Senior Writer

Seattle native Kathryn Robinson, award-winning restaurant critic and senior writer at Seattle Met, has been anonymously reviewing restaurants for over 30 years—first as editor of the Best Places guidebook series, then as staff critic at Seattle Weekly and contributing critic at The Seattle Times and Seattle magazine. 

Midcareer she spent a year-long sabbatical studying comparative religion as a Knight Fellow at Stanford University where she had been an undergrad 10 years earlier, gaining a knowledge base she now calls upon for her monthly “Back Fence” column on our collective urban existence and the meaning it holds for our personal lives. In her off hours she is a partner and a parent—which means she has no off hours.

100 Best Shops

5 Only-in-Seattle Stores for Gags and Gifts

In need of an extremely creepy horse mask? Or maybe it’s an imported tea set you seek. These Seattle stores carry the neat and the novelty.

10/23/2017 By Darren Davis and Rosin Saez

City Council Position 8 Race

Mosqueda's Response Letter to Seattle Times Endorsement Has 300 Signatures

Jon Grant's campaign manager said the endorsement came down to the differences between their platforms.

10/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Sponsored Content

The Best of Honolulu

The legendary Kahala Hotel & Resort is an oceanfront, destination luxury property known for its gracious Hawaiian hospitality.

10/20/2017

Mayor's Office

Burgess Signs Uptown Upzoning Bill, with Murray Watching

Former mayor Ed Murray said he was there watching as a private citizen.

10/12/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium- SeaChange

On October 10, the Seattle Aquarium’s SeaChange breakfast raised over $134,000.

10/10/2017

Behind Bars

Commonwealth Evokes an Older Belltown

The new bar from Pintxo owners brings southern food and a lounge vibe to Bell Street.

10/10/2017 By Stefan Milne

News Roundup

Top Stories of the Week: City Council Appointment, ICE Arrests, Birth Control Rollbacks

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

10/06/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: September 28–October 1

Celebrate spooky film and television at MoPop, drink for a good cause at the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, and revisit Jane Austen with Seattle Repertory Theatre.

09/28/2017 By Darren Davis

Washington State Bar Association

WSBA APEX Awards

The Washington State Bar Association held its APEX (Acknowledging Professional Excellence) Awards September 28 at the Seattle Sheraton.

09/28/2017

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: October 2017

Seattle Art Museum’s Andrew Wyeth retrospective, a vertical dance performance, and ‘Nosferatu’ comes back to life.

09/22/2017 By Darren Davis

Profile

Is Consensus Gone After Tim Burgess?

Over the past decade, Tim Burgess has clashed and collaborated with colleagues and as a council member left fingerprints on some of the city’s most important legislation. But mostly he has been a consensus builder. What happens when he’s gone?

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Scene

Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Booze and Butter

Pie and Whiskey distills the rowdiest literary event in Spokane into a book—just in time for its first iteration in Seattle.

09/18/2017 By Darren Davis

City Hall

Tim Burgess, Next in Line to Be Mayor?

"Honestly, he's the right guy," said council member Sally Bagshaw.

09/15/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Congress

Murray, Cantwell Aren't Backing Medicare for All Bill

The two Washington progressive senators aren't co-sponsors right now, and likely won't be.

09/14/2017 By Araz Hachadourian

Best of Washington Wine

10 Fantastic Washington Reds from Grapes You Might Not Expect

It’s unusual for a region to grow such a broad assortment of grapes. It’s unheard of that so many grow so well.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best of Washington Wine

Badass and Borrowed from Bordeaux

Washington winemakers have redefined this Old World icon (various combinations of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, petit verdot, and malbec) as a local signature.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Sponsored Content

Know Before You Go: A Complete Guide to Hiking 14ers Near Aspen

Amid a tragic season in the Elk Mountains, our comprehensive how-to on conquering these infamous, adrenaline-fueled adventures is required reading.

09/12/2017

Weekday Picks

Culture Fix: September 11–15

Storme Webber talks her exhibit at the Frye Art Museum, the Beach Boys frontman Mike Love tells all, and Hugo House kicks off its Literary Series.

09/11/2017 By Isabel Boutiette

Fiendish Conversation

Jen Kirkman Talks Trump, Mental Health, and Overthinking Comedy

The comedian, writer, and podcast host stops by Seattle this week on her All New Material Girl tour.

09/06/2017 By Darren Davis

Weekday Picks

Culture Fix: September 4–8

Two art collaborations spontaneously combust in Pioneer Square, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' author chats with Sherman Alexie, and Homer's 'Odyssey' gets the musical treatment.

09/05/2017 By Isabel Boutiette