Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Good Times at the Crab Pot

Chick and I drove the Bronze Goddess to Seattle last Friday night (her last trip north until next Summer..fall and winter driving is not my thing).

On Saturday night we finally made it to the Crab Pot, a Seattle institution also made famous by Man vs. Food Host, Adam Richman (see video link below).

We took the West Seattle Water Taxi over to the waterfront Saturday afternoon. It was a beautiful and warm August day.

Prior to dinner, we enjoyed a few cocktails overlooking the Puget Sound at The Fisherman. They have great live music on Saturday afternoons throughout the summer. This Week is was a band called BottleRockit; High-energy Rock, Blues, Soul, Country, Surf, and Pop. Described as a Northwest party band.

We met some new friends from Las Vegas, Gary and Annie and soaked in what feels like our fleeing summer (Sunday we woke up to thick fog and coolness in the air).

Dinner at the Crab Pot around 6-ish was FABULOUS. Chick and I said over and over again that it was just what we expected, although we wish they kept the dipping butter hot.

We ordered the Pacific Clambake which included: steamed mussels, steamed clams and steamed oysters...a skewer of halibut and salmon....hunks of corn, red potatoes and andouill
e sausage...dungeness and snow crab and shrimp in the shell.

They pour the contents out onto your table and you eat it family "clambake" style.

Brian had some crab cakes, but he was less than impressed.

For $31.95 per person (for the clambake), we thought it was well worth the value.

A fantastic weekend!