The Year In Dining

Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2018

Some of the year's new arrivals are supremely ambitious, others unabashedly low-key.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Top Stories

Feature

A Rumor in Madrona

Can a decades-old deadly home invasion case help unmask the dangers of the misinformation age?

10/15/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Academic Aces

10 Amazing Adventures at Seattle's Private Schools

From the great outdoors to foreign shores, these private schools prove education can happen anywhere.

10/16/2018 By Cassie Sawyer Illustrations by Amrita Marino

Almost Friends

How a New Private Club Crafts Full-Service Social Lives

The Collective, a self-proclaimed "urban basecamp," neatly packages and optimizes leisure time. Is this what finally melts the Seattle Freeze?

10/16/2018 By Sydney Parker

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Monthly Planner

13 Seattle Events to Catch This November

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this month.

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle November 2018

Danez Smith brings vital poetry, Rouault knows the darkness, and Susan Orlean reads about libraries at, well, the library.

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Symphony Du Soleil

Mateo Messina’s Symphonies Are Wild for a Good Cause

For 20 years the composer has put on concerts at Benaroya Hall to support Seattle Children's Hospital.

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Best of the City

The Year In Dining

Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2018

Some of the year's new arrivals are supremely ambitious, others unabashedly low-key.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Eat & Drink

So...This Happened

The Year in Seattle Restaurant News

From restaurant group shakeups to Shake Shack.

10/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Course Catalog

2018—The Year of the Tasting Menu?

In a year of increasingly casual, Caviar-compatible restaurants, the tasting menu made an unexpected resurgence.

10/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Still Not Sated?

16 More New Spots You Need to Know

Kaiseki. Barbecue. Short rib pho. Our current restaurant landscape is equal parts indulgent and elegant.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Hit List

These Are Seattle's 12 Best New Restaurants

These are the meals that sent us into the night with an extra bounce in our step and a determination to come back again.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Pasta Pending

Matt Fortner in the Market

Matt's in the Market has a serendipitously named new chef.

10/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Drinks & Doughnuts

I-Miun Liu Is the Master of Many

This year the prolific entrepreneur resurrected the Dynasty Room and opened Pike/Pine's East Trading Company.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez

All Hail the Queen

Linda Derschang Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

The Capitol Hill restaurateur just opened Queen City in Belltown—and she doesn't show any signs of slowing down.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez

Art & Craft

Kamonegi Is Seattle Met's Restaurant of the Year

Mutsuko Soma excels at so much more than soba.

10/23/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Caffeination Stations

19 Shops for Your Caffeination Needs

This is Seattle. We know coffee. So do these beloved shops around the city.

10/16/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Review

At Bellevue’s Ascend, Medium Rare Meets Rarified Air

This steak and sushi spot isn’t from around here. And that’s okay.

10/16/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Kitchen Kind

Why Seattle Kitchens Are Different

Militant abuse has long been an accepted part of professional cooking. But here, that’s increasingly not the case.

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

When Seattle Restaurants Shutter

It’s more than just the loss of beloved menu items.

10/16/2018 By James Ross Gardner

News & City Life

Academic Aces

10 Amazing Adventures at Seattle's Private Schools

From the great outdoors to foreign shores, these private schools prove education can happen anywhere.

10/16/2018 By Cassie Sawyer Illustrations by Amrita Marino

Newsmakers

Perfect Party November 2018

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

10/16/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Left Turn

Are Third Parties the Future for Seattle Politics?

Democrats no longer hold the same “progressive” rep—and there’s a new kind of left emerging.

10/16/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

The Space Needle Unveils Its New Look

It was born as a napkin sketch, but 56 years later our city's most iconic landmark got a major, year-long facelift.

10/16/2018 By Jaime Archer

Pencil Pusher

A Behind the Scenes Look at Our Teacher of the Year

Pencils: Good for tiaras, even better for facial decor.

10/16/2018 By Jane Sherman

Almost Friends

How a New Private Club Crafts Full-Service Social Lives

The Collective, a self-proclaimed "urban basecamp," neatly packages and optimizes leisure time. Is this what finally melts the Seattle Freeze?

10/16/2018 By Sydney Parker

Snap Judgment

Should Taxpayers Fund Sports Stadiums?

King County council approved $135 million in taxpayer funds for Safeco Field repairs in September. Does the move put the public first, or the Mariners?

10/16/2018 By Christina Ausley

Virtually Here

Why Is Amazon Going Crazy with Brick-and-Mortar?

In the last three years, the online retailer has moved diversely into physical locations. What’s the deal?

10/16/2018 By Stefan Milne

Shade Index

7 Lessons You Only Learn at a Seattle Private School

There’s intuition…and then there’s tuition.

10/16/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Feature

A Rumor in Madrona

Can a decades-old deadly home invasion case help unmask the dangers of the misinformation age?

10/15/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Quote Unquote

Robert Hand Is Washington State’s 2019 Teacher of the Year

Not bad for a guy who almost didn’t go to college.

10/05/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Style & Shopping

Highly Accessorized

11 Gadgets to Help Posh Up Your Pot

Lavish goods—hempseed soap, cannabis-inspired scents, sleek lighters—to elevate one’s weed needs.

10/16/2018 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Rejuvenation Vacation

These Resorts Bring Wellness to the Oregon Coast

Rejuvenate at DIY retreats at Salishan Resort and the new Headlands Coastal Lodge.

10/16/2018 By Allison Williams