nonetheless delicious:Pike Place:
It's an institution. I use that word to describe anything locals and tourists know is a trap, but go anyway. I'm sure years ago it was cheaper, but as critical acclaim and press accumulate, so do the dollars. I suppose that's just good enterprise? Who knows, I'm no business major. But I have a degree in CHOWDAAAA...pause.
I have been here two of the three recent trips I've taken to Seattle. Papa GG liked it here a lot. He loves chowder too. He would never wait in line of course, no, he would sit and relax in the sun as Momma GG and I go get his food and bring it to him.
It was a fifteen minute wait, but worth it for Momma GG to get herself a "famous" crab roll and me the seafood bisque and new england clam chowder. Both were really good. I had meat in every bite - how often does that happen?! The chowder was the perfect consistency, not too thick and not too runny. But remember, these two little cups will set you back about $15 with tax. Shudder. (You get free oyster crackers with that. If you like that sort of thing. I do not. I am a cracker-free-soup-kinda-woman.)
|Chowder > Bisque per yours truly|
Bisque> Chowder per the sister