Scoop Blog Archive / May 2012

9 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day

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Cody Bay

Yep, it's time to show mom how much you love her, and everyone and their mom wants to help you do it. Here are a few of the special Mother's Day dining events going around town.

Lunchbox Laboratory says, “Hey, Mom. Show us your tats!” Moms willing to reveal some inked skin on Mother's Day get to scarf down their divine burgers, hand-dipped shakes and other goodies at both the Seattle and Bellevue locations for free. lunchboxlaboratory.com Read more »


Café Nordo's Compelling New Food Manifesto

Wending through the creaky, unlit passages that served as intermissions during the nearly four-hour long Café Nordo’s Cabinet of Curiosities "show", I couldn’t stop thinking about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Read more »


Second Volterra to Open This Fall On Kirkland's Main Drag

It's been quite a seven years for Michelle Quisenberry and her chef-husband Don Curtiss, and quite a seven years for Old Ballard Ave. When Volterra opened on the historic street in 2005, few of the current businesses had yet to open: no Bastille, Moshi Moshi, no Walrus & Carpentor or any of the slew of new bars and eateries farther south on that narrow road. Read more »

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Pardon Our Mess

If this isn’t your first visit to our website, you’ve probably noticed things look a little different. Don’t worry, you aren’t having an episode. We have begun some pretty labor-intensive changes to our online presence.

In addition to improving our website’s overall navigation so it’s easier for you to browse the content you are most interested in, we’re working on a pretty thorough overhaul of our online archives and other digital tools. And we will continue to add new content every day. Read more »

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An Even Tastier Reason to Go to the Space Needle for Dinner

By: 
Cody Bay

Awesome as it is, most of us usually feel like we need a good reason to have dinner at the Space Needle's restaurant, SkyCity. Your Uncle Bob and Aunt Harriet are visiting from Muskogee. Your boyfriend wants to put a ring on it. Read more »