COVERT CULTURE

Hidden Seattle

Secret bars, underground bookstores, lost time capsules: There’s so much more to Seattle than meets the eye.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Top Stories

Where to Live Now

The Top 25 Neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 Edition

From Greenwood to Beacon Hill, here are the places Seattleites want to live most.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Darren Davis

Feature

Ricardo Rios Is an American Dreamer

In 1991, his parents carried him across the U.S. border at four months old. Now, as he awaits a permanent solution, Ricardo Rios fears expulsion from the only country he’s ever known. 

02/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Amazon's Wandering Eye

What Does HQ2 Mean for Seattle?

Amazon is being wooed by cities across the country, and it’s giving us a case of Boeing deja vu.

02/14/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Dark Horse Dancer

After Years Orbiting the Spotlight, Choreographer Kim Lusk Prepares for Her First Full-Length Show

“When she’s creating a performance, she knows it’s completed by and with the people watching.”

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

SHade Index

Rejected Characters from the Grey’s Anatomy Spin-Off

The show that chronicled a fictional Seattle hospital’s high-stakes surgeries and breakroom hookups debuts a firefighter-based offshoot, Station 19, on March 22. Here are a few TV tropes that didn’t make the cut.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Hidden Seattle

These Shops and Restaurants Are Out of Sight—Literally

Look up. Or beneath your feet—maybe down that alley? These bars, boutiques, and arts spaces aren’t immediately visible from the street.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Major League Malaise

The Mariners Have the Longest Playoff Drought Across All Professional Sports in the U.S.

Seattle fans should own it with pride.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Met Picks

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: Spring 2018

A guide to getting your arts and culture fix, be it a packed Pink show at KeyArena or a new take on Macbeth at Seattle Rep.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Convention Reinvention

What's New at Emerald City ComicCon 2018? Lawsuits, Wig Sales, and Doc Brown’s DeLorean

The convention returns for its 16th year of unabashed fandom.

02/27/2018 By Rosin Saez

Eat & Drink

Editor's Picks

What We're Eating Now: March 2018

This month’s favorites: brilliant butterball potatoes, spicy gluten-free wings, and coffee with salted-cheese milk.

03/01/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff

Right on 'cue

Seattle Barbecue: Actually Kind of a Thing

Northwest barbecue may not be a style, per se, but some newcomers are at least giving it a persona.

02/28/2018 By Rosin Saez

Password Affected

Are We Done With Speakeasy-Style Bars Yet? (Never.)

But things have certainly changed since Seattle's speakeasy heyday.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Hidden Seattle

Why Some of the Town's Best Burgers Don't Show Up On the Menu

Burger? What burger?

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants On Capitol Hill Right Now

In one of the city’s most prolific dining neighborhoods there’s no shortage of excellent meals.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Review

Inside Kamonegi, Fremont's House of Handmade Soba Noodles

Chef Mutsuko Soma is an artist in the most serious sense. Her restaurant, Kamonegi, however, is a lot of fun.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

From the Editor

Central District Casting

The sweat and lofty dreams behind every home move.

02/27/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Health & Wellness

Fists of Fury

Self-Defense Classes Work. Where Do They Fit in the Age of #MeToo?

Studies—and two very tough Seattle women—have proven that martial-arts-based self-defense moves are effective.

02/27/2018 By Karin Vandraiss Videography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Home & Real Estate

Nonstarter Home

Seattle Is Still a Seller’s Market. But Who Can Afford to Buy?

We've so been here before.

02/27/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Top Neighborhoods 2018

Seattle Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Here’s what a hot real estate market looks like, including our top 25 neighborhoods and beyond.

02/27/2018 By Darren Davis

Where to Live Now

The Top 25 Neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 Edition

From Greenwood to Beacon Hill, here are the places Seattleites want to live most.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Darren Davis

News & City Life

COVERT CULTURE

Hidden Seattle

Secret bars, underground bookstores, lost time capsules: There’s so much more to Seattle than meets the eye.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens: March 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 featured!)

02/27/2018

Hidden Seattle

Little-Known Facts About Seattle Landmarks

You know the lore. Here are some more obscure tidbits about our best-known icons.

02/27/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

The Great History Heist

Does the Seattle Underground Tour Bury the Real Story?

Pioneer Square's most famous tour tells saucy tales of our early days—but some worry its history is a little one-dimensional.

02/27/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Hidden Seattle

The Case of Capitol Hill's Mystery Soda Machine

And more tales of things hiding in plain sight.

02/27/2018 By Allison Williams and Hayat Norimine

Snap Judgment

How Should Washington Spend Its Volkswagen Settlement Money?

The automaker owes the state $112.7 million for violating the Clean Air Act with cars that cheated emissions tests. While the Department of Ecology sketches a spending plan, locals weigh in on what we should buy.

02/27/2018 Photography by Trevor Keaton Pogue

Feature

Ricardo Rios Is an American Dreamer

In 1991, his parents carried him across the U.S. border at four months old. Now, as he awaits a permanent solution, Ricardo Rios fears expulsion from the only country he’s ever known. 

02/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Amazon's Wandering Eye

What Does HQ2 Mean for Seattle?

Amazon is being wooed by cities across the country, and it’s giving us a case of Boeing deja vu.

02/14/2018 By Ciara O'Rourke

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Meet Femail, a Fashion Operation Powered by the Postal Service

Two women. A long-distance friendship. What could possibly go right?

02/27/2018 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

The True Tale of the Oregon Trail

We think we know the whole story. But the pioneers who traveled the Oregon Trail to settle Washington faced more than just snake bites and dysentery.

02/27/2018 By Allison Williams