Arts and Minds

In The Public Eye: A Look at Seattle Through Art Installations

From Rachel the Pig at Pike Place to the BLM mural, Seattle is connected by a thread of new and historic artworks that tell the story of our city.

03/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman Photography by Chona Kasinger

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Sushi in Seattle

From Maneki in Japantown to Momiji in Capitol Hill, these spots serve up stunning sashimi, creative rolls, and impeccable nigiri—some via robot

03/07/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

GO GREEN

21 Seattle Plant Shops We Love

Here's where to find plants in Fremont, Queen Anne, Capitol Hill and beyond, from succulents to classic houseplants to greenery for your garden.

02/01/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

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

Year in Review

Our 15 Most Read and Memorable Stories of 2021

The articles, lists, and stories that captured the essence of Seattle this year.

12/17/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Sound Decisions

The Best Seafood in Seattle

Where to find the oysters, the crab rolls, and the sustainably sourced delicacies that define our waterbound town.

12/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

SEATTLE STYLE

25 Essential Seattle Shops

From midcentury furniture to timeless menswear to the oldest comic book store around, these are the local shops everyone should know about.

12/03/2021 By Seattle Met Staff and Zoe Sayler

In Memoriam

Seattle's Most Storied Headstones

From Bruce and Brandon Lee to John Nordstrom and Jimi Hendrix, some illustrious names have been put to rest in Seattle's cemeteries.

11/01/2021 Photography by Chona Kasinger By Sophie Grossman

Lunch, No Rush

Seattle’s Best Lunch Spots

Our favorite sit-down lunch restaurants in Downtown, Capitol Hill, North Seattle, South Seattle, and Bellevue.

10/22/2021 Edited by Seattle Met Staff

Enclaves

The Curious Case of the British Telephone Booth in Madison Park

Why is there a British phone booth in Madison Park?

10/07/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Civic Staples

The Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Seattle

Wondering where to eat Vietnamese food: Restaurants all over town serve up pho, banh mi, and many a great noodle soup in between.

09/28/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Ikea Hacks

Ikea Kitchen Specialist Brave Element Puts the Art in Particleboard

The Seattle company puts the art in particleboard, creating built-ins, media centers, closets, cabinets, and more out of basic Ikea stock.

09/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Shots

After 15 Months, Here's What a Real Seattle Concert Looks Like

We headed to reopening night at Neumos to take in live music’s return.

07/08/2021 By Stefan Milne Photography by Chona Kasinger

BIRD'S-THIGH VIEW

The World According to Fried Chicken

A guide to our most universal comfort food.

06/03/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger

Scrolling Spree

Seattle Small Businesses Are Popping Up on Instagram

From the Properly Organized and Orderly Pop-Up to vintage furniture, the app provides a platform for more than just social media.

03/29/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Chona Kasinger

#HellaRice

Herschell Taghap's Favorite Spots for Seattle Dim Sum

Nearly all in Chinatown–International District.

03/26/2021 By Herschell Taghap

TRAILBLAZERS

Fat Fashion Won't Be Ignored Any Longer

Retail often treats plus-size clothing as an afterthought, but some locals are making it big.

10/27/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Beacon Hill Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) on Beacon Hill

This corner of the city takes tacos and pizza as seriously as its higher-end dining.

09/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Fairly Forever

This Year, Visit the Washington State Fair in Photos

The fair, like so many other major events, is canceled this summer. So celebrate its 120th anniversary in sight.

07/15/2020 Photography by Chona Kasinger By Stefan Milne

Mapped

Every Neighborhood in Seattle in a Nutshell

Your Seattle neighborhood guide, from Broadview to Belltown to Rainier Beach.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne, Benjamin Cassidy, Zoe Sayler, and Allison Williams