Associate Editor

Darren Davis is the editor of Habitat, Seattle Met’s design and architecture department. He’s also the books guy on Culture Fiend,  a frequent contributor to service features and the Mudroom, and the Seattle Met coffee-expert-in-residence.

A Southern California native, Darren received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. His essays on technology and video game culture appear online and in print across various journals and magazines. His tweets can be found at @_darrencdavis.

Where to Live Now

The 10 Hottest Neighborhoods in Seattle in 2017

A peek into the statistics, stories, and local history of the city’s most desirable locales for homebuyers.

04/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Belltown Brewing Is Back in Black

The former Bell and Whete may look a little elegant for a neighborhood brewpub, but it delivers a surprisingly raucous weekday happy hour.

04/11/2017 By Darren Davis

Accolades

Seattle's Wave Books Now Has a Pulitzer

Tyehimba Jess's 'Olio,' published by the Seattle-based independent press, takes home the 2017 prize in poetry.

04/10/2017 By Darren Davis

Mariner Munchies

Gaze Upon the New Food Offerings at Safeco Field

Ballard Pizza Company, Great State Burger, and Poquitos spinoffs join the opening day menu. Also toasted grasshoppers. Yes you read that right.

04/07/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Bar Charlie Lands Safely on Stone Way

How Wallingford's seaplane bar balances its theme while keeping things casual.

03/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Keep Indoor Plants

Springtime is the right time to fill your home with new life.

03/20/2017 By Darren Davis

City of Lit

A Final Chapter for APRIL Festival

As the annual celebration of independent literature says goodbye, the writing community reflects on the fest that brought them all together.

03/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Opening Dispatch

Ghost Note Coffee Now Open in Capitol Hill

Seattle's next wave of coffee has a new member with a novel approach to brew-by-the-cup.

03/14/2017 By Darren Davis

From Page to Stage

'Pop-Up Magazine' Goes Live at Town Hall

The traveling multimedia event brings together authors, visual artists, podcasters, musicians and reporters to capture the essence of a general interest magazine live on stage.

03/07/2017 By Darren Davis

Drinking Games

One Final Round of Smash Putt

With just a month left in Seattle, the mini golf apocalypse keeps it weird and goes out with a bang.

02/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Surprise Highs

There's More Than One Way to Consume Marijuana. Many More.

Now that it’s legal, the marijuana marketplace is seeing all manner of new products surface. Here, 5 things to be on the lookout for around town.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet The Money

Privateer Holdings Banks on Bud

The Seattle-based investment firm has money on ending prohibition.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

What's It Like to Be a Budtender?

Molly Brown has been with Uncle Ike’s since its first location opened in 2014. And in that time she’s seen it all: nervous first timers, old stoners, potential criminals. It’s been a wild ride working for the most visible pot shop in the city.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Grower

Vashon Velvet Grows on Island Time

A self-taught green thumb proves there is no one right way to cultivate marijuana.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

A Taxonomy of Pot Shops, From Quiet Neighborhood Corners to Major Opulence

The grab 'n' go. The tech temple. The local shop. Buying weed has come a long way.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Guide to Cannabis

First Time in a Marijuana Shop? Here's How to Read a Label

THC percentage. CBD levels. Hybrids. What does it all mean?

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Meet the Shop Owner

Dockside Serves Medical Patients Too—Though the Rules Have Changed

Going recreational didn’t stop Oscar Velasco-Schmitz from providing for those in medical need.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Pot 101

The New Guide to Cannabis

The shops, strains, and personalities behind Seattle’s burgeoning industry.

02/20/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Cursed Oak Keeps It Crafty and Approachable

A venerable temple of mixology it's not. But Belltown's newest cocktail bar is still a place to hang out whether or not you know anything about Chartreuse or barrel-aged manhattans.

02/01/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

Step into Stefan and Jennifer Frei’s Modern South Lake Union Loft

The Sounders goaltender and hero of the MLS Cup tours his minimalist digs.

01/26/2017 By Darren Davis