The Best (and Worst) of 2011 in Seattle

Our editorial team taps into the latest and greatest our city has to offer.
Find out what this goat has to do with the Best of 2011.

It’s been a year of extraordinary changes in our city, from the explosive growth of Seattle’s best new neighborhood to the very green (and very micro) trends of pop-up, plug-in, nano- and repurposed everything.

Never content with last year’s big thing, Seattleites are embracing the new and the next with their trademark stealth fervor. No matter; our crack editorial staff has one finger on the pulse of Seattle’s beating cultural heart (and another finger in the Best Pie of the Year).

And besides the most exciting, we also track the most appalling; this year’s Worst of includes sex, drugs, dogs and, of course, coffee (thankfully, not all at the same time).

Peruse our Best of 2011 picks when you click on any of these links: