The mural on the northern side of the Kusina Filipina restaurant is best in all categories. It's new, it's big, it's painted by neighborhood artists,

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Best New Neighborhood Mural

Kusina Filipina

The mural on the northern side of the Kusina Filipina restaurant is best in all categories. It's new, it's big, it's painted by neighborhood artists, and it's beautiful—a monument to Beacon Hill's multiethnic population and an extension of the decoration inside June Vicencio's restaurant: namely, lots of flowers. "I didn't want just a Filipino theme," Vicencio says, "I wanted something that symbolizes the diversity of the community." He found the artists down the street at the Galaxy coffee shop and figured they, being artists, would do a better job than he, a restaurant manager, in coming up with a design. "I left the artists to interpret what I wanted and that's what they came up with." The result is a flowery nature scene that you have to look closely at to see the faces. And, like the neighborhood, they're all different.—Jesse Froehling

 
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