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Monday, July 7, 2014

What Are You Doing This Week? Stranger Critics Answer the Question

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AMAZING Atasha will be your server on Friday night at Inay’s.
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  • AMAZING Atasha will be your server on Friday night at Inay’s.

David Schmader: "Getting acquainted with my new neighborhood o' Beacon Hill. (I already know about the Station, McPherson's, the Oak, Inay's, and Baja Bistro, but if there are other Beacon Hill treasures I should know about ASAP, please tell me in the comments.) I would also like to go see Snowpiercer."

Dave Segal: "Tuesday I’m going to Mike Nipper’s Name of the Game DJ night at Speckled & Drake, because he always turns me on to fantastic soul cuts that somehow have eluded me over the decades. And he’s funny. Thursday I’ll probably roll through Revolver for its Mini Artache Market during Capitol Hill’s Artwalk and catch some tunes by DJ Single White Female, who knows a lot about great, weird electronic music. Any chance to hear great, weird electronic music in public should not be passed up, I always say."

Dan Savage: "I am going to a Scottish friend's wedding in Glasgow. I will be reading Danubia on the plane, as we go from Glasgow to Austria."

Paul Constant: "There are two events tonight I'm interested in—of course, there's the Michael Waldman event at Town Hall I suggested, but Stranger Genius in literature nominee Shin Yu Pai is also headlining an event at Hing Hay Park tonight, with The Seattle Chamber Music Society (who will be playing pieces by Saint-Saëns, Rachmaninov, and Schubert) and other local poets Bob Flor and Koon Woon. It's a perfect day for a poetry reading/free park concert. Besides tonight's events, I'm probably most excited about the Patricia Lockwood reading at Elliott Bay Book Company on Thursday. That's going to be a good, sweaty time. And of course I'm excited about Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which opens on Friday."

Bethany Jean Clement: "Upon Paul Constant’s recommendation, I’m going to try to see Patricia Lockwood's reading at Elliott Bay on Thursday at 7 p.m.—he doesn’t want to make other poets feel bad, but her new book Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals blew his mind, and I hear Jen Graves really, really loves it too (hey, Jen, can I take a look at it?). I keep meaning to try to make a version of Ernest Hemingway’s hamburger. Also, I have not yet been swimming in Lake Washington this season, which is GOING to be RECTIFIED this week, damn it."


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David; Bar Del Corso is fantastic, a bit pricey, get the small plates / appetizers, always amazing! Travelers Thali House has a great little terrace and good food. And Jefferson Park: views from the south end of the park by the Lawn Bowling Club!!, Pacific Islander Cricket championship with food, food, food, brand new huge red sculpture at the north end, Beacon Mountain water park, Food Forest, and more. And at Columbian & Beacon there's Dim Sum House - bargain priced Dim Sum served HOT. And remember you're really close to Columbia City, Georgetown, and the Rainier Valley - do go to Rainier BBQ - Vietnamese food and feels like Saigon. It was the only place Anthony Bourdain filmed on his Layover. There's a reason. Just don't bug the fighting fish.

On south Beacon Hill go wander around the grounds of the Vietnamese Buddhist Temple if the gate's open. There's a Hmong Buddhist Monastery hidden away behind the Chinese Alliance Church - Orange! And nearby is the Chief Sealth trail. The north end has panoramic views of the Olympics and the south end looks to Mt. Rainier. The very south end finds one peering into homes with swimming pools.

There's more, enjoy exploring
Posted by Dan B on July 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM · Report this
rob! 2
@Schmader: wangle an invite to Catalina Vel-DuRay's Mid-Century Museum?

@Dan: detouring to Austria just for the Wiener Punschkrapfen?
Posted by rob! on July 7, 2014 at 6:33 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 3
rob!, I prefer the term "showcase"

Welcome to the neighborhood, David and Jake! You'll get used to being in the flight path soon.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on July 7, 2014 at 7:01 PM · Report this
David Schmader 4
Thanks Catalina! (Fun fact: one step of getting this place involved communicating with former Mr. Marianne dreamboat Mark Petrak!)
Posted by David Schmader on July 7, 2014 at 9:34 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 5
Good choice, David. As Marianne used to say, on many occasions, about Mr. Petrak: ohbabyohbabyohbaby......
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on July 7, 2014 at 9:59 PM · Report this
@David Schmader~ It's not a trendy new restaurant, just a family-owned Mexican called "La Cabana" just north of the light rail station at 2532 Beacon Avenue South. I've been going there since the 1970s. Not everything is great, but try the #16 Pork Burritos and you'll be back. Welcome to the neighborhood!
Posted by KSea1 on July 7, 2014 at 10:12 PM · Report this
@David Schmader ~ And at the far south end of Beacon Hill is the best kept secret: Kubota Garden.…
Posted by KSea1 on July 7, 2014 at 10:24 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 8
Don't forget about Mutual Fish and Imperial Lanes. Remo Borrachini's is also quite nice. I like their frozen pizza dough.
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on July 8, 2014 at 11:38 AM · Report this
dmitrib 9
Tippe & Drague at 3315 Beacon Ave is a great neighborhood pub with more than a dozen NW beers on tap, good food, and a very friendly staff. The outdoor patio is wonderful in the Summer too!
Posted by dmitrib on July 8, 2014 at 1:55 PM · Report this
dmitrib 10
@KSea1 :Unfortunately, La Cabana closed a couple of months ago. :(
Posted by dmitrib on July 8, 2014 at 1:56 PM · Report this

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