Scoop Blog Archive / December 2013

Where to Ring in the New Year in Seattle

Seattle promises New Year’s Eve celebrations aplenty, everything from classy multi-coursed feasts to fireworks to sparkling parties brimming with bubbly and live music. Slip on your finest party shoes, grab a noise-maker and prep the vocal chords for a little “Auld Lang Syne,” then opt for one of these festive neighborhood NYE events. Read more »

Cupcake Royale’s Vanilla Cupcaking Mix

DIY cupcake kit from Cupcake Royale

Still stumped on what to get the cupcake lover or aspiring baker on your list? Cupcake Royale’s Vanilla Cake Cupcaking Mix ($12.50) is the solution to your dilemma. Read more »


The Must List: Portland Cello Project at Kirkland Performance Center, Where to Sip Eggnog on Christmas

Sun Liquor’s Exquisite Eggnog (Plus a Recipe to Make Your Own)

Sneak out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day (starting at 7 p.m.) to sip the delicious made-from-scratch eggnog at Capitol Hill’s Sun Liquor. Or make your own with this surefire recipe.

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5 Holiday Gifts for the Spirit and Cocktail Lover

A.J. Rathbun
The Cherry Bounce Liqueur from Old Ballard Liquor Company

With the holiday season in full swing, perhaps you haven’t yet had time to pick up all your end-of-year gifts (which is a nicer way to look at it rather than you’ve just forgotten or run out of time). But, fear not: If you have a cocktail or spirit aficionado on your list, the following gift ideas are sure to be a hit. And don’t forget that it’s never a bad idea to get a few goodies for yourself, too. Read more »


Must Cheer on the Huskies: UW Volleyball Team to Compete at Home in NCAA Women’s Final Four

Seattle will host its first NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship at Key Arena on Thursday, December 19 and Saturday, December 21. Our very own No. 3-seeded University of Washington (30-2) women’s volleyball team is taking on the No. 2-seeded Penn State (32-2) in the semifinals at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. Read more »