Scoop Blog Archive / August 2011

Food News: Scoop on Manhattan Drug, the Social Coming Soon to Capitol Hill

Rendering of Manhattan Drug

Laura Olson is on fire: She's opened Po Dog and Grim's on Capitol Hill, and a bar called Detention (in what used to be the second Po Dog) in the U-District in just the last two years. Read more »

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Red Tricycle Recommends: 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants for Dining Alfresco

If the sun is shining in Seattle, you must take advantage of it! Ditch the stovetop in your stuffy kitchen and head out to one of these family restaurants in Seattle that have outdoor dining options. Read more »


Men Up to Their Elbows in Mud: Geoduck Hunting on The Perennial Plate

The folks at The Perennial Plate are on a foraging kick, similar to our Cook's Adventures: Eat from the Sea piece in the August issue. They just released a new video on their website about three natural ingredients that can be (somewhat) easily found near the ocean on the West Coast: greens, giant clam and - why wasn't this obvious before? - salt. Read more »


Sneak Peek: Jamie Boudreau's Canon, Opening Later This Week!

By: 
Cody Bay

Jamie Boudreau finally gets to eat his cake.

A Canadian who escaped a far more sober life as a would-be physiotherapist, he has established himself as one of the Northwest's most respected bartenders, with stints at Tini Bigs, Vessel (now defunct), his own cocktail show on the Small Screen Network, and a standing reputation as one of the world's great molecular mixologists. All this, it seems, has been leading to this moment: the imminent opening of his own bar. Read more »


Dreams Do Come True at Bumbershoot: The Best Reader Entries from Our Platinum Pass Contest

 

We asked readers to share their favorite memories of Bumbershoots past – and their most vivid fantasies of future Bumbershoots. The most outstanding entry on our Facebook would receive a free pair of Platinum Passes to the 2011 festival.

We had a fantastic response – and the editors had great fun reading the posts, so  we had to share. Here are the “runners up”  (and the winner) from our Bumbershoot giveaway:

My favorite Bumbershoot memory was watching the sign language interpreter try to keep up with the Black Eyed Peas in 2009.  –Ally

…the year I worked a friend’s food booth. I had two friends watch my then 8-year-old daughter while I worked. Expecting her to be returned to me at a certain hour, one friend came back empty-handed and told me, "Your daughter is busking to a crowd." She had seen a handmade stuffed rabbit she wanted in the Indie Market, and—having no $$$—she decided to earn it. She told stories until she earned the $28. She was then returned to me, happy and with her new stuffed bunny, and inspired by her experience.  –Sue

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