March 2008
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Features
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Chris Haddad brings to life the modern designs of some of the Northwest’s most desirable homes—when he’s not making sculptures.
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THE POLE-VAULTER | Brad Walker Age 26Location SeattleOlympic Trials June 27-July 6 How Brad Walker stays fit Works out four hours daily, pulling weight sleds and running up hills. Pole-vaulting is a sport for the upper and lower body and...
ONE PLEASURE OF EDITING this magazine is that its subjects never fail to teach me about Seattle. The lesson this month: Our physical landscape makes for a playground of Olympic proportions. Jill Kintner, for example, practically grew up on a...
Letters to Seattle Met
Patrons at a Marysville Starbucks pay it forward.
If you want to try Washington’s best bivalve, grab a bucket and head to the beach.
Wallingford’s Joule dares diners to travel the world without a map.
WHEN A FIRE TEMPORARILY shuttered this ristorante last fall, West Seattleites acted like they’d lost their own homes. Their kitchens and dining rooms, anyway. La Rustica is the kind of place all its neighbors (and a few of its not-so-neighbors)...
IT AIN’T LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY’S bowling alley. In seductively low light, neon gleams, strobes flash, music pulses. Video images light up huge screens at the end of every lane. Between shots, bowlers watch from powder-blue leather sofas, munching...
THE LATEST LIBATION station on Ballard Avenue isn’t pouring the kind of drinks you’ve come to expect from that boozy strip—but neither is it anyone’s Zen teahouse. Instead, Miro plies the vast terrain between: It’s a casual assemblage of...
THIRTY-TWO WOMEN traveled to Chicago last September with one goal in mind: pouring a pint of Guinness into a giant silver cup. And after almost a dozen years of playing Gaelic football with the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle, the Gaels did it....
Seattle named second most literate city. But don’t get too comfortable, No. 1.
Actor and filmmaker Crispin Glover works naughty, talks nice.
A Northwest girls’ camp strikes a chord with two documentary filmmakers.
Think global and look local by shopping at these earth-friendly boutiques.
Questions for Gian DeCaro of DeCaro Sartoria.
A casualty of Seattle’s casual dress code suffers a sartorial identity crisis.
Discover the bounty of the sea from a beach house on the Oregon Coast.
YES, WE SHILL A LOT of software and coffee, but Seattle’s location on the I-5 corridor makes it a hub for an entirely different kind of industry—one that takes more than an economist to analyze and describe. Lieutenant Mike Edwards of the Seattle...
Columbia Street This street is just one of many, many things in the region called Columbia—including, almost, the state itself. “Columbia” was the name settlers chose for this area when they petitioned Congress for recognition as an official...
Wexley School for Girls turns advertising on its ear.
Drug wars and BC traffickers? Welcome to Victorian Seattle.
Builders say mixed-use developments in the city keep sprawl at bay, but residents fear the threat to neighborhood identities.
WE COULDN’T FIND a warehouse on Vashon Island, because of the dot-com boom,” says Rob Sullivan of OS Winery, explaining why his winery is headquartered in the Seattle neighborhood of South Park, the dingy industrial pocket of South Seattle that...
Biodynamic grape growers try to turn wine lovers into believers.  
Chris Haddad brings to life the modern designs of some of the Northwest’s most desirable homes—when he’s not making sculptures.
South Seattle Community College’s dwarf conifers come alive in winter.   
THE POLE-VAULTER | Brad Walker Age 26Location SeattleOlympic Trials June 27-July 6 How Brad Walker stays fit Works out four hours daily, pulling weight sleds and running up hills. Pole-vaulting is a sport for the upper and lower body and...
A West Seattle property requires a targeted marketing strategy.