Good night, Lake City. Good night, Wedgwood and Roosevelt, tucked snug in the city's northeast side. And good night to Ravenna and the University District too.
With its decisive win in this week's Snackdown play-in, the mighty Southeast banished five upstanding neighborhoods from contention for the 2012 crown. The Southeast bloc, which consists of Central District, Madrona, Mt. Baker, Beacon Hill, Georgetown, Columbia City and Rainier Valley, now advances to tournament play.
Although voters didn't comment on their choices, it's a fair bet that the Southeast rode its diversity and industrial grit to victory. But will those attributes help the compounded 'hood should it face a suburb in the Snackdown finals?
The Southeast's march toward a spot in that match-up begins Monday, when it faces White Center. Other big meets scheduled for next week include Downtown vs. the International District; Capitol Hill vs. Queen Anne/Magnolia; Wallingford/Fremont vs. Ballard; Bellevue vs. Redmond/Woodinville and the far northern suburbs vs. a pair of islands (and Bremerton.)
And as sad Northeast residents would surely like to remind you: If you don't vote, your 'hood can't win. Polling starts Monday morning.