Scoop Blog Archive / May 2011

June Issue Sneak Peek! Bite Into Spring with Perfect Pea Vines

Celebrate spring with Tilikum Place Cafe's peavine salad

We just finished up the June issue here at Seattle magazine and one story that's sticking to my tastebuds involves pea vines, those oh-so springtime delicacies that so capably kick up plain pastas and spring bread salads into warm weather shape. Throughout the city, chefs are dreaming up tasty ways to use freshly shucked peas and pea vines. Read more »

Tim Gunn on the Right Jeans for your Body and Seattle’s Notorious Jeans-All-the-Time Style

Meet fashion expert Tim Gunn this weekend at The Bellevue Collection

Hey Seattle, someone has validated your bad habit: Fashion guru Tim Gunn says it’s okay to wear jeans to work. Well, sometimes. This weekend, Gunn will explain why (plus give other great tips on how to work your denim) at a Lucky Brand denim fashion show in center court at Bellevue Square (Saturday starting at 1 p.m.; more info here). Shoppers can soak in Gunn’s tips while watching a fashion show (featuring real people!), then head up to Lucky to snag their own pair and meet the man himself. Read more »

Three Good Reasons to Go Hiking After Work Tonight--and Two Great Places to Hike

Poo Poo Point
Could we be this lucky tonight?

First reason to hike tonight: It's not raining! Second reason: Sunset isn't until 8:25 p.m. And third, after our spring monsoon season, you know you need to move that butt! And there is no denying that the oxygen-rich air you breathe while scampering through the woods is good for your brain. Read more »

Best Place to Be a Mom is...Not the U.S.

2011 Mothers' Index Ranking

I am in the midst of another crazy day of juggling work, family, volunteering, life and just came across a Twitter headline from the San Francisco Chronicle about a report ranking the best and worst countries to be a mom. The United States ranks 31st. Norway ranks No. 1. Read more »


Food News: Il Corvo Opens, Brandi Carlysle Plays Free Shows on Capitol Hill, More!

Il Corvo, an artisanal pasta bar that serves lunch and dinner, opens today inside Procopio Gelato on the Pike Place Market hill climb. The chef is Mike Easton, who worked his pasta magic at Bizarro before helping open Lecosho. Yum: Look at today's menu! Read more »