In what turned out to be a battle of the titans, the International District knocked off the Southeast Seattle Super Region in the Snackdown quarterfinals by comfortable 58-42 margin this week.
Southeast Seattle -- which comprises Central District, Madrona, Mt. Baker, Beacon Hill, Georgetown, Columbia City and Rainier Valley -- announced that it was in it to win last week, when it knocked off defending champion White Center. White Center had been joined with another power, West Seattle, making the SE's victory all the more impressive.
But the International District, prized for its "dining options that surpass geographic borders," came out strong this week and never let off the pressure.
In the suburbs, South King County - Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Seatac and Tukwila - led Bainbridge, Vashon and Bremerton until the final day in voting, when the islands surged and overcame the deficit. The final breakdown was 54-46 in the islands' favor.