People! Hillman City is really a place. I keep encountering people who have never heard of it and think that I'm making it up (people besides the two-block-radius house-arrest crowd here at The Stranger, even!). Hillman City is south of Columbia City, and a new bar called Union Bar is opening there today. It has a logo (see right!) of two strong-looking hands clasped in arm wrestling–style, and its motto is "Where labor rests." They've got pub grub, eight beers on tap, sports on TV, movie nights, trivia nights, occasional live music, karaoke, and board and card games, plus happy hour, to help you with your resting.

Also in Hillman City: awesome-women-run Spinnaker Bay Brewing and awesome-woman-owned Tin Umbrella Coffee and a halal pizza place called Eyman's Pizza.

Goldy is going to check out Union Bar tonight, but he refuses to go to Eyman's Pizza because of Tim Eyman (who is completely unrelated to the pizzeria, so feel free to chastise Goldy in comments).