Pick up a luxury breakfast sandwich from the pop-up Eggs Isle, available at Chuck’s Hop Shop in the Central District this Sunday. (And while in the neighborhood, check out black-owned businesses like Cafe Selam and the Postman to end Black History Month.) Eggs island
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We’re back with more activity and IRL event suggestions to help you get February off the ground right, from Black Restaurant Week Northwest and other options, Black History Month to a spring sale at Swanson’s Nursery and Brouwer’s Cafe’s Hard Liver complete Barleywine Festival on a number of last chance gallery shows (such as Natalie Kricks Repetition Suppression at Specialist). For more options, check out our guides to this week’s best online events, this week’s best movies, and our complete, ever-evolving guide to personal things to do in Seattle.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Support black-owned businesses in the historically black neighborhoods of Seattle. Especially in areas like the Central District where black-owned restaurants and shops like Ms. Helen’s famous Soul Food Bistro have had to close to make way for micro-apartment complexes and expensive grocery stores to keep black-owned businesses alive is one Civic duty. When Black History Month ends, check out this weekend (and every weekend you can) neighborhood black-owned restaurants like Cafe Selam, Central Cafe and Juice Bar, Communion, Fat’s Chicken & Waffles, Joyce’s Market and Cafe, Meskel, Taste of the Caribbean, and Ezell’s Famous Chicken, as well as the Postman, a creative third-party shipping center (buy their t-shirt!). In South Seattle, stock up on books about the African diaspora at the newly opened Life Enrichment Bookstore (Columbia City), which was once the only black-owned bookstore in the area (now Estelita’s library on Beacon Hill, whose online store offers books on ethnic studies and black liberation movements.
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