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What We're Eating Now: October 2016

This month’s favorites: Sandwiches! From Nordic smoked lamb to flatbread that draws a crowd.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 09/27/2016

Lunch Literate

A Tour of Seattle's New Bookstore Cafes

We know what restaurants do for bookstores. But what can bookstores do for restaurants? We visit Raconteur, Little Oddfellows, and Ada's Technical Books in pursuit of an answer.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 09/27/2016

Habitat

How to Build a Home Bar

Celebrate the sauce with a deluxe cocktail corner or a well-stocked bar cart.

  • By Darren Davis
  • Published 09/27/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Top Cabernet Sauvignon

No surprise—our most planted and most produced grape variety produces an abundance of top wines.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Washington's Best White Wines

Reds aren't our only stars.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Wines from the Wild West

It’s an era of major exploration in both variety and place. Here are some of the latest standouts from the winemaking frontier.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Best Value Wines

These bottles are $30 and under but deliver luxe-level flavor.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Top Bordeaux-Style Blends

No disrespect to France, but this traditional blend—mostly based on cabernet sauvignon and merlot—has become a local signature.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Top Merlot

Sometimes this grape gets a bad rap, but Washington makes merlot as well as any area of the world.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Best of the Best: The Top 10 Washington Wines of 2016

The best of the hundreds of wines tasted this year.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Top Syrah

Is syrah Washington’s greatest grape variety? These wines make a compelling argument.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Top Red Blends

These wines are far more than the sum of their parts.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Methodology

How Sean did it.

  • By Seattle Met Staff
  • Published 09/21/2016

Washington Wine 2016

Wines With a Sense of Place

At its best, wine not only delivers hedonistic enjoyment, it also conveys the essence of the land that produced it. Here are 10 wines that do just that.

  • By Sean P. Sullivan
  • Published 09/21/2016

Review

Stateside's New Sibling Cocktail Bar Is a Dark Den of Marvelous

Foreign National brings clever cocktails and subtropical bar snacks to Pike/Pine.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/21/2016

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