Associate Editor

Darren Davis is the editor of Habitat, Seattle Met’s design and architecture department, and the coeditor of fashion blog, Shop Talk. 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.

Cannabis Chronicles

Is Legal Weed In Jeopardy?

Chances are, Uncle Sam won’t be coming for your stash during Trump’s first 100 days. But the local cannabis industry is, like much of the country, holding its breath.

01/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Bar Stool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Elevated Sailor Fare at the Helm

The new addition to 36th Street in Fremont never strays too far from the sea. But don't call it another nautical bar.

01/17/2017 By Darren Davis

Barstool Dispatch

Watering Holes: Sully's Snowgoose Saloon Is Shelter in a Storm

It's cold outside. Forgo the blankets and Netflix for a night and warm your bones at Phinney Ridge's very own wintery cottage.

12/20/2016 By Darren Davis

Questions Answered

Seattle Therapist Anita Colombara Makes House Calls Around the Globe

The Seattle-based therapist uses videoconferencing to counsel expats working in the remote parts of the world.

12/20/2016 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Create an Entryway

Find a place for all that winter clutter, be it a grab-and-go drop zone or charming yet functional mudroom.

12/20/2016 By Darren Davis

Rat Pack

Seattle is Attempting to Evict Rats from Its Vacant Buildings

The new building code will make it harder for rodents to thrive in areas of urban redevelopment.

12/20/2016 By Darren Davis

Kick It

6 Places to Watch the MLS Cup

Unless you're flying to Toronto , the best place to watch the championship game is out with fellow Seattleites. Visit these bars to drink beer, incite chants, and scream at televisions.

12/07/2016 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Artfully Hang a TV

And keep your living room from turning into a sports bar.

11/25/2016 By Darren Davis

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: December 2016

This month’s favorites: Yes, we’re craving ice cream in December. Specifically, a host of new flavors so good they override winter’s chill.

11/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion, Darren Davis, and Kathryn Robinson

Hidden Seattle

The City's Best Hidden Patios

Throughout the city, surprise outdoor dining appears in folds and corners where patios would not think to exist—if not for a little imagination.

11/16/2016 By Darren Davis

Space Age

Can Boeing Compete with the Cult of Elon Musk?

The old guard and the new race to send humans to Mars.

11/16/2016 By Darren Davis

Final Chapters

APRIL Festival Is No More

After five years, the independent literature festival calls it quits...but not without one last party.

11/04/2016 By Darren Davis

New Buzz

Is Anchorhead Our Next Wave of Coffee?

The roaster's new downtown shop applies its same exacting standards to an elevated food and drink lineup. This just might be coffee culture's new direction.

11/03/2016 By Darren Davis

Get Lit

Seattle Lit Crawl 2016 Guide

The fifth-annual bar crawl with books promises an expanded lineup featuring a little something for everyone.

10/25/2016 By Darren Davis

Habitat

A Passive Home with a Knockout View in Madrona

How the home of a pioneering Microsoft programmer–turned–climate advocate could lead the way in energy efficiency.

10/25/2016 By Darren Davis

How I Got Here

“Companies Told People to Wear Oil on Their Bodies While Doing Yoga”

How would you like to only need to wash your gym clothes once a month? Ably apparel (and its impressive Kickstarter campaign) mean that could soon become a reality.

10/21/2016 By Darren Davis

Review

There Is Nothing Subtle About Dumplings of Fury

And the lines outside this new dumpling shop is a sign of things to come for West Seattle.

10/18/2016 By Darren Davis

Expansion Mode

Cherry Street Public House to Open in Occidental Park

The new concept from the Seattle coffee mainstay will be open late and serve beer, wine and...wait for it...Persian food.

09/30/2016 By Darren Davis

High Steaks

Eat Lots of Meat at Wild About Game 2016

The artisan market and chef competition at Nicky Farm's 14th annual celebration of specialty game remains a carnivore's paradise.

09/28/2016 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Build a Home Bar

Celebrate the sauce with a deluxe cocktail corner or a well-stocked bar cart.

09/27/2016 By Darren Davis