Scoop Blog Archive / November 2012

Brandi Carlile, Black Strings Uncensored and Other Weekend Musts

Brandi Carlile joins Seattle Symphony live on stage this weekend

Brandi Carlile
Opens Friday (11/23-11/25) - The Northwest country star returns to Benaroya Hall to perform music from her new album, Bear Creek. The Seattle Symphony accompanies her big, beautiful voice. Read Brangien Davis' interview with the singer from our November issue.
11/23–11/25. 8 p.m. Prices vary. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St.; 206.215.4747;
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Holiday Gift Guide: Cocktails

A.J. Rathbun

It’s not only a big week for Thanksgiving drinks and eats but also a big shopping week (which may lead to more drinks).

If you’re looking for gifts for a home bartender or someone who wants to make better party drinks, I have some suggestions. And if you’re just shopping for yourself, I certainly won’t make fun—as long as you invite me over for drinks.


10-Piece Punch Bowl Set (shown above)
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Forget Turkey! How About Some Thanksgiving Eel?

Leslie Kelly
A screenshot from Drew Christie's latest animated short, "A Thanksgiving Eel"

Maybe it’s time we flipped the bird off the Thanksgiving menu and replaced it with the original other white meat, eel. You know, the fish those first settlers probably ate instead of turkey. Read more »


Score Black Friday Deals on Capitol Hill All Weekend Long

Make a day of it and shop for everyone on your list during Capitol Hill's Shop the Hill effort this weekend.

For those of you who enjoy waking up too early, drinking too much coffee and joining the masses for the year’s busiest shopping day, don’t miss what Capitol Hill has to offer.

As of now, over 60 businesses will be partaking in this year’s Black Friday extravaganza: Shop the Hill! Here’s a few that are on our “must” list: Read more »


Thanksgiving Beer Pairing in West Seattle

Have you been wondering whether a wheaty hefeweizen, a malty amber or a chocolate stout would pair best with an oven-roasted turkey this Thanksgiving?

Marination Ma Kai has. That's the latest brick and mortar outpost of one of our favorite food trucks, which is not only located on Alki Beach, but also offers a full bar and wide selection of beers. Read more »