Angela Cabotaje is editor in chief of Seattle Met. She holds a journalism degree from Northwestern University and has spent more than a decade covering design, travel, and health and wellness in the Seattle area. When not on Slack, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. 

Coronavirus Chronicles

King County Restaurants, Bars, and More Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Restaurants, bars, theaters, and more in King County that still require proof of vaccination.

03/09/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach, Angela Cabotaje, and Grace McGuire

Coronavirus Chronicles

Forget Boosters—Will You Need an Annual Covid Shot?

Larry Corey of Fred Hutch and Deborah Fuller of UW Medicine work on next-generation Covid shots to fight omicron and future variants.

03/08/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coming Together

A Discovery Park Peace Offering

The creation of a public park on a former military site in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood ended decades of discord.

03/07/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy and Angela Cabotaje

Tally the Votes

The Historic Election Results of 1972

A third north-south highway, the Seattle Aquarium at Golden Gardens, and electric-powered streetcars were all on the ballot 50 years ago.

03/07/2022 Illustrations by Jordan Kay By Angela Cabotaje

Occupy Beacon Hill

The Origins of El Centro de la Raza

A peaceful takeover of a vacant schoolhouse in Beacon Hill once rocked the city—and inspired future racial justice fights like CHOP decades later.

03/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Groovy, Baby

1972: The Audacious Year That Changed Seattle

Occupied protests, consequential votes, the birth of KEXP—a legacy created 50 years ago still lingers today.

03/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, and Sophie Grossman Illustrations by Jordan Kay

Awards & Accolades

Behold Seattle's James Beard Award Semifinalists for 2022

The local chefs and restaurants up for James Beard awards this year, with nominees including Rachel Yang of Joule, Kristi Brown of Communion, and Tomo.

02/23/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

The Kids Aren't All Right

Eating Disorders in Seattle's Youth Are Surging

Referrals are way up at Seattle Children's since the pandemic started. We spoke to the hospital's clinical director, Yolanda Evans, to find out why.

02/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Take Me to Church

What’s Up with That House Next to I-5?

Owner George Freeman uses his "Science is God" house in Capitol Hill to incite curiosity about the Universal Life Church Monastery and its mission.

01/21/2022 By Angela Cabotaje Photography by Chona Kasinger

Dark Thoughts

Do You Actually Need Vitamin D During Seattle's Big Dark?

Self-reported seasonal affective disorder tends to rise during winter months, but can vitamins and light therapy actually help combat those 4pm sunsets?

01/18/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Find a Covid PCR Test in King County

Government- or hospital-run Covid-19 testing locations in Seattle, Auburn, Federal Way, Bellevue, and Puget Sound for those with symptoms or for travel.

01/10/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

52 Weekends

A Year of Family Activities

The best indoor and outdoor family activities around–the Lego Awesome Exhibit, the Museum of Flight, and the best playgrounds, parks, and kids menus.

01/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams Illustrations by Mike Holm

Seattle in the Movies

Fifty Shades of Grey: Is It 50 Shades of Terrible?

Can we really trust a movie set in Seattle where half the population seems to use an umbrella?

12/29/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Power Players

100 of the Most Influential People in Seattle

Our full list of politicians, chefs, scientists, athletes, housing advocates, and other local leaders who made the cut in 2021.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Power Players

The Most Influential Seattleites

From inclusive outfits to life-saving discoveries, no one can doubt this group’s clout manifests in the essential elements of our city.

12/09/2021 By Angela Cabotaje, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams

Power Players

The Most Influential Scientists, Doctors, and Environmentalists in Seattle

Seattle doctors, health care researchers, and climate change policymakers shaping our world.

12/08/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Know about the Omicron Variant and Covid Booster Shots

What do we know about the new Covid variant? Do we even need boosters? Can you mix and match Covid vaccine brands?

12/06/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Lease Peeping

Despite a Second Monthly Decline, Seattle Rents Are Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Although median rental prices in Seattle declined for a second month, they're still way up from 2020.

12/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Group Chat

Why Are Women Leaving the Workforce?

A trio of occupational experts from the University of Washington, the Swing Shift, and Yohana discuss what’s causing millions of women leave their jobs.

11/23/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

GOOOOOAL

OL Reign Take on the Washington Spirit in NWSL Semifinal

Our hometown team already beat the Washington Spirit in the 2014 and 2015 semifinals. Can Megan Rapinoe and gang do it again on November 14?

11/12/2021 By Angela Cabotaje