Monday, August 16, 2021

Took My Parents to Market

We took my parents to a classic tourist Seattle locale: Pike Place Market.

The market has some sort of social services component going on behind the scenes that I'm not fully aware of. Maybe the market stalls are donating food that doesn't get sold or something.

The gum wall has a lot of gum. Mintiest smelling place in the city by far.

Mee Sum Pastry has these bbq pork buns that are pretty baller. They call theirs hum bow and it's just occurred to me that the "bow" might just be another spelling of "bao".

Beecher's has good cheese, and it's especially fun because you can see them making it through the window. Here I had the realization that cottage cheese, or curds and whey, is just cheese that's stopped earlier than usual in the cheese production process. Usually you would squeeze the curds together into blocks and drain the whey off.

Wikipedia says the market is the 33rd most visited tourist attraction in the world with over 10 million visitors every year.

I've never even appeared for jury duty, let alone had to serve. St. Louis tried to grab me right as I was skipping town. Nice try!


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