The 25 Best Restaurants

The 25 Best Restaurants <p>Our annual roundup features the <a href="../../../eat-and-drink/articles/seattle-best-restaurants-2011-november-2011/"><strong>25 very best places</strong></a> to eat right now; <a href="../../../eat-and-drink/articles/seattle-chefs-bite-back-november-2011/"><strong>a gossipy survey</strong></a> of what the chefs really think about food trends, their competition, and their customers; and exposes the <a href="../../../eat-and-drink/articles/seattle-restaurant-inspector-november-2011/"><strong>dirty secrets</strong></a> of a restaurant inspector. Plus: In 2010, <a href="../../../issues/archives/articles/deadly-year-in-yakima-november-2011/"><strong>Yakima County</strong></a> experienced more murders than at any other time in its 145-year history, the highest homicide rate in the state, and one of the highest in the nation. What gives? And <a href="../../../style-and-shopping/articles/seattle-style-gift-guide-november-2011/"><strong>77 elements</strong></a> of a practical and stylish Seattle life.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Northwest Bookshelf: Beneath Cold Seas

Beneath Cold Seas by photographer David Hall is a visual feast of Pacific Northwest sea life served with a science lesson on the side.

10/14/2011 By Brian Colella


Postgame Riots

It’s been more than 30 years since Seattle celebrated a major sports championship, so could all that pent-up frustration lead to storefront-smashing jubilation?

10/14/2011 By Matthew Halverson


The Perfect Party

This month’s party guest: Lara Hamilton, J. P. Patches, Tom Brokaw, Shwetak Patel, Mateo Messina, and Nick Licata.



Hip-Hop Artist Common Might Have Been a Seattleite

Hip-hop artist Common, writing about his father in the new memoir One Day It’ll All Make Sense.



Dispatches from

The best of blogs: Nosh Pit, Sauced, Wear What When, and Culture Fiend.

10/14/2011 By Christopher Werner


7 Reasons Why Seattle Is Funny

Comics reveal the funniest things about Seattle.

10/14/2011 By Laura Dannen


Puzzle Palooza Featuring Groovik’s Cube

Pacific Science Center installs Groovik’s Cube, a 26-foot-high, LED-lit, playable Rubik’s Cube by art collective GroovLabs.

10/14/2011 By Laura Dannen

Eat & Drink

Best Restaurants 2011

Best Restaurants 2011: Chefs Bite Back

Seattle chefs and restaurateurs sound off on food trends, their competition, and their customers.

10/27/2011 By Carey Rose

Best Restaurants 2011

Best Restaurants 2011: The Restaurant Inspector Comes Calling

The dirty secrets of a restaurant inspector.

10/27/2011 By Jessica Voelker

Best Restaurants

Seattle Best Restaurants 2011

The 25 best restaurants in Seattle right now.

10/27/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


The Restaurant Critic, Unmasked

The critic, unmasked.

10/14/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Health & Wellness


The Curious Case of Seattle’s Vaccine Anxiety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports Washington State has the highest vaccination opt-out rate in the nation. And the opt-outs are notably pervasive in some of Seattle’s most affluent and well-educated communities.

10/21/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Seattle Bouldering Project Sets the Route

Seattle Bouldering Project in the Central District is a new breed of rock climbing gym.

10/14/2011 By Allison Williams

Home & Real Estate


Three Ways to Store Your Wine Collection

Ways to store your growing wine collection.

10/14/2011 By Jessica Voelker



Letters to Seattle Met


News & City Life


Human Trafficking in Seattle

A by-the-numbers report of human trafficking in King County.



Seattle Company Gives Angry Birds a Boost

Angry Birds get a boost from Seattle company Medio.

10/14/2011 By Stephanie Rubesh


Seattle City Council Faces Big Fiscal Challenges

The newly minted Seattle City Council will face an economic crisis like no one could have imagined just a few years ago.

10/14/2011 By Johnathon Fitzpatrick

Article Flunks Out of Business School

Think you only paid for a one-year membership to Check your bank statement.

10/14/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Diary of a Deadly Year

In 2010, Yakima County experienced more murders than at any other time in its 145-year history, the highest homicide rate in the state, and one of the highest in the nation. What gives?

10/14/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Bikers and Drivers: Let’s Share the Road

Blake Trask saddles up as the new statewide policy director for the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

10/14/2011 By Matthew Halverson

Style & Shopping


How to Grow an Amazing Mustache

Grow an award-winning ’stache for "Movember" with these tips from Keith Haubrich, Freestyle Moustache World Champion in 2007, 2009, and 2011.

10/14/2011 By Allie Oosta


77 Elements of a Practical and Stylish Seattle Life

A Seattle shopping guide for a practical and stylish life.

10/14/2011 By Laura Cassidy With Carey Rose, Caitlin Creel, Heather Fink, and Allie Oosta

Travel & Outdoors

Weekend Pass

Montana Luxury Ranches

Luxury Montana resorts the Ranch at Rock Creek and Paws Up offer real ranch dressing.

10/14/2011 By Allison Williams