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Getaways

27 Perfect Day Trips from Seattle

Explore the wonderful, nearby corners of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle will be here when you get back.

09/15/2016 By Allison Williams

Top Stories

Feature

Shiro Across the Sea

Fifty years ago, a young Japanese chef landed in Seattle and taught us the ways of Edomae sushi. Now with his third restaurant, Shiro Kashiba is doing it again.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Style

Fall Fashion 2016: Twin Peeks

Classic, mysterious, and devastatingly chic. Inspired by the upcoming 25th reunion of ‘Twin Peaks,’ we envision autumn as dark and devious.

09/19/2016 Styled by Colleen Williams Edited by Jane Sherman

Feature

The Top 100 Washington Wines of 2016

It's a tremendous time to be a Washington wine drinker.

09/20/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: October 2016

Nick Offerman takes us inside his wood shop, Mario Batali whets our appetites, and Nosferatu delivers Halloween frights.

09/27/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Explainer

Should You Go to GeekGirlCon?

A helpful flowchart for the event that runs October 8 & 9.

09/21/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Sound Off

Hey, Let’s Stop Rooting for the Thunder to Fail

It's not a good look.

09/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Devastating Injuries Have Kept the Dangers of High School Football in the Spotlight

A year after two high schoolers suffered devastating injuries playing the game, is it any safer?

09/16/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Best of the City

Feature

The Top 100 Washington Wines of 2016

It's a tremendous time to be a Washington wine drinker.

09/20/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Getaways

27 Perfect Day Trips from Seattle

Explore the wonderful, nearby corners of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle will be here when you get back.

09/15/2016 By Allison Williams

Eat & Drink

Washington Wine 2016

6 Winemakers to Watch

These Washingtonians are responsible for some of the best wines our state has to offer. Keep an eye on them, their wineries, and their future vintages.

09/29/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: October 2016

This month’s favorites: Sandwiches! From Nordic smoked lamb to flatbread that draws a crowd.

09/27/2016 By Kathryn Robinson and Allecia Vermillion

Lunch Literate

A Tour of Seattle's New Bookstore Cafes

We know what restaurants do for bookstores. But what can bookstores do for restaurants? We visit Raconteur, Little Oddfellows, and Ada's Technical Books in pursuit of an answer.

09/27/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Habitat

How to Build a Home Bar

Celebrate the sauce with a deluxe cocktail corner or a well-stocked bar cart.

09/27/2016 By Darren Davis

Washington Wine 2016

Top Cabernet Sauvignon

No surprise—our most planted and most produced grape variety produces an abundance of top wines.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Washington's Best White Wines

Reds aren't our only stars.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Bordeaux-Style Blends

No disrespect to France, but this traditional blend—mostly based on cabernet sauvignon and merlot—has become a local signature.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Merlot

Sometimes this grape gets a bad rap, but Washington makes merlot as well as any area of the world.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Best of the Best: The Top 10 Washington Wines of 2016

The best of the hundreds of wines tasted this year.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Syrah

Is syrah Washington’s greatest grape variety? These wines make a compelling argument.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Top Red Blends

These wines are far more than the sum of their parts.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Best Value Wines

These bottles are $30 and under but deliver luxe-level flavor.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Washington Wine 2016

Methodology

How Sean did it.

09/21/2016 By Seattle Met Staff

Washington Wine 2016

Wines with a Sense of Place

At its best, wine not only delivers hedonistic enjoyment, it also conveys the essence of the land that produced it. Here are 10 wines that do just that.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Review

Stateside's New Sibling Cocktail Bar Is a Dark Den of Marvelous

Foreign National brings clever cocktails and subtropical bar snacks to Pike/Pine.

09/21/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Washington Wine 2016

The Wild West

It’s an era of major exploration in both variety and place. Here are some of the latest standouts from the winemaking frontier.

09/21/2016 By Sean P. Sullivan

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Return to the Double R

Rediscovering Twin Peaks in North Bend.

09/15/2016 By James Ross Gardner

News & City Life

Questions Answered

Natasha Marin Is a Hope-Touting Troll Slayer

And her site, Reparations.me, is connecting those in need with those who need to help.

09/21/2016 By Jessica Voelker

Open Letter

An Open Letter to Washington's Attorney General, Who Is Suing Comcast

We live to underserve you.

09/20/2016

Quote Unquote

“I Want to Take a Risk and Make It Crazy and Hope It Holds Together”

Maria Semple won’t hold your hand through her latest book, ‘Today Will Be Different.’

09/19/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Feature

Shiro Across the Sea

Fifty years ago, a young Japanese chef landed in Seattle and taught us the ways of Edomae sushi. Now with his third restaurant, Shiro Kashiba is doing it again.

09/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Back Fence

Light Rail Is Remaking Seattle. But into What?

Seattle, famously tortured by growth, may be starting to grasp connection. But there are swerves in our learning curve.

09/14/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Laissez F'Airbnb

Is AirBnb Making Matters Worse For Affordable Housing?

The city council wants to regulate Airbnb more aggressively. A real affordable housing solution—or just real political theater?

09/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Style & Shopping

Style

Fall Fashion 2016: Twin Peeks

Classic, mysterious, and devastatingly chic. Inspired by the upcoming 25th reunion of ‘Twin Peaks,’ we envision autumn as dark and devious.

09/19/2016 Styled by Colleen Williams Edited by Jane Sherman

How We Got Those Shots

Fall Fashion 2016 – Behind the Scenes

Video by Lou Daprile

09/19/2016 By Jane Sherman

Travel & Outdoors

How I Got Here

How a Former Recording Studio Tech Shifted Gears to Design the Perfect Seattle Bike

"It's important to downplay the preciousness of a handmade product."

09/21/2016 By Darren Davis

Day Trips

A Full Day in Olympia

Just an hour's drive south, spend a day in Washington's capital city tasting moonshine, touring government buildings, and shooting guns—not necessarily in that order.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

20 Northwest Day Trips to Make the Most of Fall

Fall foliage, haunted parks, enchanted islands, unforgettable museums—all less than two hours from Seattle.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

A Full Day in Port Townsend

Washington state’s quaint Victorian seaport is less than two hours from Seattle—and that includes the lazy ferry ride.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams

Day Trips

A Full Day in Tacoma

Parasailing, classic cars, historic boats, and a bevy of eclectic bars and restaurants dot our neighbor city to the south.

09/19/2016 By Allison Williams