK and Rainier. (Photo by Venice Buhain.)

Catfish Corner reborn near Rainier Beach Link station

Terrell Jackson, grandson of the original owners of Catfish Corner, is selling his family’s legendary fried catfish, hush puppies, fries, and tartar sauce out of a tent near the Rainier Beach Link light rail station.
May 7, 2015
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Changes to WIC program pose challenges for Somali grocers

At SeaTac Produce in Tukwila, Amira Abdulle cheerily greets customers along with her sons, who help to warm sambusas sold in the front case at the register. After shadowing her mother, Sahra, at the Tabarak minimart for nearly 10 years, Abdulle jumped at the opportunity to lease the space next door when a former casino became […]
Mar 27, 2015

El Salvador shows signs of progress in the shadow of U.S. intervention

With popular media influencing U.S. perceptions of El Salvador, it's easy to forget the progressive democratic changes that are underway.
Mar 24, 2015
Two children play around Chaharshanbeh Suri bonfires, a Nowruz opening ceremony the author grew up with. (Photo by Lucinda Homa Gray)

Celebrating Nowruz from London to Seattle

Ancient Nowruz traditions celebrated around the world make a big splash in Seattle.
Mar 21, 2015
Solomon Dubie is raising money to turn his Rainier Mini Mart into a cafe that will serve Ethiopian-style coffee.

Store owner dreams of adding Ethiopian coffee traditions to Seattle’s java scene

“This was one of the first forms of brewed coffee ever, ever. That’s amazing to me,” says Rainier business owner Solomon Dubie.
Feb 12, 2015