Oh Seattle.

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We spent a few days in Seattle and could not have had a better time. You know how everyone talks about how rainy and cold Seattle is? It was over 90 the whole time we were there. Seattle does not know how to handle the heat. But on to more charming things..

Seattle was so charming. The food was wonderful, the public transit is clean and free, street art and adorable 80 year old baristas. So a few of my favorite things..

  •  It is sleepy. Our hosts took us down to the Public Market around 10 am. The streets were empty, and clean, and warmed by the relentless sun.
  • The Public Markets was a buzz with tourist and locals and teeming with the bounty of the area. Stands full of produce and the infamous fish stall with surly fish mongers tossing halibut back and forth, and dahlias to die for. If I lived there I'd go back over and over knowing that I could get similar things for much less and without all the tourist.
  • We lunched at The Pink Door on Post Alley. Awesome food and a swing in the middle of the dining room for the burlesque shows they host at night. There was a huge basket FULL of tomatoes.
  • Such great antique stores. Miles and miles of awesome finds. 
  • Our favorite neighborhood was Freemont. There is a huge sculpture of a troll crushing VW Bug. There is also a sculpture of Lenin that was purchased by a man who took out a second mortgage to bring it here from Slovakia. We had cocktails at a bourbon bar called  9 Million in Unmarked Bills, dinner at Revel, and missed having chocolate at Theo. 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on August 16, 2012 and filed under Uncategorized.