Ever wonder why Lake City way gets such a bad rap? From pot shops to strip clubs, Lake City has often been seen as the blemish on Seattle’s sexy tech image. But little do the haters know, Lake City is one of Seattle’s cultural and culinary treasures. From world class beer to authentic globally inspired cuisine, Lake City offers a part of Seattle that has almost been forgotten. On today’s episode, Tyler sits down with Lake City native, Thomas Kohnstamm.Thomas is the author of the new novel Lake City as well as the memoir Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? His dry and witty perspective on Seattle’s changing landscape is perfect for Rise Seattle’s first episode of 2019.