Saturday, November 23, 2013

Sights and food of Seattle

My time was short for my trip to Seattle. I was attending IFBC 2013, a food blogger conference. This year I did not have a lot of time before or after to do a lot of sightseeing. I had to try to pack in as much as I could in a few short days.
Of course I went to the Space Needle, a Seattle landmark since the sixties. I rode the historic monorail as well. The Chihuliy Gardens are there as well. But were closing for a private function the day I tried to visit. 
I was desperate for a cup of coffee that was not Starbucks, so I let social media help me and someone recommended Top Pot Hand Forged Doughnuts they serve Zeitgeist coffee. So it was up and out early one morning for doughnuts and coffee. On my way back to the hotel I had to stop at Dalhia Bakery for their famous cookies and they did not disappoint nor did they make it home! 
Of course there is the famous Pike Market all the vendors and the famous flying fish. I did find a local brewery in the market so on a rainy Sunday afternoon I had a pumpkin ale and mac & cheese loaded with Dungenss crab meat and gilded with bacon.
Since I did miss the Chuily Gardens it's on my to do list for next year. The conference is back in Seattle so am I and just maybe I can sneak in a extra day.
Dahlia  Bakery 

Top Pot Doughnuts and really great coffee!

Dahlia's famous cookies that did not make it home

The famous Space Needle landmark

View from the top
The Pike Place Market
Dungeness Crabs
Oysters
Pumpkin Ale from the PIke Place Brewery
Loaded Mac & Cheese with bacon thrown in for good measure

View of downtown



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