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Best Bars 2011

We’ve spent the last two years living and breathing the Seattle bar scene. The result: This list of our 25 favorite Seattle cocktail bars, an introduction to seven of our city’s master drink makers (all of whom happen to be women), and five o

02/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker With Katie Ormsby

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Top Vets 2011

The 148 best veterinarians in the Seattle metropolitan region.

02/03/2011 Edited by Ariana Dawes

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This Product Will Change Your Life

How a game, an actor, and mentor-driven startup program TechStars helped alter Seattle tech entrepreneurship (and maybe celebrities) forever.

02/01/2011 By James Ross Gardner

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23 Reasons It’s Great to Be a Pet in Seattle

Seattle pets eat better, play harder, go more places, and even have better career opportunities than their counterparts just about anywhere else.

02/20/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls

Drink your way through Seattle’s best bars.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Arts & Culture

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Are You Going to Comicon?

The Washington State Convention Center hosts the ninth annual Emerald City Comicon, March 4–6. But don’t reach for the tights until you’ve taken our questionnaire.

02/21/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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The Last Ride of Cowboy James

King County Superior Court charging document against 74-year-old James Fogle (the inspiration for Drugstore Cowboy, starring Matt Dillon) for his botched 2010 heist in Redmond.

02/18/2011

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Spoiling for a Fight

The Ultimate Fighting Championship—an 11-bout throwdown dubbed UFC Fight Night 24—is selling out at KeyArena. Since when did we become a fisticuffs-loving city?

02/16/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Jacob Appelbaum, Michelle Sexton, Phil Mocek, Chelsie Jorgensen, Cory Fitzner, and Rachel the Pig.

02/15/2011

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Seattle Bookshelf

In her memoir The Source of All Things, Tracy Ross lets us ride shotgun as she loses herself in the wilds of Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Seattle, with a stint at Cornish College of the Arts.

02/15/2011

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Fantasy Frye-land

The latest avant-garde explosion at the Frye Art Museum is courtesy of Degenerate Art Ensemble, a Seattle-based performance art group that defies definition.

02/15/2011 By Suzanne Beal

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The Carnivore’s Dilemma

My daughter’s vegetarianism must be stopped!

02/15/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Eat & Drink

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Best Bars 2011: 15 More Must-Visit Bars

Another 15 favorite Seattle bars, plus the cocktail to try at each one.

02/21/2011

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Best Bars 2011: 10 Top Seattle Bars Right Now

The 10 Seattle bars—superbly staffed, welcoming to all—that we think you need to visit right now.

02/21/2011

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Occasions: Piety

The next big thing in desserts is pie, and it’s here, and it’s hot, and here’s where to get it: A la Mode Pies, Dahlia Bakery, High 5 Pie, Macrina, Pie, Seattle Pie Company, and Shoofly Pie Co.

02/16/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

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Neighborhood Hot Spot: St. Dames

It’s vegetarian (even vegan and/or gluten free), situated in a South End public housing project, and owned by lesbians who renounce high fructose corn syrup. When some comedian creates a TV spoof called Seattleiana, it will undoubtedly be set at St. Dam

02/16/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

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A Meaty Love Song

Matt Janke’s downtown restaurant Lecosho is a porkophile’s paradise—and much more.

02/16/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

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Holey Smokes

Seattle’s never been known for its bagels. But with Capitol Hill’s new Montreal-style bakery Eltana, that just might change.

02/15/2011 By Jess Thomson

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Best Bars 2011

We’ve spent the last two years living and breathing the Seattle bar scene. The result: This list of our 25 favorite Seattle cocktail bars, an introduction to seven of our city’s master drink makers (all of whom happen to be women), and five o

02/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker With Katie Ormsby

Editor's Note

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A Note from the Editor

Shaken and Stirred

02/22/2011 By Katherine Koberg

Health & Wellness

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23 Reasons It’s Great to Be a Pet in Seattle

Seattle pets eat better, play harder, go more places, and even have better career opportunities than their counterparts just about anywhere else.

02/20/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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Would It Work Here? The Indoor Park

Jonathan Daou, inventor and owner of Park Here, drew over 50,000 sun-starved New Yorkers this winter with a 4,500 square-foot, indoor popup park. Would it work here? We ask Seattle Parks and Recreation spokesperson Dewey Potter.

02/16/2011 By Jessica Voelker

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Little Missed Sunshine

Just how bummed are we in Rain City? Sustainable Seattle aims to find out. In January the environmental nonprof launched the Happiness Survey, a means to gauge what it calls our Happiness Index.

02/15/2011

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Top Vets 2011

The 148 best veterinarians in the Seattle metropolitan region.

02/03/2011 Edited by Ariana Dawes

Home & Real Estate

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Trade Secrets: The Window Washer

Mark Brubaker, owner of Northwest Window Maintenance, on how to keep your home and car windows squeaky clean.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis

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The Yes Man

Brad Harlow let everyone else make the decisions while building his man cave. And he got exactly what he wanted.

02/17/2011 By Matthew Halverson

Inbox

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Letters to the Editor

02/21/2011

News & City Life

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ZAP!

Are Seattle City Light’s metal streetlight poles a danger to you (and your dog)?

02/18/2011

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Mr. Inappropriate

Who knew? Matthew Inman, the creator of the web comic Oatmeal, doesn’t really like oatmeal.

02/14/2011 By Matthew Halverson

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This Product Will Change Your Life

How a game, an actor, and mentor-driven startup program TechStars helped alter Seattle tech entrepreneurship (and maybe celebrities) forever.

02/01/2011 By James Ross Gardner

Style & Shopping

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Mother of Reinvention

Traci Schlosser, personal shopper at University Village women’s store Anthropologie, reinvents her life and style.

02/15/2011 By Laura Cassidy

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Hot Spot: Nordstrom

Jimmy Choo founder and creative head 
Tamara Mellon visits the downtown Nordstrom on March 2.

02/14/2011

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Outstanding in the Field

Stroll SoDo as baseball fever builds and you’ll see hawkers unloading pink Mariners visors. Shop Ebbets Field Flannels, just a half a block north of Qwest Field, sells no such tchotchke.

02/14/2011 By Andrew Matson

Travel & Outdoors

Weekend Getaways

The Fabulous Baker Joys

Mt. Baker holds the world record for snowfall. Weekend ski getaway, anyone?

02/18/2011 By David Laskin

Web Exclusives

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Women Behind Bars: The Videos

Behind the bar with six of our city’s master drink makers.

02/23/2011

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls: First Hill

The Hideout, The Hunt Club, Vito’s, and Rview top our First Hill tippling spots.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls: Downtown

Drink your way through downtown bars, including Zig Zag, Il Bistro, and Pink Door.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls: Belltown

Spur, Virginia Inn, Bathtub Gin—just a few Belltown bars worth a swig.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls: Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill lays claim to Sun Liquor, Liberty, Linda’s, and other notable Seattle bars.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls: Bellevue

Drink your way through Bellevue’s best bars.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls: Phinney Ridge

When in Phinney Ridge, drink as Phinney Ridgers do: at Oliver’s Twist, The Park Pub, 74th Street Ale House, Prost Tavern, Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon, and In the Red Wine Bar and Café.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls: Fremont and Wallingford

Fremont and Wallingford are home to bar charmers like 35th Street Bistro, Quoin, Brouwer’s, and The Pacific Inn Pub.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls: Ballard

On this Ballard bar crawl, pit stops include Hazlewood, Ocho, The Noble Fir, Ballard Loft, and more.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls: Queen Anne

Drink your way through Queen Anne bars, starting at the aptly named Hilltop Ale House and finishing with a ten-ounce Tini Bigs cocktail.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Neighborhood Bar Crawls

Drink your way through Seattle’s best bars.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz

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Parade of Pets: Portrait Gallery

Seattle Met readers’ well-dressed, regal, extra cute furry friends

02/11/2011

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Parade of Pets: Best Friends

Seattle Met readers’ well-dressed, regal, extra cute furry friends

02/11/2011

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Parade of Pets: Outdoor Dogs

Seattle Met readers’ well-dressed, regal, extra cute furry friends

02/11/2011

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Parade of Pets: Cats and Mouse

Seattle Met readers’ well-dressed, regal, extra cute furry friends

02/11/2011

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Parade of Pets: Keeping Busy

Seattle Met readers’ well-dressed, regal, extra cute furry friends

02/11/2011

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Parade of Pets: Awwww

Seattle Met readers’ well-dressed, regal, extra cute furry friends

02/11/2011

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Parade of Pets: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Seattle Met readers’ well-dressed, regal, extra cute furry friends

02/11/2011