Scoop Blog Archive / December 2011

Holiday Gift Guide, Day 1: Locally Made Goods Fit for Foodies

Following the grand tradition set by ye ol’ “12 Days of Christmas” carol, we’re winding up the holiday shopping season with a handy 12-day guide to the best locally-made gifts, from today’s foodie-filled post to the best stocking stuffers on December 23. If you are still on the hunt for gifts for teachers, mother-in-laws or maybe for hard-to-buy-for husbands who won’t say what they want outside of socks (was that too obvious I was really talking about my own problems? Probably huh?), stay tuned each workday as we dish out our favorite finds. Read more »

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Field trip! Dirt piles and glass houses at Seattle's newest museum

Seattle mag's editors just got a private hard-hat tour of the new Chihuly Garden and Glass museum at the Seattle Center, and a peek into the nondescript warehouse in Ballard where a huge fiery glass installation is being assembled. Read more »

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'Shiro Says': Words to Use at the Sushi Counter

Seattle's first sushi chef, Shiro, whose new memoir we excerpted in our December issue, offers several helpful tips in the book for consuming sushi like a pro.

Over the years, the sushi bar has developed its own special jargon, including its very own way of counting, which allows the chef to bark out the total for a meal to the cashier without appearing rude. Here are a few of the words used by those in the know: Read more »

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Chino's Brings Back Old School Street Food and Tiki Drinks

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Cody Bay

Long before James Beard Award-winning chefs began taking it to the streets, food trucks were feeding L.A. on the fast and cheap for decades, with immigrants serving primarily Mexican staples like tacos, tinga and offal, or the classics of Asia: steamed buns, fried noodles and boiled peanuts. Read more »

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Comedy Filmed at Seattle Mag's Office Headed to Sundance!

A new comedy that was filmed in part in the Seattle magazine office is headed to Sundance Film Festival.

Indiewire has the details on the full lineup. Read more »

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