Scoop Blog Archive / January 2012

A Chat with Mario Campos, Chef of The Publican

By: 
Cody Bay

Fremont beer temple Brouwer's opened its sibling bar/restaurant, The Publican, in Greenlake's Tangletown neighborhood last week, revamping the former Bandolero space into an upscale neighborhood pub. For Mario Campos, Brouwer's former sous-chef, it's his opportunity to finally run his own show.  Read more »


The Must List: Delicious Pho, Downton Abbey and Smash Putt!

MUST TASTE
Pho at Pho Bac Read more »


Today's quandry: A latte or an easy commute?

520 bridge tolling
Taking the high (priced) road

If you're an east-west driver, you've already grappled with this one: Is it worth the price of two lattes to breeze across the lake? With peak tolls running $3.50 each way ($5 if you don't have a "Good to Go" pass; $200 a month, people!), that 520 bridge is now a serious budget item for some folks. And it shows; people are diverting by the hundreds to cross the I90 bridge instead, and who can blame 'em? Read more »


New Tiffany Colors Creative Studio Debuts at the Pioneer Square Art Walk Tonight

When Tiffany Lowry, one of our favorite local beauty and makeup experts (see: her appearance in our Best of 2011 issue), got rained out of yet another photoshoot this fall, she decided it was high time to have a dedicated (non-drippy) place to create glorious hair and makeup styles. Read more »


10 Things I am Ashamed I Have Not Done and Will Do in 2012

Do not call it a “bucket list.” Since neither death nor apocalypse seem more imminent than usual (fingers crossed!)I’ll call this a “sand pail” list: obvious things to do and see locally that will be top priority in 2012, lest the tides of time snatch away the opportunity and I spend all future social gatherings awkwardly avoiding any shame around said topics.

Let’s begin at the rear: Read more »