December 2014
Table of Contents
Cover Story
Here are the stories of the city’s best drinks, from classic and pre-Prohibition to tiki and mescal—and the bibulous talent behind them.
Features
Thumbnail for - The Carlton Complex Fire: A Harvest of Ashes
What happened when the largest wildfire in Washington state history collided with one of its oldest orchards?
Thumbnail for - Seattle Met's Holiday Gift Guide 2014
A perfect something for every someone on your gift list.
Thumbnail for - Zig Zag's the Last Word: An Oral History
How a little bar called Zig Zag Cafe and a guy named Murray Stenson helped instigate the nation’s cocktail renaissance.
Can you learn something about a city, about what makes a place tick, by merely sipping and studying and sitting with its trademark cocktails?
What diners are talking about this month.
Because all that holiday shopping makes you hungry.
Josh Henderson’s ironic vision comes to Pioneer Square.
Meet Green Leaf’s ambitious new sibling.
A newer outpost of Morsel on the Ave, which inherited its biscuit mandate from the much-mourned Nook, feeds Ballard.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia preps for New Year’s Eve at the Moore and his part in the new season of 'Orange Is the New Black.'
Stevie Wonder and Deck The Hall Ball come to KeyArena, and see Willy Wonka in Smell-O-Vision at SIFF.
How the Burke Museum tracked down the seed of the Seahawk at a Maine museum.
The local designer brings Pacific Northwest inspiration to her surreal, stylish brand, Silvae.
A perfect something for every someone on your gift list.
Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.
The neighborhood is planting the seeds for revitalization—with food.
This is why we can't have nice things.
Here’s who we’d invite if we could roast this year’s most shameless visitors, bumbling locals, and all-around knuckleheads.
She proved that the best way to combat sexual assault is to do something.
What happened when the largest wildfire in Washington state history collided with one of its oldest orchards?
Can we please stop pretending Christmas is a religious holiday?
Pacific Northwest Ballet principal Laura Tisserand takes center stage in the company’s final season of the Kent Stowell–choreographed ‘Nutcracker.’
Here are the stories of the city’s best drinks, from classic and pre-Prohibition to tiki and mescal—and the bibulous talent behind them.
How a little bar called Zig Zag Cafe and a guy named Murray Stenson helped instigate the nation’s cocktail renaissance.
December’s imbibing agenda.
Three compelling reasons to make the Sounder Train your designated driver.
Seattle Art Museum and Museum Quality Framing art experts tell us the dos and don’ts of displaying art—and why we’ve been doing it all wrong.
The museum’s director of exhibition design chatted with us about how an exhibit is born.