Category: Food

Seattle (October 13 – 16, 2018)

The girls and I enjoyed a reunion in Seattle.  Megan flew in from Arizona and I flew in from Colorado to spend the weekend with Kristin.

It was a spectacular fall weekend! The weather was cool and crisp but the sun was shinning.  Like most of our adventures, we planned parts of our day around making sure that we were well fed.  Our first stop was a Taste of India.

Kristin and I had eaten here once before so we were excited to introduce Megan to a new restaurant.  The food is yummy and reasonably priced.  The service is terrific and the owner always greets you at the door with a smile.  We arrived at 5:00 p.m. in order to avoid waiting for a table.  We left with our bellies full and a smile having experienced a wonderful meal.

Saturday morning we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast then boarded the Link to the Pine Street Station.  Upon exiting the train, you’re at Nordstrom’s flagship store in downtown Seattle.  Its within easy walking distance to Pike Market as well as numerous other retail stores.  After engaging in a little retail therapy, we stopped by the food court within the mall to have lunch at Pike Place Chowder.  They have a location at Pike Market as well as at the mall.  While the Pike Market location usually has a line that wraps down the block, there is rarely a wait at the mall.  The girls each ordered bread-bowl chowder and I ordered a seafood bisque.  We also ordered half lobster roll, which we shared.

In my humble opinion, no trip to Seattle is complete without dinner at Matt’s in the Market.  Kristin found this gem of a restaurant on our first trip to Seattle and we just had to return.  Matt’s did not disappoint!

We ate up a storm and managed to polish off two bottles of a delectable California Rose.

Having spent the weekend eating, I was in need of a workout.  The girls are addicted to Pure Barre so they convinced me to take a class with them.  I was less than graceful but I did manage to finish the class.  It was a great workout!

After class, we ventured over to Santouka for some authentic Japanese food.

It was hard saying goodbye to Kristin on Monday morning.  At the same time, it was great to spend a few days with her.  I could not be more proud of her.  I look forward to spending Thanksgiving with her in Seattle!


Seattle (May 6 to 9, 2017)

My girls and I spent three nights/four days in Seattle. My oldest daughter will be attending graduate school at the University of Washington in the Fall of 2017 so we decided to make a trip to find her an apartment and to explore the city.


Of course, no trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to Pike Place Market.  Its filled with vendors selling flowers, meat, poultry and seafood.

Like most of our travel adventures, we enjoy eating good food and this trip was no exception.  The chowder at Pike Place Chowder was the bomb!! There was a bit of wait but it was definitely worth it.  I enjoyed the smoked salmon chowder while my girls both enjoyed their New England clam chowder.  Be sure to try the dungeness crab sandwich. We ordered a half sandwich, which was more than enough for the three of us to sample. The crab was sweet and tender. We had dinner at The Metropolitan Grill and Matt’s in the Market.  Matt’s in the Market was a treat! I had the seafood stew, which was brimming over the bowl with seafood.

Between eating and taking in the sites, we did find an apartment.  It’s a great unit within walking distance of school and the grocery store.  I am excited and a bit sad.  I am officially an empty-nester.  At the same time, I am excited.  My daughters are beginning their own journey.  Their futures are bright.  As a dad, I could not be prouder.