The Shade Index

The 7 Most Haunted Places in Seattle

Forget those tales of paranormal activity at the Moore and rumors about Alice B. Toklas’s ghost at the Sorrento hotel. These are the truly spooky spots around the city…

09/21/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Shop in Fremont

From a subterranean vintage mall to a boutique of geekery, there's something for everyone in Seattle's so-called center of the universe.

09/01/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Sales and Events

Wear What When: July 31–August 6

This week be sure to slide through Butch Blum for its final week of sales, hit up Nordstrom for its big Anniversary Sale, and see yourself to a jewelry popup...

07/31/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

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

Wish List

The Met Set: 5 Shop Talk Must-Haves for July

Stylish picks for the summer, from trendy gadgets to Seattle-made sandals.

07/17/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Fun With Listicles

23 Restaurants with Great Water Views

Tourist meccas, fine dining, and tucked-away cafes—all organized by body of water.

06/29/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Pike Place Bar-Ket

Best Pike Place Market Drinking

From made-right-here beer to seriously excellent cocktails.

06/27/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Hidden Gems

Best Pike Place Market Dining: Proper Sit-Down Meals

The town’s grand master of sushi and one of the most atmospheric dining rooms in town are both hidden within the maze of the Market.

06/27/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Market Dining

Best Pike Place Market Dining: Quick and Casual

Looking for a snack? Here’s where locals grab lunch. Or eclairs. Or biscuit sandwiches.

06/26/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: June 19–25

Charms plays Easy Street in West Seattle, the Bibliophilia Storytelling Festival translates poetry to stage, and Seattle Outdoor Cinema kicks off with 'Rogue One.'

06/20/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Around Town

What We're Eating Now: July 2017

This month’s favorites: a taco oasis, thoughtful broccoli, and memorably great bar fries.

06/20/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 15–18

Close out solstice at South Lake Union's first-ever night market, discuss blackness in contemporary art at the Northwest African American Museum, and celebrate nine years of Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar.

06/15/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: June 13–18

Celebrate: South Seattle with the Block Party at the Station, Washington state writers at Hugo House, and Seattle Central College's 50th birthday party.

06/13/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Best of the City

The Very Best of Seattle Summer 2017

Your guide to everything our city has to offer during these glorious, light-filled months.

06/11/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 8–11

Death Cab for Cutie and The Decemberists join forces for a good cause, comedian Michael Ian Black pays a visit to the Showbox, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet says goodbye to two of its finest.

06/08/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Fun With Listicles

Where to Eat in Chinatown–International District

Here, 11 of our favorites, from hot pots to honey toast.

06/08/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Fun With Listicles

Here Are 4 Local Restaurants With Drive-Thrus

You're busy. We get it.

06/05/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: June 5–11

The indomitable Erik Blood performs at Neumos, Lisa Ko reads from her award-winning debut novel 'The Leavers,' and Fred Wildlife Refuge transforms into a sensory overload.

06/05/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Getaway Guides

Guide to the San Juan Islands

The San Juans are Washington’s special, secluded archipelago, a tiny realm barely tucked into Puget Sound’s pocket. And they’re ripe for exploration.

05/25/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

The Weekend Starts...Now

The Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 25–29

Spend Memorial Day weekend at SIFF's short film festival, chow down on international cuisine at Folklife, and hear new work from Hugo House's emerging crop of writers.

05/25/2017 By Seattle Met Staff