June 2016

A Field Guide to Crab

Cracking open the Northwest’s manna from heaven

Summer rituals abound around here, from camping expeditions to late-night beach bonfires. But one of the most delicious among them is crabbing, an activity in which anyone with a license, some simple equipment and access to the water can partake in right here in town (see below for more info.) It perfectly echoes our compulsion…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

Best Places to Get Oysters

Best spots to slurp and sample your way through our regional bivalves

Taylor Oyster BarsA seagoing version of farm-to-table dining, three Taylor Oyster Bars are supplied by Shelton-based Taylor Shellfish’s oyster beds, ranging from British Columbia to California. Oysters are slurped raw here, but are also available baked and stewed, along with other regional shellfish, including geoduck, clams and mussels. Capitol Hill, 1521 Melrose Ave., 206.501.4321; Pioneer…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

A Field Guide to Pacific Oysters

Few of our outstanding regional foods reflect a taste of place quite like oysters do. Because these bivalves filter many gallons of water daily, they literally take on the taste of their home, thanks to specific nutrients, minerality, brininess and other characteristics of the water they inhabit. And holding that craggy, rough shell—which may carry…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

The Best Fish Markets in the City

Best places to buy the freshest seafood

You love eating at Seattle’s sublime restaurants, but where should you head to pick up fresh seafood to cook at home? Although the following markets certainly aren’t the only places in town to find quality fish, these are our very favorite places to buy seafood—from the store, from the farmers’ market stall and from the…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

A Field Guide to Salmon

If Seattle had a fish mascot, it would be salmon. We catch it, grill it, cure it and love the fishers to the north who bring it to market. Even though Alaska is home to 95 percent of the country’s wild salmon, most of us still don’t know our coho from our king. Each of…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag

Where to Find the Best Seafood in Seattle

The definitive guide to finding the freshest catch of the day, every day

Seattle is a seafood town—but it’s not only because we’re surrounded by water. Think instead of local fishers braving icy seas to bring in the freshest catch; world-class chefs crafting innovative marine cuisine; and an unwavering commitment—by purveyors, restaurateurs and fishers—to sustainability. Whether you’re going crabbing, oyster-bar hopping or tucking into our epic sushi scene,…

Jessica Yadegaran, Chelsea Lin and Cynthia Nims; with additional reporting by Haley Durslag