5 things Seattle is talking about
🏡 Single-family zoning gets a rebrand. The City Council did not abolish the practice, but instead rechristened it as “neighborhood residential zoning.” The name change does effectively nothing to scrap the zoning law which started in 1923 and has been used as an exclusionary tool to keep low-income and people of color out of certain neighborhoods. Councilmembers like Teresa Mosqueda hope this name change will be the first step in addressing inequities produced by the zoning law, but there are no paths forward in the near future. (The Stranger)
🍄 It’s chanterelle season, baby. Want a literal taste of PNW? Food writer Naomi Tomky argues it doesn’t get much better than chanterelles. This article breaks down how to find the abundant fungi and cook them up at home. If you find yourself foraging this fall and in possession of a bunch of mushrooms you’re not sure are safe to eat or not, head over to the Puget Sound Mycological Society for an identification clinic every Monday. (Seattle PI)
🇲🇾 Keep your eye out for this Malaysian pop-up. Considering the abundance of Thai and Vietnamese food joints in Seattle, Malaysian cuisine is relatively underrepresented; that’s why Safira Ezani and her mother Masitah Hamzah started Masakan last October. They’ve done pop-ups across town where they served sweet and savory snacks like rose-flavored rice pudding and beef curry puffs. Their next pop-up is taking place this Sunday, Oct. 10 at Jaiiya Cafe in Edmonds. (Eater Seattle)
- Related: “The Seattle Times” put together a list of places serving up Southeast Asian food that goes beyond just Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Check it out to get some inspiration for your next meal out.
🖼 The new Northgate, Roosevelt, and U District light rail stations opened over the weekend and there’s some pretty cool art in them. One of the pieces in the U District Station is inspired by a Brooklyn streetscape as a nod to the neighborhood’s history and former name — you guessed it — “Brooklyn.” Other works include a tribute to the state’s official insect, the green darner dragonfly, as well as an abstract piece of bike-racing and running imagery. (Crosscut)
🎃 It’s that time of the year again: here are spots to get a pumpkin beside your neighborhood grocery store. Make a day of it and head to one of these pumpkin patches where you can pick out your perfect seasonal plant, grab some cider, and wander through a corn maze. (Seattle Met)