Scoop Blog Archive / All

Great News Cocktail Fans! Sambar Open Another Month

By: 
Leslie Kelly
An evening spent at Sambar in Ballard feels a world away

Sambar is back from the brink!

The beloved cocktail oasis behind the now-defunct Le Gourmand will remain open until the end of September, chef-owner Bruce Natafly told fans in a mass e-mail blast earlier this week.

“Sara and I are keeping SAMBAR open through the summer, and we are at the stove cooking the food ourselves! SAMBAR will close Saturday, September 29, so there is not much time left to come and enjoy the wonderful cocktails, food and the most beautiful garden in which to spend a summer evening,” Bruce wrote. Read more »

Categories:

Celebrate Julia Child's 100th: Try this Burger

By: 
Leslie Kelly

Food-thusiasts everywhere are celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday today (Aug.15) with French Chef viewing marathons, a video remix guaranteed to make you grin and all sorts of lavish tribute dinners around the globe.

I’m going to mark the centennial by wolfing down a burger at Brave Horse Tavern.

Say what? Read more »

Categories:

Sin City: A Gang of Tacoma Puppets Invades Seattle

The puppet "Williams" became a poster child for Tacoma's 2011 Art at Work campaign

Seattle loves puppets. But are we ready for Tacoma's?

Tacoma artist Jeremy Gregory keeps strange company. Lately he spends days and nights surrounded by a menagerie of skateboarders, drug addicts, supernatural beings and garden variety ne’er-do-well's.

What’s even stranger: these are puppets that he willingly created. Read more »

Categories:

Remembering Kathi Goertzen, Inspirational Role Model

Kathi Goertzen photographed in 2011

News broke today that longtime KOMO-TV anchor Kathi Goertzen died after a long struggle with brain tumors.

We at Seattle mag have long been big fans of her work at KOMO and, in particular, of the bravery she showed in the face of this illness. In fact, we named her "Most Inspirational Media Role Model" in our Best Of 2011 issue. Here's what we wrote then: Read more »

Categories:

Hoppy 25th Anniversary, Latona Pub

By: 
Leslie Kelly

Pop quiz: Which came first, the still-going-strong Northwest handcrafted beer movement or Latona Pub?

That might be a chicken-or-the-egg kind of conundrum, but it’s safe to say Latona near Green Lake helped create legions of microbrew fans since it first opened under current ownership 25 years ago. (The watering hole's history dates back much further, to the Prohibition era. Oh, if only those bar stools could talk, the tales they'd tell!) Read more »

Categories: