At Beacon Hill’s Cafetal Quilombo, Tamales are the Star

by Alex Gallo-Brown

Beacon Hill has no shortage of great Mexican restaurants. Head down to Baja Bistro for an excellent chicken mole enchiladas. Carnitas Michoacan dishes up delicious caldo de res (Mexican beef soup). At the recently opened Tacos Chukis, you’ll find a near-perfect taco adobada. For tamales, however, the place to beat is Cafetal Quilombo, that rare café that offers top-notch espresso as well as tasty food. Continue reading At Beacon Hill’s Cafetal Quilombo, Tamales are the Star

This Weekend in South Seattle—Archaic Revival, Rise Up, Alison Marks: One Gray Hair, Free Flying Trapeze Show, and More!

Friday, January 19th

Music/Dance/Art: Archaic Revival – Can Break Dancing Be Translated to Canvas?
Details: “Visual and kinetic artist Bobbin started Breakin in the Northwest HIP HOP scene in 1997 […] Through cyphers, Breakin embodies a communal language for diverse individuals to share complex experiences and witness each person’s perspective. Recently, Bobbin began translating this subconscious internal dialog into a visual medium. Using canvases and large pieces of reclaimed wood, Bobbin creates acrylic and sumi ink abstractions. Stop in to experience something truly unique in Seattle! Dance Demos, Music, Gallery Show and Cash Bar.”
Time: 7–10 PM
Where: Beacon Arts TBD Gallery—2507 Beacon Ave S.
Cost: $5 suggested donation
More Info: http://www.beacon-arts.org/

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Triple Trumpet Threat Playing The Royal Room

by Gus Marshall

If you believe an overused dictum, good things tend to come in threes. The Royal Room certainly does.

On Thursday night the venue hosts three different top-notch musicians born in three different cities in Washington will play three different sets of music with three different sets of musicians. And while these three different ensembles vary in style and compositions, they are all interconnected by one of jazz’s most influential instruments, the trumpet.  Continue reading Triple Trumpet Threat Playing The Royal Room

Black Teen Accused of Shoplifting, Pinned to Ground by Beacon Hill Red Apple Employees

by Kelsey Hamlin

red apple incident

Teddy Avestruz was walking along Beacon Avenue on Wednesday, January 17, when he saw a black, teenage boy being held down on the pavement in front of the Hilltop Red Apple by five people wearing the store’s uniform. The store’s general manager accused the boy of shoplifting in a later interview. Avestruz, who says that he was angered and upset about the incident, stopped to film it. Continue reading Black Teen Accused of Shoplifting, Pinned to Ground by Beacon Hill Red Apple Employees

What’s Next for Seattle’s New Era Floating Bike Shares

by Ari Cetron

(This article was originally published on the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and has been reprinted with permission)

It’s a bit of a chaotic test. They get dropped almost everywhere — some literally dropped, for real — and by the end of January, the first electric-assist versions will be on the streets of Seattle. With the city allowing the multi-colored “floating” companies to operate during a Wild West trial period, It’s not a question of whether Seattle will continue to have a bike share program, it’s just a question of what the final rules will be. Continue reading What’s Next for Seattle’s New Era Floating Bike Shares

Microaggressions: When to Uphold Our Individuality

by Khalifa Al Maslamani

A rocky journey to finding out whether others were inflicting pain through their remarks, and how I dealt with it.

It’s Probably My Fault

Never having learned the definition of microaggressions, I was never the type of person who could point them out with ease. I would assume people had good intentions and that I misinterpreted the situation. Somehow, I was always in the wrong for assuming the worst in others. Beginning to understand the meaning behind microaggressions, I was suddenly reacquainted with every insensitive remark once directed towards me. The word had implanted itself in my mind and I became exceedingly wary of my surroundings. Every remark now had the potential to be classified as a microaggression, and it was up to me to reach a verdict. Continue reading Microaggressions: When to Uphold Our Individuality

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