Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants <p>There are few cities where naming the best restaurants is tougher than in Seattle. But take our word and our belt size for it&mdash;we researched thoroughly to find the <a href="../../../eat-and-drink/articles/bestrestaurants2-1009/"><strong>top 10</strong></a>, then <a href="../../../eat-and-drink/articles/restaurants-1009/"><strong>30 more</strong></a> that offer unmatched experiences, and <a href="../../../eat-and-drink/articles/40-best-restaurants-1009/"><strong>dozens more</strong></a> that we couldn&rsquo;t bear not to mention. Read it&hellip;and eat. Plus: <a href="../../../issues/archives/articles/weather-1009/"><strong>Cliff Mass and Brad Colman</strong></a> have clashed for years over who best predicts and communicates the mysteries of Northwest weather. Then one of the biggest snowstorms in decades revealed what&rsquo;s really at stake. Want to update your skills? Need a new hobby? Here&rsquo;s your guide to 25 of the best, most sought-after <a href="../../../issues/archives/articles/adult-education-1009/"><strong>adult education classes and programs</strong></a> around. And check out <a href="../../../style-and-shopping/articles/fall-fashion-1009/"><strong>Fall&rsquo;s hottest fashions</strong></a>: This season, fashion travels light years, from the &rsquo;40s to the future.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

On the Town

A Question For…

In Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County, at Paramount Theatre later this month, Estelle Parsons plays a pill-popping grandmother who terrorizes an already fraught family reunion.

09/22/2009 By Steve Wiecking

On the Town

Screaming in Strings

Seattle Symphony provides live accompaniment to Hitchcock’s Psycho.

09/22/2009 By Steve Wiecking



"It’s massively creative and extraordinarily unique," says Seattleite Diana Vick who’s hoping to take steampunk, a subculture that melds Victorian-era obsessions with twenty-first-century ones, to a new level.

09/18/2009 By Karen Quinn


The Perfect Party

This month’s party guests: Annie Proulx, Joel Holland, Ken Griffey Jr., Connie Watts, Jeremy Enigk, Gerard Schwarz, Richelle Mead, Jack Cordova.



Dead in the Water?

As a new Amelia Earhart biopic flies onto the big screen, University of Washington alum and respected Earhart researcher, Ron Bright, continues to explore the rumors and mystery behind her death.

09/17/2009 By Jessica Voelker

On the Town

Instant Gratification

Robert Mapplethorpe’s Polaroids, on display at Henry Art Gallery, expose the development of an artist.

09/16/2009 By Steve Wiecking


Cheater, Cheater

Every woman loathes the Other Woman…but how does she feel about the Other Man?

09/15/2009 By Kathryn Robinson

Eat & Drink


Doin’ That Squid Jig

An excerpt from Langdon Cook’s new book, Fat of the Land: Adventures of a 21st Century Forager, plus a recipe for Risotto Nero con Calamari.

09/22/2009 By Langdon Cook


The Rest of the Best

40 of the city’s best restaurants.

09/22/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


10 Best Restaurants 2009

The Top 10 best restaurants in Seattle.

09/21/2009 By Kathryn Robinson


The 30 Seattle Restaurant Experiences You Must Have Before You Die

Call it our Where-to-Eat Bucket List: Dining experiences so special, so iconic, so emblematic of the culinary extravaganza we call Seattle…you must experience them at least once in your life.

09/21/2009 By Kathryn Robinson With Kristin Cordova

Coffee Culture

Higher Grounds

Paul Odom’s Fonté Coffee Roaster and Wine Bar, which opened in August in the Four Seasons building, goes to the source to give you its best shot.

09/16/2009 By James Ross Gardner

Editor's Note


A Note from the Editor

Storm Warnings

09/22/2009 By Katherine Koberg

Home & Real Estate

Purchase Power

The Final Days of Free Money

Time to get the home buyer’s tax credit is running out, but with slow moving mortgages there may be less time than you think to cash out. Plus, Normandy Park sees a big boost in closed sales.

09/22/2009 By Matthew Halverson



Letters to the Editor

Letters about previous articles from the Seattle metropolitan community.


News & City Life


Adult Ed 101

Want a fresh occupational start? Need to pick up some new talents? Or just looking for a better way to spend your free time? Here, 25 of the best, most interesting, and most sought-after adult education classes and programs in the Seattle area.

09/21/2009 By Matthew Halverson, Laura Cassidy, and Karen Quinn


Atmospheric Disturbances

Brad Colman and Cliff Mass have clashed for years over who best interprets the mysteries of Northwest weather. Then the biggest snowstorm in decades revealed what’s really at stake.

09/21/2009 By David Laskin



The stats on how Seattle’s Seahawks spent their summer days.

09/18/2009 By Matthew Halverson


Broken Hoop Dreams

The Seattle Sonics departure from KeyArena still has some fans mourning, but Jason Reid’s documentary Sonicsgate will help fans bid a final farewell.

09/17/2009 By Karen Quinn


Heads Up

While the issue of what to do with the Alaskan Way Viaduct still looms over election day, the more immediate problem is how to protect Seattle residents from fallen debris.

09/17/2009 By Eric Scigliano


Exit Mayor, Musing

As Mayor Greg Nickels exits the political stage, his concession speech has people rethinking the man behind the desk at City Hall and whether we really ever knew him at all.

09/15/2009 By Eric Scigliano

Style & Shopping


Light Years

Fashion goes from the ’40s to the future this fall.

09/23/2009 By Laura Cassidy


Throwing Ideas at Glass Houses

Famed fashion duo Isabel and Ruben Toledo head to the Northwest to inspire the students at Pilchuck Glass School.

09/18/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Style Counsel

Material World

Questions for textile artist and menswear designer Michael Cepress.

09/16/2009 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors


Ferried Away

Get on the board the ferry for a weekend of bike touring on bucolic Vashon Island.

09/16/2009 By Ariana Dawes