Scoop Blog Archive / December 2009

Weekly Must List: December 30-January 5

New Year's Eve Celebration at the Century Ballroom
Given the lineups of years past (live salsa, Afro-Cuban and swing dance music) and 2,000 square feet awaiting your best moves, we’re pretty sure this is exactly where you want to ring in the new year. 7 p.m. dinner; 9:30 p.m. dance. $40–$120 (reservations required; formal attire encouraged). Century Ballroom, 915 E Pine St.; 206.324.7263


Q&A: Eileen Kelly, PNB's 'Clara' in the Nutcracker

"I get nervous...right when the overture ends it goes pitch black and then the spotlight comes on me." - Eileen Kelly Read more »

Holiday Goodies from Essential Baking

Christmas Eve is here and Christmas Day is right behind it! Here are some fast and fabulous holiday treats from Essential Bakery. Read more »


We’re counting down the Christmas shopping days with an editors’ gift guide. Check back daily to find out our must-have items this holiday season.
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Ethan Stowell's New Noodle Company

Although I make my own fresh pasta mounds for a total cost of about a buck, in January I’ll be the first in line to buy Ethan Stowell’s fresh noodles, from his new company Lagana Foods, created with his food associate Kaela Farrington. My flat noodles are easy to do with my old hand-cranked pasta machine, but shaped, extruded noodles are another beast entirely. I don’t have an extruder or the the pasta dies and I don’t have the know-how. Read more »