(This article was originally published by Crosscut and has been reprinted with permission)
Its walls are covered in four shades of fading pink paint. Huge pink letters across the façade spell out “Maxim’s.” Sitting on Rainier Avenue in the heart of Hillman City, the former dance club and restaurant is hard to miss. But the letters no longer light up and the windows have been boarded up since Maxim’s went out of business in 2015.Continue reading Hillman City Club Will Riff on Jazz History→
At the behest of the Emerald editor (such a demanding boss) I recently found myself ensconced at the Slow Boat Tavern, a newish addition to the Hillman City business family. It’s a long, narrow space, easily accommodating the surprisingly bustling Friday night crowd in residence. I’d characterize the crowd as more Georgetown than at the Union Bar down the street but that may have been due to the motorcycle helmet sitting on the bar. The only thing missing, in my opinion, is a shuffleboard table although I’m not sure where they’d put it.Continue reading Hillman’s Slow Boat Tavern: A Place for “Beer Nuts”→
This article was originally published on Southend Seattle and is reprinted with permission.
By Kate Clark
The story behind Redwing Cafe’s name brings to mind the “Cheers” theme song, “Where everybody knows your name.” Anthony Campbell, co-owner of Rainier Beach’s new coffee spot, said the name comes from the town, Redwing, Minnesota, where his grandparents lived. “It was always a warm and welcoming place to go, where someone was always happy to see you. That is kind of the feeling I wanted for this place,” Anthony said. Continue reading Rainier Beach Hungry for Redwing Cafe→
To hear Flying Lion Brewing owner Griffin Williams distill his extensive knowledge on the craft of beer making is to occupy the shoes of the obnoxious Harvard dunce in the famous bar scene from Good Will Hunting as Matt Damon’s savant character untaps a torrent of esoteric information leaving the poor sap’s cerebrum overwhelmed. Continue reading “Mad Scientist” Brings Flying Lion to Life in Columbia City→
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