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Duke’s Sustainable Solutions Foundation Announced

Joins Giving Tuesday with Industry Partners Support SEATTLE, Wash (Dec. 2, 2019) – Duke Moscrip, founder of the Pacific Northwest-based Duke’s Seafood, announces today the launch of the Moscrip family’s first foundation, The Duke’s Sustainable Solutions Foundation (DSSF).  With wild salmon in Puget Sound nearly depleted and fish runs at 90% of historic levels, the…

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Relocated South Lake Union Duke’s Seafood Opens Today

SEATTLE, WA (Nov. 1, 2019) — Duke’s Seafood, serving 100% sustainable seafood for more than four decades, today announces the opening of its newly relocated restaurant in South Lake Union, moving one block north of its previous landmark restaurant in Chandler’s Cove. The new space is in the former Saltchuck headquarters and features spectacular second-story…

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Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

Saint Valentine has a legacy that dates back centuries. Old traditions have morphed throughout the decades, but we still focus our attention on our loved one on this special day. No matter if you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, its history and traditions offer some fun facts to share with friends. Where did the phrase “wear your heart on your sleeve” come from? Well, if you were a woman in the Middle Ages, you would wear the name of your Valentine pinned to your sleeve; hence the phrase. What do people in the U.S. do 1 billion times in Feb? Give someone a Valentine’s Card. Want to dream of your future husband? Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future husband. Who knew? When was the first known Valentine’s Card created? 100 years ago? 200 years ago? 350 years ago? 600 years ago? It was 600 years ago. The British Library possesses the oldest known valentine in the English language, a poem composed in 1477 by a woman named Margery Brews to her fickle fiancé. What’s with lace used on V-Day cards? The word “lace” comes from the Latin “laques,” meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart. When should you get engaged? Well, 43% of millennials – some 220,000 -- propose on Valentine's Day each year. Who created the first box of chocolates? Cadbury Hersey Dove Godiva In 1822, John Cadbury opened a tea and coffee shop in Birmingham, England. He soon expanded into chocolate manufacturing, and in 1861 his son Richard greatly increased sales by packaging Cadbury chocolates in the world's first heart shaped candy box for Valentine’s Day. Iconic candy hearts started as medicine Whether or not you like those pastel hearts with “Be Mine” on it, they were invented in 1847 by a pharmacist who made lozenges. He switched to making them into candy turning those funny little heart candies part of Valentine’s Day ever since. 110 million of what is sold for V-Day? Cards Roses Candy boxes Dinners at Duke’s Roses, the majority of which are red. So, what’s with Cupid's bow and arrow? This cute little character from Roman mythology, Cupid, is the son of Venus, the goddess of love. A flying baby with a bow and arrow is weird enough but his goal is to pierce hearts and cast a spell of love. Check out our 12 Days of Valentines menu by clicking HERE!

Saint Valentine has a legacy that dates back centuries. Old traditions have morphed throughout the decades, but we still focus our attention on our loved one on this special day. No matter if you celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, its history and traditions offer some fun facts to share with friends. Where did the phrase…

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Growing Up At Duke’s

A guest post by Amy Waeschle Because my last name isn’t Moscrip anymore, not a lot of people know that I’m Duke’s daughter. My picture is on the wall of his restaurants, so when I’m there people sometimes put it together, but for the most part, I live outside of his and my brother’s world.…

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The Story Behind Duke’s Crab Un-Crab Cakes

Crab

It’s no secret that I love salmon. I mean, I really love it. It’s one of my favorite things to eat in the world! Breakfast, lunch or dinner, I will always love Wild Alaskan Salmon. But if I had to pick a second favorite, I’d go with Dungeness crab. This is a love I share…

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