April 2012
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The Northwest has the best stretches of blacktop in the world: We can cross mountain passes and trace deserted shoreline, even motor up to the world’s best farm-to-table feast. All it takes is a full tank.
Features
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E. R. Butterworth revolutionized the funeral business with a full-service mortuary. When tuberculosis and diphtheria ravaged the city, business was good. When the Spanish flu and one of America’s first female serial killers struck, business got...
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Why fifty years later the Space Needle still works.
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A Ballard artist’s vibrant and eclectic home is the ideal setting for the season’s graphic patterns, photographic prints, and daring color combinations.
IN THE EARLY ’90s there used to be the sweetest, most romantic restaurant on First Avenue called Cafe Sophie. Diners entered through the stone archways in the middle of the block between Stewart and Virginia and set foot into a rococo...
For Seattle restaurateurs, creating an online presence now often comes before buying a stove.
Anyone who thinks only Capitol Hill gets all the cool new restaurants hasn’t been to LloydMartin on Queen Anne.
Pike Place Market restaurant Marché aims younger in look and in price tag.
A fond farewell to Ballard restaurant Le Gourmand.
The brand new Washington Artisan Cheesemakers Festival showcases the complementary nature of beer and cheese.
Chef Takanori Kurachi breaks down the on-tama udon at his University District restaurant U:Don.
Trading Manny: How a Father and Son Learned to Love Baseball Again follows author Jim Gullo as he grapples with the sport’s steroid scandals.
This month’s party guests: Chris Hansen, Debra Prinzing, T.J. Martin, Frieda Sondland, Chone Figgins, and Alexandra Abraham.
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Wear What When, Sauced, and Culture Fiend.
Portland-born jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding plays Seattle April 24.
Book-It Repertory Theatre adapts Garth Stein’s best-selling novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.
Radiohead at KeyArena, David Sedaris at Benaroya Hall, Balagan Theatre stages Spring Awakening, and more.
Geometry-inspired accessories look right at home in tech-savvy Seattle.
A Ballard artist’s vibrant and eclectic home is the ideal setting for the season’s graphic patterns, photographic prints, and daring color combinations.
The Northwest has the best stretches of blacktop in the world: We can cross mountain passes and trace deserted shoreline, even motor up to the world’s best farm-to-table feast. All it takes is a full tank.
A British Columbia getaway includes a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Peak 2 Peak Gondola in Whistler.
A getaway in Central Washington includes a visit to the Grand Coulee Dam, Steamboat Rock State Park, and Sun Lakes–Dry Falls State Park.
A getaway on the Oregon coast includes a visit to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, Haystack Rock at Tolovana Beach, and Pelican Pub and Brewery.
Six days on the Alaska Highway, or the fabled route known as the Alcan.
A Lummi Island getaway, complete with dinner at the Willows Inn.
Three golf getaways: Pronghorn Club and Resort 
in Bend, Oregon; Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington; and Chambers Bay
 in Tacoma, Washington.
The Northwest has the best stretches of blacktop in the world: We can cross mountain passes and trace deserted shoreline, even motor up to the world’s best farm-to-table feast. All it takes is a full tank.
Robert Gangi founded the Police Reform Organizing Project to expose, address, and correct abusive police practices in NYC. Would a cop watch akin to PROP make a difference in Seattle?
Tax tips from Madison Park resident Kurt Romischer, professional income tax preparer.
Maureen Walsh, just before she broke ranks with her party and became one of only two Republican state representatives to vote in support of Washington’s marriage equality bill, signed into law in February 2012.
Why did Google kill Picnik, Seattle’s prized picture-editing site?
What Julie Metzger, co-author of Will Puberty Last My Whole Life?, talks about when she talks about sex.
E. R. Butterworth revolutionized the funeral business with a full-service mortuary. When tuberculosis and diphtheria ravaged the city, business was good. When the Spanish flu and one of America’s first female serial killers struck, business got...
When it comes to the debate over public versus private high schools, Seattle parents want their kids to have everything. Except privilege.
New findings suggest that video games—particularly action-packed and often violent video games—might be good for you. Or at least good for your eyesight.
A breakdown of downtown Seattle housing: numbers of residents, condos, and more.
Why fifty years later the Space Needle still works.
How the Space Needle stacks up against the Eiffel Tower, Gateway Arch, Stratosphere Tower, and the Tower of the Americas.
Behind the scenes of Seattle Met’s spring fashion shoot.