On July 23, Donnie Chin’s family members and the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), of which Chin was executive director, hosted a vigil in Canton Alley to remember Chin’s life and the circumstances of his death. Speakers included Chin’s sister, Connie, as well as his best friend, Dean Wong, in addition to IDEC leaders. Chin […]
On July 21, Anthony Bourdain, former chef and host of “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” ate at Tai Tung restaurant, Seattle’s oldest Chinese restaurant. Tai Tung owner Harry Chan was busy in the kitchen when Bourdain entered in a low-key way (sans camera crew). It was only when a customer asked to have a photo taken […]
Nikki Huang is Denise Louie Education Center (DLEC)’s new director of major giving, to lead the agency’s $4.1. million capital campaign. This $73-million-dollar project is a collaboration between Mercy Housing, DLEC, and NeighborCare to bring early learning services, affordable housing, and healthcare access to the Sand Point area. Huang was the former development director leading […]
Japanese television food personality and prominent Japanese chef Rika Yukimasa was at Groupon Bite of Seattle July 21–23. Yukimasa is a co-host of “Dining with the Chef,” a signature lifestyle and cooking program on NHK WORLD TV. In the series, Rika demonstrates original Japanese recipes and enlightens viewers on Japanese food culture.
For the 2017–2018 year, there are 21 Watanabe Scholars. Among them is Hideyuki Komaki, from Keio University in Japan, who is now studying at the University of Washington. The Watanabe Scholarship is awarded to Japanese students to study abroad in the United States. The scholarships cover the full cost of attendance at an American university […]
Snohomish County Fire District 1 has four candidates challenging incumbent David Chan for a position on the five-member commission. Chan is the only person of color on the commission. His challengers are P. Bret Chiafalo, Brandon Richards, Brandy Donaghy, and Michael Ellis. Fire District 1 is governed by a board of five commissioners elected to […]
On July 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., a ping pong tournament was hosted at Hing Hay Park in Seattle’s International District. It was an all-ages event and consisted of three tables. Future tournaments will also take place on Aug. 11 and Sept. 8.
On July 14 and 15, the Danny Woo Community Garden held its 42nd annual pig roast. The pig roast is the brainchild of the late Bob Santos, who came up with the idea of constructing a roasting pit in the center of the garden in order to host an annual celebration for friends, family, and […]
On July 15 and 16, Seattle’s Chinatown/International District hosted Dragon Fest, an event that featured numerous cultural performances — including dragon and lion dances, Korean drumming, and martial arts demonstrations — as well as a food walk with more than 40 participating restaurants. Dragon Fest is the largest pan-Asian celebration in the Northwest.
On July 15 and 16, Bon Odori took place at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple. Bon Odori is a traditional Japanese summer festival in which ancestors are remembered and honored. Bon Odori is an official Seafair festival and featured traditional Japanese music, dress, and dancing. The event also had food booths, as well as taiko […]