Assistant Editor (Arts)

Seth Sommerfeld runs the arts department at Seattle Met, crafting the magazine's On the Town section, editing the Culture Fiend blog, and contributing to reader service features such as “The Ultimate Seahawks Guide” and the front-of-the-book department, Mudroom.

Seth has written about music and culture for Rolling Stone, Spin, Pacific Northwest Inlander, Charleston Post and Courier, Syracuse Post-Standard, and Billings Gazette. He also extensively covered the NBA Draft for years for Fox Sports and NBADraft.net, and was published as part of Myth, Media, and Culture in Star Wars: An Anthology.

Originally from Billings, Montana, Seth first lived in Washington while earning an undergraduate degree in journalism and broadcasting at Gonzaga University. He followed up those studies at Syracuse University, where he earned a master’s degree in arts journalism.

Malt Matters

Westland Distillery’s Peat Week Returns

The SoDo single-malt whisperers celebrate smoky whiskeys with a cocktail competition, a peat symposium, and a whole roasted pig.

09/27/2017 By Stefan Milne

Opening Dispatch

Bakery Nouveau's Third Location Opens in Burien This Week

Come September 28, the flagship bakeshop will house more chocolates and baked goods than ever.

09/26/2017 By Rosin Saez

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New Orleans Food & Funk Festival

Stroll through the French Quarter without leaving Seattle. New Orleans Food & Funk fest is the spot to satisfy your southern cravings!

09/22/2017

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6 Idyllic Weekend Getaways out of Aspen

From desert adventures to waterside retreats, here are our favorite easy-to-get-to escapes.

09/21/2017

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Seattle Met’s Cowabunga! Descends on South Lake Union

America’s largest festival of beef is seared with chef competitions, demos, and tastings celebrating all things meat. Get tickets now!

09/21/2017

Style

Fall Fashion 2017: Electric Dreams

Dystopic, gritty, and utterly cool. Pile on the velvet and wool to get lost in autumn’s cinematic sartorial vibe.

09/20/2017 By Rosin Saez With Sara Marie D’Eugenio Photography by Brandon Hill

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: September 20–26

The week in which: Jack’s serves up barbecue to help out Texans, Fremont channels Deutschland, and Italy takes over Seattle Center.

09/20/2017 By Jaime Archer

Iambic Ambassadorships

Seattle, Say Hello to Your New Civic Poet

Anastacia-Reneé caps off a big year with a literary arts ambassadorship.

09/19/2017 By Darren Davis

Profile

Is Consensus Gone After Tim Burgess?

Over the past decade, Tim Burgess has clashed and collaborated with colleagues and as a council member left fingerprints on some of the city’s most important legislation. But mostly he has been a consensus builder. What happens when he’s gone?

09/19/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Biscuits and Backstory

Why JuneBaby Was 2017's Biggest-Deal Restaurant Opening

Chef Edouardo Jordan cemented his fine-dining cred at Salare, but his second restaurant is far more personal.

09/19/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Mayor's Office

Council Votes Burgess to Be Seattle's Next Mayor

Tim Burgess has been a council member since 2008 and will be mayor for 71 days before he retires.

09/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

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Cowabunga Is All About the Beef

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09/14/2017

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How to Help Your High School Athlete Thrive—at Sports and Life

Three coaches offer tips for student athletes transitioning back to fall sports—and balancing their whole lives.

09/14/2017

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We’re Taking Back Our Mornings with This On-the-go Whole Grain Breakfast.

Oh, Did We Mention That It’s Gluten Free?

09/13/2017

Road Trip

Walla Walla Isn’t Napa—and Thank the Wine Gods for That

The question is whether things can stay this affordable and this chilled out.

09/13/2017 By Allison Williams

Best of Washington Wine

Outstanding White Wines

Warmer temperatures are great for red wine, but can pose a challenge for white wine grapes. Which makes these bottles especially impressive.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best of Washington Wine

How Sean Chose the Top 100 Washington Wines

The methodology for this year's tasting.

09/13/2017

Best of Washington Wine

Washington’s 20 Best Wines Under $30

Budget-friendly wine doesn’t have to sacrifice flavor or local cred—especially in Washington. These high-quality wines are available around Seattle right now.

09/13/2017 By Sean P. Sullivan

Best of Washington Wine

A Wine Taster’s Guide to the Rocks Region

Our most distinctive wine region makes waves with the national wine set. So how can regular people actually taste these memorable syrahs?

09/13/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Garageland

Why Redhook's New Brewlab Is in an Old Auto Shop (Sort Of)

Seattle breweries have a long been located in former garages, and Brewlab extends this trend in complex ways.

09/12/2017 By Stefan Milne