May 2011
Table of Contents
Cover Story
The 20 best companies to work for in Seattle.
Features
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John T. Williams was the most gifted in a long line of Native American woodcarvers. A talented artist and colorful storyteller, he made striking totem poles even while succumbing to drink and life on the streets. On the day of his violent death...
Thumbnail for - The Citizen’s Guide to Seattle Beer
In anticipation of this month’s beer bacchanalia, Seattle Beer Week, here’s an insider’s guide to the best of the new brews.
Thumbnail for - The Best Places to Work …and Play:   Invasion 
of the Hulugans
The online streaming company, Hulu, has set up shot in a new downtown Seattle location and we’ve got the details.
Thumbnail for - The Best Places to Work …and Play:  Anybody Work Here?
Tour state-of-the-art workplaces at some of Seattle’s most high-profile companies including Amazon, Microsoft and more.
A Note From The Editor.
Cheers for Marination Station, jeers for rats coming up through residential toilets (duh!), and a lesson on the varieties of Chinese noodles.
"…what’s shaking with Seattle’s Secret Stash sea salts."
Would banning children from swanky brunch spots work in Seattle? Not if the Madrona Moms have anything to say about it.
Revel claims a spot at the center of the fusion universe in Seattle’s Fremont district.
A review of two Vegas inspired dinner and dance venues, Munchbar and PNK.
This Month’s chatter found only on seattlemet.com
Seattle writer Erik Larson—author of the best selling book The Devil in the White City—is back with his latest offering In the Garden of Beasts.
Get the latest on nerdcore Seattle band Kirby Krackle. Their comic book inspired music has been enjoying an uptick in interest recently due to the upcoming release of the movie Green Lantern.
This month’s party guests: Charlie Sheen, Tom Wilhelmsen, Evan Jacobs, Betty White, Vitaliy Sulzhik, and Kevin Zelko.
This month’s weekend getaway: Tacoma, Washington, where you’ll head to the Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass before stopping at Harmon Brewery and Eatery for some burgers and locally crafted beer.
The chaperone at the middle school dance gets freaked over freak dancing.
Local photographer Daniel Beltrá spent two months documenting the BP spill. He will be displaying his work at the Seattle Aquarium through August.
Seattle connections abound in several films screening at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival.
The month of May offers a handful of highly anticipated new albums from Seattle musicians.
We visit three high-style boutiques in the Seattle neighborhood of Madrona.
The online streaming company, Hulu, has set up shot in a new downtown Seattle location and we’ve got the details.
Jeff Benedict, in his book Poisoned (Mariner; May 17), about the 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak and Seattle attorney Bill Marler’s fight for its victims.
Can your office building withstand an earthquake?
John T. Williams was the most gifted in a long line of Native American woodcarvers. A talented artist and colorful storyteller, he made striking totem poles even while succumbing to drink and life on the streets. On the day of his violent death...
A Nickelsville resident finds hope in community.
Tour state-of-the-art workplaces at some of Seattle’s most high-profile companies including Amazon, Microsoft and more.
Rich Coffey, chef at Madison Park Cafe in Seattle, picks his top six local summer beers for the coming season.
Q & A with Portland brewer and beer writer Abram Goldman-Armstrong about Cascadian dark ale.
Seattle guide to finding cask-conditioned brews.
Serious Seattle beer enthusiasts take note: West Seattle’s Super Deli Mart–bought in 2009 by former beer sales representative Min Chung–is the place to go for pints, growlers, and kegs and super-rare brews you won’t find at your local watering hole.
In anticipation of this month’s beer bacchanalia, Seattle Beer Week, here’s an insider’s guide to the best of the new brews.
Seattle boxing trainer Cappy Kotz teaches us how to take a punch.
Slow Internet connections in Beacon Hill anger residents.
Noisy rumbles from Sound Transit–we do some math.
How Seattle’s Gen Y renters are changing the apartment amenity landscape.
The 20 best companies to work for in Seattle.
A recipe for Grilled Pork Ribs with Corn and Apricot Salsa courtesy of Chef Joseph Conrad, of Ventana and Twist restaurants in Seattle.
Annotations of a wood carved totem pole made by John T. Williams as told to Design Director André Mora by his brother, Rick Williams.