Ivar's and the Serial Killer
October 31, 2019 11:55 AM   Subscribe

We were having lunch because I wanted information about Ivar Haglund, the kooky restaurateur behind the seafood empire that bears his name....Ivar's life was once closely intertwined with Linda "the Starvation Doctor" Hazzard, who killed at least 18 people in the Seattle area a century ago. Hazzard's first known kill in Washington was Daisy Haglund, Ivar's mother. By Lester Black for The Stranger
posted by bq (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Have lived here for 30 years, never heard of any of this.
posted by Windopaene at 12:25 PM on October 31, 2019

Ohh, just heard of Linda Hazzard on an episode of My Favorite Murder. Going to read it now.
posted by PussKillian at 12:36 PM on October 31, 2019 [1 favorite]

Edwardian Goop ugh
posted by supermedusa at 1:05 PM on October 31, 2019 [3 favorites]

this is such a weird story
posted by supermedusa at 1:10 PM on October 31, 2019

My family has been in Seattle for a verrrrrry long time, and I'm a local history geek (though it's not local to me any more since I live in Georgia now), and I had never heard of Hazzard, either. I remember Ivar very well, though! I had no idea.
posted by litlnemo at 4:03 PM on October 31, 2019

I live in shouting distance of Seattle but only know about Hazzard from... some podcast? I've never heard it in a local context, as far as I remember.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:27 PM on October 31, 2019 [1 favorite]

Wow. Just wow. I had never heard of Hazzard, either. This article is going to a friend who's a bit of a freak about serial killers. Thanks, bq!
posted by lhauser at 7:30 PM on October 31, 2019

There is a book about it. Starvation Heights
It was a pretty good read.
posted by SLC Mom at 10:01 PM on October 31, 2019

Oh gosh, slight derail, I knew Paul Dorpat, really great to hear he's going strong. He was more of a crazy countercultural artist (the phrase "maimonides pig stickers", oh m g how is that stuck in the brain) and stories of hot tubbing with a certain famous author up in La Conner. Really nice guy, very funny!

(and from an expat(ish) Ivars Salmon House is one of the few restaurants anywhere hat do salmon right)
posted by sammyo at 10:45 AM on November 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

One of the last meals I had in Seattle before moving away was at the Salmon House. It was tasty. PNW food... just isn't found much in GA. (I might commit crimes for Seattle-style teriyaki!)
posted by litlnemo at 11:23 AM on November 1, 2019

Wow, news to me too. I was just telling a musician friend about Ivar the other week.
posted by mwhybark at 11:52 AM on November 17, 2019

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