June 2019

150 Must-Do Summer Experiences: The essential Seattle bucket list of things to do, see and eat. (Read the cover story online June 11 or pick up a copy on newsstands now!)

PLUS: Why brew pubs are the new entertainment centers, inside the new, luxe green townhomes, a family’s battle with a teen’s tech addiction and much more!

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From this Issue

Seattle drag performer Aleksa Manila

'I’ve always believed drag is a platform. Just by nature of dressing up out of the norm, you’re already making a statement. You’re already a rebel'

A Hood Canal couple has turned a retirement hobby into a full-fledged distillery, complete with fjord-crossing aquavit

These regionally made pottery pieces are practical, handy—and beautiful

A timeless spot in Sunset Hill woos diners with wood-fired dishes

This year, as Seattle celebrates its 150th year of incorporation as a city, we’re marking the occasion with a massive list of 150 (ish) essential experiences to motivate you to explore the city and region

Bucket list-worthy burgers and bites you need to try at least once

What to see, hear and do when it comes to pop culture, amusements and the arts

Notable works and artifacts at must-visit museums

At the new Hood Famous cafe, ube lattes and fruit-topped butter mochi waffles make an excellent meal for any time of day

The couple behind Hood Famous expands beyond the darling, delicious purple cheesecakes

From wildlife (and pet) viewing to sporting events, Seattle is flush with enriching outdoor experiences

Seattle is uniquely situated on many different bodies of water. Have you experienced all of these aquatic activities?

A Greenwood restaurant acts as a community hub for local Central Americans craving a taste of home

These locales are farther afield, but you’re not an official mossback until you’ve visited them all

This month's editor's note from Rachel Hart

The popularity of personal concierge services is skyrocketing as busy professionals and harried parents seek to free up their schedules

For about $1 million, you can move into a new, eco-friendly town house

As Seattle’s brewery scene continues to grow, some taprooms are getting playful. Here’s where to find some fun with your cold one

'The Last World Octopus Wrestling Champion' is a story of a high school student who develops new abilities (the title may or may not be a spoiler)

The lake is just the start of this eastern Washington getaway

Want to learn how to create your own 6-inch high-carbon steel chef knife?

Get an inside view into your favorite things with these tours

When a Seattle boy couldn’t stop playing video games, his parents came to a hard truth: Their son was addicted. And he’s not alone. In our tech-focused city—and the nation—more people are seeking help for this condition. But there’s no easy fix.

We have a bumper crop of City Council candidates this year, notes Knute Berger. Are they likely to fare better than the current incumbents in solving the city’s problems?

Chef Mike Easton says his new restaurant, Il Nido, will retain the spirit of the Alki Homestead

Behold, the second coming of a beloved West Seattle landmark— and one of the year’s most anticipated restaurant openings

Mangos, both the same age, with and without the pioneering StixFresh produce label

Preliminary studies done by StixFresh have shown that produce with the sticker not only stays fresh longer, but also tastes sweeter

Seattle Symphony's Ludovic Morlot conducting

Our handpicked list of the best bets for entertainment this month

The Adjarian Khachapuri combines bread, cheese and an egg

This boat-shaped Georgian dish is the ultimate synthesis of bread and cheese

This year’s most coveted sunglasses run the gamut from silhouettes with artful details to reinterpreted classics, all available from local shops just in time for the sunny season

Myles Burroughs originally created his twist on a classic daiquiri as a daily drink special for Queen City

Inspired by a classic, rum and natural wine come together in a refreshing seasonal hit