November 2012
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For our annual guide to the top dining in Seattle, we bring you both innovators and classics with strong culinary vision and deep reverence for seasons, local ingredients, and a sense of place—in short, the very best places to eat right now.
Features
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Seattle has long clamored for its own version of the storied Indian restaurant in Vancouver. Now Meeru Dhalwala, the woman who runs its kitchen, is here.
Thumbnail for -  Fire at the Sanctuary of the Apes
Before the Cle Elum forest fire destroyed 60 homes, it took aim at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.
Thumbnail for - Holiday Gift Guide 2012
People who love people and shower them with perfectly suited sweet somethings and grand gestures are the loveliest people we know. Your shopping list awaits in our gift guide slide show.
Thumbnail for - Light a Fire Awards 2012
Seattle Met’s first annual celebration of individuals and organizations in the nonprofit community.
We’ve been waiting for this.  Vij’s in Vancouver, BC, has been hailed by The New York Times as “easily among the finest Indian restaurants in the world.” My first time was a June evening three years ago when I went with our senior editor James...
On ChefSteps.com, hobbyists and professional cooks can learn methods from one of the world’s most expensive cookbooks.
The city wooed the popular chef competition show with promises of total secrecy and cold, hard cash.
Seattle has long clamored for its own version of the storied Indian restaurant in Vancouver. Now Meeru Dhalwala, the woman who runs its kitchen, is here.
Platefuls of miracles arise from rustic Italian fare.
For our annual guide to the top dining in Seattle, we bring you both innovators and classics with strong culinary vision and deep reverence for seasons, local ingredients, and a sense of place—in short, the very best places to eat right now.
A professional diner’s list of 10 issues every restaurant should get right.
Restaurant critic Kathryn Robinson names Seattle’s Restaurant of the Year and 25 more top restaurants.
50 great joints serving terrific food and rich ethnic culture—right in your backyard.
Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.
The Seattle cartoonist takes readers on a journey through her own unquiet mind.
As Universal Pictures celebrates its centennial, watch The Birds, Jaws, The Sting, and more at Northwest Film Forum.
Fifty galleries will sell their wares at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall, with prices ranging from $100 to $10,000. Trust funds not required.
Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard rolls solo and puppets get saucy in Avenue Q.
An interview with Laura Dalesandro, who collects, wears, and sells antique jewelry.
People who love people and shower them with perfectly suited sweet somethings and grand gestures are the loveliest people we know. Your shopping list awaits in our gift guide slide show.
Catch sweeping maritime views from atop Mount Finlayson on San Juan Island.
Seattle native Alex Calderwood has created the country’s hippest hotel chain in Portland, Palm Springs, New York City, and, of course, his hometown.
What does our political system need? Marriage counseling.
UW scientist cured blind rodents, sniffed out owl scat, and “tricked” testicles in this year.
Airborne traffic guru Paul Tosch offers tips on how to navigate jammed interstates.
What if we turned Seattle’s Third Ave over to pedestrians and cyclists?
The downtown Seattle hotel is where men dreamed big—and where dreams died.
A mobile app shows there are more medical marijuana shacks than Starbucks in town.
Ten years ago the Seattle Pacific grads set out to live sustainably. Now they’re working farmers, providing fruits, vegetables, and Thanksgiving turkeys to a thankful community.
November’s vote on annexing White Center to Burien has blown up into angry battle pitting neighborhood against neighborhood—and neighbor against neighbor.
Before the Cle Elum forest fire destroyed 60 homes, it took aim at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest.
Seattle Met’s first annual celebration of individuals and organizations in the nonprofit community.
Nine ways to corral the winter wet.