Scoop Blog Archive / September 2011

Behind the Page: A Restaurant Reviewer's Average Day

This Is Not a Picture of Me

I've been thinking a lot about social media (Twitter, Facebook), how people use them, what they choose to share and what they don't. That's because I can't share most of what I do (most importantly, what I eat) every day because of the job that I have.

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Why Seattle Should Break Up with the Weather

Because good friends butt in when friends are in long-term relationships.

1. Seattle is totally over your bad attitude; but it's all she can talk about. It's beginning to distract her from what's important, like new Fall TV shows and fad vegan diets.

2. You don't support Seattle's hobbies. Except for that one day she tried kite-surfing, you have been quite content for her to sit on the couch all day, agonizing over you on Facebook.

3. We all see the way you look at Portland. Read more »

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Viaduct for Dummies: What's Fun About Shutting Down the Viaduct?

The old, not-fun way of looking at the Viaduct

There's been a lot of uneasy muttering here at SeaMag World Headquarters lately, ever since SDOT made it real and announced the dates of the first Viaduct-wrecking party (Oct. 21-31). Though we know it might one day try to kill us, several of us still insist upon using the thing to get to and from work every day, and the prospect of our impending commute-doom is just too horrible to ponder. But ponder it, we must. Read more »

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Cast your vote by Thursday! Weigh in on the best eateries, shops and more in our Best of 2011 poll

 

 

We all have that favorite pub to gather with friends, the neighborhood burger joint we crave and the go-to shop we drop into every week just to see what’s new. Our urban landscape is dotted with stellar spots—and now it’s time to dish.

From the best food truck in the city to your go-to salon, let us know your picks for the Best of 2011 issue, featuring the best shops, eateries, services and more. Read more »

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Hilliard's in Ballard Has Great Beer in the Can

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Cody Bay

It's not easy to distinguish oneself as a brewer in this microbrew-soaked city. But Ryan Hilliard is off to a good start before his Ballard brewery, Hilliard's Beer, is even open.

Hilliard, thanks to a relatively new small-scale packaging machine called the ACS 3.5 (by Cask Brewing Systems), is putting his prize-winning home brew-turned-professional-project craft beer into cans. Read more »

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