March 2020


New Fremont Thai Eatery Kin Len Excels in the Unexpected

To best enjoy this place, you must, as its menu states, “be open-minded in absorbing the un-norm.”

Curries, wraps and more are best shared.


Kirkland’s Hearth is our Latest Standout Hotel Restaurant

Pro tip: try the tagliatelle with wild mushrooms

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. The latest standout in our renaissance of worthy hotel restaurants is Hearth at Kirkland’s Heathman Hotel, which opened last summer and in October brought chef Brian McCracken (of now-closed Spur Gastropub fame, and founder of Tavern Law, among others) on board to lead…


Mid-century Modern Simplicity Meets Natural Beauty in Laurelhurst

This outdoor conversation pit infuses a classic design element with contemporary functionality

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Basking in the fresh air and light flooding the open-plan main floor of this Laurelhurst home, it’s easy to see why the current owner (who prefers to remain anonymous) bought this property on sight. In the summer of 2018, in his then-home, a…


DADUs Made Easy

MyKabin makes building a mother-in-law apartment a simple endeavor

Upgrade your backyard with a permit-approved "Kabin"


Customize Your Wellness at Sanctuary Studios

This high-tech, low-stress yoga and meditation space helps you destress exactly as you need

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Part microretreat and part tech-enabled wellness studio, Sanctuary is an immersive escape for anyone seeking calmness of mind in the heart of the busy city. The Mithun-designed space has three heated rooms available for private or small-group yoga, meditation and sound-bath sessions with…


Fruitsuper Perfects the Everyday Object

You'll want one of everything made (or sourced) by this local design business

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Sallyann Corn and Joe Kent built their design business fruitsuper around perfecting everyday objects—in both form and function. In September, they opened a Pioneer Square space of the same name to sell their popular housewares, from cloth napkins (pictured, $48 for four) and white…


Meet a Local Activist Fighting for Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors

Leah Griffin helps guide the creation of laws that intimately impact rape survivors in Washington state

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe.Sitting in the window of a café on a rainy Saturday, wearing a sweater with rainbow trim, Leah Griffin greets me with a hug and a smile. It’s a day off from her full-time job as a school librarian in North Seattle, but Griffin has…


Chasing Waterfalls on the Olympic Peninsula

Tour some of the state’s most scenic falls on a weekend jaunt full of mist, moss and spruced-up photo ops

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many of the restaurants and places mentioned will be closed and/or offering to-go only. Turn this weekender into a day-trip by leaving early, packing your own food, picking a waterfall and staying safe by following health guidelines as recommended by WA-DOH….


An Avenue of Stars Near Alki Beach

Find a guide to the night sky under your feet in West Seattle

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue. Click here to subscribe. Walking down Beach Drive SW just south of Alki Point in West Seattle, you’ll likely keep your eyes fixed on the unobstructed panorama of Puget Sound before you. But look around and you’ll see the many artistic features of Constellation Park and Marine…


Seattle’s Best Neighborhoods in 2020

Find yourself a place to call home

This article appears in print in the March 2020 issue, as part of the “Best Neighborhoods” cover story. Click here to subscribe. Whether you’re searching for your first house, a promising investment or the best place to raise a family, seeing your personality reflected in a neighborhood is just as important as making sure the home’s foundation…


Intentionalist Helps You Shop With Purpose

This Seattle-based web platform connects consumers with the small businesses they'd like to support

Laura Clise’s (left) web platform helps consumers connect with small businesses, like Süreyya Gökeri’s (right) Café Turko


Spectrum Dance Theater Explores an Imagined Future

The Race and Climate Change Festival is "rooted in a belief that human beings will find a way to survive."

Spectrum's upcoming festival includes a site-specific work at Madrona Beach, choreographed by Donald Byrd

Join The Must List

Subscribe today to have Seattle's best events delivered to your inbox

Angela Garbes by Elizabeth Rudge-cropped

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…