Cover Story

15 Picture-Perfect Road Trips

Even when it’s not what you expect, Pacific Northwest highways lead to vacation perfection.

09/11/2018 Edited by Allison Williams By Stefan Milne, Hayat Norimine, and Allecia Vermillion

Top Stories

Feature

A Dog Walks into a Grocery Store

A new state law means stiff fines for anyone who falsely claims their canine is a service animal. That hasn’t made entering a restaurant, grocer, or airplane any less confusing.

09/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine Illustrations by Rami Niemi

Oeno Files

The Best of Washington Wine 2018

These compelling bottles are proof we’re in the golden age of Washington wine.

09/11/2018 By Sean P. Sullivan

Style

Fall Fashion 2018: Arrival Time

As autumn breezes blow in like a locomotive, we pull on plaids and peeks of color, firmly disembarking into fall.

09/11/2018 Edited by Rosin Saez Photography by Brandon Hill With Jane Sherman

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Monthly Planner

15 Events to Catch This October

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

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Top Five

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle October 2018

Adolescent yearning rocks the Showbox, BAM glows, and Bowie goes Brazilian.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Two In One

What the Heck Is Duffleboard?

A hybrid, locally hatched invention revives an analog approach to fun and games.

09/11/2018 By Rosin Saez

Light Moves

Artist Maja Petric Creates a Cosmos at MadArt Studio

A satellite to the Borealis festival, the MadArt Studio installation explores connection in many forms.

08/30/2018 By Stefan Milne

Eat & Drink

Happening Now

The Rise of SoDo Urbanworks

How an old industrial park reimagined how Seattle drinks wine.

09/11/2018 By Sean P. Sullivan

Culinary Tomes

Seattle's New Fall Cookbooks

We live in uncertain, performative, but ultimately tasty times—as evidenced by these new food tomes from local authors.

09/11/2018 By Rebekah Denn

Wine Warden

How Sean Chose the Most Exciting Washington Wines

The methodology for this year's tasting.

09/11/2018

Walla Walla Dispatch

Wine, Rocks, and Christophe Baron’s Revolution

Syrah from the Rocks District holds the region in thrall. And the man who launched this movement wants nothing to do with it.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Fine Wine(makers)

Meet the Tastemakers Influencing the Washington Wine Scene

Three consummate pros, from ascendant to old guard.

09/11/2018 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best of Washington Wine

The 30 Most Exciting Wines in Washington

These bottles include debuts, risk takers, or creations that simply deliver astounding quality or value. Best of all, most are obtainable.

09/11/2018 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

The Best of Washington Wine 2018

These compelling bottles are proof we’re in the golden age of Washington wine.

09/11/2018 By Sean P. Sullivan

Review

Wa’z Explores the Quiet Art of Kaiseki

The Belltown restaurant’s eight-course menus are the understatement of the year.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Recommendations

Don't Wait to Dine at These 12 Classic Seattle Restaurants

Iconic spots that serve nothing but the hits.

09/11/2018 Edited by Rosin Saez

News Feed

Seattle Restaurant News October 2018

This month: a beefy bash, award-winning tiki, and pumpkin ale.

09/11/2018 By Rosin Saez

Eat Here Now

What We're Eating Now October 2018

This month's favorites: sweet and savory crepes, pastrami pizza, and Thai noodles.

09/11/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff and Sean P. Sullivan

Shade Index

Washington’s Least Impressive Wines

Cellar these in the nearest recycling bin.

09/11/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

The Road Less Visible

We made the October issue with smoke in our eyes.

09/11/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Pull Off an Open Floor Plan

Some tips to consider before you grab the sledgehammer.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

News & City Life

Feature

A Dog Walks into a Grocery Store

A new state law means stiff fines for anyone who falsely claims their canine is a service animal. That hasn’t made entering a restaurant, grocer, or airplane any less confusing.

09/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine Illustrations by Rami Niemi

Character Flaws

History’s Not a Facade

With the Showbox under threat, we look at how other such historic preservations have played out in the city.

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

Newsmakers

Perfect Party October 2018

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

09/11/2018 By Seattle Met Staff Illustrations by David Wilson

Your Best Shot

Reader's Lens October 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...

09/11/2018

Explainer

A Brief History of the Occult in Seattle

Maybe it’s the dreary weather. Maybe it’s our seedy history. One thing’s for sure: Seattle and the supernatural go way back.

09/11/2018 By Jaime Archer

Snap Judgment

Is the New Gun Storage Law Legal?

A state preemption law prevents cities from passing almost any legislation on guns—but does it apply to their storage?

09/11/2018 By Landon Groves

#NoFilter, No Glory

How Instagram Has Changed Outdoor Spaces

In the last few years, the app has affected the demand for—and safety in—the great outdoors.

09/11/2018 By Sydney Parker

Quote Unquote

Death Becomes Jeff Jorgenson

The funeral director looks death in the face—and suggests we do the same.

09/11/2018 By Jessica Voelker

Style & Shopping

Complicated Itinerary

Fall Fashion 2018: Behind the Scenes

Watch how we brought "Arrival Time" to life for this year's fall fashion feature.

09/11/2018 By Jane Sherman Videography by Peter Hanson

Style

Fall Fashion 2018: Arrival Time

As autumn breezes blow in like a locomotive, we pull on plaids and peeks of color, firmly disembarking into fall.

09/11/2018 Edited by Rosin Saez Photography by Brandon Hill With Jane Sherman

Travel & Outdoors

How We Got That Shot

Road Trips 2018: Behind the Scenes

Watch how we brought #VanLife to life for our October cover story.

09/11/2018 Videography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Surpass Spotify

The Regional Radio Stations You Need to Know Before Hitting the Road

Rediscover the radio dial—it’s that thing above the USB port—by tuning into Northwest stations with local flavor.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Morel High Ground

How to Spend a Day Mushroom Hunting

Is there anything more quintessentially Pacific Northwest than foraging for fungi in the woods?

09/11/2018 By Stefan Milne

East Side Story

Spokane Boasts a Cultural History All Its Own

Washington's second largest city tempts visitors across the Cascades with breweries, street art, and reasonable prices.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Speedy Sightseeing

How to Take a Road Trip on a Time Crunch

These seven destinations are a mere two hours (or less!) from Seattle.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Shell Game

Lilliwaup Offers Getaway Vibes and Oyster Hunting

Yep, oyster tourism is a thing. Book a cabin, RV, or tent and head to the waters for briny bivalves.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Roadside Mishaps

What Could Go Wrong on Your Dream Road Trip?

When life derails a road trip, it just makes for a better story. But even then, we’ve got you covered.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Insta-Worthy Stops

The Prettiest Road Trip in the Pacific Northwest

Stop at these pullouts along North Cascades Highway for views of the most spectacular geography this side of Alaska.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Drinking Age

Vineyard Town McMinnville Holds Fast to Authenticity

The wine scene has changed since vineyards popped up in McMinnville during 1960s, but the town still has its old charms.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Rock Steady

How I Conquered Fear While Bouldering

Yes, bouldering can be scary. But here's why I made a six-hour trek to do it anyway.

09/11/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Get on the Bus

#VanLife in Real Life

From retro Vanagons to the high-end Mercedes Metris, roadside detours just got a lot more comfortable.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Cover Story

15 Picture-Perfect Road Trips

Even when it’s not what you expect, Pacific Northwest highways lead to vacation perfection.

09/11/2018 Edited by Allison Williams By Stefan Milne, Hayat Norimine, and Allecia Vermillion