Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Friends In Town

Our good friends Joscha and Justin from Amsterdam are in town! After some much needed catching up last night, and nursing a mild hangover this morning, they are now ready to see a bit more of Seattle than our apartment. 

The Infamous J & J

I'm a terrible tour guide, being 'new' to the city and all, but I think we'll start off with some coffee at the very first Starbucks at 1912 Pike Place
Because the Market is a historic district with design guidelines, the store has always kept its original look, and the mermaid in the logo still inappropriately spreads her tail and flashes her boobies. There's nothing like a mermaid peep show in the morning, so we're definitely doing that.

The original Starbucks

After that we will need a delicious hearty snack at Piroshky Piroshky. It's going to be hard to choose because they're all so good!

Deliciousness at Piroshky Piroshky

A stroll around Seattle's famous Pike Place Market to watch the well-known fishmongers throwing "flying fish" is then unavoidable, and a good way to work up an appetite for lunch.

Lunch, I reckon, should be consumed at Le Pichet which is a cozy French Cafe vaguely reminiscent of one of my all time favorite cafes in New York, Cafe Gitane.

This should leave us with enough energy to go back to Seattle's (and my own) grunge roots and check out the exhibition on Nirvana. The show, titled "Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses", includes original art by Kurt Cobain, video interviews, memorabilia, show flyers, smashed guitars, and other iconic artifacts related to the band and the explosive Seattle music scene of the early 1990s.

The evening... not so sure what it will hold. But night time action is always best when spontaneous.

Fun times!

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