Featuring a sleek design by renowned local architecture firm Olson Kundig and 158 luxe rooms, Thompson Seattle has opened near Pike Place Market just in time to accommodate summer’s influx of visitors.

Shopping at Pike Place Market can be high spirited in high summer, but it’s also a primo destination for outdoor dining—and many spots boast glistening Elliott Bay views. Here’s where to go and what to order.

While the last week or so saw its usual share of food news from relative newbies – Marination Ma Kai opening, Chino's closing and the answer to the is-it-or-isn't-it Fuji Bakery mystery

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I’ve been waiting since deep, dark winter, when Uneeda Burger opened, to plant myself on its sunset-facing patio on a warm summer night.

Marination Ma Kai in West Seattle

Come warm summer weather, we take every opportunity to sup on the sidewalk or sip wine on an umbrellaed patio.

We get kind of funny this time of year.

While this hipster haven doesn’t offer beach access or swimming pools, it’s still a highly desirable summer spot, thanks to a killer park and fountain, a tangibly youthful energy, restaurants with their patio doors flung open, nightlife that k