Category Archives: Review

King Philly Cheesesteaks: Strip Mall Food Royalty

by Derrick LaFonsecca

I was excited as Hell to try out the new King Philly Cheesesteaks joint because, well – CHEESE & STEAK! King Philly, located in the recently developed Kenyon Place strip mall, is a close neighbor to another food newcomer, Beach Bakery, right on Rainier Ave. at Kenyon Street. Continue reading King Philly Cheesesteaks: Strip Mall Food Royalty

Emerald Eye: Queen of Katwe Review

by Teri Youngman

Lupita Nyong’o shines as Nakku Harriet, a widowed mother of four struggling to survive in the slums of Katwe,  a neighborhood in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. However, her daughter, Phiona Mutesi, is destined for great things thanks to a little game called chess, in Queen of Katwe, a fun, inspirational and slightly by the numbers feel-good tale. Continue reading Emerald Eye: Queen of Katwe Review

Food Review: Perihelion Brewery Hits It Out of the Park

by Robin Boland

If you haven’t yet visited the newest addition to the food/drink options on Beacon Hill, Perihelion Brewery, you’re overdue. Located kitty corner from the Beacon Hill light rail station and the Red Apple market it is a welcoming, family-friendly addition to the neighborhood. My co-workers and I managed to grab a sunny outdoor table during happy hour (4-5pm) last week, first sampling (and becoming addicted to) the guest cider on tap, a Schilling’s seasonal grapefruit cider, accompanied by the house sweet potato fries appetizer (hungry yet?). Continue reading Food Review: Perihelion Brewery Hits It Out of the Park

Komo mai e ai (Come in and Eat): Review Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max In Hillman City

by Robin Boland

Poke to the Max 1When the ever persuasive Emerald editor requested that I review the newest addition to the Columbia/Hillman City smorgasbord, Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max, I was already in the process of Facebook stalking them for their opening hours. I persuaded some of my book club comrades to join me in the interest of trying out lots of dishes without becoming morbidly obese. Continue reading Komo mai e ai (Come in and Eat): Review Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max In Hillman City

Review: Echo Park

by Lola E Peters

Monday night’s screening of Echo Park at Ark Lodge Cinema in Columbia City was groundbreaking in many ways. It was part of the film’s nationwide release, shown not at a multiplex but at a small, neighborhood theater; it is part of a new partnership between the ARRAY Release network, (formerly AFFRM), and Ark Lodge Cinema, making Ark Lodge the exclusive local partner for Array’s new releases. It was also the birth of Sankofa Film Society, a new, local organization. Sankofa’s introductory email says: Continue reading Review: Echo Park