I landed at SeaTac, walked off the plane with a smile on my face. I immediately heard Alice in Chains playing on the speakers. Yup I knew I was in Seattle.
I’m honestly not sure what to make of this place. To me, it’s enemy territory being a Niners fan. However, it seems like the city is still finding its’ identity. I’m not talking about the 12th man here, I’m talking about everytime I walked out to explore I kept thinking I was in San Francisco.
Luckily for me, the 5 days I spent here (for work), it didn’t rain. I did get coffee and got a dose of grunge but that’s about it. Like I mentioned, it felt as if I was walking around in San Francisco – with the hills, Public Market instead of Fisherman’s Wharf but a hell of a lot cleaner than SF. I was impressed by the diversity of residential architecture along the city’s waterfront.
I skipped out on the Space Needle. $20 to get a view and I’m sure it’s an impressive view with the Mountains, Water and probably even Vancouver in the distance but it’s a bit much when I live in the city that has the tallest building in North America for now – I don’t think Freedom Towers spires should count but that’s my opinion.
Every place seems to have a happy hour and Vonn’s is no different. This place was packed on a Wednesday evening, I was there around 5pm. Got a brick oven pizza and a Manhattan for $12 (b/4 taxes / tips) – perfect.
Being vegetarian, you really can’t get a taste of all the culinary delights a town is known for and this rings true in Seattle. The land of flying and fresh fish.