Archive for May, 2012

I made it to Seattle this time!!

Posted in The sun rises in the east but they can still set it in the west. on May 7, 2012 by robdc

considering the massive cock up that US Airways turned my last attempt to get to Seattle into, I took steps to not find myself in that some predicament again. 1. Don’t fly US Airways 2. Give myself a solid day of padding just in case. The day of padding paid off since it gave me a chance to run around Seattle a bit bore the work responsibilities kicked in.

I started as most people would, in the market. Ate at a marvelous place called Matt’s in the Market. The brisket sandwich seemed like a joke and my attempt to eat it like an actual sandwich ended in defeat. I fell back to the stake knife that I should have taken as a warning and got to work. The bar was particularly well kept and I watched the bar lady, Tammy, make a particularly delicious looking mimosa and say to it’s happy recipient “Eat the orange at the end, we cooked it in simple syrup.” Now that’s an attention to detail that I can appreciate. I sampled the Sea Wynde Jamaican rum and had a scotch for desert.


I settled up and went wandering around the market for a bit when I saw a crowd gathered. I made my way to the front where I saw a small blonde girl tossing what must have been 10 lbs of tuna to a man in overalls. I didn’t have my camera out in time but I was able to catch some of the pros at work a little later.



Seattle had some odd sites to take in but the city is pretty lively as far as art and personality are concerned. I stopped by a place called Shorty’s while I planned my next move. I liked this place, it had a ton of flavor. And the booths were pinball tables which I thought was pretty cool.


I wandered around downtown a bit before making my way to the space needle. Took in some more sites then decided on Tilikum place.


Luckily this place was right by the Needle.


So I sit down at the bar, start looking over the menu and order a Laphroaig. When it arrives the bartender says “that’s compliments of the lady at the end of the bar.” Sure enough it was Tammy from Matt’s. I bought her a drink to say thanks and she came over to join me for dinner, where she commented that I apparently had good taste. I didn’t want to destroy this illusion and confess that Yelp was pretty much what made all my eating decisions today, so I didn’t. Who was that lie going to hurt? No one, that’s who. So I finished my delectable dinner and headed to Redmond. Thanks Seattle, this was a delicious encounter, and your locals are pretty damn nice too, who’d a thunk?




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