The Carbs Issue

The Just-Spicy-Enough Origin Story of Beecher's Mac and Cheese

The Pike Place Market icon built its brand on a dash of spice and a smidgen of schtick.

03/15/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Gold Rush Gem

Property Watch: A Pike Place Market–Adjacent Loft with a Huge Deck

Since when do you get this much outdoor space downtown?

01/20/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

GOLDEN AGE

These Small Businesses Got By with a Little Help from Their Friends

A storied comic book store and a brand-new boutique have both leaned on an old reliable to weather the economic crisis: the community.

12/31/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Groundbreaker

A Seattle Skyscraper’s Rise Helps Shatter a Glass Ceiling

A new 40-story condo building owes much of its design to Julia Nagele, one of few women in the world to shape such a tall tower.

12/21/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Winter Flicker

Where to See Holiday Lights In and Near Seattle

From classical glimmer to an illuminated velociraptor.

12/04/2020 By Carli Ricker

PPM PPE

10 Pike Place Masks for a Market-Fresh 2020

Local crafters now count face coverings among their wares.

10/13/2020 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Elizabeth Rudge

Summer of Alfresco

Check Out These New Seattle Street Patios

Makeshift though they might be, the pandemic-induced outdoor dining spaces keep getting bigger—and better.

08/28/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Market Forces

There's Never Been a Better Time for Locals to Support Pike Place

The demolished tourism industry means a quieter-than-average summer for this local landmark.

07/30/2020 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Pandemic Took Its Toll on Pike Place Market Businesses

The small operations behind one of Seattle's top attractions are hurting. A livestream fundraiser aims to help.

06/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Bona Fide

Oriental Mart Is an American Classic, According to the James Beard Foundation

The Pike Place Market mainstay is one of six restaurants in the country to receive a 2020 America's Classics Award.

02/18/2020 By Stefan Milne

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: The Food Hall of Your Chinese Lunch Dreams

Your Friday dispatch from Seattle Met’s food team.

02/14/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

ANCHORS AWEIGH

Anchorhead Coffee Will Open Its Fourth Location at Pike Place Market

Move aside, cronuts... And hellooo, Quaffles.

02/12/2020 By Nicole Pasia

News Feed

A Noodle Phenom Returns, a Northwest Legend Shutters

Plus, the month’s other major food news.

11/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do October 18–20

Glass art, a hippie meet-up, and music inspired by Stephen King.

10/18/2019 By Ryan Phelan and Courtney Cummings

Geographical Shifts

El Gaucho Is Moving from Belltown to the Edge of Pike Place Market

After more than two decades at First and Wall, the fine dining flagship will relocate in summer 2020.

10/07/2019 By Rosin Saez

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work September 23–26

Local and international folk bands, a night of live painting, and fourth graders' ice cream dreams.

09/23/2019 By Nicole Pasia and Courtney Cummings

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work August 12–15

A trumpeter adds spoken word to jazz classics, a cartoonist draws 23 Seattle neighborhoods, and boozy popsicles takeover a rooftop bar.

08/12/2019 By Lily Hansen and Jonathan Olsen-Koziol

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Meinert Buys the Mecca; Little London Plane Goes Latin

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

06/21/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Review

Aerlume Brings Destination Dining to the Waterfront

Two veterans of Seattle’s high-end dining scene join forces at a Pike Place Market–adjacent spot.

05/29/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: A Chocolate Factory and a Belltown "Seacuterie"

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

05/24/2019 By Philip Kiefer