Oeno Files

28 New Washington Wines to Buy Right Now

Build your cellar or bolster your dinner with some of the most intriguing local cabernet, syrah, and chardonnay released this year.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Columbia Gorge: The Wild Frontier

A one-day itinerary—including where to stop and eat—in the Columbia Gorge AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best New Restaurants 2021

At Aki Kushiyaki, Fine Dining Means Meat on a Stick

Japanese kushiyaki restaurants inspired this tasting menu destination, which uses binchotan charcoal to grill chicken, wagyu, and more.

09/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Oompah Yourself

Oktoberfest Is Still On in the Northwest

Where to drink German beers and celebrate the Bavarian fall tradition near Seattle. Plus, what happened to Leavenworth's famous Oktoberfest?

09/14/2021 By Allison Williams

Scenic & Sparkling

Where to Drink Wine in the Yakima Valley

Here are some of the best wineries in the region, from Yakima to Prosser to the Tri-Cities.

09/10/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Local Gems

Where to Eat in Yakima

The Central Washington town has everything from famous Mexican fare to well-crafted cocktails.

09/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Essay

My Trial by Fire in Seattle’s Shockingly Understaffed Restaurants

How bad? One recruited a career writer who had never served tables before to help out.

09/08/2021 By Allison Williams

Scenic Slices

Pagliacci Takes Over Totem House for New Ballard Location

Red Mill Totem House closed over Labor Day weekend. Say hello to pizza by the slice, faster delivery, and a lunch destination near Ballard Locks.

09/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Revolution, Baked In

How Popups Will Shape the Next Chapter of Seattle Dining

Situ Tacos, Guerilla Pizza Kitchen, and My Friend's Cookies represent a new guard of great food that's changing our city for the better.

09/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

The Beverage Lobby

The Fairmont Olympic's Remodel Gives Downtown Seattle a New Cocktail Bar

A grand remodel inserts midcentury swagger, and careful cocktails, into the lobby of downtown Seattle's historic hotel.

09/06/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Collabs

Bale Breaker Brewing and Yonder Cider Land in Ballard

This new family- and dog-friendly Seattle hangout pours beer, cider, even seltzer.

09/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

The Great Outdoors

3 Bars (and Cafes) Where the Patio Is the Point

The biggest and best Seattle patios for eating and drinking outdoors.

09/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Beer + Books

Chuck's Hop Shop Is Coming to Seward Park

First Greenwood, then the Central District. Now the bottle shop and beer hangout will expand into Third Place Books.

09/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Chefs’ Day Off

Recipe: Canlis Chef Aisha Ibrahim’s Off-Duty Temaki Bar

Ibrahim and her partner, Canlis research chef Samantha Beaird, show us how they set up a DIY handheld sushi bar from what they've got in the fridge.

09/01/2021 Edited by Allecia Vermillion

Epochs

A Farewell to Thierry Rautureau's Luc

The Chef in the Hat closed his Madison Park bistro, Luc, and will not reopen Loulay, downtown.

08/30/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Capitol Hill Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Capitol Hill

From Italian food to Thai food to restaurants with amazing drinks, here's where to eat on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

08/27/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Family Hangs

The Former Seaplane Has Liftoff as Stoup Kenmore

The Ballard brewery brings its IPA across the lake to pair with Jason Stoneburner's pizza and bar snacks.

08/25/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Ethan Stowell Opens the Victor Tavern By the Amazon Spheres

The Denny Regrade area gets a new option for lunch and happy hour.

08/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Time Tested

Seattle’s 100 Best Restaurants

From Italian pasta in Pike Place Market to Mexican street tacos in Capitol Hill, here are the best restaurants open in Seattle right now.

08/23/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Bucket Brigade

Here’s What (and How) to Order at Taku

The Top Chef alum dishes up karaage, or Japanese fried chicken, in his Capitol Hill bar.

08/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion