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Best of the City

Hidden Seattle

We ventured off beaten paths, to the back of iconic haunts, and up our tallest skyscraper, to reveal the city’s secret side. Presenting the Seattle you thought you knew.

11/14/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

Top Stories

The Perfect Thing

Seattle Met's Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Our picks for the lucky people on your gift list.

11/16/2016 By Colleen Williams With Amanda Raschkow Photography by Justin Gollmer

Feature

Quiet: A Soldier’s Fight for the Most Silent Place in America

The military’s plan to send newer, more disruptive jet planes over the Hoh and Quinault rain forest region has unraveled not only townspeople throughout the Olympic Peninsula, but the veterans who thought they’d found a refuge.

11/16/2016 By Madeline Ostrander

Best Worst Things

Shameless in Seattle, 2016 Edition

The year in stupid. (Can we just blame Trump for all of this?)

11/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson Illustrations by T. M. Detwiler

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See and Do This December and Holiday Season

A guide to the most festive festivities this month.

11/29/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Hidden Seattle

You Can Practice Piano Inside the Seattle Public Library

And these private rooms are uniquely Seattle.

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Hidden Seattle

Secret Shows, Underground Comedy, and Undiscovered Talent in Seattle

Hidden performances and hidden history lessons are worth the hunt.

11/16/2016 Photography by Seth Sommerfeld

Sound Off

The Color (Rush) of Money

The garish new Seahawks jerseys are just another tacky NFL cash grab.

11/16/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

A View of Her Own

Meet the Fremont Bridge’s First Writer-in-Residence

Essayist Elissa Washuta worked all summer in the bridge’s 99-year-old tower as its first writer-in-residence, named by the City of Seattle. We caught up with her on her last week perched above the Lake Washington Ship Canal.

11/14/2016 By Allison Williams

Eat & Drink

Trend

Seattle's Food Trucks Are Going from Wheels to Walls

A fleet of local food trucks have quietly opened some of the most offbeat new restaurants in town.

11/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Slurrrrp!

13 of Our Favorite Oyster Bars

There’s no better time of year for Seattle’s beloved briny bivalve.

11/22/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: December 2016

This month’s favorites: Yes, we’re craving ice cream in December. Specifically, a host of new flavors so good they override winter’s chill.

11/22/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

Review

The Butcher's Table Brings Satisfaction and Steak to Westlake Ave

From the grandiose imagination of Kurt Beecher Dammeier (Bennett’s, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese) comes this big bilevel beef house on happy hour row.

11/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Hidden Seattle

The City's Best Hidden Patios

Throughout the city, surprise outdoor dining appears in folds and corners where patios would not think to exist—if not for a little imagination.

11/16/2016 By Darren Davis

Hidden Seattle

There's a Restaurant In There? Seattle's Tucked-Away Dining Spaces

Brick-and-mortar retailers are cranking the allure of their physical spaces by offering food and drink.

11/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

In Plain Sight: Revealing Our Favorite Hidden Seattle Spots

We approached this month’s cover story a little differently.

11/16/2016 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Artfully Hang a TV

And keep your living room from turning into a sports bar.

11/25/2016 By Darren Davis

News & City Life

Best Worst Things

Shameless in Seattle, 2016 Edition

The year in stupid. (Can we just blame Trump for all of this?)

11/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson Illustrations by T. M. Detwiler

Quote Unquote

Inderpal Singh Is on a Nationwide Mission to Demystify Sikhism

“This turban represents equality and helping people in need.”

11/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Power Lines

How to Fight a Heroin Epidemic

Can the nation’s first safe consumption program end a citywide health crisis?

11/16/2016 By Josh Feit

Hidden Seattle

How Exclusive Are Seattle's Private Clubs?

We took a peek inside to where the members-only fun is.

11/16/2016 By Allison Williams

Back Fence

White Responses Matter

Because there’s only one group that can end white privilege. The privileged.

11/16/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Snap Judgment

Can King County Afford to Ground Its Search and Rescue Helicopter?

The county flies one of just two such choppers in the state.

11/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Explainer

Where All Those Amazon Boxes Come from…and Where They Go

Let’s take a trip down the corrugated river.

11/16/2016 By Stefan Milne

Questions Answered

If Time Is Money, Michelle Dillon Gives Away Millions

The holidays inspire lots of locals to volunteer. But in a city of shifting priorities, showing up every day still has currency.

11/16/2016 By Jessica Voelker

How I Got Here

Meet the Man Responsible for the Collectible Figures You Can’t Get Away From

“I’m not sure why other companies haven’t copied what we’ve done.”

11/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Space Age

Can Boeing Compete with the Cult of Elon Musk?

The old guard and the new race to send humans to Mars.

11/16/2016 By Darren Davis

The War on Christmas

Starbucks Mines Green from the Red-Cup Controversy

Think the coffee giant has to atone for last year’s brew-haha? Who says it was a mistake?

11/16/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

Hidden Seattle

We ventured off beaten paths, to the back of iconic haunts, and up our tallest skyscraper, to reveal the city’s secret side. Presenting the Seattle you thought you knew.

11/14/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

Hidden Seattle

Seattle's Unknown Private Spaces...That Are Actually Public Spaces

These more than 40 plazas, atriums, mini parks, and lunchtime hangouts are open to the public—and were never supposed to be hidden.

11/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Style & Shopping

The Perfect Thing

Seattle Met's Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Our picks for the lucky people on your gift list.

11/16/2016 By Colleen Williams With Amanda Raschkow Photography by Justin Gollmer

Travel & Outdoors

Weekend Pass

Backcountry Skiing in the Cascades

With a La Niña year on the horizon, experts are forecasting a winter of epic snowfall. Backcountry skiing takes you to that powder—but pristine slopes come with a price.

11/21/2016 By Allison Williams

Feature

Quiet: A Soldier’s Fight for the Most Silent Place in America

The military’s plan to send newer, more disruptive jet planes over the Hoh and Quinault rain forest region has unraveled not only townspeople throughout the Olympic Peninsula, but the veterans who thought they’d found a refuge.

11/16/2016 By Madeline Ostrander