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.

Raised Voices

Fall Arts 2017: Who and What to See This Season

Get ready for a season of diverse performances, challenging ideas, and personal stories.

08/30/2017 By Darren Davis

Habitat

How to Take (Decorative) Risks in the Bedroom

The personal sanctuary may be the best place in your home to make ambitious design decisions.

08/23/2017 By Darren Davis

Street View

Field of Screams

Without the pageantry of football, where would Seattle let its freak flag fly?

08/22/2017 By Darren Davis

Pianos in the Park

Pianos in the Park

Pianos in the Parks uses the power of music to bring community outdoors.

08/18/2017

Best Restaurants 2017

From Poke to Pizza, These Are The Best Things We Ate This Year

11 dishes for your dining out to-do list.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez Photography by Sara Marie D’Eugenio

Best Restaurants

Best Restaurants 2017: Art of the Table

For 10 years, Art of the Table was inside a cozy, squat building covered in weathered, gray wood shingles, with tie-dye colors framing the windows. This year, it grew up.

08/18/2017 By Rosin Saez

Sponsored Content

The Valley’s Greatest Lakes

Where to swim, paddle and relax in the high country.

08/17/2017

Essay

The Great Divide: Growing Up in Rural Washington as a Muslim Immigrant

What being an outsider taught me about race, class, and politics today.

08/17/2017 By Hayat Norimine

SECRET SUPPER 2017

Slide Show: Seattle Met's 5th Annual Secret Supper

Five incredible courses and several Campari cocktails later, that's a wrap! FlintCreek Cattle Co. is Restaurant of the Year and we'll be hard-pressed to beat...

08/15/2017

Sponsored Content

Chef Tyler Hefford-Anderson Takes FareStart Diners and Students to Great Heights

The Columbia Tower Club chef hosts an intriguing guest chef dinner this August.

08/10/2017

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: August 9–15

The week in which: Ray’s Boathouse toasts Julia Child, Theo Chocolate grills up s’mores, and Tacoma’s Peaks and Pints channels the groovy '60s.

08/09/2017 By Jaime Archer

Malt Matters

Skagit Valley Malting Is Changing Washington Beer

The Burlington company is trying to redefine beer malts—how they're grown, how they’re processed, and what it means to be a truly local beer.

08/08/2017 By Stefan Milne

Sponsored Content

Bateau passes torch to next Best Restaurant

We’re unveiling 2017’s best restaurant of the year this Thursday at Seattle Met’s Secret Supper.

08/07/2017

City Council Position 8 Race

Mosqueda and Grant Will Face Off in General Election

Sara Nelson conceded after Thursday's results.

08/04/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Art Blitz

X Y Z Is the Collective Arts Space Seattle Needs Right Now

Homegrown collaboration behind the new gallery, event space, and literary center marks something fresh and exciting for the Seattle arts scene.

08/03/2017 By Darren Davis

Art Blitz

It's the Biggest Week of the Year for Art in Seattle. Don't Stay Home.

The Seattle Art Fair is the biggest ticket in town this week. But its arrival also sparks new, exciting, and vital arts events throughout the city. Here's where to start.

07/31/2017 By Darren Davis

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Sheley Secrest

“A lot of communities feel that they’ve been left out.”

07/27/2017 By Kendall Candioglos

Sandwich Alert

Wash Down That Latte with Starbucks's New Lunch Menu

Seattle cafes will have new hearty salads and sandwiches starting August 1. Also new: Starbucks will donate any surplus eats to Food Lifeline at days' end.

07/27/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

City Council Position 8 Race

Candidate Profile: Jon Grant

"For a very long time, I really believed that the way that you made change is through community organizing and community pressure."

07/26/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Northwest Travel

Secrets of the Olympic Peninsula: 25 Hidden Gems Waiting Across the Sound

From forgotten history to fresh-from-the-farm cider to a valley of 10,000 waterfalls, there's so much to discover in our state's greenest corner.

07/20/2017 By Allison Williams