Opening Dispatch

4 Great New Bars and Restaurants Open(ed) This Week

Pizza! Banh mi! Enchantment (and cocktails) under the sea!

06/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

CENTRAL SOUL

Simply Soulful Heads to the Central District

Jackson and 23rd is about to become a hub for local artists and sweet potato pie.

04/20/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Field Notes

The Glory, and the Cronuts, of Temple Pastries

Some truly impressive, very buttery things are happening inside this new Central District bakeshop.

12/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Central District Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat (and Drink) in the Central District

A variety that reflects the neighborhood’s history.

12/02/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff Photography by Amber Fouts

Opening Dispatch

Communion to Open in the Central District

Kristi Brown and Damon Bomar bring meaningful cocktails and cuisine to the Liberty Bank Building.

11/25/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Enclaves

Displaced from the Central District

How the lives of two drug kingpins trace a neighborhood’s gentrification and struggle for justice.

11/24/2020 By Levi Pulkkinen

CULTURE FIX

What to Stream in Seattle July 31–August 6

Town Hall hosts a book talk and Dani Tirrell is back with Instagram live conversations.

07/31/2020 By Sam Luikens

CULTURE FIX

What to Stream in Seattle July 17–23

Tasveer Author Meets offers up summer reads while Refill 2020 launches a virtual benefit concert.

07/17/2020 By Sam Luikens

Black Lives Celebrated

Some Ways to Honor Juneteenth in Seattle

Protests and marches join streaming events on the holiday commemorating the end of U.S. slavery.

06/18/2020 By Sam Luikens

QUOTE UNQUOTE

D’Vonne Pickett, Jr., Delivers a New Package Hub in the Central District

“I’ve always been one to blaze my own trail. I just feel like I’m built for it.”

11/26/2019 By Allison Williams

Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in the Central District Right Now

Fried chicken. Vietnamese street food. Fresh poke. Find it all at these 20 spots that make up the neighborhood's emerging food scene.

05/06/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Cookie Craze

Lowrider Baking Company Expands to Central District

Embrace the sugar rush: Emily Allport will open a brick-and-mortar location of her cookie shop this May.

03/13/2019 By Jaime Archer

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work May 29–31

Dante gets cinematic treatment, the spotlight shines on Central District, and DJs unearth music by people you've never heard of.

05/29/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Fun with Listicles

7 Central District Gems to Explore Right Now

Bike on over to a bike shop that doubles as a cafe, try some Ethiopian food, and indulge in custom ice cream sandwiches.

05/17/2018 By Nosh Pit Staff

Put a (Fried) Ring On It

The Steady, Gloriously Glazed Ascension of Raised Doughnuts

Mi Kim and I-Miun Liu will start dishing out doughnuts at their Central District bakeshop June 30.

04/10/2018 By Rosin Saez

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Central District, Congestion Pricing, Opioid Crisis

Your local politics morning digest.

04/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Civil Rights

Seattle Activists Had a Lot to Protest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"We are here because of violence and poverty."

01/15/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Matters

There's a New Brunch in Town—L'Oursin's

The Central District French bistro turns its culinary lens to the leisurely weekend meal, proving that, yes, you can have sea urchin before noon.

07/26/2017 By Rosin Saez

Coming Soon

The Duo Behind Melt and Central District Ice Cream to Open a Burger Joint

Happy Grillmore will land next door to Nate's Wings and Waffles in the Central District.

06/07/2017 By Rosin Saez

Dairy Dispatch

Some Seriously Cool Ice Cream Flavors Are Happening Around Town

Nerdy nods to Emerald City Comicon and a dessert shop mashup.

03/03/2017 By Rosin Saez