100 Things You Must Do This Winter

100 Things You Must Do This Winter  

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Editor's Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in December

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s homecoming; holiday happenings.

12/01/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Passing Through

Comedian Nick Thune Returns to Seattle with Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour

And when he’s here he’s checking out the Needle. Because it’s awesome.

12/01/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Eat & Drink

Fairs & Fests

5 Winter Beer Festivals Not to Miss

Celebrate the season by paying homage to the best cold-weather releases and craft winter brews.

12/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Picks

16 Bars and Restaurants with Fireplaces

Cozy up at these restaurants, bars, and lobbies with hearthside seats.

12/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Dining Out

News Feed December 2013

Dining news dispatches from around the city.

12/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Neighborhood Hot Spot

Seafood Snacks

Offering a place to sit while you wait for your Walrus oysters, Renee Erickson's newest crustaceanly named spot is worth its own special visit.

12/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Seasonal Brews

Seattle Winter Beer Guide

Another reason we love local beer—it changes with the seasons. We’ve waited all year for these malty, roasty, high-octane creations. So have the brewers.

12/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion


Seven Ways to Celebrate the New Year with Champagne

Don’t fight it: Champagne and New Year’s are decidedly intertwined.

12/01/2013 By Allecia Vermillion

Restaurant Review

Westward Ahoy

An unlikely new collaboration brings Greek seafood to the shore of Lake Union.

12/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Object Lesson

The objects that tell the story of Seattle’s past reveal clues for the present.

12/01/2013 By Katherine Koberg

Home & Real Estate


Closet Envy

A peek inside three Northwest closets.

12/01/2013 By Giselle Smith


How West Seattle's Craziest Christmas Light Display Is Created

Break out the extension cords: This house has more than a quarter million twinklers.

11/15/2013 By Allison Williams


News & City Life


25 Objects That Changed Seattle

From fossils to software, artifacts tell the story of the Emerald City.

12/01/2013 By Bess Lovejoy


Shameless in Seattle 2013

A look back at the year’s biggest gaffes, blunders, and all-around WTF-ery

12/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson


The Marginally Scandalized Seattleite’s Guide to Recent Tech Mergers

Taser’s purchase of a local photo-sharing startup is weird, but it isn’t the weirdest.

12/01/2013 By James Ross Gardner


Perfect Party

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.


Quote Unquote

Jody Hall Brings Cupcakes to the Masses

The founder of Cupcake Royale looks back on 10 years of sweet success.

12/01/2013 By Matthew Halverson


An Inconvenient Cure

When Timothy Brown contracted HIV in the early 1990s, the virus was a death sentence. A cure 12 years later—the cure no scientist in the world believed existed at first—originated in the last place he would ever expect.

12/01/2013 By James Ross Gardner

Back Fence

'Tis the Season to Trim the Christmas Card List

If only there was a simple calculus for pruning it!

12/01/2013 By Kathryn Robinson

Style & Shopping


The Best of the Independent Designer Runway Show

Top ready-to-wear pieces from local designers, straight from the September 2013 competition.

12/01/2013 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors

Northwest Travel Dispatch

Winter 2013 Travel News

What’s happening where, from Canada to Oregon to the end of the road.

12/01/2013 By Allison Williams


Skiing My Own Private Idaho

How to get a ski mountain all to yourself (without being Clint Eastwood).

12/01/2013 By Allison Williams