Scoop Blog Archive / July 2012

Opening Today! Skillet Counter at the Armory

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Cody Bay
Skillet's signature frying pan marks the counter's twirling stools

The construction covers are off and the doors open this morning to Skillet's new concept at the Armory at the Center House. The crown jewel of the new kingdom of food offerings in the completely redesigned space, the Counter, as they're calling it, is predominantly just that: a large, open kitchen enclosed by a long curved counter, which is flanked by extra patio seating. Read more »


Remembering Mutual Fish's Dick Yoshimura, Father of Seattle Seafood

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Cynthia Nims
Dick Yoshimura, owner of Mutual Fish, passed away on July 5, 2012

Seattle has lost a dear and wonderful man, someone to whom all Seattle-area seafood lovers owe a debt of gratitude. Dick Yoshimura, patriarch of the iconic Mutual Fish in south Seattle, passed away Thursday at the age of 98. His passing will be mourned across the local food community. But his impact on the city—on the quality of our culinary life here—will be felt for years to come. Read more »

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First Top Chef, Now Chopped?

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Leslie Kelly
A contestant on the television show Chopped

Seattle is on fire right now!

Not only is Top Chef filming in and around the city these days -- you saw definitive proof right here eariler this week -- and, yes, it looks as if Tony Bourdain is bringing his new Layover show to SEA soon.

Now, I just heard from a "you didn't hear it from me" source that a producer for the Food Network hit Chopped has been in town, scouting chefs for shows that will shoot in New York next year. Read more »

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A Sad So Long to Met Market on Queen Anne

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Leslie Kelly

The past couple of months, shoppers at the Metropolitan Market on top of Queen Anne have been going through stages of grief: denial, anger, maybe this weekend's getting-ready-to-close sale (50 percent off, July 7-11) will help with acceptance. This store has such a special place in the hearts and bellies of many in the neighborhood, where it's been operating since 1971. It's a delicious throwback to another time when folks shopped at grocery stores, not supermarkets. Read more »

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A.J.'s Anytime Cocktails: Drinks for Five Different Hours of the Day

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A.J. Rathbun
From left: Baltimore Bracer; Underberg; Harvey Wallbanger; Tuscan Mule

Now, I’m not saying one should be drinking all day. You have to know when to say when, as the saying goes, and I certainly don’t want to derail the trains of industry, artistry and family by having folks drink from morning until night. But, having a drink outside of the normal drinking hours (hours in which, I think, people tend to have too many drinks in a row) isn’t a bad idea. Heck, it’s a good idea, with the right cocktail, highball, or other imbibable, because certain drinks go perfectly with certain hours, as you'll see here.  Read more »

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