Category Archives: Business

Hillman City BBQ Seasons Every Bite with Love and Family

by Marcus Harrison Green

“Love and family…”

From offerings of supple beef brisket to taste-bud charming pulled pork sandwiches; the above ingredients, more than any other, are essential to every entrée found at Emma’s BBQ, according to Tess Thomas, the owner of Hillman’s City’s newest restaurant. Continue reading Hillman City BBQ Seasons Every Bite with Love and Family

Clockwork Counter Caters to Health Conscious, Burgeoning Artists

by Makayla Miles

The homemade signs made with construction paper and marker glued to the glass windows and front door are the first things you notice before stepping into ClockWork Counter Bakery and Cafe. The inviting signs announce freshly baked bread, spicy chicken baked buns, scones, pound cake and chocolate chip cookies. They clearly state that all of these items are priced under five dollars. Another sign that proudly reads, “Black business” stands out from all the rest, making this bakery even more interesting. Continue reading Clockwork Counter Caters to Health Conscious, Burgeoning Artists

Hillman City Club Will Riff on Jazz History

by Josh Cohen

(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

Hillman’s Slow Boat Tavern: A Place for “Beer Nuts”

by Robin Boland

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”