Destination Dinner

Washington’s Best Ferry Feasts

Make a reservation (for your table, but probably also the boat) and set sail for some incredible meals.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, James Ross Gardner, Rosin Saez, and Allison Williams

Top Stories

Citizen Maru

The Making of an Activist

Maru Mora-Villalpando, undocumented in the U.S. for more than 20 years, has protested against ICE since practically the moment it was created. Did the agency single out one of its most vocal critics?

08/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Autumn Happenings

Fall Arts 2018

The symphony and ballet return. Your brain can now play music (really). There's a lot going on this season, is what we're saying. Here's your plan for arts events in September, October, and November.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Artist Interview

In His Frye Museum Installation, Quenton Baker Finds Lost Voices

The Seattle poet retells the story of a slave ship revolt through erasure poems.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Book Review

Patrick deWitt's New Novel Pokes Playfully at High Society

And a wine loving doctor, clairvoyant, and potentially possessed cat make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Autumn Preview

35 Events to Catch This Fall

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix this season.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Big Names

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle Fall 2018

Jay and Bey love stadiums, Seattle Rep puts on a Hamilton predecessor, and Angel Olsen flies solo.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Welcome Lit

Hugo House Returns to Capitol Hill

Two years after the destruction of its eponymous home, the writing center reopens in its new mixed-use building. Can arts and astronomical rent coexist?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Autumn Happenings

Fall Arts 2018

The symphony and ballet return. Your brain can now play music (really). There's a lot going on this season, is what we're saying. Here's your plan for arts events in September, October, and November.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

The Sporting Life

Pigskin and Politics

When the season starts this month, the Seahawks will be a different, possibly less vocal team. Can we still love them?

08/14/2018 By Tricia Romano

Eat & Drink

Cover Story

Dinner at the End of the Land

Seattle’s roiling restaurant climate is driving ambitious chefs farther afield. Maybe that’s why some of the best meals in the state now happen way out of town at places like Ælder, Ursa Minor, and Finistère.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Whidbey Island

Saltwater Is All About Seafood

Towers of shrimp, crab, and oysters await at Prima Bistro's new sibling restaurant.

08/14/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Destination: Vashon Island

Bramble House Makes Comfort Exciting

Lia Lira's seasonal fare is at once homey and surprising—and only a 20-minute ferry ride away.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Orcas Island

Diametric Dinners at Hogstone and Ælder

From alfresco pizza to lengthy tasting menus, Jay Blackinton finds balance in two unlikely companion restaurants.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Bainbridge Island

The Accessible Magic of Hitchcock and Bruciato

Whether it's sublime charcuterie or Neapolitan pizza, chef Brendan McGill puts comfort first.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Bremerton

A Food Scene Rises in Manette

Craft beer, flaky croissants, and seasonal fare—these three restaurants are worth the hour-long journey.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez

Destination: Lopez Island

Locavore Goes Hardcore at Ursa Minor

Nick Coffey hews to strict limitations in the kitchen, but his dishes look like art—and taste just as inspired.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: Port Townsend

Finistère Celebrates Each Season with Pasta

From mussels to oyster mushrooms, Canlis alum Deborah Taylor puts the Olympic Peninsula on full display.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination: San Juan Island

Brunch Means Bibimbap at Friday Harbor House

Come for the seasonal fare and Korean fusion, stay for the revamped patio.

08/14/2018 By Allison Williams

Destination: Lummi Island

Willows Inn: The One That Started It All

Blaine Wetzel transformed a sleepy bed and breakfast into an international fine dining destination.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Destination Dinner

Washington’s Best Ferry Feasts

Make a reservation (for your table, but probably also the boat) and set sail for some incredible meals.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion, James Ross Gardner, Rosin Saez, and Allison Williams

Recommendations

The Mighty, Meaty Steak Houses of Seattle

Temples of beef that age, grill, and sear meat into dining divinity.

08/14/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Review

Ethan Stowell Goes Big with Cortina and Super Bueno

Opened barely a week apart, these stylish new spots are two very different evolutions for one very prominent restaurateur.

08/14/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Eat Here Now

What We're Eating Now September 2018

This month’s favorites: A world of new street food, from Southern soul to sourdough.

08/14/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

News Feed

Seattle Restaurant News September 2018

This month: cider, oysters, and ramen.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez

Keeping Up With the Scandinavians

Freya and Skål Keep Ballard’s Nordic Roots Alive

Two new establishments—a beer hall and a cafe—exalt Ballard’s Northern European heritage.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez

Shade Index

7 More Reasons Why Dining by Ferry Rules

Who knew taking public transit to dinner could be so magical?

08/14/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

An Island Mystery on Lopez

The lure of our local archipelago is strong.

08/14/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Design Kids' Rooms

There’s a long time between the crib and college.

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

News & City Life

Citizen Maru

The Making of an Activist

Maru Mora-Villalpando, undocumented in the U.S. for more than 20 years, has protested against ICE since practically the moment it was created. Did the agency single out one of its most vocal critics?

08/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Explainer

How to Cope with Labor Day Traffic

Thanks to a growing population and booming economy, Seattle has some of the worst traffic in the country. So it’s no surprise that drivers have more to fear than the “usual” rush hour come Labor Day weekend. Brace yourself for the gridlock.

08/14/2018 By Jaime Archer

Famous Faces

Perfect Party September 2018

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

08/14/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens September 2018

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...

08/14/2018

Breaking Lenses

A Behind the Scenes Look at Cheryl Ingram's Portrait

See how we used a chocolate box (yes, really) to get the final shot.

08/14/2018 By Jane Sherman

Legislative Lexicon

Bikes Get Stolen. Seattle’s Bike Community Strikes Back.

How victims of rampant theft are being reunited with their long-lost rides.

08/14/2018 By Allison Williams

Cup Monster

Starbucks Has a Garbage Problem

Starbucks distributes six billion cups a year. Many end up in landfills. Protesters are pissed. What’s a coffee giant to do?

08/14/2018 By Stefan Milne

Snap Judgment

Should Seattle City Light Raise Electricity Rates?

The utility’s new plan hikes up rates by 30 percent over the next six years.

08/14/2018 By Landon Groves

Quote Unquote

Cheryl Ingram Brings Diversity Training to the Modern Workplace

“You definitely have an issue with your culture if everybody in it looks like you.”

08/14/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Kathy Hattori Gets Technical with Natural Dyes

Dyeing seems like romantic hippie craft, but the Botanical Colors founder proves it's exacting too.

08/14/2018 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Hipster Lodging

Local Hotels Have Personality in Order

Taking a local overnight got a lot more interesting.

08/14/2018 By Allison Williams