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Piroshky’s!

What’s a visit to Pike Place without getting some treats from Piroshky Piroshky? Oh my goodness, it’s a little tiny joint filled with baked lovelies. There’s savory treats and sweet treats. You see little old ladies and grizzled dudes making everything using nothing but muscle. Everything’s handmade, of course!
We both went with sweet treats, cuz you know, we had to. A got a coffee cinnamon roll. You can’t see how big this is, but this thing is big! And awesome.
I got an apple cinnamon roll. It had tons of slices of freshly baked apple. I saw trays full of these waiting to be baked, and I had to have one. Oh so good.
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Chowder Time

When in Seattle, you have to eat chowder, right? Man, there are so many things I have to do! I am a big fan of new england clam chowder, so I wasn’t put out or anything. I did some research and Pike Place Chowder seemed like the place to check out. They have various specialty chowders, in addition to the classic. They also sell sandwiches and salads.
A went with the manhattan clam chowder in a bread bowl. Then she realized that the bread bowl is more designed for creamy chunky soups, because this chowder just seeped into the bread and all the liquid pretty much went away. She still liked it though. Their sourdough bread is pretty darn tasty.I’m a classic new england clam chowder girl, so that’s what I got. I also got a shrimp sandwich. Ok, so, the verdict? The clam chowder was good, but nothing great. I probably expected something amazing, and what I got was only good. It wasn’t even great. You know what? It wasn’t clammy enough. Or thick enough. But still good. The sandwich was only so-so as well. It had big hunks of celery which I had to pick out. Once picked out, it was ok. It had some pico de gallo stuff on it, which was totally good with me, and the roll was good too. All in all, underwhelming, but still not a bad meal. My best clam chowder moment still goes to San Francisco at one of those pier thingies. Touristy I know, and same with Pike Place Chowder, but still, it’s the truth.

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Pike Place

When in Seattle, one must visit Pike Place Market. You know what I’m talking about, it’s famous. We went on a Sunday, and it was crowded, busy, and buzzing. It’s kind of big, and slightly confusing. There’s one section that is one long room with a bunch of different vendors. There’s another section where people have permanent spots with their own storefronts. And yet another building. Plus people selling stuff outside. And busking. And doing cooking demonstrations. And all other kinds of random stuff. It’s hopping.
And yes, you have to check out the dudes who throw the fish. Now I’ve seen it in person. Now they only throw it when someone actually buys fish, so you do have to hang out a bit. Most people are watching, not buying. But once someone does actually buy some food, they’ll throw it. It makes me think whether it’s good to be tossing around today’s catch. Does it damage the fish at all? Does it make it more tender? I have no idea, but it’s fun to watch.

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