Seattle Sites

The Sites of Seattle

it was a partial threecleversister reunion in early May.  I had the privilege of tipping cocktails with Marie at a wedding in Nash-Vegas one weekend and the very next I was welcoming Sara and little E to the Pacific Northwest — Seattle.  Being in Seattle is lovely because there are all sorts of things for the foodie in me to enjoy and gush over.  It was E’s first trip to Seattle, so we had to make sure he got the best that it had to offer.  Just a quick survey our stops:

Cafe Nouveau.  This is the acclaimed West Seattle bakery.  Rumor has it, the baker upset the French at a world reknown baking contest.  And, here he is, in the the corner of West Seattle producing incredibly delicacies that the French are grudgingly jealous of.  My mom bought my birthday cake (the big 3-0) from there.

http://www.bakerynouveau.com/welcome/

the incredibly delicious carrot cake

the incredibly delicious carrot cake

bakery nouveau's awards

bakery nouveau’s awards

Sara's twice baked croissant

Sara’s twice baked croissant

something pretty and no doubt sweet

something pretty and no doubt sweet

The FIRST Starbucks.  Coffee had its start in Seattle — any Seattle tourism guide will tell you as much.  Yes, we went to the original Starbucks.  This is the original decal.  A little scandalous, don’t you think?  Little E didn’t partake of any coffee — it was too late, he was napping, getting ready for Pike’s Place.

Starbuck was a character in Moby Dick, right Dad?

Pike’s Place Market.  Flying Elliot?  No.  Flying Fish? Yes.  It was – surprisingly – a rainy afternoon when we went to the market.  Lucky for us – most is indoors or under a roof of some sort.  We sampled the delights of Chukar Cherries, several homemade, organic-like lotions, and bits of cheese. Our family + Free Samples = ❤

little E and fresh fish

little E and fresh fish

Trophy Cupcake. After all of my gushing, I had to take my sister to Trophy cupcake.  But, since we were short on time, Little E and Sara stayed in the car while I rushed in to pick out some treats. They certainly lived up to my fanfare.  My parents agreed that they are much better than Cupcake Royale.  Actually, I made my dad purchase some on Thursday night (after our trip on Wednesday) so I could have some fresh ones to take to Bellingham to celebrate Ms. Maren’s birthday.http://www.trophycupcakes.com

red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting

red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting

yea! Trophy!