Rainy Season

49 Things Every Seattleite Must Do This Winter

Where to skate, soak, drink, dine, and, yes, swim all season long.

12/05/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Editor's Note

Nog Bless Us, Everyone

A paean to egg nog.

12/02/2015 By James Ross Gardner

Critic's Notebook

A Whole New Type of Restaurant Emerges in Seattle

And why it’s happening now.

11/05/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

2015: The Year That Wouldn't Quit

No list of remarkable new restaurants would be complete without…

11/04/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Expansion Mode

Vendemmia's Brian Clevenger Will Open East Anchor Seafood Next Door in Madrona

Oh, and Vendemmia is getting a private dining room and a massive rooftop garden.

11/04/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Restaurant Issue

Memorable Meals in Bars

It’s been years since Seattle’s bars have been just for drinking. But not until 2015 have so many made the critical crossover to genuinely memorable eating, with small plates evoking real places and real cultures.

10/30/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

The Ballad of the Caribbean Roast Sandwich

The loss of Paseo and its famed sandwich literally drove people to tears. Now it’s back—two times over.

10/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Restaurant Issue

Salare and Vendemmia: Destination Neighborhood Restaurants

As the city leaps and bounds, villagelike neighborhoods like Ravenna and Madrona give the city small-town character, potential for additional density—and now, destination restaurants.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Trend of the Year: Multiple Restaurants Under One Roof

Along with sister spots Bitter/Raw and Slab Sandwiches, Lark embodies the year’s coolest dining concept.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Jerry Traunfeld Is the 2015 Seattle Chef of the Year

At his Szechuan restaurant, Lionhead, Traunfeld’s greatest achievement is taking Traunfeld out of the food.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Restaurant Trend of the Year: The Asian Remix

The only trend more rampant right now than restaurants opening on Capitol Hill? Menus taking informed liberties with Asian traditions.

10/26/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

The Restaurant Issue

Stateside Is Our 2015 Restaurant of the Year

In a year of impressive newcomers, a subtropically styled dining room on Pike Street delivers the most exuberant experience in town.

10/23/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Poulet Bleu Dinner at Copperleaf

Giving “tastes like chicken” all new meaning

05/14/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Protein-Rich Merrymaking

Sun Liquor's Boozy Aged Eggnog Arrives Early This Year

And this time it's on store shelves...and hosting a party.

12/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Game Changers

Zig Zag's the Last Word: An Oral History

How a little bar called Zig Zag Cafe and a guy named Murray Stenson helped instigate the nation’s cocktail renaissance.

12/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Best of the City

The 25 Best Cocktails in Seattle

Here are the stories of the city’s best drinks, from classic and pre-Prohibition to tiki and mescal—and the bibulous talent behind them.

11/30/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Quote Unquote

An Americano Girl

Bikini barista Payton Scott is the star of the new reality TV series 'Grounded in Seattle.'

11/03/2014 By Matthew Halverson

Food Lovers Guide

The Best Places to Shop In the Market, According to Chefsteps

Grant Crilly of culinary website Chefsteps shows us around his favorite Pike Place spots.

07/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

The Northwest Flavor Issue

Profiles: Food Geniuses of Seattle

These individuals are changing the way we make dinner.

07/01/2014 With Kathryn Robinson and Caroline Ferguson By Allecia Vermillion

Quote Unquote

Capitol Hill's Out Watch

With Out Watch, Jennifer Dietrich wants to turn the tide against after-dark attacks in Capitol Hill.

06/02/2014 By Matthew Halverson