Scoop Blog Archive / April 2013

EMP’s Fantasy Exhibit, Nifty NFFTY films and Other Weekend Musts

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A Jim Henson puppet from The Dark Crystal, part of EMP’s new exhibit

Black Watch
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Endless Knot Warehouse Sale

A view from above: the wonder that is Endless Knot

The Endless Knot Warehouse Sale started Thursday, April 25 and runs through Sunday, April 28. This is a sale that always sneaks up on me and always happens on a weekend that I’m already busy, but Endless Knot is one of the best, under-the-radar shops in town, which makes me think that their warehouse sale is equally as good. Read more »

Liave Closing, Going Online

Some of the "beautiful things meant for be used" on sale at Liave

Western Ave.’s home furnishings store. Liave, is closing their brick and mortar location and heading into the world of e-commerce. Between now and the store’s last (TBD), all in-stock inventory, including all the lovely European home décor and gift items this store is known for, is 20 percent off. I love this shop and its tagline: "beautiful things meant to be used," and look forward to what treasures owner Cornelia Veit will have to share online.

An Ode to Pioneer Square Shopping

E. Smith Mercantile

Pioneer Square has long struggled to maintain itself as a retail destination, but with a few recent additions to the scene, this historic neighborhood’s star is on the rise. Read more »


Milkshake Secrets from Hot Cakes Chocolatier’s New Cookbook

Leslie Kelly
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A boozy shake, the subject of Autumn Martin's new dessert cookbook

There should be a 12-step group for fans of Autumn Martin’s Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, which will soon celebrate its one year cake-iversary in Ballard’s Old Towne. I know my trousers are a bit tighter since this tempting sweet shop debuted. I’m especially hooked on those beautiful, boozy shakes, the subject of Autumn’s new book, Malts & Milkshakes: 60 Recipes for Frosty, Creamy, Frozen Treats, released April 9. This book should not be cracked when you’re hungry. Read more »