June 2013
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Behind-the-scenes secrets of everything from the Space Needle to the Duck Tour. Remind yourself what the city’s 10 million tourists are just finding out—Seattle is full of surprises.
Features
Thumbnail for - An Oral History of ‘Almost Live’
From Bill Nye the Science Guy to the day the Space Needle collapsed, we recall 15 years of trials and triumphs on the set of Seattle’s Saturday Night Live.
Thumbnail for - Seattle’s Rising Star Chefs
No, you haven’t heard of these chefs. Yet.
Thumbnail for - Homeowners Survival Guide
A survival guide to conquering the mossy, damp, and vermin-related surprises that come with owning a home.
This month, Seattle Met’s City Guides, the pages devoted to restaurant and event listings, have a new look. The Dining Out section begins as always with a review of a new and talked-about restaurant written by Kathryn Robinson, one of the very...
No, you haven’t heard of these chefs. Yet.
Maria Hines’s third restaurant…when she is good, she is very, very good.
Dining news dispatches from around the city
Cheap eats in and around Seattle
Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.
Speaking of Neptune, is it possible the 30 Rock star is from outer space?
     1. Hardwood floors 2. Designer hardwood furniture 3. Basically wood everywhere 4. Except for the granite countertops   Inspired by Treehouse Masters, a new Animal Planet series that debuts May 31 and follows local treehouse builder...
Seattle’s most prolific vlogger lives her life in front of (and behind) the camera.
From Bill Nye the Science Guy to the day the Space Needle collapsed, we recall 15 years of trials and triumphs on the set of Seattle’s Saturday Night Live.
The Director’s Choice program features two Balanchine works and a world premiere by Christopher Wheeldon.
Intiman Theatre debuts Stu for Silverton as part of its summer theater festival.
World Cup soccer and Tracy Morgan visit Seattle; Bainbridge Island gets an art museum.
Our sibling city’s June events calendar rivals some of Seattle’s best offerings.
Behind-the-scenes secrets of everything from the Space Needle to the Duck Tour. Remind yourself what the city’s 10 million tourists are just finding out—Seattle is full of surprises.
'Sleepless in Seattle', every bad headline writer’s go-to inspiration, turns 20 in June. Let’s celebrate with some of the worst (best?) it wrought.
A contemporary Japanese fashion exhibit is bathed in Northwest light.
Our favorite local goodies, gear, and gadgets.
A conversation with Twin Within accessories designer and Iceland native Áslaug Fridjónsdóttir
Here's where to go when you want your mummy.
Summer isn’t a day at the beach. It’s the gaping hole in the feminist project.
So where do we put all of that smelly organic waste—and should we care who’s affected?
The nonprofit’s new online order form is putting more people to work.
Contestants will navigate a 10-mile trek of obstacles, hills, and water hazards while carrying 100 pounds of supplies.
It’s been 75 years since the city has had a female mayor. Why?
The Fremont space offers affordable access to equipment that would be off-limits to one-person operations.
The Capitol Hill Democrat has plenty of experience in state politics but isn’t well known here in Seattle.
Seattle bars and restaurants entice with outdoor seating—bonus points for heaters.
What happens when a James Beard Award–winning chef reinvents the menu at a beer bar? Some of the best pretzels in Seattle, for starters.
A survival guide to conquering the mossy, damp, and vermin-related surprises that come with owning a home.
Such as how to tell if your house needs earthquake retrofitting, how to find a contractor, where you shouldn't be digging, and more.