Scoop Blog Archive / December 2013

Aragona is Officially Open, and We've Got Menu Details

Quail eggs in mojama, one of the caprichos on the menu

After a few soft-opening dinners over the weekend, Spinasse and Artusi owner, Jason Stratton, is finally ready to launch Aragona. She opens to the public tonight at 5pm for dinner, with lunch service following in the coming weeks. Chef (and Top Chef contestant) Carrie Mashaney is helming the kitchen. Read more »

Mossback Monday: Northwest Architect Fred Bassetti Has Died, Amazon's Empire & More News

Knute Berger
Architect Fred Bassetti has died

Gift Idea: A Scooter for your Preschooler

The Mini Micro scooter is mega fun

If your preschooler is anything like mine, he’s in constant motion, loves anything that keeps him that way and is raring to get on some wheels and go for it. This summer we discovered the Mini Micro scooter from Kickboard USA, perfect for kiddos ages 3-5, easy to dismantle, transport and carry for the inevitable “I’m too tired” whine after getting halfway to the park. Read more »


Holiday Music: The Sounding Joy

A new holiday classic in the making

Beloved childrens musician and folk singer, Elizabeth Mitchell, has released a new album just in time for the holidays. Called The Sounding Joy, this festive album is inspired by the 1953 American Folk Songs for Christmas songbook by Ruth Crawford Seeger, the step mother of famed folk singer, Pete Seeger, and features a cadre of special guests, including Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs), Dane Zane and Pete Seeger's sister Peggy. Read more »


The Rob Roy Cocktail Advent Calendar is Back and Filling Your Season With Cheer

A.J. Rathbun
The Truffled Tom & Jerry is being served on December 8 at Rob Roy

The Rob Roy Cocktail Advent Calendar may be the best part of the holidays, and I’m super excited that it’s back. If you somehow missed it in the past, here’s how it goes. Every day from the 1st of December until Christmas, Rob Roy (2332 Second Avenue) unveils a delicious seasonal drink. So, if you didn’t already know about it, you’ve missed a couple days, but there are many left! Read more »