More Inspiration from the Pacific Northwest
I love my trips to the Pacific Northwest. I’m convinced that all of the talk of rain is a rumor that the locals spread to keep people away from their own version of paradise. Sure, it looked like this as I was landing, …
but by sunset I had an awesome view of Mount Rainier from my hotel room.
When in the Seattle / Tacoma / Olympia area, I tend to eat a lot of seafood. The first night we ate at Indochine in Tacoma.
We started with spring rolls and Coconut Prawns. The spring rolls were great, but the prawns could have used more coconut flavor and 30 seconds less time in the frier.
I had The Black Sea for dinner. The sauce was amazing and the seafood was perfect. Probably the best thing I have eaten in months.
My coworker had the Crying Tiger Beef Salad. He ordered it Thai Hot, but they must not have believed him, because it was more like 1 star hot when it came out.
Day 2 lunch was Duke’s Chowder House. I had the sampler of all of their chowders.
My coworker opted for the fish taco with a side of chowder.
Duke’s has a nice wrap-around deck and a great view.
I wonder what the story is with the One-footed seagull. Was he a pirate? A thief who lost his foot for a crime he committed? Had he narrowly escaped some predator or trap?
We also made a trip to Tim Tup Thai while we were in the area, which is always worth the drive.