Scoop Blog Archive / August 2012

Drinking with the Experts: A.J. Rathbun Visits with Maker's Mark VP

A.J. Rathbun
Victoria MacRae-Samuels, ex-Seattleite and Maker’s Mark VP

After growing up in Seattle and earning her biology degree from the University of Puget Sound, Victoria MacRae-Samuels has spent more than 20 years in the spirits industry. Starting as a chemist with Jim Beam, she’s currently vice president of operations at renowned bourbon distillery Maker’s Mark, overseeing all bourbon production from selecting grains to fermentation and distillation all the way to barreling, bottling, and shipping. Read more »


Rock out to Rent, Save a Local Landmark and Other Weekend Musts

The 5th Avenue Theatre's current cast of "Rent"


Jonathan Larson’s rock musical about starving artists living in the shadow of AIDS in New York’s East Village won the hearts of countless audiences when it debuted in 1996. Fast-forward to now, as the 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting, renewed rendition that manages to both accurately capture the early 1990s and still feel relevant today. Read more »


Learn the Joy of Cooking with Spam

Nihonmachi Nite is this Saturday (August 11; 4-9pm).

A free community event celebrating the history of Seattle's Japantown, several shops, restaurants and the Wing Luke Museum are offering special programming or discounts throughout the evening.

Most intriguing among those is probably Momo Seattle's second annual Spam-O-Rama musubi-making contest. Read more »


Holy Cocktail Napkins, Batman! Cool Foodie Events and Tastings on This Week

Leslie Kelly
Chef Dezi Boznow of Palace Kitchen and Serafina's Josh Green go head-to-head at U-District Farmers Market this weekend

This week's ripe with super-fun and mostly affordable eating and drinking dates, whether it involves watching chefs duke it out at the farmers market or sipping some swell suds at a neighborhood brewfest. Read more »

Getting to Know Your Neighbors in Seattle

Seattle Night Out's official logo.

Tonight is National Night Out!

That means many Seattle neighborhoods will close residential streets and host festive block parties, all in the name of taking a stand against crime and building stronger communities (August 9, 6-9pm). After all, you don't have much of a community if you don't know (or like) your neighbors. Read more »