November 2011
Table of Contents
Cover Story
The 25 best restaurants in Seattle right now.
Features
Thumbnail for - 77 Elements of a Practical and Stylish Seattle Life
A Seattle shopping guide for a practical and stylish life.
Thumbnail for - Diary of a Deadly Year
In 2010, Yakima County experienced more murders than at any other time in its 145-year history, the highest homicide rate in the state, and one of the highest in the nation. What gives?
Thumbnail for - Best Restaurants 2011: The Restaurant Inspector Comes Calling
The dirty secrets of a restaurant inspector.
Thumbnail for - Best Restaurants 2011: Chefs Bite Back
Seattle chefs and restaurateurs sound off on food trends, their competition, and their customers.
THE GUY NEXT TO ME WAS TAKING PICTURES of his food. I was in the bar at the Book Bindery sipping the excellent housemade cabernet franc and nibbling on truffled fries—following the premise that it was far more satisfying to put the food in my...
Forgiven After such high hopes for Ryan Leaf, his career, his legacy, his friends, coaches, and teammates, it’s such a blessing to have answers (“The Redemption of Ryan Leaf Will Be Televised,” October 2011). Most of us have forgiven you,...
The critic, unmasked.
The 25 best restaurants in Seattle right now.
The dirty secrets of a restaurant inspector.
Seattle chefs and restaurateurs sound off on food trends, their competition, and their customers.
Pacific Science Center installs Groovik’s Cube, a 26-foot-high, LED-lit, playable Rubik’s Cube by art collective GroovLabs.
Comics reveal the funniest things about Seattle.
Hip-hop artist Common, writing about his father in the new memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense.
The best of Seattlemet.com blogs: Nosh Pit, Sauced, Wear What When, and Culture Fiend.
This month’s party guest: Lara Hamilton, J. P. Patches, Tom Brokaw, Shwetak Patel, Mateo Messina, and Nick Licata.
It’s been more than 30 years since Seattle celebrated a major sports championship, so could all that pent-up frustration lead to storefront-smashing jubilation?
Beneath Cold Seas by photographer David Hall is a visual feast of Pacific Northwest sea life served with a science lesson on the side.
A Seattle shopping guide for a practical and stylish life.
Grow an award-winning ’stache for "Movember" with these tips from Keith Haubrich, Freestyle Moustache World Champion in 2007, 2009, and 2011.
Luxury Montana resorts the Ranch at Rock Creek and Paws Up offer real ranch dressing.
In 2010, Yakima County experienced more murders than at any other time in its 145-year history, the highest homicide rate in the state, and one of the highest in the nation. What gives?
Blake Trask saddles up as the new statewide policy director for the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.
Think you only paid for a one-year membership to Classmates.com? Check your bank statement.
The newly minted Seattle City Council will face an economic crisis like no one could have imagined just a few years ago.
Angry Birds get a boost from Seattle company Medio.
A by-the-numbers report of human trafficking in King County.
Ways to store your growing wine collection.
Seattle Bouldering Project in the Central District is a new breed of rock climbing gym.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports Washington State has the highest vaccination opt-out rate in the nation. And the opt-outs are notably pervasive in some of Seattle’s most affluent and well-educated communities.