Catch a fish at Pike’s Market
The last time Eric visited the Pike Place Fish Market at Fisherman’s Wharf in Seattle, he decided to try his hand and the iconic fish toss. He purchased a salmon, followed by a hearty yell from the staff, and then stood back to catch his prize. Without any coaching whatsoever (that’s the prelude excuse), Eric caught the massive fish with his chest, knocking the wind right out of him. He doesn’t take defeat well. He walked around with his prize fish for awhile until he found a willing stranger to take it home. I’m truly grateful he didn’t try to bring his smelly disappointment home.
Eric’s determined to redeem himself, so it looks like we’ll have to take another trip to Pike’s Place. I’m okay with that. They have over 200 other shops to look through if you’re not too keen on catching fish. This Market’s been fish tossing fish since the 80′s and it’s become a seattle favorite to locals and tourist alike. Oh, and when our guest Chris Bell heard Eric’s story, he asked “you know we offer overnight shipping, don’t you?” [Awkward silence from Eric]
Chris Bell, Fishmonger at Pikes Place, stated that “we consider ourselves the Anchor of the market”. He reported to that they’ve partnered the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program to help consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. All of their seafood is 100% sustainable. Learn more.
Take a minute and look in our photo gallery below. Do you see pictures we took of our staff for the paining and where they each landed?
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