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Editor in Chief of the South Seattle Emerald

Bang Bang Kitchen: Three Times the Charm for a Successful Sister Duo

by Rosalind Brazel 

With the success under their belt of Café Pettirosso and Bang Bang Café, the sister team of Miki and Yuki Sodos have launched into a new venture in South Seattle. Bang Bang Kitchen on 4219 S Othello, offers a menu similar to Bang Bang Café, but the stepped-up kitchen design has helped them expand the menu considerably. Continue reading Bang Bang Kitchen: Three Times the Charm for a Successful Sister Duo

A Family’s Long Relationship With Seattle’s Asian Art Museum Endures With a New Light Sculpture

by Mayumi Tsutakawa


Entering the newly renovated Seattle Asian Art Museum last week, I and thousands of Seattleites experienced déjà vu, but with many new twists to season the encounter. Along with reimagined exhibitions of Asian art, arranged by topic, rather than nationality or medium, the ceiling of the Garden Court features an LED light sculpture created by my son, Kenzan Tsutakawa-Chinn, who grew up in Southeast Seattle and now lives in New York. Continue reading A Family’s Long Relationship With Seattle’s Asian Art Museum Endures With a New Light Sculpture

Seattle’s AAPI Community Welcomes the Year of the Rat

by Carolyn Bick


The bright clashing of cymbals echoed through the streets surrounding Hing Hay Park, the sounds beckoning some of the many thousands of attendees to follow, as they congregated in Seattle’s Chinatown- International District to celebrate Lunar New Year. Continue reading Seattle’s AAPI Community Welcomes the Year of the Rat

Opinion: The State of Our Union

By Congressman Adam Smith (D-Wash.)


It is inevitable that members of Congress will have disagreements about the policy and approach laid out by the President in the State of the Union each year. On Tuesday, however, we saw an abdication from the truth by President Trump like we have never seen before in a State of the Union address to Congress. President Trump laid out a twisted, distorted vision that misled the American people on critical issues and failed to acknowledge certain threats entirely. Many of his claims were unequivocally false. Continue reading Opinion: The State of Our Union

King County Creative Music Initiative Launches With a Brainstorm Session

by Alexa Peters


On February 5th, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Creative Economy Strategist Kate Becker launched the music facet of their King County Creative Initiative, an economic strategy aimed at stimulating the region’s film and music economies. They presented their ideas to a room full of local music lovers and luminaries at the Central District’s historic venue, Washington Hall. Continue reading King County Creative Music Initiative Launches With a Brainstorm Session