Scoop Blog Archive / February 2011

VIDEO: Inside Star Wars Fan Gus Lopez' Collection

As part of our celebration of Seattle nerds this month, we sent videographers Alex Kummerow and Dylan Priest to the home of local Star Wars megacollector Gus Lopez. Tune in and get a glimpse of Lopez’s life-size laser cannon from The Empire Strikes Back and a tour of his too-big-to-count personal collection.


Screamin' Deal: Free Truffle Fries at Hotel 1000

Truffle fries at BOKA Kitchen+Bar

If you work downtown, consider stopping by BOKA Kitchen + Bar part of your Friday routine. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays in February, the folks at Hotel 1000’s restaurant are giving out free truffle fries to anyone. Yep, that includes passersby, guests, starving college students and screamin' deal junkies. Kick start your Friday happy hour with a stop by First Avenue and Madison Street for a basket of these addictive crispy fries

Outdoors: The North Cascade Institute's New Slate of 2011 Programs

Roddy Scheer

This week the North Cascades Institute, which is celebrating its 25th year conserving and protecting Northwest environments through experiential outdoor education, announced an exciting slate of learning programs and field excursions as part of its 2011 schedule. This year the Institute made a special effort to bring back some of its favorite field instructors from its early years. Read more »

Maria Hines to Open the Golden Beetle in Ballard this Friday

Maria Hines on her recent tasting trip to Istanbul

It's old news that chefs in this town put their fancy foot forward with their first restaurants, making a splash with more elaborate dishes, a more formal dining room approach, and a "I take my food seriously" aire. But with the second restaurant? Well that's where they have some fun. Read more »

New Work from Ballard High's Award-winning Video Program

Ballard High School students make an appearance at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth

“The Showing” Premier
Price: $5 (sold at the door)
Location: Ballard High School Auditorium
Time: 7 p.m. (Get there early! This will definitely sell out.) Read more »