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Where to Eat Now

Seattle's Best New Restaurants 2017: Our City's Pivotal Dining Moment

The food scene may change as fast as our skyline, but that just means there’s more to explore.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Top Stories

Awards and Accolades

The 2017 Restaurant of the Year Is...

In a moment where casual, familiar dining prevails, one chef transforms bison, boar shoulder, and venison into polished plates, served with easygoing grace. All this and a devastatingly stylish dining room? No wonder our restaurant of the year is…

08/11/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Essay

The Great Divide: Growing up in Rural Washington as a Muslim Immigrant

What being an outsider taught me about race, class, and politics today.

08/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: September 2017

Chris Rock’s return to stand-up, a modern take on ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ and Antarctica in Seattle.

08/31/2017 By Darren Davis

Raised Voices

Fall Arts 2017: Who and What to See This Season

Get ready for a season of diverse performances, challenging ideas, and personal stories.

08/30/2017 By Darren Davis

Street View

Field of Screams

Without the pageantry of football, where would Seattle let its freak flag fly?

08/22/2017 By Darren Davis

Best of the City

Where to Eat Now

Seattle's Best New Restaurants 2017: Our City's Pivotal Dining Moment

The food scene may change as fast as our skyline, but that just means there’s more to explore.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Eat & Drink

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: September 2017

This month’s favorites: Beef, be it in meatballs, fancy stoner nachos, or brisket piled on top of meatloaf.

08/25/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Beef Backgrounder

Here are 4 Chefs' Favorite Lesser-Known Cuts of Beef

Obscure trims of meat show up more and more on Seattle menus. These four steak house chefs break them down.

08/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

Review

Asadero Ballard Is a Carnivore's Mesquite-Tinged Dream

The screaming value on the high-end cuts of meat is one of many reasons to visit this Mexican steak house.

08/23/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Trend

Costco's Mysterious New Food Court Burger

Weighing in at one-third of a pound, will this food court newcomer make it to the final round? Let’s get ready to ruminate.

08/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017: Windy City Pie

Dave Lichterman is wowing the city with his deep-dish pies—a soft, almost brioche-like crust, a carefully calibrated meat/cheese/sauce ratio, and that all-important ring of crisply caramelized cheese around the edge.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017: L'Oursin

The Central District bistro isn’t trying to please everyone. That’s why it’s such a pleasure.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants 2017

Chef Brian Clevenger Is Having an Unusually Big Year

Here's what the rapid-fire restaurateur has been up to in 2017—and what's next.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

JuneBaby Mania

Why Seattle Went Nuts When JuneBaby Opened

An actual line—a long one—of eager diners waited outside Edouardo Jordan's Southern restaurant at 5pm on day one. Here are 5 reasons it lives up to the hype.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants 2017

From Poke to Pizza, These Are The Best Things We Ate This Year

11 dishes for your dining out to-do list.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez Photography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017: Mean Sandwich

It isn’t fancy—just a few booths, a big walkup counter, and seating that wraps around the ample front windows. But…those sandwiches.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017: Marmite

In a most unexpected next chapter, Bruce Naftaly gives Capitol Hill a relaxed evolution of Le Gourmand.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

The Safety Dance

Best Restaurants 2017: Adana

In a year of reconcepts, Adana is a lesson in how to loosen up.

08/18/2017 By Rosin Saez

Best Restaurants 2017

Seattle's Best New Bars That Are Secretly Dining Destinations

Remember when Seattle’s bars and restaurants were kind of indistinguishable? These newcomers are proudly, defiantly drink destinations, two from the same pair of local beverage luminaries. And yet we keep coming back for the food.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Restaurants 2017

New Views: 2017's Most Scenic Restaurants

Suddenly, superb food and memorable views aren’t mutually exclusive.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Awards and Accolades

The 2017 Restaurant of the Year Is...

In a moment where casual, familiar dining prevails, one chef transforms bison, boar shoulder, and venison into polished plates, served with easygoing grace. All this and a devastatingly stylish dining room? No wonder our restaurant of the year is…

08/11/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Check, Please. No Really, the Check. Please?

The one foul committed by an otherwise outstanding dining scene.

08/18/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Take (Decorative) Risks in the Bedroom

The personal sanctuary may be the best place in your home to make ambitious design decisions.

08/23/2017 By Darren Davis

News & City Life

Fecal Matters

Meet Tucker, the Ultimate Orca Poop–Detection Dog

In a new study, orca pregnancy failures are up, salmon stocks are down, and fecal samples are in—thanks in part to a black Lab on dung duty.

08/22/2017 By Rosin Saez

Explainer

Here's What Taxing Seattle's Richest Residents Would Look Like

In July, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a city income tax, which could help ease the burden on low-income earners. Assuming the bill passes legal muster—and there's a chance it won't—here's how it will work.

08/22/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Snap Judgment

Is Secure Scheduling a Success?

In July, Seattle implemented a law requiring large retailers and food service employers to give workers their schedules two weeks in advance, compensate them if their schedules change, and provide 10 hours between opening and closing shifts.

08/18/2017 By Liz Weber

Quote Unquote

Claire Dederer Is a Troublemaker

The author dishes on sex and death and middle age.

08/17/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Essay

The Great Divide: Growing up in Rural Washington as a Muslim Immigrant

What being an outsider taught me about race, class, and politics today.

08/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

The Dating Life

How to Fix Seattle's Single Tech Bros, According to a Dating Coach

Marina Lavochin has an easy recipe for turning the city's hesitant, single newcomers into viable dating material.

08/15/2017 By Allison Williams

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

9 Great Carryall Bags for Seattleites On the Move

Haul all your essentials in some of Seattle’s best baggage.

08/21/2017 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Weekend Pass

Dude Ranches Are Going Strong, So Saddle Up for a Cowboy Vacation

Dude ranches aren’t fake—they combine the best of a chill vacation with a peek into the world of real cowboys. Bull Hill Guest Ranch welcomes hapless city slickers, but they’re running a thriving cattle business in the background.

08/17/2017 By Allison Williams