Scoop Blog Archive / May 2014

Velouria Moving to Pioneer Square

Detail of the Dark Star dress by Feral Childe, $252

Velouria, Ballard’s stalwart supporter of local and indie designers is joining the effort to revitalize Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square and plans to open in the new Stadium Place building on September 1 next to the second location of Cone & Steiner, also reportedly opening in the building.

The Ballard shop will be open until late July/early August and we’ll report back on any grand opening news we receive.

4 Drinks to Have While Missing the Sonics

A.J. Rathbun
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Missing the Seattle Sonics in the NBA playoffs? Have a drink

We’re nearly to the NBA finals, which makes it both an exciting and torturous time for local basketball fans. I’m not gonna lie–I love the sport enough that I’m still watching. But as we end yet another season sans SuperSonics (and after the agony from last year's Sacramento Kings debacle), I certainly could use a drink in hand. If you're like me and are missing the SuperSonics after nearly every play, try making one of the four beverages below to help ease the pain. Read more »


Crosscut Contest: Submit Your Ideas for its First-Ever Community Idea Lab is launching its first-ever Community Idea Lab, a project that focuses on a new way of doing journalism through community problem solving. The first thing it's tackling? The San Francisco tech boom and the polarization it has created between the tech and social services communities. Read more »


The Outtakes: My Review of La Bodega

Julien Perry
La Bodega

For the June issue of Seattle Magazine I reviewed La Bodega, which is easily one of my favorite write-ups I’ve done since taking over the role of Food and Dining Editor back in February. Professionally, the story behind La Bodega is one of passion, which always makes for a good read. Personally, I’ve known owner Manu Alfau since he worked at Tavolata way back when. Read more »

Woodinville's Iron Vintner Challenge Heads Into Final Grill-Off June 4

Julien Perry
L to R: Lee, Baer, Moore, Gorman, English

Whether you like wine, food or Iron Chef-style cooking competitions among folks who don’t actually cook professionally, the Iron Vintner Challenge at Willows Lodge in Woodinville is where it's at. And if you’ve never been, this is your last chance to check it out, which you should, because it’s sort of a spectacle. Read more »