Seattle Standouts

Our Favorite Everything in Seattle

From an unbeatable bar bathroom to the best setting for a tantrum, our editors dove deep into what they love about our city.

06/04/2021 Edited by Allison Williams By Nate Bullis, Benjamin Cassidy, Sophie Grossman, Sarah Nipper, Zoe Sayler, Allecia Vermillion, and Erin Wong Illustrations by Stevie Shao Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

Tracy Record's West Seattle Blog Has the Neighborhood Covered

On an accidental island, her reporting stands as the official account.

06/04/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

Mud Bay Founder Lars Wulff Has a Pet Theory

His pet supply empire taught Seattle how to treat our four-legged friends right. 

06/04/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

King of the Hill Grocery Owner Abraham Aklilu Rules with Benevolence

He's seen it all on Capitol Hill.

06/04/2021 By Allison Williams Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

Tiffany Gwin Lights Up Wallingford at Harold's Lighting

She has bright new ideas for the business her family's been in since the Great Depression.

06/04/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Kyle Johnson

Best in the biz

Jean Nakayama Rolls with the Punches at Maneki

She and Fusae “Mom” Yokoyama—Maneki’s power duo—survived a pandemic with a dose of historical perspective.

06/04/2021 By Stefan Milne Photography by Kyle Johnson

Sugar rush

10 Sweet Bakery Day Trips from Seattle

Croissants, churros, and crullers worth a special drive.

04/01/2021 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion

Longreads and Chill

A Seattle Met Longform List for Coronavirus Quarantine

This is a long quarantine for someone with nothing to read about. Here are five stories to get you through the social distancing doldrums.

03/13/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Feature

A Life Extruded: Mike Easton and the Alki Homestead’s Path to Il Nido

When the chef reshaped his career he couldn't have known he'd share his destiny with a century-old log cabin and dining icon rising from literal ashes.

10/22/2019 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Kyle Johnson

Greasy Gems

The Best Seattle Restaurants to Fend Off a Hangover

Behold, our favorite grease-driven indulgences.

09/24/2019 Edited by Jaime Archer

Bottoms Up

5 Signature Seattle Cocktails to Know and Love

A round of drinks that displays the breadth of our town's rich cocktail culture.

09/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Feature

In the Straits: An Inmate Turned Millionaire Turned Lone Survivor

He was a convicted felon who found a niche in Seattle’s construction boom. Then a fatal boating accident came for Michael Powers’s fairy-tale ending.

08/19/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Whaaaaaaaaat

Rachel's Ginger Beer Announces Forthcoming Location by the Spheres

Yep, that fizzy drink with a cult following is opening up shop at Seventh and Lenora, right smack dab in the middle of Amazonia, across from its iconic glass...

05/09/2019 By Rosin Saez

Coming (Very) Soon

Edouardo Jordan's Lucinda Grain Bar Opens December 8

With uncommon grains and cocktails thereof.

11/28/2018 By Allecia Vermillion

Fun With Listicles

15 Cozy Seattle Restaurants for a Chilly Day

Sticky cinnamon rolls, sunny cocktails, traditional Italian dishes, and intimate spaces to keep the cold weather at bay.

11/06/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff

Out to Lunch

22 Supreme Seattle Lunch Spots

From poke bowls to oversized sandwiches, these restaurants, delis, and diners are here to fulfill your lunchtime needs.

10/01/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff

Get on the Bus

#VanLife in Real Life

From retro Vanagons to the high-end Mercedes Metris, roadside detours just got a lot more comfortable.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Cover Story

15 Picture-Perfect Road Trips

Even when it’s not what you expect, Pacific Northwest highways lead to vacation perfection.

09/11/2018 Edited by Allison Williams By Stefan Milne, Hayat Norimine, and Allecia Vermillion

Pasta Priorities

Brian Clevenger's GH Pasta Co. to Debut in the Denny Regrade

Lay out the linguine and pour on the parmesan, because the Denny Regrade is about to be blessed with a lunchtime pasta power hour.

08/29/2018 By Christina Ausley Edited by Rosin Saez

Farmer Chef

The Evolution of Matt Dillon

Some chefs adapt to Seattle’s boom times with additional restaurants. Our town’s biggest iconoclast became his own supply chain.

07/17/2018 By Allecia Vermillion