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Inauguration 2017

Hope and Resistance in Seattle

We might not all be happy with who’s running the country for the next four years. But those years don’t have to be hopeless.

01/19/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Top Stories

Best of the City

Seattle’s Best Italian Food

It's about way more than pasta.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion With Rosin Saez

Guide to Giving

20 Great Nonprofits to Give to in 2017 and Beyond

In no particular order, 20 local and regional groups helping those who the new presidential administration promised policies may hurt.

01/19/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Habitat

Step into Stefan and Jennifer Frei’s Modern South Lake Union Loft

The Sounders goaltender and hero of the MLS Cup tours his minimalist digs.

01/26/2017 By Darren Davis

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Hot Take

Can David Duchovny Solve Seattle's Mysteries?

Hopefully the ‘X-Files’ star will tackle these cases when he comes to town in February to play a concert with his band.

02/09/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

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

‘Let the Right One In’ aims for the jugular, Dude York packs a pop rock punch, and Sarah Silverman goes as blue as she wants.

01/30/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Questions Answered

Champion Curler Brady Clark Has His Sights on the 2018 Olympics

This February, the 39-year-old from Lynnwood competes in the USA Curling National Championship in Everett, a stepping stone toward the 2018 Winter Games.

01/23/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Film

Washington Film Has One Last Chance to Save Itself

With a major tax credit about to expire, the industry has its back against the wall.

01/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

hope and resistance

Stay Inspired in 2017 with These Local Anthems

With a new POTUS comes a new soundtrack. Stream the playlist today.

01/19/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Dance

Spectrum Dance Theater Is Resisting Too—Artfully

The three works of the 2017 Spectrum season don’t pull any punches when it comes to hot-button issues.

01/19/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Best of the City

Best of the City

Seattle’s Best Italian Food

It's about way more than pasta.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion With Rosin Saez

Eat & Drink

Amaro Amore

5 Creative Amaro Cocktails You Should Try

Seattle bartenders love to experiment with Italy’s signature herbal liqueur.

01/26/2017 By Stefan Milne

Best Italian Food

The Seattle Italian Dining Matrix

A handy let's-go-out-for-Italian reference guide, from modern interpretations to Grandma's cannelloni.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Inspiration Abroad

Italy Has a Unique Sway Over American Chefs

Here, three of our most prominent restaurateurs talk about how our favorite boot-shaped peninsula influenced their cooking.

01/26/2017 By Rosin Saez

Best Italian Food

Carmine Smeraldo’s Rising Sons

After the local legend behind Il Terrazzo Carmine passed away, his young offspring suddenly shouldered the city’s most luxurious legacy of Italian dining.

01/26/2017 By Darren Davis

2,000 Pounds of Cure

Salumi Preserves Pork, Yes—But Also Italian Tradition

"Quality control and preserving tradition are two different ways of saying the same thing."

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best Italian Food

Mike Easton's Guide to Pasta

The chef behind Pioneer Square pasta temple Il Corvo breaks pasta into four categories—handmade, extruded, laminated, and stuffed.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Best Italian Food

Seattle's New World of Pizza

The city's newest pies draw inspiration from Italy and beyond. Far beyond.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Best Italian Food

Meet Seattle’s Italian Forebears

Italian immigrants (and their offspring) gave our town everything from power dining to world jerky dominance

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Amanda Mocci

Best Italian Food

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

A night at Bizarro Italian Cafe and the unending allure of the neighborhood restaurant.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

The Best New Italian Restaurants in Seattle Right Now

Simple. Seasonal. Grown close by. Italian cooking ethos has an awful lot to do with how we do things in the Northwest—and these restaurants prove it.

01/26/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: February 2017

This month’s favorites: bulgogi-stuffed banh mi, mind-blowing biscuits, and a cappuccino made with Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

01/24/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson

Trend

With Natural Wine, Each Bottle Has Its Own Personality

For the growing number of Seattle restaurants that embrace this winemaking style, that’s exactly the point.

01/23/2017 By Stefan Milne

Restaurants

Review: FlintCreek's Got Game

Even the offbeat meats taste great at Greenwood’s newest destination.

01/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

How to Read This Issue

And how we, as a city, can take action.

01/23/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

Step into Stefan and Jennifer Frei’s Modern South Lake Union Loft

The Sounders goaltender and hero of the MLS Cup tours his minimalist digs.

01/26/2017 By Darren Davis

News & City Life

Snap Judgment

Would Breaching Dams on the Snake River Save Local Orcas?

Scientists at Friday Harbor’s Center for Whale Research say local orcas are starving and that the solution is to boost salmon runs by breaching four dams along the Lower Snake River. Junk science or a damn fine idea?

01/27/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

Loud and Proud: Girls Ellington Project Gives Voice to the Disenfranchised

Is this the year JazzEd’s all-girl band performs at Lincoln Center?

01/23/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Quote Unquote

Sandy Restrepo Fights for the Undocumented

And the Burien-based attorney is ready to lead an immigration revolution.

01/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Power LInes

Are High Rents Putting Artists in Danger?

Why the deadly fire in Oakland worries the Seattle arts scene.

01/23/2017 By Josh Feit

Open Letter

To Kim Jong-un, Who Could Apparently Blow Us Up

Come at us bro.

01/23/2017

Religion

Building Seattle's First Mosque Required Faith, Luck, and Boeing

The many miracles of the Idriss Mosque.

01/23/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Inauguration 2017

Sally Jewell Has Left the Building

Obama’s Secretary of the Interior is returning to Seattle. We asked her where that leaves America’s public lands.

01/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Inauguration 2017

Hope and Resistance in Seattle

We might not all be happy with who’s running the country for the next four years. But those years don’t have to be hopeless.

01/19/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Hope and Resistance

The Syllabus We Need in Trump's America

Education comes in a lot of forms: historical context, contemporary truths, knowledge of self. And chances are, we’ll need a little of all three to survive our new postfact reality. Here’s where to start.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Civil Discourse

There Are Trump Voters in Washington. Go Talk to Them.

“Listen to understand—not to respond.”

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Environment

The Northwest Is Now "The Thin Green Line" of Blocking Coal Exports

Our local policies in Washington have global environmental impact.

01/19/2017 By Allison Williams

Cities

From Mayor Ed Murray: Seattle’s Way in the Era of Donald Trump

Our city needs to keep leading the way.

01/19/2017 By Ed Murray

Washington to DC

Our Voice in Congress Is Powered by 4 Female Legislators

Here's why they're Donald Trump's worst nightmare.

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Cannabis Chronicles

Is Legal Weed In Jeopardy?

Chances are, Uncle Sam won’t be coming for your stash during Trump’s first 100 days. But the local cannabis industry is, like much of the country, holding its breath.

01/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Silver Linings

Planned Parenthood Is Back on Defense. Just the Way They Like It.

The local CEO is ready for the fight over reproductive health services.

01/19/2017 By Allison Williams

Cities

Why Donald Trump Could Never Run This Town

(It's not just because he wouldn't get our vote.)

01/19/2017 By Josh Feit

Hope and Resistance

Our Sanctuary City Status Is More Than Just Talk

A 13-year-old ordinance is the basis for this designation—and it's how we welcome immigrants and refugees to Seattle, officially.

01/19/2017 By Madeline Ostrander

Quote Unquote

Our Fellow Americans, In Their Own Words

Each of these brave Seattleites make us even more proud to call this city home.

01/19/2017 By Matthew Halverson

Guide to Giving

20 Great Nonprofits to Give to in 2017 and Beyond

In no particular order, 20 local and regional groups helping those who the new presidential administration promised policies may hurt.

01/19/2017 By Kathryn Robinson

Past in Present

We’ve Seen What Happens When an Ethnic Group Is Seized by Executive Order

It was in 1942, when Japanese citizens in the Seattle area were sent to internment camps.

01/19/2017 By Madeline Ostrander

Explainer

How to Make Sense of King County's New Restaurant Health Ratings

In January 2017—after two years of research that included meetings with the public, restaurateurs, and food safety experts—King County Public Health began posting health scores in restaurant windows. Here’s everything you need to decode the ratings.

01/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Travel & Outdoors

Weekend Pass

Make an Escape to Canada—Even If It's Just for the Weekend

The whole world is right across the border—oh, along with a brand new, unmentionable tower.

01/23/2017 By Allison Williams