Seattle was amazing for so many reasons. A city on the water, the food, the cleanliness, the tourist traps, but really, it was the people there that made this the best part of our trip. Marks parents made the trip for the LSU game, along with a ton of their friends, and the Tigners! Mark and I actually shared a hotel room with Tig and Brad, which was awesome. When we arrived to Seattle we jumped on the tourist train along with everyone else. If you didn’t know better, judging by the amount of LSU fans we came across, you’d think LSU was in the National Championship. They were everywhere!! Purple and gold flooded the city and Mark drooled everywhere.
Let’s get to all the yum-ography, starting with the Market!
All the colors in the market were making my mind melt. I couldn’t stop taking photos!
The fish throwing, of course…
The biggest lobster tails I have ever seen!! Lobster is my favorite shellfish, really my favorite seafood, so if I had had $60 and a kitchen to cook in, one of those would have been mine.
Then we ventured over to the overprice Space Needle to be like everyone else. The highlight of the Space Needle? The LSU football team was there with us!
That night for dinner we ate at Dahlia Lounge. I saw Dahlia Lounge featured on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, our new favorite Food Network show! Giada said that Dahlia Lounge had the best crab cakes she’d ever eaten, and being a crab cake lover, I knew I had to have them! She was right…they are incredible!! We also had the best donuts in the world for desert there, which Giada says are “the best fried item I can think of…ever.” In the show, they are featured at Lola, which is right across the street from Dahlia Lounge. We found out they are owned by the same person, thus, serve the same incredible donuts! If you ever go to Seattle you absolutely have to have them. You don’t understand.
I don’t have any photos of the LSU madness because it was a rainy day and I didn’t want to bring my camera (and didn’t have my waterproof one with me!). I did snap this phonetograph when we got to Husky stadium, one of the coolest stadium locations ever. Speaking of my waterproof camera, it’s for sale!! Comment or email me if you’re interested. Click here to see it’s specs.
On our last full day in Seattle we went to some wineries just outside the city. Just to let you know, if you’re a wine fan, Covey Run of the Columbia Winery is one of the best Cabernet’s I have EVER HAD. It tastes like velvet and heaven in your glass.
I’d also like to say that on this same day I had clam chowder for the first time at Ivars and loved it. I’m not sure why I waited so long to eat a cup! But before we got to Ivars, we ran into McDreamy on the Pier.
From where we sat I looked at the Sea Star, one of the boats from Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch.
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