Patrick Robinson
Brian O'Connor and Jael DeLeonardis are two owners/partners in the new Korean fried chicken restaurant in White Center, set to open June 1. Their special recipe gives the chicken a super crunchy crust.

Bok a Bok, serving crunchy Korean fried chicken will open June 1 in White Center

Promising the "Crunchiest Korean fried chicken you've ever tasted," chef Brian O'Connor and partners including Jael DeLeonardis will open Bok a Bok (the sound a chicken makes) on June 1 in White Center at 1521 SW 98th Street Suite D.

The original plan was to also open a noodle bar called Same Same, ideally in the suite next door, but he's chosen to put that off for now due to a non-compete with the restaurant on the corner. Instead for now that space will become an exercise facility.

O'Connor who is from New York is classically trained in french cooking but has worked in many cuisines "From Asian to Creole" and has cheffed at the Skillet Diner, the Huxley Wallace Collective and Roux. He moved to Seattle ten years ago.

That kind of high end restaurant experience is being distilled into a fast casual restaurant that offers a gourmet style item at a lower price point. O'Connor is
aware that he's part of the growing trend in White Center for improved locations and foods that fit area.

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On the Go Week of 5-16-16


West Seattle Timebank Open House and Potluck
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St.
Thurs., May 19, 6 p.m., Join us for our monthly Open House and Potluck. This month’s speaker is West Seattle resident Kellie Phelan. Enjoy an interactive presentation about how she uses her interests to connect with others including passing along knowledge via Seattle Farm School, swapping homegrown veggies with neighbors, and most recently, sharing essential oils with people. You’ll get a chance to explore these plant-based products. Come learn how they can help reduce your toxic load, promote more peaceful sleep, boost your immunity, and so much more. Kellie will share some of her knowledge of essentials oils with us and there will be tons of sampling time! Check out more about what Kellie is up to on Facebook at or her website for more information contact Tamsen Spengler at 206.261.3586 or visit

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.

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Nearly 500 visitors attended the opening of the new White Center Library Saturday morning, May 21.

Big crowd attends new library opening in White Center

Nearly 500 rain-soaked visitors were eager to get inside the new White Center Library Saturday morning, May 21 as emcee Gary Wasdin welcomed them.

Attending the event were Rob Spitzer, KCLS trustee, Susan Enfield, Highline School District Superindendent, State Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, building architect Nick McDaniel and June McKivor, White Center Library Guild president.

The hard work behind the scene was provided by Rachel Levine, Denise Feil, Dri Ralph, Julie Acteson and others who spent countless hours getting displays of White Center history and well as simply helping coordinate the many things needed to make the event special for everyone.

The library is located at 1409 SW 107th St. in White Center.

The weekday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday the hours are 11 a..m to 5 p.m. The library is closed Friday and Sunday

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