Scoop Blog Archive / November 2009

Isabella Rossellini Speaks at SAL

Whether you know her as the daughter of Ingrid Bergman, the face of Lancôme cosmetics, the nightclub singer in Blue Velvet or Alec Baldwin’s ex-wife on 30 Rock, you know Isabella Rossellini excels at whatever role she sets herself to—no matter how bizarre. Read more »

Spur's Duck leg confit with bacon vinaigrette

photo by Kristin Zwiers

My eyes widened when I opened this recipe, submitted by one of my favorite Belltown spots, Spur Gastropub. Duck cooked in duck fat, topped with a bacon vinaigrette? Yes, please. Thanksgiving only comes once a year, so treat you and your guests to this highbrow take on the traditional fowl dinner.

To cure the duck legs:

4 meaty duck legs Read more »

Thanksgiving Recipe: High 5's Cranberry-Apple pie


Dani Cone sells her delicious, all-butter crust pies at Fuel. Grab one for the holidays, or give this cranberry-apple "slab" pie, baked in a large 13"x8" pan, a try. Try this recipe with a scoop of your favorite ice-cream for a holiday treat that'll leave your guests talking 'til next Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Poppy Pastry Chef Dana Cree

Last week, I sat down with pastry chef Dana Cree of Poppy in Capitol Hill, and asked her what she likes to bake during the holidays. She gave us this delicious, zesty gingersnap recipe--perfectly crisp around the edges, a chewy center, and a top flecked with coarse sugar for extra crunch. Need I tell you they are absolutely addictive?  Read more »

Po Dog opens this Saturday 11/14!

On Saturday, Nov. 14th at 11am, Po Dog, a gourmet hot dog joint opens its doors on Capitol Hill. 

On the menu? Look for adventurous bites like peanut butter and banana-topped hot dogs, and deep-fried egg roll wasabi dogs. (Local street food favorite, Josh Henderson of Skillet consulted on a number of the hot dog combinations, and will be guest-cheffing for the month of November.) Read more »