December 2019


Eden Hill Provisions Is the Newest Darling of Seattle’s Queen Anne Neighborhood

From the couple behind one of the city’s best fine dining restaurants comes the casual, family-friendly spot they meant to open all along

The legendary Big Max cheeseburger


These Eastside Mega Mansions Offer Everything Money Can Buy

When it comes to ooooh-evoking multimillion-dollar estates, it’s hard to out-wow the Eastside’s supply

MORE IS MORE: This jaw-dropping Issaquah home features a climbing wall, koi pond, and the biggest dock on Lake Sammamish

Luxury Table setting.

4 New Seattle-area Restaurants You Must Visit in January 2020

In today’s dining scene, it’s hard to keep up with restaurant openings. But it’s our job (and our pleasure) to do just that. Here are a few new places worth checking out

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. MomosanChinatown–International DistrictIron Chef Masaharu Morimoto opened a local offshoot of this popular ramen and izakaya concept in September. In lines going around the block, patient diners wait for a chance to slurp bowls of noodle soup and swill sake. PajuLower Queen AnneThis petite eatery,…


Antique Photography Lives on at This Pioneer Square Studio

Locals can get a tintype portrait taken at Henrietta's Eye

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Despite tintype photography’s Civil War–era origins, you can hold a magnifying glass to such a photo and see individual threads of clothing. That’s because the image is made of molecular silver crystals, much smaller than pixels, and therefore doesn’t undergo the same blurry degradation…


Seattle-area Highside Distilling’s Secret Ingredient Gives Its Spirits a Local Flavor

On Bainbridge Island, the Glenn family uses apples to produce gin and amari

RETIREMENT PLAN: Jeff (right) and Helen Glenn helped son, Matt, launch Highside Distilling last year


Food We Love: The Best Meatloaf in Seattle

A new take on the old-school diner dishes up an American classic

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Some dishes simply shouldn’t be messed with. Meatloaf, that iconic slice of Americana, is one of them. It’s not bettered by international spices or tweezered tendrils of pea vines. Chef Brian Miyamoto, formerly of Restaurant Zoë, Art of the Table, L’Oursin and other restaurants,…


Seattle’s Frelard Straddles the Lines of Industrial, Residential and Commercial

The 10th installment in the Neighborhood Walk series

Glass Eye Studio, a hot shop founded in 1978


Big Flavors and Big Heart Keep This Rainier Valley Barbecue Spot Cooking

Erasto “Big Red” Jackson brings international flavors to his Rainier Valley restaurant, but he’s best known for his barbecue

Erasto “Big Red” Jackson


Ballard Used-gear Consignment Shop Makes Outdoor Adventures More Accessible

Wonderland Gear Exchange opened last fall

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Washington’s trails and slopes can challenge even the heartiest adventurers—but the steep cost of new gear presents one of the biggest obstacles to getting out there in the first place. Making adventures more affordable is one of the tenets of Wonderland Gear Exchange, a…


10 Years with Seattle Magazine: A Photo Retrospective

A decade into her tenure at Seattle and Seattle Business magazines, photographer Hayley Young looks back at some of her favorite images

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Lindy WestWriter, activistSeattle magazine, January 2014 “My assistant, John Vicory, and I drove for hours to pick up the wood stake that we propped behind Lindy for this photo, taken at her family’s property in Quilcene. I had Googled ‘how to make a burning…

Sunrise over Seattle's high rise condo buildings

The Best of Seattle in 2019

A few of our favorite things

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue as part of our Best of 2019 cover story. Click here to subscribe. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… just kidding. This account of our 2019 highlights features none of Julie Andrews’ favorite things (though crisp apple strudel sounds like the perfect antidote to most of the year’s…


Best of 2019: Seattle Chef and Restaurateur Melissa Miranda

Chef Melissa Miranda doesn’t just make killer food, she’s a force for good in the Seattle restaurant scene. From her new Beacon Hill Filipinx restaurant Musang, Miranda weighs in on the food and the community that inspire her

This article appears in print in the December 2019 issue as part of our Best of 2019 cover story. Click here to subscribe. As told to Gemma Wilson The whole concept of Musang, from the beginning, was lutong bahay, which means “home-cooked.” So, to find a space in a house? Incredible. I want to highlight the ancestral houses in the…

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The Art of Weathering Winter: What “Self-Care” Really Is (and Isn’t)

How to cultivate more community, according to author Angela Garbes & State Representative Darya Farivar

The term “self-care” has become so overused that its meaning can be bent to almost any purpose. Is it indulging in a cocktail or abstaining from booze? Is it splurging on a skincare product or making peace with fine lines? Some have begun to use the term “community care” to refer to a commitment toward…

Photography by Alex Cayley.

Deep Focus

Tom Skerritt remains more committed than ever to the creative economy in the Northwest

Tom Skerritt is one of Seattle’s 25 most influential people reshaping our region. #mostinfluential   Fans were understandably disappointed to learn that Tom Skerritt wasn’t asked to reprise his role as Commander Mike “Viper” Metcalf in “Top Gun 2.” “You can’t beat Tom Skerritt with a gun,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Skerritt has said that…