95 Neighborhood Profiles

95 Neighborhood Profiles <p>What&rsquo;s the best neighborhood for you? To help you navigate Seattle&rsquo;s real estate market, we scoped out the deals and hot spots in and out of the city, the folks shaping our communities, and changes the coming years will bring. And we got the low-down on your current (and future) neighbors&mdash;from their pets to their politics to the cars they drive. Next, a Lynnwood woman struggles with the urban development of her diverse, cosmopolitan community incubating among affordable ramblers, modest shopping strips, and remnant forests. Tess Gallagher, the widow of acclaimed Northwest writer Raymond Carver, draws fire from the New York publishing establishment for her plans to publish early drafts of her late husband&rsquo;s beloved short stories. Plus: Outdoor Dining Guide; a trip to Spokane (yes, that Spokane); and a chat with the radio censorship guru himself, Dr. Demento.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


A Not-So-Motley Crew

The daughter of champions learns to row her own race.

01/03/2009 By Erin Pursell


Listen to this man—Or we kill a puppy

Dr. Demento’s reign of syndicated radio terror started in Seattle.

01/03/2009 By James Ross Gardner


Screen Test Tube

Two hundred and forty words about Amy Walker’s two and a half minutes of fame.

01/03/2009 By Lee Fehrenbacher


Fly Boy Toys

01/03/2009 By Sarah Anderson


Regarding Tess

When Tess Gallagher, the widow of acclaimed Northwest writer Raymond Carver, planned to publish early drafts of her late husband’s beloved short stories, the outcry from the New York publishing establishment was loud and rancorous. What was she thinking?

01/03/2009 By Claire Dederer

Eat & Drink

Neighborhood Hot Spot

Zayda Buddy’s Pizza and Bar

01/03/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Seattle Alfresco

45 ways to hit the deck—and the dock, the courtyard, and the sidewalk just in time for outdoor dining season.

01/03/2009 By Kathryn Robinson With Jena Vuylsteke


Mr. Green Beans

How Seattle and the shock of slave labor gave birth to Theo Chocolate.

01/03/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Taste of Their Own Medicine

Erstwhile pharmacists mix it up in Walla Walla’s vineyards. 

01/03/2009 By Christina Kelly

Editor's Note


A Note from the Editor

Our Neighborhoods, Ourselves

01/03/2009 By Katherine Koberg

Home & Real Estate


The Bee’s Knees

Attracting pollinators to your garden bears fruit come fall.

01/03/2009 By Marty Wingate


The House Next Door

When a Capitol Hill family needed room to grow, they didn’t look far. 

01/03/2009 By Roger Brooks


Suburban Like Me

A child of the suburbs finds herself priced out of posh Seattle and lands in lowly Lynnwood—expecting the same sort of white-bread wasteland she left behind.

01/03/2009 By Juliette Guilbert


Common Ground

Cohousing projects bring residents together, brisk resales.

01/03/2009 By Ashley Griffin



Mail from the Metro

Letters to Seattle Met


News & City Life


Lay Down Tracks (or) Boost the Buses?

Trolley backers claim more streetcars will convert transit haters and spur development. But buses are cheaper, and Seattleites are already flocking to them.

01/03/2009 By Eric Scigliano

Style & Shopping

Style Counsel

Top Model

Questions for Terri Morgan, founder and director TCM Models and Talent.

01/03/2009 By Laura Cassidy


World-Class Gifts

Go exotic, go quixotic, go all-the-rage, or go fair-trade, just be sure you go to these five globally sourced gift shops next time you’re feeling generous.

01/03/2009 By Rachelle Robinett


Petal Pushers

It's May Day every day, as new flower-power patterns blossom around town.

01/03/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors


Shrimping in the Hood

Spot shrimping in Hood Canal isn’t glamorous, but there’s nothing like trapping your own dinner.

01/03/2009 By Maria Dolan


The Fourth Best City in the Northwest

This ain’t your granddad’s Spokane.

01/03/2009 By Jim Gullo