Scoop Blog Archive / March 2012

Vote Local: Food & Wine's People's Favorite Chef

The contest for the People’s Best New Chef in Food & Wine magazine was such a hit (remember Canlis’s all-out campaign to get Jason Franey the win last year? Alas, Jason Bissonnette of Boston's Coppa took the prize) that they’re doing it again this year. Read more »

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Vote Local: Food & Wine's People's Favorite Chef

Last year's polls were such a hit--remember the all-out campaign Canlis put on to get Jason Franey his win?--that again this year, Food & Wine Magazine has come up with a list of nominees and is asking "the people" to vote for their favorite chef.

This year's nominees from the Pacific Northwest include several from Portland, one from Idaho, one from Hawaii, but who are kidding? You want to know which Seattle chefs made the cut.

Blaine Wetzel of Willows Inn

McCracken-Tough of Coterie Room, Spur and Tavern Law

Shaun McCrain of Book Bindery Read more »

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Monarch’s Tales: Luly Yang Couture’s Cutest Gown Fittings

With designer Luly Yang's couture show just eight weeks away (tickets are now on sale for the April 27 event), we continue our behind the scenes journey with Yang’s smallest fittings. And by smallest, we don’t mean the task at hand: As the show’s beneficiary, Seattle Children’s Hospital plays a huge role in event, and every year, the audience falls for the special children who make an appearance on stage in custom-made Luly Yang outfits. Read more »

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The Must List, featuring Playing with Clay and Pina in 3D

MUST PLAY-DOH
Open for Construction
Opens Thursday (3/1–4/14) – In conjunction with the NCECA conference (read: ceramics storm) coming to town this month, SOIL art gallery has transformed itself into an interactive clay-making “office,” where you can can get your hands dirty helping artists build an evolving landscape out of one ton of clay. Check out this behind the scenes video of the installation build out: Read more »

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W Seattle's TRACE to Open This Week

The W Seattle

Earth & Ocean, the W Seattle Hotel’s restaurant, was for many years a sort of culinary finishing school; John Sundstrom left E&O to open Lark; Maria Hines cooked there previous to opening Tilth. More recently, though, the restaurant has struggled to find a local audience.

So this month, the W reopens its restaurant with a new name, TRACE, and a new chef at the helm, former Luc chef Steven Ariel. J Read more »

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