The Shade Index

Seven Ways 2018 Will Be Better Than 2017

Call us incurable optimists, but the new year has to be an improvement on the past 12 months. Here’s what has us excited about kissing 2017 goodbye.

11/21/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Reader's Lens

Instagram Spotlight: December 2017

Each month we choose a photo to from Seattle's Instagram community to highlight in our print issue and online. (Tag #seattlemet in your posts for a chance to be featured!)

11/20/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in Ballard Right Now

Destinationworthy pizza, fiery Southeast Asian noodle soups, and a bounty of brunch: One of Seattle’s most storied neighborhoods also houses a lot of terrific food.

11/13/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Fun With Listicles

The Best Things Since Sliced Bread: A Dozen of Seattle's Superlative Sandwich Shops

Gloriously messy, expertly piled layers and where to find them.

10/31/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Trick or Treat Yourself

The Top Spooky Things to Do This Halloween Weekend: October 26–31

A costume climbing party (in the dark), underwater pumpkin carving at the Seattle Aquarium, and a night of musical guilty pleasures.

10/26/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Shade Index

Ill-Advised Seattle Thanksgiving Conversations

Bring on the bird! The stuffing! The locally sourced cranberries! But broach the following topics at your own risk.

10/24/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

Fun With Listicles

Sip, Slurp, and Twirl Noodles at These 11 Restaurants

With a chill in the air, now's a good time to make friends with carb goodness in noodle form.

10/02/2017 By Seattle Met Staff

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