Business Spotlight: Nue

Meet Uyen Nguyen, co-owner of Nue – a globally-inspired restaurant located in the heart of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Nue is a culinary destination that offers a menu featuring everyday eats from around the world, from South African bunny chow to Brazilian acarajé. Uyen's restaurant is a love letter to the diverse flavors and dishes she...
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Business Spotlight: Reclaim Clay Collective

Meet Siera Matsuo and Luanne Wilson, owners of Reclaim Clay Collective – a POC, queer, women-owned pottery and arts studio located in the Chinatown-International District (C-ID) in Seattle.  Reclaim Clay Collective is a creative arts space that offers classes, workshops, and memberships for pottery and other art mediums like risograph printing,...
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Business Spotlight: Pinoyshki Bakery + Cafe

Meet Alyssa Anderson, owner of Pinoyshki Bakery + Cafe, nestled in the heart of Capitol Hill. Pinoyshki offers a delectable array of traditional Eastern European flavors as well as inventive pastries inspired by Alyssa's Filipino heritage. From classic piroshkis to innovative dessert delights, each bite tells a story of cultural fusion and culinary...
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Business Spotlight: Cascadia Public House

Meet Jordan Smith, co-owner of Cascadia Public House in North Spokane. Cascadia just celebrated its 7th year in business as a welcoming, inclusive, and fun-for-everyone restaurant and pub. From burgers to salads to loaded nachos, pretzels, and lots of gluten-free and vegan options, this is the place to bring your whole family or entire friend group....
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Business Spotlight: Mattice Beauty Supply

Meet Mattice Hoyt, owner of Mattice Beauty Supply in Central Tacoma. Mattice Beauty Supply is a Black Disabled Woman-owned business specializing in Black hair care, local beauty brands, wigs, and more. With a background in biochemistry and personal experience wearing wigs as a cancer survivor, Mattice helps her customers feel genuinely cared for and...
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Business Spotlight: Lockspot Cafe

Meet Ryan Faniel, co-owner of Lockspot Cafe and Fish Ladder Lounge in Ballard. You might already be familiar with his counterpart, Alison Soike, whom we've featured as an amazing small business owner in Ballard. She started Alison's Coastal Cafe (formerly on Leary Ave) and took over Lockspot Cafe in 2021 and Fish Ladder Lounge in 2023. What you...
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Why Black-Owned Bookstores Matter

  Black-owned bookstores across the country have seen a rise in sales in the wake of widespread Black Lives Matter protests. However, in the months prior, many Black-owned bookstores were severely struggling to keep their doors open. For these stores to continue to thrive, we have to celebrate the many reasons these establishments make...
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Business Spotlight: Hot Chocolat

Meet Michael Poole, owner of Hot Chocolat in West Seattle. Michael has quite the culinary resume. He's a 3-time Grand Prize Winner in the annual Firefighter's Seafood Cook-off and received the coveted Grand Diplôme in Cuisine and Pastry from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Today, Michael expresses his culinary passion through chocolate, and it shines...
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Business Spotlight: Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen

Meet Tina Fahnbulleh, owner of Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen in First Hill, Seattle. Nearly two years ago, we featured Tina's pop-up and catering business, Gold Coast Ghal Kitchen, in our Small Business Spotlight. Back then, she was gaining her footing in Seattle's culinary scene, and popping up at Watson's Counter every Saturday night. Now, Tina has a...
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