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.

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07/19/2017

Style File

The Efflorescent Music and Style of Zahara

This Seattle Pacific University student is taking the local music scene by storm and redefining personal style along the way.

07/14/2017 By Nicole Erickson

Mayor's Race 2017

Candidate Profile: Bob Hasegawa

The third in a series of mayoral candidate profiles.

07/14/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Jackpot City

A Pinball Rebirth Is Happening in Seattle

With internationally ranked champs and more machines than any other region, the retro game is decidedly back.

07/14/2017 By Rosin Saez

Back Again

Remodeled Pottery Barn Returns to U Village Today

Celebrate Pottery Barn's grand opening at University Village today with sips, treats, and fun events in store.

07/13/2017 By Nicole Erickson

Viva La France

Where to Toast to the Revolution on Bastille Day

La Fête nationale. Le 14 juillet. Bastille Day. No matter what you call it, these 11 restaurants have you covered this Friday.

07/12/2017 By Amber Wright

Trend

Seattle’s Mini Boom of Filipino Desserts

This city has never exactly been a stronghold of Filipino food. Cheesecake and ice cream might change that.

07/12/2017 By Rosin Saez

Restaurant Review

Review: Copal, the Beautiful, Wood-Fired Taqueria In Bar Sajor's Old Space

It's the year's most savvy switch-up.

07/11/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: July 10–16

Get the most out of summer in West Seattle, bounce through an inflatable art exhibit, and celebrate the Vera Project's sweet sixteen.

07/10/2017 By Isabel Boutiette

Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: July 2017

Jennifer Zwick makes the surreal entirely real, artists shed personal pressures at Soil, and Treason Gallery hosts a Northwest coming-of-age story.

07/06/2017 By Darren Davis

Fashion and Events

Wear What When: June 26–July 2

Men in suits, mom makeovers, and a cactus sale to kickoff summer.

06/26/2017 By Nicole Erickson

Fiendish Conversation

SassyBlack Is More Than a Throwback

In her new record, "New Black Swing," the prolific Seattle musician steps away from the mysticism of Sun Ra and into the pop songwriting of New Edition and TLC.

06/21/2017 By Darren Davis

Business Woman Special

'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion' Should Have Been a Musical All Along

5th Avenue Theatre's world premier adaptation is a huge party that improves on the source material in almost every way.

06/16/2017 By Darren Davis

Seattle Met

Generocity 2017

The fourth annual Generocity was a smashing success!

06/13/2017

Fashion and Events

Wear What When: June 12–18

This week nab some custom-made lingerie, head to Pioneer Square for a concept shop debut, and see Jennifer Ament's latest collection of artwork at Stock and Pantry.

06/12/2017 By Nicole Erickson

'Tis the Season

10 Quintessentially Summer Things to Do in Seattle

Between outdoor shows and weekend trips, make time for the city’s most elemental summer pursuits.

06/12/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Are We All Gonna Die?

A Guide to August's Rare Total Solar Eclipse

Be ready: It's the first in the continental U.S. since 1979, and won't occur again until 2024.

06/12/2017 By Allison Williams

Summer In The City

Seattle Summer Outdoor Movie Guide 2017

Bust out the lawn chairs and curl up with a blanket for some cinema under the stars.

06/09/2017 By Liz Weber

Fleet View

The USS 'Turner Joy' Visits Seattle

An important piece of American military history is hanging out in Lake Union.

06/09/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

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06/08/2017