Scoop Blog Archive / April 2013

Mossback Monday: Knute Berger on the NBA's Kings, the Seattle Freeze and Making Microsoft Millionaires Pay

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Knute Berger
Should the over-discussed Seattle freeze be re-termed "the Seattle whine"?

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Tasting Notes on the 2013 Oyster Wine Contest

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Leslie Kelly

I have been on many tasting panels, but there's nothing quite like the full-sensory thrill of being a judge for the Oyster Wine competition, the search for the most oyster-complementary wines. It might be the ultimate food-wine pairing. Read more »


Portland Envy and Danish Pancakes

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Leslie Kelly

Road trippin’ down to Portland is always such a pleasure and a wee bit of pain. Because as much as I adore SEA, the nifty Rose City almost always brings on pangs of Portland envy. On this overnighter, the jealousy was mostly about the Umläut. Read more »


4 Poetic Cocktails for National Poetry Month

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A.J. Rathbun
national poetry month a.j. rathbun cocktail recipes and poems

You’ve probably been reading poems out loud to friends and loved ones (and potential loved ones) all this month, in celebration of National Poetry Month, and have worked up a powerful thirst. To quench the thirst and continue the poetry, here are four poetic cocktails, each matched up with a few lines from a poet in my 2010 collection: In Their Cups: An Anthology of Poems About Drinking Places, Drinks, and Drinkers. Read more »

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Seattle Farmers Market Calendar

Asparagus is here! Asparagus is here!

The sun's been shining, the weather's warming up. It's that time of year again, when Seattle's neighborhood farmers markets are on the verge of their 2013 seasons. Read more »