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Seattle’s Pike Place Market is still in business

Dan Webster

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One of the most familiar Seattle scenes involves employees throwing fish at Pike Place Market. If you’ve ever experienced it, you know how theatrical the moment can be.

It’s been awhile since many of us have been able to enjoy anything involving the market, that collection of flower and spice and artsy stalls and eateries that oversees Seattle’s Elliott Bay.

The place basically boarded up for a long while. And then people treated such public places with due caution.

But, according to Leslie Kelly, Pike Place Market is making it easier for fans to at least sample some of the place’s best food. At least between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Sept. 7.

That’s because, Kelly wrote, the Market is adding outdoor seating “on the street near its iconic entrance.”

Kelly’s story is told in her regular column for Forbes.com. Kelly, of course, is the former Spokesman-Review food writer and restaurant reviewer who now lives on the West Side of the state. She and her husband John Nelson, another former SR staffer, co-write the Going Mobile column.

Among the eateries Kelly mentions are The Crumpet Shop (“most everything’s organic”), Le Panier (“beautiful macrons”), DeLaurenti (“fun for good geeks to browse”), Oriental Mart (“homey Filipino fare”), Michou Deli (“don’t miss the chicken enchiladas”) and much more.

As always, Kelly adds links that allow you to explore pretty much everything the market has to offer.

And just for you, I’ve embedded a video below of Market folk throwing fish.

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