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


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


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

Today's picks for civic nerds

03/13/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


PubliCalendar: "Selma Is Now"

Today's picks for civic nerds

03/12/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh


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


PubliCalendar: Greens and Things

Today's picks for civic nerds

08/26/2014 By Kristen Farnam


PubliCalendar: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Today's picks for civic nerds

08/25/2014 By Kristen Farnam

Urban Upgrade

23rd Avenue's Road Diet

Cutting one lane for the four-lane arterial (and turning another into a dedicated turn lane) will improve traffic. Really.

05/23/2014 By Josh Feit

Restaurant Openings

Central Pizza Is Open in the Central District

S Jackson St. got a new hangout with artisan pizza and everything on tap.

08/30/2013 By Rachel Breiwick


PubliCalendar: Recycling, Reading, and Rethinking Urban Developement

Today's picks for civic nerds.

04/11/2013 By Carryn Vande Griend


Community Center Burglars

Man slashed in the C.D., teens caught breaking into Green Lake Community Center

12/23/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Why You Shouldn't Pull a Gun on a Bouncer

Homeless man attacked under I-5, home invasion in the Central District, and a ballsy bouncer.

12/20/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Rumors of Muggings Lead Garfield High School to Close Bathrooms

Garfield High School closes bathrooms after rumors of students being robbed in the restrooms.

12/01/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Activist Who Attacked Former Mayor Arrested Again

Local activist who attacked former mayor arrested during Central District protest.

11/14/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee


Teenage Rampage

Teens smash cars in the Central District, police say motorcycle club involved in drug dealing in Seattle, and a Backpage protest.

11/04/2011 By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee