Our gov’s got snark. Washington Governor Jay Inslee rubbed it in a little bit — OK, a lot — with a tweet he sent President Donald Trump yesterday. Washington Democrats did real well in this week’s primary races, and talk of a “blue wave” must have them all feeling pretty chipper. “The #waelex results last night were deeply concerning for Republicans. They need your help! Please come and campaign for them in WA this fall!” Inslee joked. Republicans are, um, probably not laughing. 😬 (Twitter)
‘Only three more years!’ Uber-pedestrian @SeattleWalkReport is one of our favorite local Instagramers, and she took her master urban observation skills to a place none of us will see in a while — the new University District light rail coming in 2021. What’d she find? Twelve earplugs, five pigeons, and an assortment of mysterious yet delightful “squashed things.” Said Sound Transit: “We promise to have the baggie of beets cleaned up for the station opening in 2021!” (Instagram)
Food > politics. When people disagree on politics these days, they disagree on a lot. But the Make America Dinner Again event is bridging those huge divides, and Seattle host Emily Nelson — who we introduced you to in the spring — is making sure of it. One guest at her latest ideologically diverse dinner? A proud local Trump supporter named Ray. “I feel misunderstood on almost every political point,” he told his fellow dinner guests. “It’s really hard to just have a conversation … so many people have deleted me.” This is a beautifully written account by one of the event’s participants, food writer Bethany Jean Clement. Don’t miss it. (The Seattle Times)
Ice Cream Ave. If you want to give yourself a cool treat, followed by another cool treat, followed by another cool treat (and so on) head on over to the Pike/Pine corridor on Capitol Hill, from 14th to Summit Avenue. “By my count,” writes Eater’s Jackie Varriano, “there are at least a half-dozen dedicated ice cream shops, some of the city’s best, within a ten-minute walk.” (Eater Seattle)
Magnuson mix-up. Thanks to readers Kristen Corning Bedford and @tallnoe for catching a mistake in yesterday’s edition. We told you that Drop in the Park, a big free Pearl Jam show back in 1992, happened at Gas Works Park, but it actually happened at Magnuson Park after plans to host it at Gas Works Park earlier that year didn’t pan out. Sorry about the mix-up, and thanks as always for the help!