June 2012
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Seattle is hilly, it’s wet, and it’s one of the top-ranked cycle cities in the nation, thanks to our committed commuters and twisting trails. Turns out we love our bikes and the number of pedal pushers grows with every year (and every bump in gas prices).
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When cyclists started wrecking, one after another, on the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks, it looked like the growing pains of a city trying its best to get people out of their cars and into alternate transportation. But then a lawsuit raised...
Thumbnail for - Real Estate 2012
Our annual survey of the best places to live in Seattle.
Thumbnail for - New Landscaping Gives a Sand Point Home Curb Appeal
Landscape designer Scot Eckley transforms an underused side yard into a functional oasis.
Food trucks are all the rage, but the farmers market remains the city’s original food incubator.
How the Washington wine industry affects jobs, tourism, and more.
At Capitol Hill restaurant Skelly and the Bean, Zephyr Paquette is inventing a whole new way to dine out.
Invention reigns at Charles Walpole's Eastlake restaurant Blind Pig Bistro.
Chef Janine Doran breaks down Cafe Flora's Oaxaca tacos.
We’ve smoked out five promising new barbecue spots.
Jess Walter, author of _The Financial Lives of the Poets_, returns with _Beautiful Ruins_.
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Tripster, Wear What When, Sauced, and Nosh Pit.
This month's party guests: Lynn Shelton, Jim Sinegal, Bonnie Dunbar, Eli Sanders, Heather Earnhardt, and Steve Davis.
Spike TV films John Aydelotte and his crew for the new reality series Diamond Divers.
America’s Car Museum by the Tacoma Dome is one of the largest auto museums in the world.
Comedian Lewis Black brings a farce to ACT that’s 30 years in the making.
Sundance Cinemas takes over Metro Cinemas in the U District.
Hugh Laurie plays the blues at Benaroya; the Washington Brewers Festival returns; Hugo House stages _Riddled_; and more.
Designer and stuff maker Tamara Codor utilizes reclaimed and sustainable elements in the streamlined side tables and seemingly weightless, Bauhaus-style shelving units she makes with business partner Sterling Voss, but you wouldn’t necessarily...
One day when I was crossing under the Alaskan Way Viaduct and heading toward the waterfront to pick up some lunch, a throng of cyclists was coming from the south on the sidewalk, having just disembarked, I assumed, from the Bainbridge Island...
Seattle is hilly, it’s wet, and it’s one of the top-ranked cycle cities in the nation, thanks to our committed commuters and twisting trails. Turns out we love our bikes and the number of pedal pushers grows with every year (and every bump in gas...
Seattle's best paved bike trails: the Burke-Gilman Trail, East Lake Sammamish Trail, East Marginal Way Trail, I-90 Trail, the Interurban, and Ship Canal Trail.
Great biking weekend getaways: Castle Rock, Lopez Island, Republic, Richland, and Winthrop.
Seattle's best off road bike trails: Tiger Mountain, Big Finn Hill and 
Saint Edward Parks, I-5 Colonnade Mountain Bike Park, Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Trail, South Fork Snoqualmie Area, Tolt Pipeline Trail.
Seattle bike experts on how to buy a bike.
Local bike shops share their favorite bike gear.
Colin Stevens, Adonia Lugo, Christy Elton, Brian Nordwall, David Postetter, and Patricia Hansen are shaping Seattle's biking community.
Great cycling clubs: Cascade Bike Club, Cyclists Of Greater Seattle, Native Planet Cycling, Outdoors For All.
How the Trayvon Martin case changed the course of Washington State gun legislation.
From _The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual—The Biggest Bank Failure in American History_ by Kirsten Grind.
Follow the bouncing ball as we examine the hoops Chris Hansen will have to jump through to return the NBA to Seattle.
Seattle Center opens a time capsule containing letters written in 1962 by Seattle city departments officials.
Seattle’s Catholic community has found a spirited voice for change in Father Michael G. Ryan.
When cyclists started wrecking, one after another, on the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks, it looked like the growing pains of a city trying its best to get people out of their cars and into alternate transportation. But then a lawsuit raised...
Landscape designer Scot Eckley transforms an underused side yard into a functional oasis.
I inherited a plant, but not my mother’s garden intuition.
Amazon teams up with the National Institutes of Health to make access to the 1,000 Genomes Project nearly instantaneous.
Behind the Numbers Market Values Median prices and foreclosure counts of homes and condominiums in King County were supplied by the King County Assessor’s office and calculated by the King County GIS Center. Median prices of homes and...
Seattle Neighborhoods and Suburbs By the Numbers
Our annual survey of the best places to live in Seattle.
Not long after Jennifer Chiu and Mark Williams were married, they bought a 1,200-square-foot Fremont town house for about $370,000. It was 2003, the beginning of a frothy market, and the young couple had looked around in Capitol Hill, Queen...
Annie Jacobsen, a fortysomething relocation consultant, bought her first place in 1999 and traded up five years later to an 1,800-square-foot house near Green Lake. Single and with a pricey mortgage on a home that kept serving up expensive...
Back in the boom from 2004 to 2007, investors bought homes to flip—aiming to make money off quick resales to other buyers. In the last two years, according to commercial real estate firm Kidder Mathews, purchase prices have remained low and...
Dan McManus, a bike and snowboard mechanic who recently moved here from Connecticut to take a job at REI’s flagship store, knew he didn’t sound like such a good renter when he arrived in April: He hadn’t turned 21, had no credit history, and...