Critic's Picks

The Best Restaurants in Pioneer Square Right Now

Seattle's historic district lays claim to long-lived institutions and newcomers alike.

09/16/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings

Kitchen Diaries

How Seattle's Rising Star Chefs Dream Up Dishes

A peek behind the swinging kitchen door reveals what makes this year's batch of Next Hot Chefs so excellent: their unyielding passion for making good food.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Rising Stars

Seattle's Next Hot Chefs 2019

Five ascendant chefs. One fierce and talent-filled dining scene.

07/23/2019 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Order Up

The Team Behind Damn the Weather Will Open Champagne Diner in Interbay

Deep-cut Seinfeld references, fancy tuna melts, and legit cocktails will converge upon the former Citizen Six space.

06/28/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Damn the Weather's Eli Dahlin Takes Executive Chef Gig in Portland

The Seattle chef will helm Portland restaurant and wine bar, Dame.

07/13/2016 By Rosin Saez

Critic's Notebook

Which 3 Seattle Spots Were Nominated as America’s Best New Restaurants?

Assessing Seattle’s prospects in Bon Appetit’s annual Hot 10.

08/05/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Best Restaurants

Seattle's Best New Restaurants 2014

From buoyant fusion to transcendent bar food, Seattle Met presents 10 newcomers that defined the year in food.

11/03/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Trends

A Guide to Six New Bars in Pioneer Square

These newcomers are technically bars. So why can’t we stop talking about the food?

10/01/2014 By Kathryn Robinson Illustrations by Melissa Martin

Critic's Notebook

French Fries that Taste Like Bacon

And other happy marriages of fried potatoes + meat fats.

09/11/2014 By Kathryn Robinson

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Pioneer Square

A new round of bars (that are also kind of restaurants) opens there next week. Meanwhile, people freak out about Meat and Bread.

06/13/2014 By Ezra Parter

Opening Dispatch

Damn the Weather Is Imminent in Pioneer Square

Duck hot dogs. Spot prawn crudo. A rum and coke for the discerning farmer.

06/12/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

On the Menu

More Details on the Menu at Damn the Weather

Details involving "active garnishes" and a gentleman by the name of Jay Kuehner.

05/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Bryn Lumsden Will Open Damn the Weather in Pioneer Square

A veteran of some of the city's best cocktail bars plans a neighborhood spot with adventurous drinks and "quirky, yet affable" food.

03/03/2014 By Allecia Vermillion