We spent Friday at Pike Street Market, which is 100 years old. We kept noticing all these pig statues all over the place and since inquiring minds have to know I asked someone. “Hey, what’s with the pigs?” One of the shopkeepers explained that it’s in honor of the Market’s mascot, Rachel the pig. She stands outside the market and is a piggybank (pictured to the right). All the funds donated go back into serves for the market, like the medical clinic. So the city commissioned artists to paint different pig statues (100 of them) and they are placed throughout Seattle. I caught a few on camera. Check them out below.
Also located in the market is the very first Starbucks.
Check out the lobster tails and the beautiful flower vendors.
Here's a picture of Dad & Tom
I interrupt this blog for a side item. Pink and Blues Girls is having a contest and it has to do with my next item but first go over there and check it out - CLICK HERE. If you ever find yourself at Pike Street Market and have to go to the bathroom either hold it or find a restaurant nearby. The public bathroom was a bit of a shock to me. The doors on the lady’s room stall looked a bit odd at first glance. I look and thought that they looked a bit short. I had to take a picture from inside the stall before going to the bathroom. Check it out below. A lady was walking by at the time. To make this worse the door didn’t lock or close very well, but when you gotta go, you gotta go. I now hold the world record on how quickly someone can use the facilities.Dad loves steak so Tom wanted to take him the best steakhouse in Seattle. He heard about Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. We thought it would be expensive but I didn’t know we would have to hock one of the kids to pay for dinner. Everything is a la carte. I have to say everything we ate was delicious. The atmosphere was nice but very dark. Even the restrooms were dark. The reason they kept the place so dark was so you couldn’t see the prices. The service was great and the food really good. My suggestion to you if you go can be summed up in one word - share. Share an appetizer, salad, steak, veggie and potato. The portions are enough for two people to eat. Here’s a picture of the outside, the inside was too dark to take pictures with my camera.
Stay tuned for my next post entitled, Remember the Alamo.
© Nadine Z. 2007