Up on the roof of Terra Plata, Seattle’s hottest foodie address, the city’s luckiest diners sup on marvelous seasonal salads and veggies plucked from nearby farms, nibble charcuterie and clams with sausage, and sip bottles of rosé kept chilly in ice buckets. As the sun sets, the sunglasses come off, the lights twinkle on, and there’s a sense that the evening is just getting started. Capitol Hill, 1501 Melrose Ave.; 206.325.1501; terraplata.com
There are 93 days between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox—that’s 93 official days of summer. But as experienced Seattleites, we know that number doesn’t translate to 93 days of sun (we’d be thrilled just to break last year’s record of 48 clear days in a row). That’s why our summer guide offers ways to make the most of every summer day—rain or shine.