Saturday, September 15, 2007

Tuesdays with Market

I wish I'd remembered the camera. It was one of those perfect late summer afternoons. The sun was sliding westward over the Olympics, turning Elliott Bay to gold. Actually, the camera probably couldn't have handled it. But I would have liked to try. It was a perfect afternoon for leaving work a little early and heading down to the Market in search of an outdoor happy hour. Or two. First we hit Kells, which serves a mean sausage roll and pint of lager for $3 each from 4-6pm. I wish I'd had the camera just for that sausage roll. It's a flakey golden pastry wrapped around perfectly seasoned sausage. Paul's idea of heaven and probably one of the best happy hour items we've tried. And, as those of you who read us regularly know, we've tried a lot. At 5pm, we moved on to meet up with our harder working friends at Maximilien, which not only has one of the best views in town but also some of the cheapest happy hour food. You can get mussels, frites, a pate tartine, merguez, and a delicious little melted brie and tomato appetizer, for less than $3 each. And we did. Plus, you can get a bucket of 6 Kronenbergs for $15. There's just something about installing oneself on a patio overlooking the water and ordering a bucket of beer. We highly recommend doing it while the sunshine lasts.

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