Scoop Blog Archive / December 2012

Neighborhood Heroes: Readers' Choice 2012

Cafe Racer

For the first time, we asked readers to answer our annual Readers' Choice poll with their neighborhoods in minds.

Of the many questions we pose every year (What's your favorite restaurant, bar, takeout, etc.), "Who is your neighborhood hero," was a new addition to the mix.

Here are the results in that category.

Sorry, neighborhoods yielding an insufficient number of votes not included in the results. Want to see your 'hood represented better in our magazine? Vote in our current Best Restaurants poll. Read more »

Hointer: German Robots Make Shopping Fun for Men

Sales people are eliminated in the shopping equation at Hointer

You can recognize him by his over-worn denim (but not the stylish kind) and by how his eyes dart towards the nearest exit when you mention the “s-word.” Yes, he’s one of those men afraid of shopping. Maybe he hates crowds, or is overwhelmed by the choices, or dreads the laser eye of the shopkeeper, but he’ll avoid replacing those jeans until the last possible moment. Read more »

Seattle's Lundgren Monuments in the News

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Greg Lundgren, founder of Lundgren Monuments, photographed for Seattle magazine

Seattle's own Lundgren Monuments is in The New York Times this week, spotlighted for a collaboration with local architect Tom Kundig on a sleek and stylish urn. Yes, urn. Read more »


Seattle's Stunning Modern Jewelry Movement

Helsinki from Twin Within
From Iceland with love. One of the sisters from Twin Within now lives in Seattle.

In the spirit of "a picture is worth a thousand words" peruse these images of this batch of new-to-me (and maybe you, too) Seattle-based jewelers.

Click on the links below to visit their websites for more info on the artists if their vibe strikes your fancy.


Twin Within


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Matt Dillon, and the Food-Focused Reinvention of Pioneer Square

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Chef Matt Dillon outside the future Bar Sajor in Pioneer Square

I first heard rumblings about Matt Dillon (Sitka & Spruce, Corson Building) opening a bakery in Pioneer Square last spring. It was just rumor then, a word dropped by a friend we have in common. Sometimes food-world friends spill the beans on things. But I kept quiet, as Dillon hadn't finalized leases yet, and didn't want to comment. Read more »