Perhaps you’re a regular in Seattle’s Chinatown International District, as much at home in old Japantown as Little Saigon. Or you might be just as fixated on the wide world of food choices in White Center — where Vietnamese cafes and Mexican tiendas are a major draw. Maybe you get your cross-cultural fix on the Ave, seek out strip mall-spots along Highway 99 for Korean soondubu, or delve into the delicious ethnic enclaves of the Eastside for Indian chaat and Eastern European delis. As I always say: In and around Seattle, you can travel the world without a passport.
The MLK Business Association most certainly agrees, proving me right by shining a light on their own Rainier Valley neighborhood, and inviting you to share in the global goodness during their newly launched Plate of Nations. This two-week event (March 27-April 9) supports a dozen independently owned restaurants offering group-meal deals costing as little as $15 to $25 (see their stories and menus here).
From dim sum to doro wat, banh mi to Cajun crawfish, they’re stirring the melting pot, and you deserve a taste. Need a shove to get on the right track? Allow me to mention these restaurants are all easily accessible by light rail from downtown.
What is it? Well, that’s for me to know, and you to find out while eating along Martin Luther King Way South.