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The Restaurant Issue

Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2015

Dramatic rooms and dishes that reimagine Asian traditions, southerly latitudes, and our own Northwest cuisine—these are the restaurants behind the most prodigious dining year in recent memory.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson With Allecia Vermillion

Top Stories

Feature

Thicker Than Water

When a charter boat sunk in the Caribbean and spilled Dan and Kate Suski into the sea, the brother and sister’s bond would become the difference between life and death.

10/28/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Best Nonprofits

Introducing Our 2015 Light a Fire Award Winners

Our fourth annual celebration of organizations and individuals who make Seattle—and the world—a better place.

10/19/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Sporting Life

Dear Harry the Husky:

Long time no sniff!

11/02/2015

Celebrity Book-Off

Lots of Celebrity Authors Will Be in Seattle This Month

Famous faces are peddling their new books across town in November. Are any worth your time?

11/01/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: November 2015

Jinkx Monsoon gets naughty (not nice), Lemolo delivers more dream soundscapes, and the Seahawks look to continue dominating the 49ers.

10/30/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Eat & Drink

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2015: The Year That Wouldn't Quit

No list of remarkable new restaurants would be complete without…

11/04/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Memorable Meals in Bars

It’s been years since Seattle’s bars have been just for drinking. But not until 2015 have so many made the critical crossover to genuinely memorable eating, with small plates evoking real places and real cultures.

10/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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The Ballad of the Caribbean Roast Sandwich

The loss of Paseo and its famed sandwich literally drove people to tears. Now it’s back—two times over.

10/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

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Salare and Vendemmia: Destination Neighborhood Restaurants

As the city leaps and bounds, villagelike neighborhoods like Ravenna and Madrona give the city small-town character, potential for additional density—and now, destination restaurants.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Trend of the Year: Multiple Restaurants Under One Roof

Along with sister spots Bitter/Raw and Slab Sandwiches, Lark embodies the year’s coolest dining concept.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Jerry Traunfeld Is the 2015 Seattle Chef of the Year

At his Szechuan restaurant, Lionhead, Traunfeld’s greatest achievement is taking Traunfeld out of the food.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2015

Dramatic rooms and dishes that reimagine Asian traditions, southerly latitudes, and our own Northwest cuisine—these are the restaurants behind the most prodigious dining year in recent memory.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson With Allecia Vermillion

Trends

Why Don't More Portland Restaurants Expand to Seattle?

The impending arrival of Rose City pizzeria Sizzle Pie bucks an unspoken trend.

10/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Immaculate Confections

Review: Coyle’s Bakeshop in Greenwood

A pastry wonderland with a perfectionist streak.

10/27/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

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Restaurant Trend of the Year: The Asian Remix

The only trend more rampant right now than restaurants opening on Capitol Hill? Menus taking informed liberties with Asian traditions.

10/26/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

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Photos: Stateside, Our Best Restaurant of 2015

The subtropically styled dining room on Pike Street delivers the most exuberant experience in town.

10/23/2015

The Restaurant Issue

Stateside Is Our 2015 Restaurant of the Year

In a year of impressive newcomers, a subtropically styled dining room on Pike Street delivers the most exuberant experience in town.

10/23/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Telling Stories

What would Thoreau think of the digital revolution?

11/01/2015 By James Ross Gardner

News & City Life

Photo Essay

The Crew

Twenty-four hours with the Pateros Volunteer Fire Department during the deadliest wildfire season in recent Washington state history.

11/04/2015 Photography by David Ryder

How I Got Here

Dr. Samuel Browd and the Anti-Concussion Helmet

The cofounder of Vicis reflects on a career studying the human brain and developing new, life-saving helmet technology for the NFL.

11/02/2015 By Darren Davis

Quote Unquote

Hookah Lounge Owner Nebil Mohammed Won’t Give Up

He’ll continue to create community, Despite mayor Ed Murray’s vow to shut down Seattle’s hookah lounges.

11/02/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

Happy Friendsgiving

Why we’re increasingly choosing to feast with friends over family.

11/02/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Questions Answered

Dan Diamond Chases Natural Disasters

When others run from tragedy, this doctor runs toward it.

11/02/2015 By Jessica Voelker

Snap Judgment

Should UW Professors Organize?

On the heels of a very public dispute between Seattle Public Schools teachers and the district, faculty at University of Washington have put in a bid to unionize. Warranted move or waste of time?

11/02/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Tech

Washington State Sued a Failed Kickstarter Project and Won

How a landmark Washington lawsuit could change the future of crowdfunding.

10/30/2015 By Jason Cohen

Feature

Thicker Than Water

When a charter boat sunk in the Caribbean and spilled Dan and Kate Suski into the sea, the brother and sister’s bond would become the difference between life and death.

10/28/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Power Lines

The Capitol Hill Street Closure Controversy

When Pike and Pine closed to car traffic over the summer, some businesses in the neighborhood rebelled.

10/26/2015 By Josh Feit

Best Nonprofits

Introducing Our 2015 Light a Fire Award Winners

Our fourth annual celebration of organizations and individuals who make Seattle—and the world—a better place.

10/19/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Travel & Outdoors

Ski Season

Will We Get Any Snow This Year?

Last season was one of the worst snow years on record. Can our state's ski hills weather the weather?

10/30/2015 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

The Old West Is Alive and Well in Pendleton, Oregon

There’s more to Oregon’s Old West town and its blankets than you thought.

10/26/2015 By Allison Williams