Pike Place Chowder
TM and I tend to travel with our stomachs. I’m pretty sure that is evident by this blog. The problem is, our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs. I did quite extensive research before our trip to Seattle and typed out an itinerary listing where we’d eat for each meal and our mode of transportation. There weren’t enough meals in the day for everything I wanted to try so we ended up with some midday snacks and late night snacks – a.k.a. dinner #2.
My parents came on this trip with TM and I. (They actually “funded” it since the free airline credit we used was theirs!) After checking in at our Belltown condo, we walked over to Pike’s Place Chowder for an early dinner. We got there right before they closed at 5 PM and ordered New England clam chowder and some sandwiches. I got a clam chowder / crab roll combo and TM got a clam chowder / bay shrimp roll combo. Both sandwiches were quite excellent but the chowder was definitely the star of the meal here. TM usually doesn’t eat clam chowder but he was okay with this one because it was so fresh that it didn’t taste fishy.
Mom and Dad shared a large chowder and split a full crab roll.
The dinner was great until for some unknown reason, Mom dropped all of the innards of her sandwich onto the ground! It was quite a tragedy and all she was left with was bread and a little lettuce.
It was hard to believe it all plopped onto the asphalt to be left to the birds. <insert sad face here>
We all thought the chowder was some of the best we’ve ever had. They have various kinds of chowder that I wouldn’t mind trying the next time we go. I wanted to stick with traditional New England style this time around for comparison reasons.
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