Scoop Blog Archive / January 2014

Super Small Seattle Bars

A.J. Rathbun
Essex in Ballard

I’m not going to lie--I tend to love the majority of bars. Sure, there are those generic spots that everyone should avoid, but outside of those sad places, most bars, lounges, dives and dancehalls are pretty fun, provided you’re in the right mood for the right bar (so, probably no need to visit a high-end cocktail spot if you wanna have a beer and watch the game, and vice versa). But within all the various bars, there’s something extra special about a small bar. Read more »


Our Twitter Pitch War with San Francisco Magazine (Go Hawks!)

Lauren Mang

I was wrapping up a photo shoot this afternoon (and not, in fact, on the revival of grunge) when I received the following tweet from San Francisco magazine:
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Shop News: Jack Straw and Edie’s West Seattle

Jack Straw is moving mid-March, but you can still shop their Sin Bin until then

For your information: downtown’s Jack Straw is moving mid-March to the old Peter Miller Bookstore space at 1930 First Ave., right next to Baby & Company, creating a one-two punch of designer shopping for men and women on this little corner of the city. Read more »

Mere Basics Trunk Show and Shop an Editor’s Closet at Clementine’s

Cashmere underpinnings: cozy, soft, luxurious and warm

West Seattle’s Clementine is hosting two events this weekend. First up is the chance to experience the simple luxury of Mere Basic’s cashmere underpinnings during a trunk show from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. If you love cashmere, you won’t regret stopping by to check out this featherweight collection. Read more »

New! Brimmer & Heeltap Opens in PhinBallFremont

Rachel Hart

I know from experience the sheer rapture a new restaurant can bring to a neighborhood that was once pretty much void of them. Read more »