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Best of the City

Seattle's 100 Best Little Shops

A road map to Seattle’s retail scene: the old, the new, the hip, and the hidden.

10/22/2017 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis

Top Stories

Feature

Scents from a Mall: The Sticky, Untold Story of Cinnabon

Three decades after its creation in Seattle, the cinnamon roll purveyor maintains a novel sway over our appetites and, thanks to a certain flamboyant, corrupt attorney, some unexpected TV fame.

10/23/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Kyle Johnson

Feature

The Russian Spies Who Fooled Seattle

Before hackers tried to sway the 2016 election or word spread that our new president might be compromised, a peculiar couple resided on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Have we really taken stock of the spies who lived among us?

10/30/2017 By James Ross Gardner

In Print

A Redesign the Size of Seattle

Why Seattle Met just got bigger.

10/17/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: November 2017

Comedians Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson but a generation on blast, ‘The Humans’ gives thanks (and angst) at Seattle Rep, and David Sedaris reads from his diary.

10/27/2017 By Darren Davis

Scene

All Eyes on Taylar Elizza Beth

How a local hip-hop artist’s emergence marks a larger groundswell of black femme music in Seattle.

10/27/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

Golden Age Collectibles Might Be The Oldest Comic Store in the World

At 19, Rod Dyke bought a comic book store in Pike Place Market. Today, it’s thought to be the oldest in business.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Great little Shops

Long Live Analog: Seattle's Essential Bookstores and Record Shops

Don’t upload the requisite parts of your personality to the cloud.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Best of the City

Best of the City

Seattle's 100 Best Little Shops

A road map to Seattle’s retail scene: the old, the new, the hip, and the hidden.

10/22/2017 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis

Eat & Drink

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in Ballard Right Now

Destinationworthy pizza, fiery Southeast Asian noodle soups, and a bounty of brunch: One of Seattle’s most storied neighborhoods also houses a lot of terrific food.

11/13/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Around Town

What We’re Eating Now: November 2017

This month’s favorites: late-night pizza, Pike/Pine’s new beer hangout, and a secret, excellent ode to the Big Mac.

10/30/2017 By Nosh Pit Staff

Review

Restaurant Review: The Lakehouse in Bellevue

Chef Jason Wilson serves seasonal, slightly homey fare in an aggressively stylish space.

10/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Paradise Reconsidered

Seattle's Tiki Bar Scene Makes a Comeback

From Trader Vic’s to Hula Hula, the city has a long, complicated history with tiki bars. Its newest, Navy Strength, is well aware.

10/18/2017 By Stefan Milne

Editor's Note

In Print

A Redesign the Size of Seattle

Why Seattle Met just got bigger.

10/17/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Design a Cohesive Bookshelf

Create a home for your books and collections with a little bit of personality.

11/01/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

Meet Seattle's New Crop of Plant Stores

5 shops to help you breathe a little life into your home or office.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Great little Shops

Seattle's 10 Best Shops for Home and Design Goods

Pared down and minimal or rustic Pacific Northwest, these dens of decor help make homes feel, well, sweet. And stylish, too.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

News & City Life

Feature

The Russian Spies Who Fooled Seattle

Before hackers tried to sway the 2016 election or word spread that our new president might be compromised, a peculiar couple resided on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Have we really taken stock of the spies who lived among us?

10/30/2017 By James Ross Gardner

Shade Index

Ill-Advised Seattle Thanksgiving Conversations

Bring on the bird! The stuffing! The locally sourced cranberries! But broach the following topics at your own risk.

10/24/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

100 Best Shops

Meet Aude Tabet, Design Director at Filson

The Paris native had stints at Marc Jacobs and Coach before landing landing in the PNW.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

Feature

Scents from a Mall: The Sticky, Untold Story of Cinnabon

Three decades after its creation in Seattle, the cinnamon roll purveyor maintains a novel sway over our appetites and, thanks to a certain flamboyant, corrupt attorney, some unexpected TV fame.

10/23/2017 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Kyle Johnson

Snap Judgment

Should the Lenin Statue Come Down?

As Southern Confederate monuments topple—or draw defenders—Seattle’s debate turns to its own 16-foot bronze statue of ­Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Russia’s communist revolutionary. Is the Fremont effigy art or a tribute to oppression?

10/20/2017 By Liz Weber

Explainer

The Fine Print on Jenny Durkan's Free Community College Plan

Jenny Durkan wants to offer free community college tuition for Seattle public high school students. What does the Seattle Promise plan mean—and what would it cost?

10/20/2017 By Darren Davis

American Heroes

Meet the Trans JBLM Soldier Who’s Suing Trump

Staff sergeant Cathrine Schmid isn’t giving up her 12-year army career without a fight.

10/20/2017 By Sydney Parker

Quote Unquote

Ajit George, the Good Son

He used his inheritance to save Shanti Bhavan, the school at the heart of the Netflix documentary ‘Daughters of Destiny.’

10/18/2017 By Jessica Voelker

Environment

Come July 2018, Seattle Says Goodbye to Plastic Straws

This new legislation could cement Seattle's role as a national leader in green policy.

10/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Growing Pains

With Seattle’s Housing Crisis, Could Inaction Be the Best Action?

We’ve tried nearly everything else. But what about trying zilch?

10/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Health Coding

A New Smartphone App Spots Signs of Cancer With a Snapshot

Promising smartphone app BiliScreen is using selfies for science.

10/17/2017 By Rosin Saez

Style & Shopping

100 Best Shops

5 Vintage Shops We Love

Seattle is home to a vast store of vintage sellers. No, we’re not trying to live in the past...but we can still sport threads of yore.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

100 Best Shops

6 of Seattle's Best Pot Shops

Seattle’s legal marijuana industry offers a little something for seasoned tokers and timid first-timers alike.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Best Shops

6 Only-in-Seattle Stores for Gags and Gifts

In need of an extremely creepy horse mask? Or maybe it’s an imported tea set you seek. These Seattle stores carry the neat and the novelty.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis and Rosin Saez

100 Best Shops

A Handy Gift-Buying Flowchart

Bestowing the perfect present starts with going to the right shop. Our savvy flowchart helps you find something for the people in your life who fall all along the hipness spectrum.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

100 Best Shops

4 of Our Favorite Kids Clothing Shops

Whether they’re already mini mavens of style or—no shame—still put their shirts on backward, here are a few places for youthful fashion finds.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

100 Best Shops

5 Local Toy Stores for Kids and Adults Alike

Toys for both children and inner children. Simple pleasures don’t require a special occasion.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis

100 Great Little Shops

The 28 Best Clothing Stores and Boutiques in Seattle Right Now

Rain shells. Plaid shirts. Sandals with socks. Seattle has a reputation for being fashionably aloof. But peek into these shopping destinations where style—be it funky or functional—is unmistakably on point.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez

Travel & Outdoors

Road Trip

13 New Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Portland

It’s been a long time since Portland was defined by double-­decker fixie bikes and put-a-bird-on-it jokes. From breweries to bridges, here's what to see in the city next door—straight from 15-year Portland resident.

11/01/2017 By Ramona DeNies

100 Best Shops

13 Great Places to Shop for Outdoor Gear (That Aren't REI)

These retailers of rugged wares get you geared up for any adventure on the trail, waves, or, sure, pavement.

10/23/2017 By Rosin Saez and Darren Davis