Monday, October 04, 2010

A Big Fish and Three Bibs

So I had to go to the US before october 9th, as that was the date that my DSA pass would expire and the US Department of Homeland Security. I decided to hit Seattle October 1st-3rd to celebrate my new apartment move (I moved Sept 30th to my fabulous new place) and everything else fell into place. Even my awesome boss appended two days off to this, bringing my total vacay to 5 glorious days.

So south we drove, enjoying a leisurely sun drenched friday afternoon. We ended up outlet shopping at the tulalip outlet stores, and I walked away with two pairs of jeans from the Gap, at $25.99 each. Then we headed down to the Crab Pot on the pier behind Pike Place, to eat crab and different kinds of mussels and clams, armed with mallets and wet wipes. Totally worth it!

The next day Kevin brought us to this cajun crawfish place, Crawfish king. I had never had either crawfish or Cajun food, so the spice was almost too much for me. Kevin and Alex offered moral support as I managed to squeeze a pound of hot spicy crawfish past my swelling lips, though I spilled a lot of spices on my second bib of seattle. We walked around the Ballard Locks (Ballocks for short?) afterwards. It was so fascinating to watch what Kevin called, boat tetris, while Alex jumped around looking at the salmon ladder.

On the way to dinner we took a wrong turn and ended in the parking lot of Bigfish games! We had an amazing meal at Shiro's sushi where I had the best fish of my life while Alex ate half a sea urchin in it's shell. Whew. We rolled out of there and had some ice cream, then Kevin had to leave for a house party.

We decided to do even more exploring on our own, and hit the pubs in Belltown. Not so good.

Third bib of Seattle was at another pub/roasthouse on Pine Street, whose baby back ribs were so good I forced myself to eat all of it. They had random Seattle memorabilia hanging from the ceiling and the super friendly servers were very attentive.

Seattle is my new foraging ground for food!

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