We had quite a day today. First we went to Pike Market Place. I thought it would be much like The Reading Terminal Market, in Philadelphia, which I love. Yes and No. Lots and lots of eateries, and stuff to drink. The most beautiful flower bouquets you’ve ever seen for $10 and $15 a bunch. craftsman and buskers. Two notable differences are 1. Pike Place covers about 9 acres, and 2. It is totally uphill from the waterfront. I counted about 12 sets of steps – a whole lot – up and down – that’s 24 set of sets. I’m still gasping for air. But the exercise was good for me, and we saw some very, very cool things. I could tell you that besides the many shops, we literally ate our way across the acres. First, a caramel frappachino at the Original Starbucks. I’ve heard some crazy people wait two hours to get in. We waited 20 minutes-still a little nutty. But with all those steps, and a very hot sun, I’ve never tasted better.
After Starbucks, we went to Emmett Watson”s Oyster Bar, in Pike Place. Not as pretty as Elliot’s, but less expensive, and much more delicious.
Then we headed for Pike Place Chowder, and sampled two kinds. White clam chowder (which we know as New England Clam Chowder), and Seafood Bisque. Both were crazy good. In my Chowder contest, I would say Pike Place Chowder is in the lead.
Finally, we founder way to Rachel’s Ginger Beer. I can’t remember tasting ginger beer before.I must say, it was a bit strange tasting at first, but it grew on me, very refreshing. I would definitely give it another day in court.
After hours in Pike Place, we decided to head over to the Ganja Goddess. For those of you who don’t know, marijuana is legal in the state of Washington. The first place we saw was the Seattle Cannabis Co.
But right across the street was Ganja Goddess.
Shall we go in people?