Scoop Blog Archive / May 2013

Four Cocktails Perfect for a Crowd

A.J. Rathbun
Cocktails for a crowd
Botanical aperitif punch

With the long weekend almost upon us, we’re thinking it’s time to party! However, having a party isn’t much fun if you spend its entirety as the most stressed out host or hostess in the world. Luckily, serving good drinks for a big group isn’t hard. Read more »


Photographer and Project 562 Founder to Speak at TEDxSeattle

Lauren Mang
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Photographer Matika Wilbur to speak at TEDxSeattle on June 23

This month's TEDxSeattle Talk is centered around the theme Degrees of Impact and will feature a slew of speakers who will discuss and share ideas on personal, community and global influence. Most notably, Matika Wilbur, photographer and founder of Project 562 (and subject of an extensive profile in our June 2013 issue), is slated to speak at the event. Read more »


Not Your Average Lawn Sport

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Members of the Rainmakers line up for the pull

If you are a middle school girl, the Seattle Rainmakers' home game in West Seattle was the place to be last weekend, seeing as the Mother’s Day crowd was made up primarily of middle school boys.  It’s not a surprising fan base for Seattle’s first Major League Ultimate (MLU) team considering the growing popularity of the sport at the youth level and the fact that many of the Rainmakers themselves coach at schools throughout the city.  Read more »


Members of Modernist Cuisine Crew Compete At Memphis in May

Leslie Kelly
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Sam Fahey-Burke (left) and Nels Peterson of the Modernist Cuisine crew

You just never know who you’ll bump into at the massive Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the 36th annual food-focused event held last weekend on a mile-long stretch of the Mississippi. This heated competition is also known as the Super Bowl of Swine and calling it EPIC would be an gross understatement. Read more »


Wishful Squatching: Seattle mag Intern Michelle Tolfa Goes to a Bigfoot Meeting

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Team Squatchin USA is constantly on the hunt for Bigfoot

It’s true: There are few things that could motivate a Seattleite to leave her cozy apartment in the U District at 5 p.m. on a Friday evening, hop onto the glorified parking lot that is I-5 at that hour and head for Puyallup.

Last weekend, however, I did just that—and I did it for Bigfoot. Read more »