Cover Story

New Adventures in the Historic Chinatown–International District

Shop, slurp noodles, and take in the story of Seattle’s most singular neighborhood.

02/26/2019 Edited by Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger Illustrations by Junichi Tsuneoka

Top Stories

Feature

Land of Milk and Money: Inside the Wild World of Washington Dairy

Death, disfigurement, sexual harassment allegations, and a years-long labor dispute worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne Photography by Mike Kane

Women's Wellness

The Future of Healthcare Is Female

Ten reasons to be optimistic about women’s health in Washington state.

02/26/2019 By Madeline Ostrander Photography by Amber Fouts

Season Preview

Spring Arts 2019

The events to look for this March, April, and May—from stadium-size concerts to small (but significant!) art shows.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

From Book to Beat

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Gets Set to Music

On its 10th anniversary, the best-selling novel set in Chinatown–International District finds new life as a musical.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

24/7 Symphony

Octave 9 Is Another Symphonic World

Seattle Symphony's 24-hour Contemporary Music Marathon showcases new tech in a new performance space.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Season Preview

Spring Arts 2019

The events to look for this March, April, and May—from stadium-size concerts to small (but significant!) art shows.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Bernadette's Back

Maria Semple's Breakthrough Novel Comes to the Big Screen

Almost seven years after the release of Where'd You Go, Bernadette, the classic Seattle book is reimagined as a movie.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

King of Joy Finds Richard Chiem on Weird, Wobbly Ground

The local writer's first novel tells a surreal and lurid story—hippos, porn producers—with uneven results.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Season Preview

14 Seattle Events to Catch This Spring

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix in March, April, and May.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

Big Names

The Top Things to Do in Seattle Spring 2019

The Stones roll into town, Brandi Carlile follows her Grammy wins with an intimate show, and JB Smoove keeps you deftly amused.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

In the Key of Black

The Black Tones' First Album Is Finally Coming

This spring, eight years after forming, the brother and sister rock duo release their first full album.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne

The Sporting Life

Meet Washington's Most Promising Basketball Star

Rainier Beach High junior MarJon Beauchamp can ball with the best of them. And he's leading his talent-packed team—now district champs—to a state title.

02/19/2019 By Rosin Saez

Best of the City

Cover Story

New Adventures in the Historic Chinatown–International District

Shop, slurp noodles, and take in the story of Seattle’s most singular neighborhood.

02/26/2019 Edited by Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger Illustrations by Junichi Tsuneoka

Eat & Drink

Recommendations

Grab a Drink at These Go-To Seattle Brewpubs

Raise a glass and have a bite at these destinations that make both food and beer in house.

02/26/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Dining Guide

13 Restaurants in Little Saigon You Can't Miss

Where to find steaming pho, housemade banh mi, even Taiwanese-style desserts.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion With Rosin Saez

Next in Line

The Next Generation Puts Its Spin on Iconic C–ID Businesses

At Pho Bac and Uwajimaya, a new generation of business owners carry on their families’ legacies.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Dining Guide

4 Japantown Restaurants You Need to Know About

A verifiable sushi destination, this neighborhood's also home to fried snacks and weekend ramen.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion With Rosin Saez

Comfort Food

One Cook’s Love Affair with Chinatown–International District

Congee with his son. Crab with Tom Douglas. For Herschell Taghap, the C–ID means comfort.

02/26/2019 By Herschell Taghap

Dining Guide

The Best Restaurants in Chinatown Right Now

From dim sum to hot pot to late night comfort food.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Side Dish

Tock Adds Extra Risk—and Reward—to Dinner

The online reservation platform has changed the way some Seattle restaurants are booking dinner guests.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

The Meat Goes on at the New Salumi

How new owners and a new space recast Seattle’s mainstay Italian deli.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

News Feed

Seattle Restaurant News March 2019

This month: gluten-free bliss, a home for kushikatsu, and sake for days.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Taste Trend

Cairnspring Mills Is the Missing Link to Better Bread

A new mill brings the Skagit Valley grain revolution into kitchens large and small.

02/26/2019 By Rebekah Denn

Behind the Scenes

Flour Powered: A Cairnspring Mills Pit Stop

Let's get this bread.

02/26/2019 By Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

The District

Seattle's storied C–ID, and its reinvention.

02/26/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Health & Wellness

Women's Wellness

The Future of Healthcare Is Female

Ten reasons to be optimistic about women’s health in Washington state.

02/26/2019 By Madeline Ostrander Photography by Amber Fouts

Dirt After Death

Human Composting Offers a Green New Way to Die

Like cremation but in a box of dirt, the new process could soon be legal in Washington.

02/07/2019 By Allison Williams

News & City Life

Explainer

How the University of Washington Plans to Grow in the Next Decade

Between now and 2028, the campus anticipates expanding beyond its means.

02/26/2019 By Aly Brady

Neighborhood in Flux

Little Saigon Is at a Literal and Figurative Crossroads

New housing developments are bringing a flood of residents to the neighborhood.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Presently Preserved

Kobo at Higo Marries Modern-Day Japantown with Its Past

Binko Chiong-Bisbee and John Bisbee reimagined the landmark Higo Variety Store as an art gallery and shop.

02/26/2019 By Rosin Saez

The Future, Illuminated

A Reimagined Louisa Hotel Heralds a New Era in Chinatown

The Woo siblings honor their father's legacy by turning the long-vacant building into apartments.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Feature

Land of Milk and Money: Inside the Wild World of Washington Dairy

Death, disfigurement, sexual harassment allegations, and a years-long labor dispute worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster.

02/26/2019 By Stefan Milne Photography by Mike Kane

Seattle Lexicon

What to Call the District

In this neighborhood, even the name is complex.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle History

Chinatown–International District Is a Neighborhood of Activism

Brush up on the C–ID's famous faces and names.

02/26/2019 By Allison Williams

Where to Explore

The Wing Luke Is a Museum Without Walls

And it considers its neighborhood one big exhibit.

02/26/2019 By Allison Williams

Quote Unquote

Kevin Ninh Is a Spirit Guide for Kids Struggling with Identity

"To be flawless isn’t the absence of flaws. It’s having those flaws, but not listening to society’s social norms and standards."

02/26/2019 By Jessica Voelker

Newsmakers

Perfect Party March 2019

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

02/26/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens March 2019

Each month we choose a photo from Seattle’s Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online. (Tag #seattlemet in your posts for a chance to be...

02/26/2019

Shade Index

7 Signs It's Spring in Seattle

Witness our native fauna as they emerge from winter.

02/26/2019 By Mac Hubbard

The Silent Treatment

How Does Jenny Durkan Compare to Past Mayors When it Comes to Public Disclosure?

A new executive, a new administration—same transparency problems?

02/26/2019 By Hayat Norimine

Snap Judgment

Should Jay Inslee Run for President?

Fundraising efforts have speculations flying: Could the so-called green governor become the green president?

02/06/2019 By Emma Scher

Style & Shopping

Cool & Collectible

5 Places to Shop in Chinatown–International District

Vital neighborhood stores both old and new.

02/26/2019 By Rosin Saez

Elements of Style

Seattle Potters Spin Stylish Ceramics

How do today’s ceramists update one of the world’s most ancient crafts?

02/26/2019 By Rosin Saez