Scoop Blog Archive / March 2014

New Bar Opening Part I: Damn The Weather from Bartender Bryn Lumsden

By: 
A.J. Rathbun
Superstar bartender Bryn Lumsden is opening Damn The Weather in Pioneer Square this summer

A good new bar is always exciting, but a new bar from Bryn Lumsden is at least five levels above exciting! Not only was he past bar manager of the legendary Rob Roy (as well as making drinks at spots like the sadly departed Vessel and others during the last ten years), but he was also named one of Seattle magazine's Happiest Happy Hour bartenders. Read more »

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New Bar Opening Part II: Walrus and the Carpenter's Eli Dahlin Will Be the Chef at 'Damn the Weather'

By: 
Julien Perry
Eli Dahlin (r) with Jeremy Price (l), co-owner of Walrus

It’s been a great run for Eli Dahlin. He’s been the chef de cuisine at Renee Erickson's The Walrus and the Carpenter since it opened back in August 2010 —part of an integral crew that helped catapult the Ballard oyster bar into a nationally recognized restaurant.  Read more »


Goodbye, Eastlake Teriyaki. Hello, Babirusa!

By: 
Julien Perry
This no longer exists.

Eastlake Teriyaki, the more casual lunchtime offspring of Blind Pig Bistro, served its final meal yesterday. Demolition has officially begun to transform the tiny strip mall storefront into a 23 seat bar that's attached to Blind Pig. It’s been the plan since owners Charles Walpole and Rene Gutierrez took over the space last July. Read more »


Digs in Ballard Turns One

Interior decor and shoes: the best of good design

In celebration of its first anniversary, hip Ballard home décor shop, Digs, is celebrating with a cool collab with Portland-based shoe shop Solestruck and Seattle’s own Grey City Shoes.

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There's Going to Be an Ultra Gritty Photography Tribute to the Comet Tavern on Thursday

By: 
Julien Perry

The Comet Tavern wasn’t pretty when Jason Lajeunesse and Dave Meinert, the same team behind Lost Lake Cafe and Big Mario's Pizza, took it over last November. In fact, it was in extreme disarray. Read more »