Hidden Seattle

Hidden Seattle  

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

On the Town

Met Picks January 2014

The top things to see or do in January.

01/06/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

Best of the City

Hidden Seattle

What you see isn’t what you get in this town. Some of the city’s best sights and eats aren’t easy to find, and some of the coolest jobs are done by people you’ll never meet. But that’s okay—we did all the digging.

01/02/2014 By Seattle Met Staff

Player's Club

Scene in Seattle: Board Games at Raygun Lounge

A night at a game mecca

01/02/2014 By Allison Williams

Passing Through

Charlie Murphy Was Born Funny

The natural-born storyteller brings his Acid Trip comedy tour through Seattle to ask what we think is normal.

12/13/2013 By Ariana Dawes

Eat & Drink


Name the Reclaimed Item in These Seattle Restaurants

Salvaged building materials are to Seattle restaurant walls as seasonal produce is to Seattle menus—like the wooden angel rescued from a French chapel during World War II that hovers over Altura, or the tentacled chandelier spreading over the oyster bar.

01/02/2014 By Allecia Vermillion


News Feed: January

Dining dispatches from around the city.

01/02/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Dining Out

Le Petit Cochon Gets Piggy in Fremont

Chef Derek Ronspies goes whole hog to deliver adventures in snout-to-tail dining.

01/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Hiding in Plain Sight

Seattle's best-kept secrets are not always so secret.

01/02/2014 By Katherine Koberg

Health & Wellness


Ask a Top Dentist

The Top 11 Dental Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask


Home & Real Estate


Extreme Makeover: Kitchen Edition

Custom cabinets and vintage-inspired details give an outdated Laurelhurst kitchen new life.

01/02/2014 By Angela Cabotaje




Letters to Seattle Met


News & City Life


The Cartoon Network

After a year of heartache, loss, and financial struggle, Fantagraphics asked its fans for a miracle.

01/02/2014 By James Ross Gardner


Perfect Party

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



Washington’s Mad Cow Scare, 10 Years Later

Inside the hysteria that gripped the country in December 2003 when the country’s first infected cow was found in the Yakima Valley.

01/02/2014 By Matthew Halverson


One-Sentence Stories January 2014

A (really) brief recap of the news you might have missed.

01/02/2014 By Zosha Millman

Urban Renewal

The Bell Street Park Project Proves Sharing the Road Can Be Fun

Between First and Second Avenues, cars and pedestrians mingle. And everyone gets along.

01/02/2014 By Josh Feit


2014 Will Be the Year of the Gun in Washington State

With two dueling gun control initiatives on this November’s ballot, 2014 is shaping up to be a statewide firefight over firearms.

01/02/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

Gray Like Me

Apparently, it’s a big damn deal to let your hair go gray. Who knew.

01/02/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Political Agendas

Ed Murray's To-Do List

Nine civic leaders, policy wonks, and activists share their priorities for the new mayor of Seattle.


Quote Unquote

Model Railroader Al Lowe Lives on Little Rails

The train enthusiast and former video game designer will bring his engines and the mini-worlds they run through to the 40th Annual Model Railroad Show in January 2014.

01/02/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Style & Shopping


2014 Style Resolutions

25 Seattle designers, stylists, artists, and other well-dressed personalities are thinking about style for coming year.

12/17/2013 Edited by Laura Cassidy Illustrations by Lauren Mortimer

Travel & Outdoors

Weekend Pass

The McMenamin Experience

Two Portland brothers turned an affection for pubs into a sprawling hospitality empire. Plus: our favorite McMenamin hotels.

01/02/2014 By Allison Williams

Web Exclusives


More Seattle Style Resolutions 2014

What and who your favorite Seattle designers, stylists, artists, and other well-dressed personalities will be wearing in 2014.

12/17/2013 Edited by Laura Cassidy