November 2010
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60 restaurants that are changing the way we eat.
Features
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Chase Jarvis made a career with images of fast people in far-flung places. Then he pointed his camera at his hometown. The result: the book Seattle 100: Portrait of a City.
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The state’s plan to replace the crumbling Alaskan Way Viaduct with a deep-bore tunnel has been as difficult to follow as driving on the elevated highway without imagining it collapsing beneath you. Take Seattle Met’s handy tunnel test to see if...
Moonshine memories; liquor laws yays and nays; praise for Luke Burbank’s podcast—and Seattle Met; keeping fingers crossed for 3BA; tsk-tsk-ing Seattle police; kids’ sports: "the worst industry in the world"?
Tips for scoring a culinary touchdown while tailgating from Skillet’s Josh Henderson.
Spur Gastropub, Spring Hill, Crush, Canlis, and MistralKitchen experiment with the science of food.
When online coupon companies such as Groupon and LivingSocial entice diners with deep discounts, restaurants can end up stuck with the bill.
Fans of fermented tea are brewing their own at home with the help of Chris Joyner, owner of local kombucha brand CommuniTea.
Dinner houses—Tilikum Place Cafe, Spring Hill, Dahlia Lounge, Monsoon, the Bellevue Wild Ginger, MistralKitchen, June, Emmer and Rye, Nettletown—and even wine bars like Verve and tapas bars like Harvest Vine, leap into the brunch game. Weekday
Meet the restaurant offshoot: Cicchetti, Sambar, Licorous, On the Fly, Seatown Snack Bar To Go, and Elemental Next Door.
Chefs such as Renee Erickson of Boat Street Café and The Walrus and the Carpenter and Matt Dillon of Sitka and Spruce and The Corson Building, plus restaurants like Joule, Nettletown, and Anchovies and Olives, have begun to tart up dishes.
Seatown Snack Bar, Joule, Spring Hill, The Dahlia Lounge, Serious Pie, Quinn’s, and Homegrown are messing with old assumptions about what belongs in fine dining rooms and what belongs in diners.
At Spinasse, Sushi Kappo Tamura, Elemental, Art of the Table, Sutra, MistralKitchen, and Staple and Fancy, what’s for dinner is what the chef’s cooking.
Lark, Licorous, Harvest Vine, Tilth, and Bisato boost the appeal of a movement that’s clearly here to stay: small-plate dining
Where Ya at Matt, Skillet Street Food, Marination Mobile, Maximus/Minimus, and Veraci redefine the restaurant model.
Luc, Café Campagne, Le Pichet, Café Presse, Bastille Café and Bar, and Toulouse Petit give rise to the unfussy French restaurant.
Flying Fish, MistralKitchen, Tutta Bella Pizzeria, and Re:Public get cozy in South Lake Union.
Organs, intestines, and extremities—the whole animal is fair game at June, Le Gourmand, The Herbfarm, Staple and Fancy, Quinn’s, Re:public, and Sitka and Spruce.
The Herbfarm, Emmer and Rye, Volunteer Park Café, The Corson Building, Le Gourmand, Café Juanita, Sitka and Spruce, Tilth, Nettletown, Trellis, and Poppy: temples of the local, seasonal movement.
60 restaurants that are changing the way we eat.
The good news, Hendrix fans: out November 16 is a four-disc box set chock full of rarities, West Coast Seattle Boy. The bad news: the Jimi Hendrix estate has become "the single most litigious in rock and roll history.”
This fall, Davis Guggenheim released Waiting for Superman, which details the disastrous condition of public education in the U.S., particularly in urban areas. But a study issued by the University of Washington reveals that the situation is also...
This month’s party guests: Joe Biden, Bart Simpson, John Chelminiak, Melissa Westbrook, Steve Wiebe, Eddie Vedder, Claude Fischler, and Margo Pellegrino.
When a teenage boy surfs for Internet porn, Mom and Dad get hot and bothered.
Drew Barth and Nancy Reed, two of the top local contenders in this year’s Seattle International Comedy Competition, get sassy.
Seattle comedian Andy Haynes on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, September 8, 2010
This month the musical revival Hair brings its message of peace, love, and pre-Obama hope to Paramount Theatre.
Chase Jarvis made a career with images of fast people in far-flung places. Then he pointed his camera at his hometown. The result: the book Seattle 100: Portrait of a City.
In his latest movie, Jack Goes Boating, Philip Seymour Hoffman takes on two new roles: romantic lead and film director.
The motto of this holiday shopping guide: Don’t overthink it. Classic materials, traditional toys, and smart, spirited innovations will always be loved.
Ever since the Frye Art Museum installed Robin Held as curator, she’s been finessing the task with characteristically singular and nuanced style.
Suck in your gut, bring a flashlight, and get ready to crawl—we’re going caving at Cave Ridge.
Boardwalks, beach marvels, native treasures, and salmon skins in the Northwest’s far northwest: the Ozette Loop of Olympic Peninsula.
This month Microsoft releases Kinect for the Xbox 360. But we’re not ready to shell out $150 for the controller-free upgrade until the ’Softies agree to produce at least one of these Seattle-centric games.
Social media maven Mónica Guzmán, formerly of the P-I and seattlepi.com and now the director of editorial outreach at Intersect, wants to know the story of your life.
While the Great Fire of June 6, 1889 still smoldered, Mayor Robert Moran ordered a ban on booze sales, an 8pm curfew, and summary justice for any lawbreakers resisting arrest. Within hours, the state militia deployed to keep looters and loiterers...
The state’s plan to replace the crumbling Alaskan Way Viaduct with a deep-bore tunnel has been as difficult to follow as driving on the elevated highway without imagining it collapsing beneath you. Take Seattle Met’s handy tunnel test to see if...
Taking inspiration from The Treehouse Book, authored by TreeHouse Workshop’s Peter Nelson, the Danilchik family build a Swiss chalet hovering between two centenarian Western Red cedars near Port Orchard Bay.
Upload your favorite picture of your prized pet and she may land a starring role in our pages. Runners up will be celebrated in an online slideshow.
Last year the city council delegated the task of drafting a permanent urban forest master plan to the Department of Planning and Development, and it established an Urban Forestry Commission to watchdog the process. It was probably inevitable that...
After the Department of Licensing suspended Michael and Tara Hellickson’s licenses in September, fellow real estate agents were asking, “What took so long?”
Home prices are down throughout Seattle, but it probably shouldn’t come as any surprise that sellers in Capitol Hill are still getting more than list price, particularly in the Stevens microneighborhood.
A talk with Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz, stars of the film Jack Goes Boating.