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Good morning, it’s Wednesday. A couple weeks ago we shared out a map of a bunch of gorgeous murals around Seattle and asked you to share some of your faves. And holy moly did you all deliver. Since then, you’ve sent in 30+ recs, plus a note that we initially forgot to include a mural by prolific Seattle muralist Ryan Henry Ward, a.k.a. Henry. (D’oh!)
Here’s another mural to add to your artsy bucket list. Thanks for recommending and snapping a pic of this one, Shane! (📸: Shane McDonald)
EVEN MORE GREAT MURALS 👀
Thanks to all of you, including Laura Hernandez, Aster Max, John Stewart, Florian Raymann, and Della, our map of Seattle’s most iconic murals has doubled in size — and it’s still growing.
One of those recs comes from reader Shane McDonald, who recommended the mural above.
“I’m attracted to the painting’s stark ambiguity,” Shane wrote. “Who is this child? Why is he alone? Why is half his face in shadow, as if he’s in the process of disappearing? Are the swirling, amorphous shapes around him representational, or random? And most of all, who painted this eerie mural, and why?”
Wanna see it in person? It’s located on the side of O’Reilly Auto Parts on Rainier Avenue South and McClellan Street. We wouldn’t mind being stuck in traffic next to this. 😍
See another awesome mural around the city? Keep those recs rolling in by hitting reply or tagging us on Facebook or Insta with #theevergrey.
NOW HERE'S WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR CITY 🍴
The streak continues. JuneBaby in Ravenna was just named a Restaurant of the Year by Food & Wine magazine. If you’re getting a déjà vu feeling right now, that’s because the southern style restaurant’s picked up so many awards and distinctions since it opened last summer that, frankly, it’s all blurring together. Want to taste what all the fuss is about? They only take reservations for groups of eight or more, so get there right when they open to beat the crowd. (Food & Wine)
Need good food fast? Eater Seattle’s got two handy maps you should bookmark — the 38 essential Seattle eateries and — if you’re trendy like that — the 13 restaurants people are freaking out about right now.
Puget Sound takes no 💩. When you go to the bathroom on a boat, do you ever wonder what happens to your, um, stuff? If it’s partially treated, it could get dumped right into Puget Sound — but not anymore. Our state’s ecology department is making the very first “no discharge” zone in the Northwest, which will cover 2,300 square miles. That means even some treated sewage has to get pumped out on shore, and not straight into the water. You’re welcome, fish. (KING 5)
Checking in with King Khazm. He’s an artist, an organizer, a mentor, and a champion of Northwest hip-hop. King Khazm is setting off creative sparks in South Seattle and beyond, and he told the Emerald’s Jake Uitti all about it. (South Seattle Emerald)
YOU SAID IT ✈️
We mentioned yesterday that Sea-Tac Airport has been booming lately, and Evergrey reader and travel nerd Scott McMurren filled us in on one juicy reason why: “the fight-to-the-death cage-match between Alaska and Delta.”
“Once partners, then frenemies, these two airlines are well-known to growl at each other in public,” Scott wrote. And oh yes, there’s been drama.
Alaska Airlines had a partnership with Delta Air Lines that was working OK … until Delta started building its own big hub at Sea-Tac — Alaska’s home turf.
Since then, Alaska and Delta have been battling it out for Sea-Tac, answering each other’s new routes with their own. One result? More passengers at our friendly neighborhood airport — and all the strains that come with it.
Thanks for filling us all in on this, Scott! And if you’re keeping score, it’s Alaska 1, Delta 0 this week. Alaska just edged out Delta in airline quality ratings. 😉
HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 📅
🗣 April 19: Explore the living history of Seattle’s first people at the second edition of Seattle Live (Queen Anne)
💻👩 April 23-27: Connect with inspiring mentors, peers, and resources at the weeklong Women in Tech Regatta (South Lake Union)
🎙 April 24: Boost your small business and meet peers in your industry at the inaugural Elevate NW Conference (Queen Anne) — new listing!
🎟 Hear from Laverne Cox of “Orange is the New Black” — could sell out fast! (Belltown)
🎶 Party with local space geeks at Yuri’s Night (Tukwila)
🎈 Take the fam to the International Children’s Friendship Festival (Queen Anne)
GOING TO ONE OF THESE EVENTS?
Send us a pic or tag #theevergrey. See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.
THAT’S ALL FOR TODAY 🙌
We’ll see you tomorrow. — The Evergrey