Scoop Blog Archive / March 2012

Local Chefs, Writers and Artists Nominated for James Beard Awards This Year


Transportation Tidbit: Only You Can Report Potholes!

If you've ever dropped a tire into a spine-rattling pothole, you understand why SDOT's stated goal is to "repair potholes within three business days of receiving a report." The city's three roving "Pothole Ranger" crews fill about 10,000 potholes every year. To see if your favorite local pothole is slated for repair, visit SDOT's handy pothole map. Read more »


4 Cocktails for a Classy St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

By: 
A.J. Rathbun

For reasons that have to do generally with a love of the Irish people combined with a love of any excuse to cut loose, St. Patrick’s day in the United States has become more than a bit synonymous with quaffing a few (or more than a few) drinks with pals. Read more »


Stop the Presses: Murray's Cheese is Coming to Seattle!

Seattle's Murray Cheese shops-within-shops will likely look like this one in Houston

You could've knocked me over with a feather this morning when I opened my inbox and there was the news: Murray's Cheese opening seven mini Murray's stores inside local QFC stores. I had to check to make sure it wasn't an Onion headline. Read more »


What You Missed at Seattle mag's The Forecast

Don't mind if I toot our own horn, but The Forecast fashion show at Benaroya Hall last night (a first-time endeavor for Seattle mag in theme and format) was a hoot. The crowd was lively (and impeccably dressed); the drinks were strong (sorry for Tweeting too much); and the concept delivered: the spectacle of high fashion met the practical needs of life in the Northwest, where we actually like to move around in the clothing we buy. Read more »