Thursday, March 12, 2009

Pictures from Seattle

I just got the pictures up from our trip to Seattle in early March.

We enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Crab Pot on Pier 57 just down the street from Pike Market Place.

After arriving on an early flight from San Jose that got us to our hotel in downtown Seattle at 9:30am on a Tuesday morning. We were quick to find out not many shops or restaurants (with a few exceptions) were open this early. Wow....we could have caught a later flight. My fault for being over eager to explore the town.

However, we did enjoy a great white chocolate mocha at Tully's Coffee. The mocha was unusual in that it was spiced differently than white mocha's that you would commonly get at Starbuck's or Pete's Coffee. Besides being rich and creamy, the spice (maybe it was nutmeg) took it to another dimension and made it especially easy to drink.

After surfing the web briefly at the cafe, we located the Crab Pot nearby within a 10 minute walk down the wharf. We were some of the first patrons of the day but we were soon enveloped in the wonderful seafood menu that included several types of seafood feasts with crab, clams, oysters, shrimp, fish, and mussels. The service was prompt, very attentive, and good humored.

The seafood feasts are served on the table on top of large pieces of white paper. Be ready to use your hands and take the bibs when they are offered. It could get messy. Included in our feast was dungeness and snow crab, large prawns, clams, mussels, salmon, halibut, corn on the cob, and anduille sausage. They were all nicely spiced with an "old bay" type of red powder which gave it just the right amount of flavor. All the shellfish was perfectly steamed. Even the fish was not over done which could easily happen in this type of smorgasbord. I not sure how we did it, but we did manage to eat all of our generous portion.

After that, we were ready for a nice nap back at the hotel.

I hope you will take a glance at the pictures as we also ventured to the space needle in the afternoon.

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