September 2019


Best New Seattle Restaurants 2019: Is Jewish Food Here to Stay?

One of the biggest trends of the year is (finally!) bringing good pastrami to Seattle

BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD: The house-made pastrami sandwich and matzo ball soup from Zylberschtein’s Delicatessen & Bakery illustrate the best of what’s come with this increase in Jewish delis


Cocktail of the Month: Have the Last Laugh at Seattle Hotel Bar Ben Paris

A classic drink once revived by a Seattle legend gets an effervescent update

BEHIND THE BAR: Ben Paris assistant general manager Abigail Gullo created the Last Laugh (see image below) as a nod to a cocktail called the Last Word; she named it for the way the drink’s Cava bubbles tickled her nose


The Last 6,000 Project Maps Seattle’s “Exceptional” Trees

A project invites locals to help count the city’s largest trees

This article appears in print in the September 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. With a nickname like “Emerald City,” it may seem ironic that Seattle is losing some of its largest trees to development. Dozens of “exceptional trees” (defined by the City of Seattle as those that meet notable size, species, condition, cultural/historic or age distinctions) were…


9 Best New Seattle Desserts in 2019

At some of the year’s best new restaurants, dessert—for breakfast, midday or late night—is king. Check out our slideshow for our favorites

This article appears in print in the September 2019 issue and is part of our Best New Restaurants cover story. Click here to subscribe. Mango bingsoo from Snowy Village (University District) Gold-covered soft serve from Matcha Café Maiko (Downtown) Buko pie from Hood Famous Café and Bar (Chinatown-International District) Entremets from Lady Yum (Pioneer Square) Stuffed cookie from Lowrider Baking Company…


Retired PNB Dancer Finds a Second Career in Skincare

This ballet-inspired skincare line, based in Seattle, deserves a standing ovation

All natural body scrub from Jordan Samuel Skin


Best New Seattle Restaurants 2019: Welcome to High-end Hot Pot Mania

A few new hot spots have raised the bar on this simple communal meal that’s great for large parties

D.I.Y DINNER: One of the area’s preeminent hot pot spots is the Dolar Shop, where diners can dip quality ingredients like fresh seafood and marbled beef into hot broth to cook at the table


One Enchanted Evening: The Best Seattle Fall Fashions for a Glamorous Night Out

Step into Seattle’s new sartorial style: glamorous gowns, boldly patterned dresses, and statement-making jewelry and accessories

This article appears in print in the September 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. (Above) Cocktail HourCharcoal gray metallic brocade dress, $4,450, from Olivine Gabbro at Marios Seattle. “Raindrops” sterling silver and patina cuff bracelet with scattered diamonds, $8,580, from Todd Reed at Fox’s Seattle. “Emily” net embossed patent sandals in pink, $750, from Jimmy Choo at Neiman…


5 Best New Seattle Bars in 2019

New restaurants aren’t the only cause for celebration this year—a number of excellent new bars have joined the scene. Here are our favorites, along with suggestions for what to order at each

BIRD IS THE WORD: Ben Paris is one of the year’s best new bars, offering a stylish, old-school vibe


Readers’ Choice 2019: Best Restaurants in Seattle

Nearly 9,000 Seattle magazine readers voted in this year’s annual best restaurants poll. Did your favorites make the cut?

Best Pop-Up Restaurant: Wink Doughnuts


Seattle Fall Arts Preview: The Top Shows, Performances and Exhibits to Catch This Season

Get ready to pack your schedule

Seattle Opera presents a fairy godmother-less version of Cinderella


Seattle Fall Arts Preview: Inside the New Burke Museum

The new Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture invites visitors to interact with the cultures and objects that document our world

Rendering of the new Burke Museum’s lively lower lobby


Seattle Symphony Debuts Its Newest Conductor at the Season-opening Gala

Thomas Dausgaard will begin his tenure with some Scandinavian music favorites

This article appears in print in the September 2019 issue. Click here to subscribe. Though no one was really ready to say goodbye to Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony is turning the page with incoming music director Thomas Dausgaard, who will begin his tenure at this season-opening gala concert. The Danish Dausgaard is following Seattle Symphony tradition by sharing…

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