Shiga’s Imports weathers a half century of changes on the Ave

The Shiga family's businesses endured through Japanese American incarceration, social change and nearby malls. But what about a proposed upzone on the Ave?
Jun 1, 2017

Can the Ave’s international food culture survive a rezone?

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
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
My CaliBurger test meal: Bourbon spiked milkshake, a cheeseburger, chipotle BBQ chicken sandwich, and Cali-style fries. (Photo by Jane Koh)

In-N-Out Burger finally comes to Seattle…sort of

CaliBurger, a popular Chinese clone of In-N-Out Burger, is launching in Seattle. So what does this mean for its American prototype?
Oct 21, 2015
"Space Gospel" artist NorvisJr performs at Moshka. (Photo by Joy Okot-Okidi)

Unique U-District venue a hub for groundbreaking black music

Moksha, a hybrid clothing store and venue on the Ave, is showcasing genre-bending black musicians.
Jun 29, 2015

Film featuring Seattle entrepreneur David Pierre-Louis brings Haiti home

A new documentary, "Kenbe Fem," featuring David Pierre-Louis' efforts to rebuild his family's hometown in Haiti debuts this Thursday, June 25.
Jun 23, 2015