Strip mall secrets: Uhuru Kenyan restaurant
by Alex Stonehill
When Seattleites think African food, the first thing that comes to mind is probably one of our region’s umpteen Ethiopian restaurants. And don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the tangy, expand-in-your-stomach pleasures of injera as much as the next guy. But the craving that followed me home from a four month visit to East Africa, and […]
May 7, 2012
Pakistani immigrant finds a taste of home at ‘Afghan Cuisine’ in Federal Way
by Mohammad Ismail
When my friend Kathleen invited me to a Afghan Cuisine and Banquet Hall in Federal Way, the first image that popped into my head was of the ubiquitous Afghan restaurants in Peshawar, Pakistan, where I lived before I came to Seattle. Millions of Afghan refugees fled to Northwest Pakistan after the Soviet War in the […]
Jun 13, 2012
Mastering the art of Afghan cooking (with a little help from Kabul)
by Brett Konen
Until recently I knew next to nothing about Afghanistan, except that we’ve been at war there for more than half my lifetime. From what I saw in the news I envisioned dry, desolate terrain throughout, with militants popping out from rocky outcroppings just long enough to shoot at a nameless target. I knew this wasn’t […]
Dec 5, 2012
Friends and family first at Queen Anne’s Caffé Zingaro
by Chris Leggett
Technically, James and Willow Ly each spend between 60 and 70 hours a week at Caffé Zingaro, the popular Lower Queen Anne coffee establishment they’ve run together for the past eight years. Those who work the typical 40-hour week might balk at such a prospect, but the Lys’ outlook is much more positive. “The way I […]
Jun 12, 2014
A tour of Taiwanese food in Seattle
by Judy Chia Hui Hsu
It's not a coincidence that some of the most popular Chinese restaurants in the Seattle area are Taiwanese.
Jan 5, 2015
Greenwood explosion injures Seattle firefighters, levels businesses
by Venice Buhain
An explosion in the early morning hours rocked the Greenwood neighborhood Wednesday, injuring nine Seattle firefighters and leveling several businesses.
Mar 9, 2016
Shock greets closure of Jackson’s Catfish Corner
by Marcus Harrison Green
Jackson’s Catfish Corner in South Seattle’s Brighton Neighborhood has closed suddenly.
Aug 2, 2016
Seattle pop-up restaurant Yalla offers real deal in Middle Eastern cuisine
by Sarah Stuteville
Yalla emphasizes Middle Eastern cuisine beyond the kebab.
Oct 7, 2016
Can the Ave’s international food culture survive a rezone?
by Grace Madigan
Allowing increased density in the neighborhood could bring more housing, but will immigrant restaurateurs continue to be part of a changed U-District?
Apr 13, 2017
Cooking from scratch: an immigrant’s journey in the food truck industry
by Max Wasserman
Artemio Coria Díaz built El Cabrito Oaxaca, now a popular hot spot, from one cutting board, a tray to hold change, a 25-foot van and hard work.
Dec 28, 2017