Scoop Blog Archive / All

Happy 30th Birthday to a Favorite Washington Wine

Leslie Kelly

I’ll be raising a glass or three of the smashing Semillon to toast one of my very favorite winery’s anniversary. Read more »



Go to the Dark Side with UMO, Hear Hey Marseilles and Other Weekend Musts

UMO Ensemble presents Maldoror this weekend

Seattle’s ever-innovative UMO Ensemble combines poetry, film, athleticism and outlandish imagination to illuminate its newest character: Maldoror, whose dark soul is brought to life by virtuoso acrobatics, zoomorphic costumes and experimental electronic music. Peek inside the mind of evil, if you dare.
9/13-9/15; 8pm. $12–$15. Northwest Film Forum; 1515 12th Ave., 206.329.2629; Read more »



Marination Opens Second Location at the Beach!

The team behind one of our favorite food trucks, Marination Mobile, will open a second brick-and-mortar location. Named Marination ma kai (after a Hawaiian phrase that roughly translates to "near the sea"), the restaurant will be located on Alki's beachfront.

Open 6am-10pm daily, the new location will serve Marination's already popular Hawaiian-Korean fare for lunch and dinner, in addition to "island breakfast staples" and some new items (Hawaiian shave ice!). Read more »


Monarch Review Hosts Readings, Music and Trivia in Ballard

Cover of the Monarch Review, Volume 2

If you haven't already, add the new and locally-produced literary magazine, The Monarch Review to your reading list. In addition to publishing works by local and emerging writers regularly online, its Seattle-based team of editors have released two excellent print editions, available for purchase in bookstores around the city and online ($10)...and I hear there is a third on its way. Read more »


Fall 2012's Most Exciting Restaurant Openings

On the table at one of Mamnoon's tastings

It seems there's a lull every late summer, a time when only a couple of restaurants open their doors. Makes sense: Most hope to open before the big summer eating rush, a time when profits can almost double thanks to extra seating outside, and extra drinking to toast blue skies and sun-kissed skin.

We're just coming out of that lull and we're now on the verge of another swell of restaurant openings. Here are a few of the restaurant's I'm excited about. Read more »