Monday, December 16, 2013

How to Use the 8 Cup Coffee Brewer from Bonavita: Roger Wittmann Show Us How

Take a look at this video on how to brew a great pot of coffee with the much ballyhooed Bonavita brewer.  Coffee expert Roger takes us through the easy steps.

Shout out to Novelty Shop Creative for the creation of the video.  We love it.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Introducing a Star Trek Collection... for Your Pet. The Captains of the Line, A Crowded Coop, Are On Evening Magazine KING TV Tonight

What every Trekkie pooch needs.

Many thanks to KING 5 for the great story on our client A Crowded Coop tonight.  In case you missed it on KING TV, KONG TV, or Northwest Cable News, view it here

Pioneer Pet in Seattle is carrying the line along with Hastings.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Must Have Kitchen Gifts for Cooks or Foodies? Hamptons and New York Magazine Smash Includes Client Bonavita's New Items as Some of the Very Best

The article reads, "Looking for a gift for a serious chef or foodie? How about a host/hostess who loves to entertain?  Seattle-based kitchenware company Bonavita has introduced specialty products for the most discerning kitchen buffs.
For example, the commercial-grade Bonavita Electronic Scale, made popular by coffee shops and espresso bars nationwide that swear by it, measures with great precision and speed to the 0.1 gram — perfect for a health-conscious cook or home chef who needs the most exact measurements.

“Weighing your proteins and ingredients like dried pasta on a kitchen scale is a smart, easy way to be mindful of portion sizes,” said Roger Wittmann, brand manager of Bonavita. “Our Bonavita Electronic Scale is great for kitchen tasks that require exact measurements. It weighs to the 0.1 gram! Many healthy recipes now indicate the weight of dry ingredients— a sign that a kitchen scale is a staple tool of the healthy cook.”

Bonavita products can be purchased at Espresso Supply. The following New York City retailers carry select products: Joe, Oren’s Daily Roast and Irving Farm Coffee Company."

Thanks to Smash mag for the story on our Electronic Gooseneck Kettle and Porcelain Immersion Dripper too.  Foodies, take note.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Client Woodinville Whiskey Co. in the New York Times

Great ink!  Both in print and online.  Talk about exciting.  Thank you to Eilene Zimmerman for including Orlin, Brett and the team of Woodinville Whiskey Co. in your article on building customer loyalty via hands-on experiences. 

Friday, November 1, 2013

A closer look at the gorgeous products from Bonavita

Friday, August 2, 2013

Congrats to Dr. Kris Sasaki- Seattle Top Doctor!

We’re so pleased that Seattle Magazine chose our client Dr. Kris Sasaki of Vida Integrated Health as Best Seattle Chiropractor in their annual Top Doctors issue. This is the first year that Seattle added the Alternative Medicine category and the Vida team scored two awards for Best Chiropractor and Best Naturopath. If you don’t know about Vida, check out their website for details about their new Seattle location on Capitol Hill and their integrated approach to functional health and healthy lifestyles.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Seattle Met Sneaks a Peek at The Old Sage from Chefs McCracken and Tough

Allecia Vermillion snuck in to check out Chef McCracken and Tough's newest spot to open soon.  The top things she's excited about in the new bar?  Vermillon wrote, in part:

"The meats. The Old Sage is not barbecue and it’s not a charcuterie bar. It is an assemblage of meats, each one getting a different smoking treatment.

The malts. Here the term applies to both whiskey and beer. Service director Anne Magoon and budget director/whiskey maven Angela Kimber researched the hell out of both and came up with a beer list (bottles plus 12 taps and a 13th nitro) full of deep, sour, smoky, blowout flavors. (“It makes you want the food Magoon intoned over a La Folie sour brown ale from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith line). As for the whiskey side of things, an entire wall is dedicated to single malts, and the bottle count will keep growing long after doors open.
A familiar face behind the bar. Charles Veitch, whom my esteemed predecessor termed “more gentlemanly history professor than blustery bartender,” will be a fixture at the Old Sage.
Tons of tiny touches. The cutting boards behind the bar are made of walnut, the fruit bowls and water pitchers are glistening copper. Magoon says the staff training included some nervous moments when everyone eyed the artful Akiko’s Pottery tableware and the unforgiving concrete floors. The guys even got some custom aprons, made of a waxed canvas, with copper grommets and leather ties. Plus, you just hose ‘em down at the end of each shift and give them a regular waxing.
Hello, there’s a spray-paint portrait of Arthur Denny. Sue me—I’m a sucker for founding fathers of the local and national varieties. This one, overlooking the lounge, is by local muralist Joey Nix, and Denny’s visage is done entirely with aerosol paint. There’s also a mural of a train. Because, why not?"
Read the entire story here. And thank you Allecia!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Eater on Woodinville Whiskey Co. and Josh Henderson's Hollywood Tavern

Eater posted the news about this Woodinville collaboration.  Julien Perry wrote, "Cofounder Orlin Sorensen says the new distillery will be highly interactive and will let visitors step onto the production floor, surrounded by corn cooking and barrels being filled.

Photo from Redmond Patch

As far as Hollywood Tavern goes, soft-serve, cheap beer, fun bar snacks, corn hole, a killer patio, and a cocktail list designed by Maggie Savarino are all on deck."

Can't wait for autumn.  (Did I just say that?)

Seattle Times "All You Can Eat" Describes Hollywood Project in Woodinville as having "Star Power". Woodinville Whiskey Co.

Read Rebekah Denn's article today on the new Hollywood Tavern and Woodinville Whiskey Co. distillery opening in Woodinville this Fall?  "Woodinville’s old Hollywood Tavern is getting some star attractions.  We’ve known for a while that Josh Henderson of Huxley Wallace Collective (best known for Skillet Street Food) was setting up a farm style restaurant in the old bar space, which is expected to open in September. Now there’s news that the Woodinville Whiskey Company, known as one of the state’s top craft distilleries, will share the property."

Thanks Rebekah.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Woodinville Whiskey Co.'s New Distillery: Allecia Vermillion of Seattle Met Tells Us About the New Project at Hollywood Tavern

Thanks to Allecia for a terrific article on the new distillery, just down the road, that Woodinville Whiskey Co.'s opening later this fall.  Seattle Met describes the project: "We’ve long known that Woodinville’s Hollywood Tavern is getting a makeover as a cheeseburger-and-whiskey-fueled restaurant courtesy of Joshua Henderson. But here's the lowdown on the whiskey component. And it's a big one.
Woodinville Whiskey Co., one of the biggest, most established players in the state's young distillery culture, is moving its operations to a new complex being built around the historic tavern, which previously lived a long life under the name Mabel’s. The plan: Preserve the original tavern, which long predates the wine culture that has sprung up around it, but make it part of a destination that fuses whiskey, dining, and a killer patio where you can play cornhole.

The new distillery will be four times the size of the original. Cofounder Orlin Sorensen says a new still will arrive in October from Germany; the 1,320-gallon pot still will be one of the largest in the western United States.

Sorensen and cofounder Brett Carlile grew up in the area; Sorensen has fond memories of the tavern, from having to keep his distance as a minor to enjoying a Pabst or two inside when he came age: “It was so unique, this little bar right between Ste. Michelle and Columbia and Redhook,” he recalls. So when developer Point 32 (also behind the Bullitt Center) approached the guys, they loved the idea of moving their business to the tavern site. And in the intervening two years, the distillery grew to a point where it actually needed more spacious digs.

The new Woodinville Whiskey will offer tours three times a day, says Sorensen, and the distillery is designed to be highly interactive; visitors can even step onto the production floor, surrounded by corn cooking and barrels being filled." 

Point 32 (Bullett Center sound familiar?) is the developer. Henderson's named Chef Angie Roberts as the Hollywood Tavern's Chef (there will be soft serve ice cream) and the drink list's being dreamed up by Maggie Savarino.  Scoot over here to read the entire story.  You need to hear if Joshua's keeping cheap beer on the menu, after all. 

(Thanks Allecia from Lesa Linster and all of us!)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sharing the News: Client Youth Wellness Campus Awarded $1 Million Grant by C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust.

The news via client Patricia Hennessy that we're thrilled to share:  The C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust Awards a $1 Million Dollar Grant to the Youth Wellness Campus, Soon to Break Ground in Bremerton with Master Plan by Architect Steven Holl.

This photo, from the Steven Holl Architects website, depicts an earlier model of the Youth Wellness Center at night.

The Youth Wellness Campus has been awarded a $1 million dollar grant from the C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust managed by the Seattle Foundation. The grant will be used to support the organization’s ongoing capital campaign.

Mr. Birkenfeld, a member of a Kitsap County pioneer family, passed away in 2005 leaving his substantial estate to be distributed through grants made annually to non-profit organization in Kitsap County and to other select organizations. Grants are intended to build a lasting impact in the communities the organizations serve and to inspire others to give. 2013 marks the eighth year of the funding with a total of $7.8 million in grants made to date, primarily benefitting Kitsap County non profits.

Mr. Birkenfeld grew up in Bremerton and graduated from Bremerton High School in 1956. He was an educator and philanthropist with wide-ranging civic and cultural interests. He was also a resident of Bainbridge Island contributing the vitality to the community through his support of arts, education and environmental causes. “We are incredibly grateful for this generous grant, the mission of the Youth Wellness Campus is very much in alignment with what Mr. Birkenfeld believed in,” said Peggy Templeton, Board President. “This investment should be an inspiration to all of us, it will help create a lasting legacy for community youth for many generations to come.”

The Youth Wellness Campus, being constructed on the site of the former East Bremerton High School, is a public-private partnership focused on collaborative efforts to advance education, nutrition and overall health. Once complete it will be home to leading organizations with programs serving youth and their families in the Kitsap County region. The master plan of the campus has been designed by world-renowned architect and Kitsap County native Steven Holl.  (Here, in a February Wall Street Journal feature, Mr. Holl discusses, among other things, the first home he designed, back in 1974, right next to the cabin he grew up in, in Manchester, WA near Bremerton in Kitsap County.)

Current partners in the project include the City of Bremerton, Bremerton School District, Kitsap County Health District, Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound and Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children. As the project advances, there will be partnerships with sports and fitness organizations, health care agencies, arts and music programs and, collaborative efforts with local chefs and farmers. Redevelopment of the property includes renovation of the existing gymnasium, construction of a facility to house a variety of services, and building a small year-round marketplace featuring local food and craft products.

Other organizations that were awarded grants for 2013 include the Quilcene Historical Museum, Central Kitsap Food Bank, the Marvin Williams Center and Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County. Previous grants from the C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust include awards to the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound and Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children for the construction of their building on the Youth Wellness Campus. Both organizations are partners on the Youth Wellness Campus. For more information about the campus, please visit

Monday, June 10, 2013

Chefs McCracken & Tough's SPUR is in This Month's Hemispheres Magazine (United Airlines In Flight Mag)

In the "Better Together" story on "tired food trends (that) get an injection of new life from visionaries who recognize the power of hybrids", United Air's Hemispheres mag takes a look at everything from Speakeasies and Tasting Menus, to Pop-Up Dinners and Farmers Markets.  In the section "Molecular Gastronomy + Gastropubs = Pub Food Chemistry" readers learn about Chef Wylie Dufresne's New York-based Alder plus Chef Brian McCracken and Dana Tough's Seattle-based SPUR.    Spur's tagliatelle with slow cooked duck egg adds "molecular impulses to Northwest outdoorsiness" they report.

Thank you to Chaney Kwak for a great article and for spotlighting Chefs McCracken and Tough's SPUR.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Shred Stop Story in The Herald Business Journal: Investing in Forest Restoration

Ah, Earth Day!  Amy Watkins wrote this great piece on Pacific Northwest company, The Shred Stop, and their support for the work the National Forest Foundation is doing in the Methow area: "Stephen Hershman believes it’s time for his young company to give something back.  Three years have passed since his document-shredding business, The Shred Stop, installed a prototype kiosk in Haggen’s Top Food and Drug in Edmonds. Since then, Hershman, 35, and his business partner, Keith Rettig, 45, have added 17 more in-grocery kiosks to Fred Meyer, Haggen, Safeway and Top Food & Drug stores in Washington and Oregon. Another four kiosks are scheduled this summer to go in Safeway stores in San Francisco.

With business going strong, The Shred Stop partnered with the National Forest Foundation to help restore 120 acres of forest... One dollar per every 10 pounds of paper shredded goes to the foundation’s Treasured Landscapes conservation campaign site in the Pacific Northwest: The “Majestic Methow” in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The project includes wilderness and backcountry habitat restoration, forest restoration and invasive plant removal. Trail restoration and maintenance to support sustainable recreational use as well as wildlife enhancement such as beaver reintroduction and wolverine monitoring are also part of the project.

A few different ideas for the partnership were discussed before a decision to support the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest project was made, said Kathleen Dowd-Gailey, Pacific Northwest regional director for the National Forest Foundation. The donations from The Shred Stop will go toward some invasive species removal and forest restoration work and will be matched by the Forest Service, she said.

An environmental focus has been part of The Shred Stop since its beginning. All of the shredded paper is recycled and repurposed. The kiosks themselves are over 99 percent recyclable and built using LED lighting and ultra-efficient electronics.

“I really like the idea of doing forest restoration because not only does it meet our personal environmental appetites but we’ve also dovetailed it well into our business,” Hershman said. “Not only are we recycling paper but a portion of what you’re paying is going to plant new trees and restore forests.”

Thanks to Kurt Badorf and Amy of the Business Journal for the article.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chefs McCracken and Tough on KING 5's Evening Magazine with Meeghan Black Talking Salmon

KING 5 stopped by SPUR this week after we touched base with them about Chef McCracken and Tough's salmon being showcased in Cooking Light magazine.  To try the recipe the Chefs prepared for Meeghan Black to enjoy, click here.

Thank you Meeghan and crew for stopping by!

Friday, April 12, 2013

What's on Pages 17 and 18 of the May Cooking Light Magazine? Chefs Brian McCracken and Dana Tough Talk Salmon and Share Some Secrets for the Salmon Crostini at Spur That's Earned a Cult Following

Senior Food Editor Tim Cebula interviewed Chefs McCracken and Tough for a Cooking Light First Bites feature.  And what shouts "May is here" in Seattle? Salmon.

We were so excited to see the magazine when it hit Margo's mailbox this week.  Two entire pages detailing the Seattle Chefs' Salmon Crostini... and including an at-home, McCracken and Tough-inspired version of the SPUR menu favorite.

Thank you to Cooking Light magazine,congratulations to Brian and Dana, and-- hey everyone-- do visit Spur soon to try this delicious bite yourself in case you missed it at Thursday's Voracious event.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Seattle Based India Tree Spice Company Shares Gorgeous Ideas for Spring Cupcakes

For a sweet spin on Spring, India Tree has fun in the kitchen− making colored sugars, sprinkles, liquid colors and decoratifs, including the India Tree Nature’s Colors collection of vegetable-based decorating products available nationally. 

Writer Molly Smith, at She Knows and All Parenting, just did a story on spring cupcakes. India Tree's lemon nudged treat was included, topped with a tiny shortbread cookie which India Tree founder Gretchen Goehrend suggests keeping on hand in the freezer to top cakes and cupcakes.  Delicious and pretty.

The cupcake, frosting and shortbread recipes are all available online at plus on the India Tree website.

Thank you to Molly for the story, which can be read here.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Floral Idea by Splendid Market's Style Doyenne Emily Makes the Pages of Ladies Home Journal

Such a treat to finally see the story featuring client Splendid Market's fresh, fun floral idea.  Emily Heston, who blogs as Splendid Market, shared her springtime bouquet with Ladies Home Journal. 

I wonder how many of the nearly 3.25 million readers tried her clever carrot idea?

Thank you to Dorothy Foltz-Gray at LHJ!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Family Business: A Great Article on Urban Animal’s New Model of Affordable Pet Care

A walk-in veterinary practice, Urban Animal, on Capitol Hill is making its mark by being authentic, asking the tough questions, and offering top quality care in a stylish new space.  Thanks Deanna Duff for the great story you can read here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Q13 News Heads to Greenwood: Tax Season Looms and Fox News Covers Story of NW Entrepreneur Opening New Kiosks from The Shred Stop

Q13 news cameras rolled into a Seattle Fred Meyer store today to cover the news about a former Navy communications officer whose identity was stolen while he was stationed on board the USS Kentucky.  The vet, Stephen Hershman, became hyper-dilligent about destroying all papers so crooks couldn't strike again.  The process of burning out numerous home shredders led him to launch a new business: The Shred Stop. These shredding kiosks are lined up right by those CoinStars and RedBoxes in area markets.  Watch the story here and thanks to Q13. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Story by "The Bachelor's" Catherine Giudici: Put a (Pink) Ring on It (Press Coverage for New Gordon James Fine Diamonds Store Opening from Gretchen and Gordon Raine)

In this story Seattleite’s Catherine Giudici declares Gordon James Fine Diamond’s pink diamond custom ring the ring to seal the deal on Valentine’s Day, or any other day. 

Opening soon!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

425 Magazine Shares the News Gordon James Fine Diamonds

The Eastside is buzzing about the much anticipated arrival of the first retail jewelry boutique of long-time Eastside residents Gordon and Gretchen Raine.  One regional magazine shares the news about this Northwest couple that's been curating diamonds for decades and is opening a new store in Bellevue this Spring.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valve Software's Portal 2, Justin Hillgrove's Imps & Monsters and WhimWhams Trend Mashup Toys and Products Debut at Toy Fair 2013 #TF13

Pros of A Crowded Coop Deliver Pop Culture to Buyers, Bloggers and Press at Booth 4884

Seattle, Washington – Gamers, geeks and monster-lovers will be sated with the merchandise A Crowded Coop is unveiling at their booth at Toy Fair 2013 (#TF13) in New York February 10-13th. Some of what the consumer product agency’s booth will showcase includes:

- new products from the award-winning Portal 2 video game by Valve Software

- plush toys bringing artist Justin Hillgrove’s Imps & Monsters family to soft, furry life

- plus a brand new line of WhimWhams trend mash-up characters that give the proverbial finger to trends like vampires, geek glasses and Abe Lincoln

Joining their already robust catalog of Valve Software game-related merchandise from game titles including DOTA, Portal and Portal 2, A Crowded Coop will debut its new 80’s Logo Aperture Laboratories Messenger Bag. (The Aperture Laboratories Messenger Bag launched in Winter 2012 is on its third round of reorders with retailers such as Think Geek.) At the show A Crowded Coop is introducing the Team Fortress Archimedes Plush which portrays the game’s blood-splattered white dove owned by the medic. In the category of home décor and accessories, the agency will show the new Portal 2 Weighted Storage Cube inflatable ottoman. Their Weighted Companion Cube string lights sold out over the holidays and the consumer products firm anticipates this home décor game-themed accessory will sell well with gamers and teens looking to personalize their room with affordable, pop culture inspired game motifs.

Collectors of Justin Hillgrove’s Imps & Monsters paintings have been anticipating the release of his first plush toy collection to be rolled-out at Toy Fair. Since 2005 he’s taken poignant themes like bullying, sharing and overcoming obstacles and artfully conveyed them with a cast of friendly monsters, creatures and imps. The new line of Imps & Monsters plush toys will include backpack clips, 6 and 12” plush and other toys depicting creatures like Dominic, Slime Monster and Popo. On Tuesday, February 12 from 10-11:30 Hillgrove will headline a Press and Blogger event at the A Crowded Coop Booth 4884 where he will sign prints featuring his various works and sign up press to receive signed, advance samples of the first plush toys from his collection.

A Crowded Coop founders Brandy Tanner and Mary Olson, veterans of TOY FAIR, will be introducing their own collection this year: Whim Whams. Each WhimWhams plush toy takes three pop-culture trends and throws them into a blender of silliness. Look for Yeti, Abe, Bunny, Monkey and Owl—each combined with two other pop culture sensations.

A Crowded Coop is a Pacific Northwest-based marketer and creator of consumer products released globally. Their product design satisfies consumers in the categories of apparel, accessories, toys, pet and more. In 2010 Olson and Tanner formed A Crowded Coop which serves clients such as Valve Software with its Portal 2, Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 games, along with Dickies and many more. More info is at 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Seattle Times Story on How One Entrepreneur Had His Identity Stolen and Got Idea for New Business: The Shred Stop in Washington and Oregon

Reporter Sarah Elson's article in the Seattle Times today on Stephen Hershman's business The Shred Stop states, "ID theft leads to idea for shredding kiosks: Document-shredding kiosks are joining Coinstar and Redbox at local grocery stores."

It's not every day you dive, chin-deep into a pile of paper to tell your story.  Hershman was a good sport for this photo by Mark Harrison of the Seattle Times: "Shred Stop founder Stephen Hershman, posing in a bin of shredded paper, has created a business based on document shredding, placing shredder kiosks in grocery stores for use by consumers and small-business owners."

Thanks to Elson and Harrison for this great article.  Read it here.  And for scoping out where The Shred Stop nearest you is, visit

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Urban Animal in February Seattle Magazine: Seattle's New Veterinary Practice with Heart, Soul AND Style

Thanks to Lisa and Lisa for the excellent article touting Urban Animal's style and honest approach to pet care.

"The decor isn't the only unconventional thing about Urban Animal.  In addition to establishing an all walk-in, open weekends schedule, practice owner Cherri Trusheim DVM (who designed the space with Seattle Junk Love's Sarah Littlefield), says she's fundamentally geared toward working with people on a budget... an approach that sometimes includes not pushing for costly interventions."

Monday, January 28, 2013

Northwest Grown Business The Shred Stop on KOIN News CBS Portland: Company Opens More Kiosks in the Region

Thank you to KOIN 6 news for covering the news about our client The Shred Stop ( and their expansion. Last week they opened new kiosks in Portland Fred Meyer Kroger stores and the Rose City CBS station was there to film it. 

After getting the call that document boxes of old tax returns had been found discarded off a road end myself a couple of years back, I can speak first-hand about why The Shred Stop is an excellent idea.

Watch the news story here about this company that is intent on helping you purge old files and safely dispose of personal documents quickly and affordably.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Artist / Surface Designer Josephine Kimberling Line on HSN

So exciting to see local gal Josephine Kimberling's Hope Chest collection featured on the HSN network.  Josephine Kimberling is a designer whose fabrics are carried nationally and whose patterns grace stationery products, purse accessories (many carried by Barnes & Noble nationally), her sister in law’s bicep (in tattoo form)… even frosted cakes.  Josephine Kimberling got her start in-house at Nordstrom and is enjoying success right out of the gate with her gorgeous surface designs.  She’s scored her own Josephine Kimberling fabric line, Hope Chest being the 1st collection, under the Blend fabric house of Anna Griffin. Congratulations Josephine.

The Shred Stop Expands with New Partner Fred Meyer- Portland KXL News 101 Covers the Story

Thanks to the Portland press for covering the news about The Shred Stop expanding in the Portland market.  Here's the story that ran this morning during drive time.

What prompted the launch of The Shred Stop?  A phone call was the first clue that something was amiss. In 2003, Stephen Hershman’s cell phone service provider called to ask if he was satisfied with their customer service since he had opened seven new cell phone accounts the previous day. Stephen’s wife took that call because he was actually in a submerged submarine in the Pacific Ocean at the time. For most of the millions that fall victim to identity theft each year, it’s a long and painful process to undo the harm caused. But for Stephen this was particularly distressing because he was serving the US Navy as the USS KENTUCKY Communication Officer and was forced to leave his assigned duty to ensure his Top Secret security clearance wasn’t compromised. After getting dropped off by the submarine in Pearl Harbor and making his way home to Seattle, Stephen spent the next several frustrating months straightening out his credit, dealing with law enforcement, and trying to ensure his identity wasn’t stolen again. This experience led to him to take even more meticulous care disposing of confidential documents and anything with his name on it. Stephen burned out the motors on quite a few home shredders and became leery about drop-off or mobile shredding services where a 3rd party would be handling his documents before they were actually shredded. Thus the idea for his new business The Shred Stop was born.

After a few concept iterations− from shed-sized drive-thru’s to, ultimately, in-store kiosks− the first Shred Stop prototype was installed in 2009.  The company currently has twelve in-grocery kiosks at Haggens, Safeway, and Top Food & Drug stores in Washington; plus two kiosks already in Haggens in Oregon. The Shred Stop is growing. This week they installed more kiosks with their newest supermarket partner, Fred Meyer.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Whim W’Him’s Crave More: “Stellar Dancers and Dance”

Seattle Times critic Michael Upchurch reviews Whim W’Him’s sold out opening night performance, declaring it a must-see for dance lovers.

Image of Whim W'Him's Andrew Bartee by Molly Magee for Bamberg Fine Art.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chefs McCracken and Tough Talk about The Old Sage with Providence Cicero and Terry Jaymes on Let's Eat

Chef/Owners Brian McCracken and Dana Tough of Spur, Tavern Law and The Coterie Room joined Terry Jaymes and Providence Cicero on their Let's Eat radio show. They talked about their newest spot, The Old Sage, which is set to open late winter near Tavern Law on Seattle's Capitol Hill.  You can listen to them discuss the process of coming up with menus, spaces and inspirations for their restaurants. They also dig into getting past the egos... how Seattle's Wild West history always plays a role... even what their favorite fast food spots are. (Hurrah for Taco Time!)
And listen here to hear what they'll be smoking at The Old Sage.

Thank you Providence!

Crosscut: Seattle’s “Choreography Ingénue” Olivier Wevers

Shortly before opening Whim W’Him’s fourth season, Olivier Wevers dishes about “insecurity, sex appeal and the power of brevity” with Alice Kaderlan.