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Rachel's Ginger Beer Opens at the Spheres

Snappy ginger beer. Cocktails. And some of the best fiery fried chicken in town.

11/11/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Summer Events

Seattle's Biggest Street Food Festival Happens This Weekend

On July 6 and 7, four blocks of South Lake Union will host food trucks and booths, local craft vendors, and live music.

07/03/2019 By Rosin Saez

"Amazon's Choice"

The Best Restaurants in South Lake Union Right Now

Trust us, braving the lunch and happy hour crowds is worth it at these 21 spots.

06/03/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Dock Watchers

Where to Spot Seattle's Most Venerable Vessels

These seven boats have illustrious histories.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Jane Sherman

Opening Dispatch

Wallingford's Beloved Poke Shop Expands to South Lake Union

Poke is dead. Long live poke!

04/18/2019 By Rosin Saez

Opening Dispatch

Homemade Mexican Fare Is Coming to SLU

La Palmera opens its third location in the heart of Amazonia. Brace thyself for street tacos on fresh-made tortillas and margaritas.

03/05/2019 By Anne Dennon

Ascent South Lake Union

Ascend to Ascent

This past December Seattle Met hosted an exclusive holiday rooftop reception, “Ascend to Ascent,” at South Lake Union’s first high-rise residential tower.

01/21/2019

Almost Friends

How a New Private Club Crafts Full-Service Social Lives

The Collective, a self-proclaimed "urban basecamp," neatly packages and optimizes leisure time. Is this what finally melts the Seattle Freeze?

10/16/2018 By Sydney Parker

'Cue News

Now for an Update on Jack's BBQ Expansions

First up: a downtown location in the Columbia Tower, then a South Lake Union outpost in the fall.

05/25/2018 By Rosin Saez

Reopening Dispatch

Take Two: Vestal Reopens in South Lake Union Today

Josh Henderson sums up the new casual cafe rather appropriately: “I'm more club sandwich than I am foie gras.”

05/22/2017 By Rosin Saez

City Hall

Developers for 7 Projects Opt Into City's Mandatory Housing Program

The projects will raise an estimated $25 million for affordable housing.

05/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Market Matters

The South Lake Union Saturday Market Is Back

New location, new popups, same food lover’s paradise. It kicks off May 6.

05/04/2017 By Rosin Saez

City Hall

Seattle City Council Mandates Affordable Housing in South Lake Union, Downtown

The ordinance fell short for many activists who showed up to the council meeting Monday.

04/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Trend

In Defense of Bone Broth

Strip away the goofy monikers and it’s pretty easy to embrace broth by the cup.

12/20/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: August 10–16

The week in which: National S'mores Day gives you a free pass on camping and South Lake Union hosts a block party and croquet tournament.

08/10/2016 By Rosin Saez

Alfresco

South Lake Union Has a Ton of New Patios

Could our civic love of drinking outside be the thing that finally connects this neighborhood to the rest of the city?

04/19/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

In The Works

Marination Opening in South Lake Union(-ish)

All the classics from Marination Station, Big Blue, Ma Kai, and more.

11/19/2015 By Sophia Lizardi

Coming Soon

Mamnoon Is Opening a Rooftop Restaurant in South Lake Union

The team behind one of the city's most esteemed restaurants, plus a rooftop with a seriously rare unobstructed view. Not to mention all the new food and drinks down on the ground floor.

09/17/2015 By Karin Vandraiss

Massive Developments

South Lake Union Has a Brand New Restaurant Corridor

It seems that Ninth Avenue North locked down a ton of new restaurants.

09/03/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

I'm New Here

Brian Schlenker Is a Tech Transplant

Meet one member of Amazon’s rapidly expanding horde.

08/20/2015 By Matthew Halverson