Best of the City

Best of the City <p>This month we view Seattle through new lenses&mdash;that is, through 3D glasses in our print magazine. For this extra-special Best of the City issue, bursting with images in three dimensions, we trained our focus of on 183 shops, services, activities, and eateries that help us define ourselves anew. Next, read about how the UW&rsquo;s Environmental Law Clinic has nurtured young lawyers, defended the little guy, and battled big corporations for five years. Plus: Sub Pop turns 20, Summer Fashion update, a visit with Arianna Huffington, and more.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


This is SUB POP

The rise and fall and rise of the record label that that redefined itself for a new generation.

12/28/2008 By Bart Blasengame


Murder Most Tyra

America’s top reality host has Seattle blood on her hands.


Eat & Drink


The Never-Ending Txori

The space is small, the plates are tiny, and the experience 
is the full-meal deal.

01/06/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


Nectar of the Pods

With fresh chickpeas, it’s what’s inside that counts.

12/28/2008 By Jess Thomson

Editor's Note


A Note from the Editor

Raise Your Glasses


Home & Real Estate


Thoroughly Modern

A specialty real estate firm specializes in midcentury architecture.

12/28/2008 By Ashley Griffin


Glass Houses

The perfect summer host is ready to serve mint juleps, mojitos, and merlot. Are you?

12/28/2008 By Anna Roth


The Dirt on Grass

For gardeners who seek perfect lawns, the soil comes first.

12/28/2008 By Marty Wingate


Skin Deep

A Capitol Hill condominium gets a face-lift without radical surgery.

12/28/2008 By Peter Sackett



Mail from the Metro

Letters to Seattle Met


News & City Life


Legal Eaglets

For five years, the UW Environmental Law Clinic has defended the little guy, battled big corporations, and given sheltered students real-world experience. Now its benefactor is thinking of pulling the plug.

12/28/2008 By Daniel Jack Chasan


Open Election (or) Partisan Ploy?

A proposed voting reform is supposed to protect independent voters by banning political parties from county ballots. But opponents fear it will only protect endangered Republican officeholders.

12/28/2008 By Lee Fehrenbacher


Force 10 Is With Them

Meet the Storm’s newest point guard. No, Sue Bird hasn’t quit.

12/28/2008 By Courtney Nash


Best of the City 2008

Faced with a place that is busting with “bests,” how do we choose what’s the Best of the City? We focus on the new and the newly discovered—183 shops and services, activities and eateries that offer fresh, exciting viewpoints on the city and force us to d

12/28/2008 With Steve Wiecking, Kathryn Robinson, James Ross Gardner, Leah Finn, Laura Cassidy, Ben Schock, Stefan Durham, Christopher Werner, Roger Brooks, Lee Fehrenbacher, Rachelle Robinett, Sarah Anderson, Kelly Huffman, Erin Pursell, Laura Peach, and Wilson Diehl Edited by Jessica Voelker


Play (Really Old) Ball!

One man’s quest to set the national pastime back 150 years.

12/27/2008 By Sarah Anderson

Style & Shopping


That ’80s Show

A conversation with Laced Up owners Cassius Belair and Jaycee Coleman.

12/28/2008 By Laura Cassidy


A Midsummer’s Daydream

In rich neutrals, soft metallics, and deep jewel tones, you’ll make summer last and last and last.


Travel & Outdoors


Bottoms Up

Bury your head in the sand in search of giant geoducks and your Pacific Northwest wings.

12/28/2008 By Harry Edwards


Swim with the Fishes

A diver discovers unearthly—and inhuman—delights beneath the sea.

12/28/2008 By Langdon Cook