Slap Judgment

Cozell Wilson Digs Pumpkin Spice All Year Long

A questionable giraffe video turned one local musician into the seasonal flavor’s year-round superfan.

06/17/2021 By Karen Reyes Photography by Amber Fouts

Home Harvest

The Black Farmers Collective Grows Food and Community Above I-5

A new walking tour opens a window to urban farming and the neighborhoods it can serve.

06/17/2021 By Erin Wong

LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE

Seattle Restaurants (and Bars) with Covered, Heated, and Tented Patios

A neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide to weatherproof outdoor dining, from Ballard to Bellevue.

06/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

IN THE NEWS

Edouardo Jordan, Bad Behavior, and Seattle's Restaurant Scene

Some feelings, and a pledge, in light of this weekend's news.

06/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Wholesome Wholesale

Costco Hires Twitter User's Lovable Dad

You've heard of Alex from Target, but have you heard of Jeff from Costco?

06/14/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Origin Stories

Edouardo Jordan Will Close Salare Permanently

The chef's original restaurant served as a proving ground before he wowed the nation with Southern food.

06/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Tasting Notes

The Best Wineries in the Columbia Gorge and Southwest Washington

Along the Washington-Oregon border, a new guard redefines our local wine amid some spectacular scenery.

06/08/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Gorge Us

Where to Eat in the Columbia Gorge

Eat your way down the river, from French cuisine to soft serve sundaes.

06/08/2021 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion Photography by Kelly Turso

Best in the biz

Jean Nakayama Rolls with the Punches at Maneki

She and Fusae “Mom” Yokoyama—Maneki’s power duo—survived a pandemic with a dose of historical perspective.

06/04/2021 By Stefan Milne Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

King of the Hill Grocery Owner Abraham Aklilu Rules with Benevolence

He's seen it all on Capitol Hill.

06/04/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Kyle Johnson

Soup Excitement

Pho Bac Plans a New Location, and a Cocktail Bar, Downtown

Phocific Standard Time will serve playful cocktails upstairs.

06/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

BIRD'S-THIGH VIEW

The World According to Fried Chicken

A guide to our most universal comfort food.

06/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger

Rainier Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat in Rainier Valley and Rainier Beach

This swath of the city is short on hype, but its restaurants offer a globe’s worth of dishes.

05/21/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Overthinking Bravo

How Shota Nakajima Turned Top Chef Into an Interactive Experience

“Excuse me, is something really cool happening? I’ve never seen a line like this before.”

05/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

People Love Us on Yelp

New Podcast Dear Elite Reviewer Is a Five-Star Commentary on Seattle Dining

The owner of Watson's Counter in Ballard kicks off a conversation about the power and perfidy of online restaurant reviews.

05/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Breakfast Updates

Canlis Alums Fill the Pastry Case at the New Volunteer Park Cafe and Pantry

As next chapters go, it's hard to imagine a better one for this cherished cornerstone of north Capitol Hill.

05/18/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Permanent Pergolas

Are Seattle’s Cafe Streets Here for Good?

A city council vote on Monday moved us one step closer.

05/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Doughnut Watch

Zuri's Donutz Brings Imaginative Old Fashioneds to Ballard This Summer

Sure it's just a weekend popup...for now.

05/17/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Tasting Notes

A Guide to Seattle's Best Urban Wineries

From hidden-away talents to a SoDo complex full of heavy hitters.

05/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Bagel Watch

Porkchop and Co. Is Now Rachel's Bagels and Burritos

The brunch restaurant's permanent embrace of its pandemic-era carbs keeps Seattle awash in great bagels (and breakfast burritos).

05/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion