Scoop Blog Archive / March 2013

Seattle's Champion Grocery Bagger to Appear on Letterman

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Last month West Seattle's own Metropolitan Market grocery bagger Andrew Borracchini, 18, claimed the hotly contested title of “Best Bagger” in 23 states—along with $10,000—in a bagging competition held as part of the National Grocer’s Association convention in Las Vegas.

Tonight (Monday, March 25) at 11:35 pm,Borracchini has a chance to show off his gleaming trophy (the “Golden Grocery Bag”), and perhaps his giant novelty check, on David Letterman’s star-worn stage during an appearance on the Late Show. Read more »

The Best Taste Washington Game Plan? No Plan At All

Leslie Kelly
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I’m a proud Taste Washington veteran, an old salt, you might even say. I was at the very first Taste, held in the cozy confines of the Paramount Theater back in the 1990s.

The industry was just a whisper then, fewer than 100 wineries. Now, just two decades later, it’s well worth shouting: Washington state wines kick booty! We’re more than 700 wineries strong, a growing number of growers are growing world class fruit. Hello, Napa Valley! You all should be shaking in your over-priced Gucci loafers!! Read more »


Epic Ales Finally Opens Gastropod! Celebrates With Whole Roasted Pig This Weekend

Epic Ales officially opens Gastropod this weekend

Cody Morris's Sodo nanobrewery, Epic Ales, is a beer-lovers oasis. Tiny, with just a few stools front and center behind which Morris often stands, tasting folks on beer and talking shop, it's the sort of place you really want to succeed, but still don't want to tell anyone about.

Morris makes clever but always tasty brews, many infused with food and inspired by the seasons. Beets, tea, mushrooms, cinnamon, peppercorns, lemongrass; they've all been put to use. Read more »

Earth Day 5k: Fake it Until You Make it

The Fleet T-Shirt from REI. Perfect for long runs on the beach. Or anywhere, really.

While it’s been my motto for many things throughout my life, it never occurred to me to fake it until I made it with exercise. Aside from going through a phase of wearing ballet clothing in the ‘80s—leg warmers, wrap sweaters and leotards—when I was really into Fame, the original, it never occurred to me that dressing the part could help in acting the part as an actual athletic person. Read more »

See Moisture Festival, Remember a Local Fashion Icon & Other Weekend Musts

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Contortionist/Hula-Hoop Performer/Dancer/Aerialist Maria Margiyeva is coming to Moisture Fest

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