Nathaniel Jackson, with Achile and Sandy.
I have been in a quandary about this. Nathaniel and the Allegro have parted ways, and so I do not know quite what to write.
Nathaniel is a real Ave institution, having started working as a barista at the Allegro in 1975, the first month that it opened. Later, he and Chris Peterson bought the Allegro from founder Dave Olsen.
So many stories about Nathaniel and the Allegro. Many people had their first espresso made by him. Back when the Allegro was Seattle's only espresso bar.
I can only hope that this gives Nathaniel the time to spend on his art. And he better let us see some of it!
You can read one of Nathaniel's poems on Paul Dorpat's site.
And then there is the youtube video
(photo credits: DWMcKeehen, UDistrict Street Fair, 2008)