Scoop Blog Archive / January 2011

Fashion News: Luly Yang Couture introduces two new bridal lines

A bridal design by Luly Yang

Prospective brides and fashion fans: Local couture gown designer Luly Yang is amping up her bridal selection, offering two new lines at the end of the month.

Ranging from full-on couture wedding gown options, to the very affordable and sophisticated Luly Blue Collection, this noteworthy addition will introduce more lucky brides to Yang’s impeccable couture detailing. Prices for gowns start at $1,500 and brides can select from a range of styles, then tack on couture elements like appliques and custom-fit. Read more »


Eric Banh to Open Ba Bar Noodle Shop. Plus: Piecycle?

Oxtail pho at Monsoon

Eric Banh's delicious take on Vietnamese-inspired food has made him a favorite since he first opened Monsoon thirteen whopping years ago (feel old reading that?). He's since expanded with an Eastside Monsoon and with a couple of Baguette Box sandwich shops. Read more »

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Cookus Interruptus Video: Cynthia Lair Cooks a Healthful Chicken Tikka Masala

Indian heaven

You have to try this sassy saucy Indian dish.  The tikka sauce is a pure heaven combo of tomato sauce, heavy cream and spices.  Our recipe also offers a vegetarian version made with chickpeas.  Everybody's happy! For printable recipe click here. Read more »

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Food News: Local 360 Opens, Lunchbox Laboratory Relocates, More

Lunchbox Laboratory

This week I'm hoping to get a peek inside of Local 360, the new Belltown market and restaurant which is open for breakfast (chicken fried steak & eggs), lunch (corned beef Reuben with beef tongue, anyone?) and dinner (pork belly & beans, short rib pot roast) in the old Flying Fish space on 1st and Bell. Marcus Charles, part-owner of the Crocodile and owner of the Juju Lounge, is the brains behind the place, and early word has been very good. Read more »


A theater festival with a sense of urgency

Hana Lass in a scene from "14/48," summer 2009

There's something enormously satisfying about "14/48," also known as the world's quickest theater festival. It's certainly creative and energetc. But that can be said about many arts endeavors around town. What makes "14/48" so wonderfully distinctive is its unbridled sense of urgency. Unlike most theater, which requires the gestation period of a small glacier, "14/18" creates 14 plays -- many of them quite good -- and some kickass music (with a live band) in the span of 48 hours. Read more »