Scoop Blog Archive / June 2012

5 Foodie Events Offer a Taste of Summer

Leslie Kelly
Salmon-Enchanted Evening
Food served at a previous Salmon-Enchanted Evening dinner

Don't know about you, but we’re so ready to say bye bye to a rotten June! Bah humbug.

Here are a few ways to celebrate “summer” this weekend, no matter what the thermometer says:

1. This year’s first Salmon-Enchanted Evening dinner is Saturday in Victor Steinbrueck Park, just north of the Pike Place Market. It’s not just a screaming deal at $15 for a fish-centric din din, this outdoor feast is also a fundraiser for the Seattle Parks Department. And, yes, Tommy D will be there dishing it up. If you didn’t buy advance tickets, just bring cash or check. Read more »


Eye Candy Alert: New Seattle Bride Issue is Here

Get your copy of the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Seattle Bride at local newsstands

Keep an eye on local newsstands. A lovely lady framed in sagey green is waiting for you on the cover of the latest issue of Seattle Bride. Packed with inspiration for all aspects of the epic adventure that is planning a wedding: from fashion to favors to transportation, this issue is a stunning example of Seattle's knack for hosting personal, creative and fun weddings. Here's a sneak peek at some of what's inside the new issue: Read more »

Ride the Ferris Wheel, Watch Fireworks and Listen to the Matrix

A new attraction opens on the waterfront this weekend

Pier 57 Ferris Wheel Opens
Friday (6/29) — Pier 57 owner Hal Griffith has allegedly dreamed of building a ferris wheel on the Seattle Waterfront for years. This weekend, that dream comes true. Riding in climate-controlled gondolas, totally protected from the weather, Seattleites can enjoy views of downtown, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains from a fresh vantage point: suspended 175 feet over Elliott Bay! Read more »


Spectrum Dance’s “Love” Introduces 50 New Shades of Grey

Donald Byrd and his company Spectrum Dance Theater have gone to great lengths for love this season.

In the  fall, the reprisal of Byrd’s earlier work The Beast terrified with too-real visions of domestic violence. In spring, Petruchska admonished against futile obsessions; and in Miraculous Mandarin…whoops! Didn’t see that one. Read more »


Pop Life: Seattle Artist Troy Gua Builds an Icon

Le Petit Prince in the "flesh"

Seattle mag Spotlight Award winner Troy Gua continues to experiment with his most enticing muse: manufactured fame. Inspired by his childhool idol the artist (formerly? currently?) known as Prince, Gua constructed a doll that looks just like the pop star, if he were to land a cameo role on the marionette-puppet TV show Thunderbirds. Read more »