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This Week in Seattle Food News

Ube French Toast, Sesame Martinis, and Mochi Doughnuts

This week, Barrel & Bacon brings American comfort food with Filipino influences to Interbay, and the upscale Korean destination Paju moves into its new digs in South Lake Union. Plus, read about a new bubble tea and mochi doughnut spot preparing to hit Capitol Hill (it's pink!). For more ideas, check out our food and drink guide.


Barrel & Bacon
This new bar and kitchen serving "signature cocktails, craft draft beers, mocktails, and American comfort food with a twist" soft opened in what looks to be the former Champagne Diner space in Interbay last weekend. I'm especially intrigued by the ube French toast, sinigang-glazed wings, and the "Yes Chef" cocktail (a riff on the Negroni with barrel-aged gin).

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News Fri 4:45 PM

Mayor Rolls Back Funding for Mental Health Support in Schools After Garfield Shooting

Students Demand the City Spend the $20 Million They Promised, Mayor Says It’s Not “Feasible”

Mayor Bruce Harrell's $10 million proposal for “mental health support and school safety” in response to the tragic shooting at Garfield amounts to a budget cut as the City fails to free up the bureaucracy-bungled $20 million that students won in 2023 to prevent future tragedy after the last time a student shot and killed another student at Ingraham High School. 

“It’s a disappointment and doesn’t follow through on [the City’s] commitment to better serve youth and communities like in Reach Out Seattle,” said Chetan Soni, a representative for the Seattle Student Union, a group of local high school students that lobbies for gun safety legislation and mental health care in schools. 

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Meridian Brothers, "Mandala" (Ansonia Records)

Led by guitarist/vocalist Eblis Álvarez, Colombia's Meridian Brothers have been weirding up the Latin American musical genres such as cumbia, salsa, and vallenato on recordings over the last 18 years. On albums such as 2012's Desesperanza and 2015's Los Suicidas, for example, they deploy space-age-electronic textures within the framework of cumbia's intricate, sinuous rhythms and vivacious melodies. The results are deliriously disorienting. That a South American group this strange has broken through, to a degree, in North America is highly unusual. Sometimes the music-industry gods bestow benevolence when you least expect it.

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As a health care researcher specializing in traumatic injury, I see hospital patients with burns, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Over the last eight months, I have felt so much moral horror and sadness that US bombs, funded by my tax dollars, are dropping on Palestinians and causing these very injuries. More than one thousand children have lost limbs. Fathers have suffered traumatic brain injuries from bombs exploding and buildings collapsing. Mothers have burns over their entire body. It is too much to witness. 

I feel powerlessness and cognitive dissonance; while I am at work caring for patients and researching how to prevent traumatic injuries, US tax dollars and weapons are causing those very same traumatic injuries in Palestine. The scale of traumatic injury and disability resulting from US weapons and funds to Israel is overwhelming, alongside the fact that the Israeli military has killed more than 36,000 Palestinians in what the International Criminal Court calls a “plausible” case of genocide. 

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EverOut Fri 10:00 AM

The Best Bang for Your Buck Events in Seattle This Weekend: June 14–16, 2024

Edmonds Arts Festival, Revival Juneteenth Market, and More Cheap & Easy Events Under $15

Unlock the key to a good weekend by reading through our cheap and easy weekend guide. We'll make sure you're in the know about all of the best events, from the Edmonds Arts Festival to REVIVAL Juneteenth Market Pop-Up and from the 10th International Day of Yoga Celebration to Flying Lion Brewing's First Annual Light Beer Fest. For more ideas, check out our guide to the top events of the week or our Father's Day guide.



Five Minutes to Live!
If there's anything missing from the typical movie theater experience, it's a democratic voting process and a lil' bit of intrigue. Right? Right??? If you agree, you'll dig Five Minutes to Live, wherein the Beacon will screen the first five minutes of four different mystery movies. The crowd will then vote on which flick to watch in its entirety. It's kind of like a real-life choose-your-own-adventure game, staged within the theater's cozy blue-and-red rows. Keep an open mind if your flick pick doesn't end up on top—no one likes a grumpy movie-goer. LINDSAY COSTELLO
(The Beacon, Columbia City, $12.50)

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Elections 2024 Fri 9:00 AM

Dave Reichert Wants to Put Ballot Boxes Near Firing Ranges

He Thinks the Move Would Increase Election Security

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Reichert has latched onto the idea that putting ballot boxes at churches, firing ranges, and gun stores could help ensure free and fair elections this November–and increase conservative voter turnout. Reichert apparently believes that conservatives only leave the house to shoot or pray, and that Republicans need armed vigilantes to protect GOP votes against ballot gremlins or whatever. 

Back in February, Reichert told an audience at a Pierce County GOP endorsement meeting that he supports a plan from Washington State Republican Party Chairman Jim Walsh to buy some ballot boxes and put them “in places where conservative voters go.” Reichert pitched his churches and gun store location ideas. 

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More Boeing blues: The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the May 25 Southwest flight that went into a "Dutch roll" mid-flight. A Dutch roll is described as "a yawing motion when the tail slides and the plane rocks from wingtip to wingtip," mimicking a Dutch figure skater. If my airplane is going to mimic any type of ice skater, then I would choose Apollo Ono: quick and efficient. The plane was a Boeing 737 Max, and the issue may have been the result of a damaged backup power-control unit. 

Counterfeit titanium in planes: Airbus and Boeing bought counterfeit titanium from a supplier that forged the documentation for the authenticity of the material. The FAA is investigating and trying to figure out the short- and long-term safety implications. It's unclear how many planes were made using parts made with fake titanium. 

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Food & Drink Fri 7:00 AM

Taste the Rainbow with These Pride-Themed Treats in Seattle

We Ate Colorful Cake, Doughnuts, and More

Hi, gay! It's Pride Month, and you know what that means: It's time once again for local restaurants to hawk baked goods in a rainbow of colors. We here at The Stranger took it upon ourselves to try these prismatic pastries for you and gathered a selection from around town for an informal office taste test. (We can neither confirm nor deny whether this was simply an excuse to consume sugar on the company's dime.) The delicious results are below.

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EverOut Thu 3:14 PM

Ticket Alert: G-Eazy, Omar Apollo, and More Seattle Events Going On Sale This Week

Plus, Sturgill Simpson and More Event Updates for June 13

Top 40 rapper G-Eazy will stop by Seattle this fall to support his forthcoming album, Freak Show. Rising alt-R&B star Omar Apollo has announced his God Said No tour. Plus, reigning king of outlaw country Sturgill Simpson is coming to Gorge this September on his Why Not? tour. Read on for details on those and other newly announced events, plus some news you can use.



Andy Grammer - Greater Than: A One Man Show
Moore Theatre (Wed Oct 9)

ANOHNI and the Johnsons
Paramount Theatre (Mon Oct 7)

Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2 Tour
Moore Theatre (Feb 25, 2025)

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Cathedral yoga cutie

You: redhead who complimented my Metro sweatshirt after yoga at Saint Marks. Me: blond on the mat in front of you too shy to talk more! 

Mutual awe at Shorty’s

U were gawking at my pinball game on Pulp Fiction, I said I loved your outfit. You were celebrating a friend’s graduation and I wish I got your info.

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On the morning of June 10, I saw a cloud of grayish smoke rising from Little Saigon. I was walking down Elder Street. I had just passed the King County Juvenile Detention. The plan was to catch the 36 bus to Beacon Hill at a stop near the intersection of 12th and Jackson. But my plan was undone by a fire that, according to reports, "broke out at midnight" and destroyed much of the building vacated by Viet-Wah Supermarket in 2022. The Seattle Fire Department was still fighting the fire nearly 12 hours after it started. Buses, automobiles, streetcars, bikes, and pedestrians could not enter the area surrounding 12th and Jackson. 

As I approached the police's "Do Not Cross" tape on the east side of Jackson, as more and more smoke drifted across the otherwise sunny sky, as I noticed a number of people sleeping in the shady space between the sidewalk and walls of this and that business, the intensity of a dread-filled feeling struck and surprised me. It was as if my own experience of this city's not-unusual (and self-imposed) scenes of misery, degradation, and destruction were displaced by someone else's. But who was making me feel this way? A moment of thought revealed the answer: Octavia Butler. 

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This Father's Day, thank your father figure for all the sage advice and corny jokes with a feast fit for a king. Whether he prefers beer or chocolate, we've got your back with food and drink specials and gift ideas. For more ideas, check out our Father's Day calendar and our food and drink guide.

Hellbent Brewing Company
Hellbent invites you to "juice up" Father's Day with a four-pack of their Lucky Juiciano Hazy IPA, which is made with a blend of Ekuanot, Mosaic, Simcoe, Sabro, and El Dorado hops and "bursting with coconut, stone fruit, and just the right amount of bitterness."
Olympic Hills
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Weather: Today will not be as nice as yesterday, so I’m really sorry if you didn’t drink prosecco outside with your dear friends in the sunshine. I sure did! But you can definitely still spend time outside this fine Thursday— we’ll get a high of 68, we’ll just have a little more cloud cover than Wednesday. Not too bad!

Florida's not so lucky:

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Queer Issue 2024 Wed 3:04 PM

Out of This World

Forming the SassyBlack Universe

When I moved to Seattle from the Big Island, Hawaii, in 1997, was 10 years old and expecting to go to school and live a life not unlike Lisa Turtle’s in Saved by the Bell. I thought I would be a cool kid. I didn’t even realize Seattle was a real place until I moved here, I thought it was just a made-up city used as a backdrop for Sleepless in Seattle. The unknown made me feel limitless.

But whoa, I was way off.

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With a lack of publicly available bathrooms in Seattle, many City employees, delivery drivers, and service workers use Volunteer Park restrooms. Unfortunately, sometimes Volunteer Park completely closes all bathrooms and doesn’t provide any other restroom service to replace it. This can be hard on many workers who use the park as a rest stop. 

Are we supposed to pee in bottles because the City can’t keep restrooms open for the public?

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