The Everything Guide to the San Juan Islands

The Everything Guide to the San Juan Islands  

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Met PIcks

The Top Things to See or Do in August

The Seahawks return to the gridiron, Bumbershoot’s main stage goes outdoors, and boats battle in Lake Washington.

08/05/2014 Edited by Seth Sommerfeld


Quiz: Should You Attend a Kite Festival?

The skies over the Long Beach Peninsula will be crowded for the 34th straight year August 18–24. Let us help you decide whether to make the drive to see kites swoop and dive.

08/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Eat & Drink

Restaurant Review

Brimmer and Heeltap's Unlikely Harmony

There’s a mismatched sensibility to this welcoming Ballard newcomer. But when chef Mike Whisenhunt’s in the kitchen, who cares?

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Picks

Recently Reviewed

Five spots where we're eating this month.

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson


New Beer, Wine, and Cocktails

What to drink now: August’s imbibing agenda.

08/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Eat. Here. Now.

Humble Pie: A Slice of Utopia

Not even the Space Needle delivers a stiffer shot of Seattle.

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Can't We All Just Not Get Along?

The passage of the $15 minimum wage law and its lessons.

08/01/2014 By James Ross Gardner



Letters to Seattle Met August 2014

Apologizing to future generations and the debate over the city’s trees.


News & City Life

Back Fence

Broverwhelmed: Gender Disparity in Seattle

Seattle’s got a glut of guys, with more on the way. The reactions of Seattle women? Not what you’d expect.

08/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

The Explainer

Washington Wildfires: The Flames Rose Higher

The 2014 wildfire season is off to a record-breaking start.

08/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson


Perfect Party August 2014

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

08/01/2014 By Seattle Met Staff


Parks & Wreck: Seattle Parks District Vote

We love our green spaces in Seattle, but funding them has been a decades-long fight.

08/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson


KUOWhat? Steve Scher's Sudden Departure

Steve Scher’s sudden split from the station raises some interesting questions about Seattle public radio.

08/01/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Quote Unquote

Latasha Haskins, The Biggest Winner

The Renton native is out to realign perceptions of beauty with her new plus-size pageant.

08/01/2014 By Matthew Halverson


Oiselle: Ladies-Only Running Gear

Oiselle’s Sally Bergesen is changing the game for runners, one fashionable pair of shorts at a time.

08/01/2014 By Heather Hansman


What Do We Want? $15! When Do We Want It? In a Little While!

The secret history of Seattle’s minimum wage law.

07/30/2014 By Josh Feit

Urban Upgrade

Parking 101: SDOT’s Demand-Based Rates

Longer paid-parking hours and higher rates may be grating at first, but they could work to your advantage.

07/18/2014 By Josh Feit

Style & Shopping

Elements of Style

Tacocat and the Politics of Pink

Feminism has a beat—and color, and lots of glitter, and you can dance to it.

08/01/2014 By Laura Cassidy

Travel & Outdoors


The Everything Guide to the San Juan Islands

Whales. Pig wars. Billionaires. Nuns. The San Juans are Washington’s special, secluded archipelago, a tiny realm barely tucked into Puget Sound’s pocket. And they’re ripe for exploration.