Scoop Blog Archive / October 2013

The Must List: Malcolm Gladwell Stops in Seattle, the Bezos Center Opens

The Walworth Farce

Must Go Glam
Get Ready for Serious Style at DIFFA Glam: Tablescapes

(10/10, 6 to 9 p.m.) — Expect nothing but tip-top tabletop design at GLAM: Tablescapes, a style-filled soiree hosted by the Seattle chapter of Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). Read more »


The Best Designed Bars in Seattle

A.J. Rathbun
The Old Sage in Capitol Hill

Recently, one of our city’s own bars--the Living Room bar in the W Hotel--was named the “Best Designed Bar in America.” Designed by Skylab Architecture, which said it intended the space to have a “sonic lodge” feel, the W’s Living Room space is pretty, well, space age-y, in a 1970s vision-of-the-future meets the Northwest kind of way. Read more »


Nordstrom and GQ's Fall Fashion Show Recap

The Nordstrom Men’s Shop and GQ Fall 2013 Runway Show, benefiting the Detlef Schrempf Foundation at the recent Fashion Week at The Bellevue Collection, was all about accessible fashion, and of course, the models. Several local male celebrities, including Steve Hauschka of the Seattle Seahawks, Michael Gspurning and Andy Rose of the Seattle Sounders, Brian and J.P. Read more »


Dahlia Lounge Serves Up A Taste of Iceland

Leslie Kelly
Chefs Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson and Brock Johnson

The chef’s not fooling around when it comes to serving up a “Taste of Iceland,” part of a four-day food and music festival that includes a free concert at Neumo’s on Saturday. For the tastiest part of this “Taste of Iceland,” Thrainn Freyr Vigfusson brought a bunch of intriguing ingredients from that island nation, which is roughly the same size as Kentucky.  Read more »


As Farm-to-Table As It Gets: Sea Breeze Thursday Suppers

I once overheard George Page, owner of Sea Breeze Farm, answer a question from a customer at the West Seattle farmers market, and I'll never forget what he said. 

The customer walked up, briefly glanced into the coolers, and then asked Page, "so are you certified organic?" To which Page replied, "we're so far beyond organic, man." The customer walked away without buying anything, but I couldn't help but grin. Read more »