From Book to Beat

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Gets Set to Music

On its 10th anniversary, the best-selling novel set in Chinatown–International District finds new life as a musical.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Dining Guide

13 Restaurants in Little Saigon You Can't Miss

Where to find steaming pho, housemade banh mi, even Taiwanese-style desserts.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion With Rosin Saez

Neighborhood in Flux

Little Saigon Is at a Literal and Figurative Crossroads

New housing developments are bringing a flood of residents to the neighborhood.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Next in Line

The Next Generation Puts Its Spin on Iconic C–ID Businesses

At Pho Bac and Uwajimaya, a new generation of business owners carry on their families’ legacies.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Cool & Collectible

5 Places to Shop in Chinatown–International District

Vital neighborhood stores both old and new.

02/26/2019 By Rosin Saez

Dining Guide

4 Japantown Restaurants You Need to Know About

A verifiable sushi destination, this neighborhood's also home to fried snacks and weekend ramen.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion With Rosin Saez

Presently Preserved

Kobo at Higo Marries Modern-Day Japantown with Its Past

Binko Chiong-Bisbee and John Bisbee reimagined the landmark Higo Variety Store as an art gallery and shop.

02/26/2019 By Rosin Saez

The Future, Illuminated

A Reimagined Louisa Hotel Heralds a New Era in Chinatown

The Woo siblings honor their father's legacy by turning the long-vacant building into apartments.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Comfort Food

One Cook’s Love Affair with Chinatown–International District

Congee with his son. Crab with Tom Douglas. For Herschell Taghap, the C–ID means comfort.

02/26/2019 By Herschell Taghap

Dining Guide

The Best Restaurants in Chinatown Right Now

From dim sum to hot pot to late night comfort food.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Cover Story

New Adventures in the Historic Chinatown–International District

Shop, slurp noodles, and take in the story of Seattle’s most singular neighborhood.

02/26/2019 Edited by Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger Illustrations by Junichi Tsuneoka

Editor's Note

The District

Seattle's storied C–ID, and its reinvention.

02/26/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Next Wave

4 Rising Seattle Bands to See Now

Dude York is going to be huge (we hope). And have you seen Tres Leches live yet?

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

History Lessons

Crash Course: A Century of Seattle Music

From prohibition jazz to garage rock in a castle to hip-hop's new guard.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

All the Young Punks

Spruce Haus Is a Punk Oasis

In an old First Hill house, members of Tacocat, Lisa Prank, So Pitted, and Sleeping Lessons make the idea of a musical community real.

11/20/2018 By Stefan Milne

Still Not Sated?

16 More New Spots You Need to Know

Kaiseki. Barbecue. Short rib pho. Our current restaurant landscape is equal parts indulgent and elegant.

10/23/2018 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Review

Wa’z Explores the Quiet Art of Kaiseki

The Belltown restaurant’s eight-course menus are the understatement of the year.

09/11/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Citizen Maru

The Making of an Activist

Maru Mora-Villalpando, undocumented in the U.S. for more than 20 years, has protested against ICE since practically the moment it was created. Did the agency single out one of its most vocal critics?

08/14/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Review

Soup's On Point at Pho Bac Sup Shop

The family behind Seattle’s first pho shop recasts the city’s relationship with one of its signature dishes.

06/19/2018 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Chona Kasinger

Critic's Picks

Seattle's Essential Neighborhood Restaurants

Each part of town has those casual spots that locals just can’t do without.

05/22/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff