Best Restaurants 2011

Best Restaurants 2011: The Restaurant Inspector Comes Calling

The dirty secrets of a restaurant inspector.

10/27/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Diary of a Deadly Year

In 2010, Yakima County experienced more murders than at any other time in its 145-year history, the highest homicide rate in the state, and one of the highest in the nation. What gives?

10/14/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Putting the Eddie Back in Eddie Bauer

For 50 years, Eddie Bauer was the outfitter of choice for the world’s most seasoned outdoor lovers. Now, CEO Neil Fiske is trying to lead the classic brand back to the mountaintop.

09/21/2011 By Bruce Barcott


The Redemption of Ryan Leaf Will Be Televised

Once upon a time Washington State University football phenom Ryan Leaf had the world at his feet. But after flaming out of the NFL, he hid from his family, his friends, his alma mater—and especially the media. Now, after a very public addiction to prescri

09/21/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Fall Fashion 2011: The New West

In our fall fashion slideshow, global style looks right at home with rugged materials and regional designers.

09/16/2011 By Laura Cassidy


A Bainbridge Island Bachelor Pad

Bainbridge Island architect Matthew Coates, whose firm specializes in sustainable buildings, designed a house with a hard exterior and a soft warm feeling inside. Owner Earl Dorsey fit right in.

08/19/2011 By Giselle Smith


Andrew Villeneuve Takes On Tim Eyman

Don’t freak out or anything, but the future of our state could hinge on the work of a 24-year-old college student who lives with his parents. Meet Andrew Villeneuve, computer geek, scourge of the right wing, and the only person who leaves Tim Eyman speech

08/19/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Return to Red Mountain

At just over 4,000 acres, Red Mountain is Washington’s smallest AVA. But ton for ton, its cab, merlot, and syrah grapes are among the most precious and pricey in the state—yielding wines of amazing structure and complexity and attracting some of the world

08/19/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Fall Arts Preview

A guide to the fresh faces and new spaces in the coming cultural season: Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony’s new conductor; nongallery art venues like Robert Yoder’s Season; a spontaneous theater collective, Sandbox Radio Live; and the 60 best

08/09/2011 By Laura Dannen, Allison Williams, Lisa Han, and Adriana Grant


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Where the Wild Things Are

A field guide to the animals of Olympic National Park.



Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Saving the Park

Helping to preserve Olympic National Park: Washington National Park Fund, Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, Student Conservation Association, Friends of Olympic National Park, and Olympic Park Institute.

07/22/2011 By Annie Rose Favreau


Dr. Deisher’s Stem Cell Crusade

When pro-life biotechnologist Tracy Deisher sued to halt federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, it rocked the biotech universe. What’s driving the Seattle researcher to kill the promise of medicine’s greatest hope — Catholicism

07/22/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


The Elwha's Last Dam Summer

It began 25 years ago as a radical idea: destroying two dams to save the Elwha River. It ends this month as a commonsense solution. Gentlemen, start your jackhammers.

07/22/2011 By Bruce Barcott


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Poet of the Park

Tim McNulty serves as unofficial poet laureate of Olympic National Park.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Essential Rain Gear

Essential rain gear for Olympic National Park.

07/22/2011 By Lisa Han


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: The Marmot Brigade

This summer, more than 100 volunteers will scour Olympic National Park for evidence of Marmota olympus, our own special marmot.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams


Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Park Trails You Don’t Know

The best hiking trails you don’t know in Olympic National Park.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams


Elizabeth Campbell’s Fight to Kill Seattle’s Deep-Bore Tunnel

Lawsuit-filing, government-haranguing, Alaskan Way Viaduct–loving activist Elizabeth Campbell is on a quest to kill the deep-bore tunnel.

07/22/2011 By Matthew Halverson

Olympic National Park

10 Top Places to Visit in Olympic National Park

Whether you're hiking, camping, boating, or all the above—these are the must-visit places for your trip's itinerary.

07/22/2011 By Allison Williams