Explainer

How to Make Sense of King County's New Restaurant Health Ratings

In January 2017—after two years of research that included meetings with the public, restaurateurs, and food safety experts—King County Public Health began posting health scores in restaurant windows. Here’s everything you need to decode the ratings.

01/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Pedestrian Chronicles

Enlightened Pedestrian Planning

City planners should use time as a metric as they upgrade downtown's central pedestrian corridor.

01/18/2017 By Josh Feit

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: January 18–24

The week in which: you can head to a beer dinner at Bramling Cross, a beer birthday at Holy Mountain Brewing, or one of many civic-minded food events.

01/18/2017 By Rosin Saez

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Elevated Sailor Fare at the Helm

The new addition to 36th Street in Fremont never strays too far from the sea. But don't call it another nautical bar.

01/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Ticket Alerts

Radiohead Comes to KeyArena in April

The band returns to Seattle for the first time in 5 years in support of 'A Moon Shaped Pool.'

01/17/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Morning Fizz

Spokane Audience Boos Republican U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers

Outcry to save Affordable Care Act hints of liberal Tea Party.

01/17/2017 By Josh Feit

Feel the Burn

Reebok Wants You to Work Out...for Free

This month, sweat it out during a one-on-one training session.

01/17/2017 By Rosin Saez

Coming Soon

Young Bros. Smoked Fish Co. Arrives In Hillman City This Summer

With baked goods from Heather Earnhardt of the Wandering Goose.

01/17/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Sales and Events

Wear What When: January 16–22

Receive extra savings with Anthropologie, spend happy hour with Moorea Seal, and save the date for a plant-based workshop at Glasswing.

01/16/2017 By Amanda Raschkow

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week: January 16–22

Visit Seattle Art Museum during its free weekend, curl up by the fire at Seattle Arts and Lectures' Local Voices, and deal with your inauguration blues with help from Dan Savage and Eli Sanders.

01/16/2017 By Jane Kidder

Morning Fizz

Jayapal Won't Attend Trump Inauguration

Running for city council, boycotting Trump, and cancelling bike share.

01/16/2017 By Josh Feit

Join the Pack

SoulCycle Is Opening a Studio in Bellevue

Get those gams ready. Its first Pacific Northwest location opens this month.

01/13/2017 By Amanda Raschkow

Beer Dispatch

Big Al Brewing Closes in White Center

One of the upperclassmen of Seattle's beer scene says farewell this weekend.

01/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Skin for the Win

Herbivore Botanicals Debuts in Nordstrom This Weekend

From humble beginnings in a home kitchen to the shelves at Seattle’s own retail juggernaut.

01/13/2017 By Rosin Saez

Morning Fizz

Friday LIKES and DISLIKES: Democrats Dislike Democrats

The race for the party chair, transgender rights, Muslim rights, and car sharing.

01/13/2017 By Josh Feit

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: So Much U Village

Plus, barbecue, beer, and maybe another cat cafe.

01/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

The Weekend Starts... Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: January 12–15

'Finding Neverland' musically explores the creation of 'Peter Pan,' Seattle Opera stages a sophisticated and streamlined 'La traviata,' and Rat City Rollergirls return to the rink.

01/12/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Morning Fizz

Numbers About Health Care, the Homeless Crisis, Zoning, and Amazon

San Francisco mayor visits Seattle University to discuss the homeless crisis.

01/12/2017 By Josh Feit

Critic's Notebook

6 Seattle Restaurants Where You Won't Need Reservations

Because spontaneous is fun.

01/12/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

TV Talk

'Real World Seattle' Recap: My Only Friend, the End

Bidding a less than fond farewell to the reality show's stint in Seattle.

01/11/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld