What’s open in SE Seattle?

In these ever-evolving times we want to make it easy for folks to discover which local businesses are open.  Support and shop hyperlocal easily, searchable by neighborhood and/or item. We will continue to update as businesses come online in Phase Two, featuring our community’s brick and mortar shops and markets, POC/BIPOC businesses, local nonprofit organizations. […]

Southern Matriarch’s Legacy of Food, Family, and Generosity Lives at Emma’s BBQ

Emma’s BBQ has been treating southeast Seattle to the rich and oh-so-satisfying tastes and textures of traditional southern cooking—leaving no expectation unsatisfied—for three years, but the (secret) recipes were created in the actual South by “Momma Emma” Thomas a generation ago and have been passed down to current generations. Some menu items might be a […]

Amy’s Merkato Serves Southeast Seattle Eclectic Ethiopian and Mediterranean Fare…and So Much More

Amy’s Merkato restaurant, deli, bakery, coffee shop, and Ethiopian and Eritrean market boasts big Rainier Ave storefront windows right in the heart of Hillman City—but it’s easy to miss if you’re not looking for it, and you’re missing out if you don’t. We sat down with co-owner Yodit (pronounced “Yoh-deet”) Seyoum, who also goes by […]