Scoop Blog Archive / July 2012

Roads Scholar: Downtown Express Lanes on I-5 Now Express-ier

Reversing the I-5 express lanes will now happen with the flick of a switch

With the flick of a switch, WSDOT engineers catapulted downtown Seattle's expressways into the 21st century, saving hundreds of midday drivers countless hours spent sitting in traffic. Read more »

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So, You Want to Be On Chopped? Here's How

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Leslie Kelly
Former contestants on the Food Network's "Chopped"

Judging by the incredible feeding frenzy about Top Chef filming around the city, it's seems safe to say cooking reality shows have huge followings. There might even be a few viewers who long to be on the other side of the camera, and here's some encouraging news: Food Network's smash hit Chopped is casting here, looking for home cooks. Here's the skinny on how to apply. Read more »

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Seattle's New Mobile Fashion Truck Trend?

We have a bit of a joke-that-is-not-actually-a-joke around the office about declaring something a “trend”: You can’t call it one until you find three examples. So naturally, since news broke a few weeks ago that the city’s first “fashion truck”, The Kippy Ding Ding, is now roaming the streets (more here), I’ve been on the hunt for two more.

Well, what do you know, Kippy has company: Read more »

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Reasons to Miss Ichiro

Ichiro Suzuki made his debut as a New York Yankee on July 23 at Safeco Field

News broke yesterday that beloved Mariners player Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees. The announcement spurred a mix of bitterness and speculation in our offices yesterday—and, of course, nostalgia. From food writer Leslie Kelly: "As a longtime, diehard M's fan, my heart breaks at this revolting development. I know it's a major league baseball is a business, but, darn it, would the Yankees ever even consider trading Jeter? No! Read more »

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Kill the Keg Happy Hours + Free Burgers

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Cody Bay

Death to Kegs!

Something about drinking wine from a keg makes people want to do other off-kilter, Bacchanalian things, like glug it from mason jars, paper cups or directly from the spout, or, say, try to drink an entire keg of it in one sitting. Read more »

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