Every once in a while we get to go back to Seattle for a few days to spend time with family and friends and to just be tourists in what we still consider to be “Our Town”. One of my favorite things to do is get up fairly early in the morning and head to the Pike Place Market for a latte and a croissant. Then we just wander around and look at all the delicious produce! So much variety! This last week when we were there, I managed to come away with lots of juicy cherries, gorgeous local strawberries, cute little multi-colored potatoes, and some small purple artichokes that I couldn’t resist. I always get at least a couple of loaves of good crusty french bread. At one of the fish stands, we also picked up some halibut steaks that Tom grilled on the BBQ when we got back . What a feast!
And places to eat! There are so many interesting and good restaurants in and right around the Pike Place Market. Some of our favorites are: The Athenian, Copacabana Cafe, the Steelhead Diner, Pike Brew Pub, and Etta’s. It’s a good thing we have all the stairs at Lochaerie to run up and down after we return from Seattle!