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

Critic's Notebook

This Seattle Neighborhood Is Seeing a Restaurant Explosion

Yeah…and it's not Capitol Hill. Or Ballard.

12/15/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

City

Capitol Hill Housing Project Stands Up to African American Displacement in Central District

A new development spearheaded by a collection of community groups will prioritize local black businesses and community.

10/12/2016 By Cassandra Calderon

Best Bars

Neighborhood Bars: Central District

New neighbors, old neighbors.

04/03/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Chicken, Waffles, and Einkorn

Salare adds brunch, the Central District adds chicken and waffles, and three neighborhood spots close abruptly.

09/11/2015 By Greg Young

Habitat

A Central District Townhome's Eclectic Makeover

Interior designer Sara Knowles gives a contemporary town house a harmonious finish—on a deadline.

08/31/2015 By Angela Cabotaje

Shifts & Shakeups

The Week in Restaurant News: Culty Fast Food and Vegetarian Woe

Chick-fil-A arrives, Sutra bows out, and the Central District reclaims some soul food.

04/10/2015 By Jeanny Rhee

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Send a Sack of Rice to Guinea at Ebola Benefit Performance

Today's picks for civic nerds

03/13/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: "Selma Is Now"

Today's picks for civic nerds

03/12/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: What Polling Can Tell Us About the Future of Transit

Today's picks for civic nerds

03/10/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Caffeine Buzz

Mmmhmm Coffee lands a permanent home, and the ubiquitous green siren finds a way through your front door.

02/20/2015 By Caroline Ferguson