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

Fun with Listicles

27 Essential Seattle Restaurants for Late-Night Grub

No surprises here: A lot of 'em are on Capitol Hill.

05/13/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Libation Listicle

5 Essential Seattle Bars

Think Seattle is all Rainier and aquavit? Well, maybe—but we're home to craft beer and destination cocktails too.

09/21/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Game Changers

Zig Zag's the Last Word: An Oral History

How a little bar called Zig Zag Cafe and a guy named Murray Stenson helped instigate the nation’s cocktail renaissance.

12/01/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

There Are Two New Faces Behind the Bar at Zig Zag

Well, well...this is exciting.

10/23/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Literary Ventures

Hemingway-themed gastropub Bottle and Bull is coming to Kirkland, Thoreau-named wine pop-up Walden takes over Little Uncle's space in Pioneer Square, and more.

07/25/2014 By Ezra Parter

Shift Change

Zig Zag Has a New Chef and an Entirely New Menu

Tyler Moritz is in the kitchen, along with way more seasonal ingredients.

07/23/2014 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Knee High Stocking Co.’s Alysse Zenkner

"Some drunky ran up on the backs of a long row of chairs, then continued to do a half-flip jump."

01/06/2014 By Sara Hendrickson

Holiday Boozing

5 Bars Open on Christmas Day, Part 3

Merry drinking to all, and to all a good night.

12/17/2013 By Sara Hendrickson

Stuff Bartenders Like

Chartreuse: Taste the Shades of Green

Chefs and bartenders love this herbal liqueur. And now, so do I.

04/26/2013 By Cassie Sawyer

Action Items

Restaurant Shifts and Shakeups

This week: a downtown Top Pot, Pike Place Market gets pickled, and two new liquor-specific bars on Capitol Hill.

08/10/2012 By Sabina Cao

Shift Change

Tyler Moritz Lands at Zig Zag Cafe

The former La Bête chef is in the kitchen at the city's most acclaimed cocktail spot. But really, says the owner, it's not a big deal.

08/08/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Food News Roundup

Neighborhood Food News: Cheap Eats on Broadway, PCC Gets Even Greener

Plus: Zig Zag named one of nation’s top bars, again, pot horde found in restaurant basement, and more.

05/16/2012 By Brandon L. Bye

Behind the Bar

Five Questions for the Bartender: Ricardo Hoffman at Zig Zag

A rising star behind the bar who likes mezcal, Old Fashioneds, and customers who don’t dismantle toilets.

07/14/2011

Bartender Shuffle

Meet the New Guy Behind the Bar at Zig Zag Cafe

Or maybe you already know him?

06/15/2011

Seattle Bar News

Zig Zag’s Kacy Fitch on Life After Murray

Attention bartender’s assistants: an opportunity awaits.

05/26/2011

Seattle Bar News

A Quick Chat with Murray Stenson about the RN74 Move

"Zig Zag is a young man’s bar," says Stenson.

05/26/2011

Article

Esquire’s Addendum to Best Bars 2011: Zig Zag, Fun Kun Wu Added

Plus Toronado in San Fran.

05/26/2011

Article

Travel and Leisure Gets Into the Best American Cocktail Bars Game

Guess which Seattle bar made the list?

04/27/2011