After the session, I went with Jason and the Alex, the audio director, into Seattle for dinner. We parked near Pike Place, and walked around a little bit to check it out – the weather was absolutely gorgeous, but since it was early evening, the fish market wasn’t open and so I didn’t see any fish tossing. I did see the oldest running Starbucks, and a few beatniks, though!
We tried to go eat at The Pink Door, but the wait was 40-minutes long and we were already starving. I called the other restaurant we were contemplating, Flying Fish, and they said they could seat us in 15-minutes. So we walked over and were pretty much seated only after a few minutes of waiting.
The food was excellent – I got the King Salmon Cake for an appetizer (it had goat cheese in it, on top of a cherry tomato salad, and herb aioli); my entree was the scallops, and it was so good that I savored it and was the last to finish. I had a “Fish out of Water” martini, which had pink grapefruit juice in it, and the table had a Domaine Drouhin Arthur Chardonnay, which was very very good.
After closing out the restaurant (good conversations make time fly), we went back to the the garage where we parked the car – only to find that it had closed 10 minutes previously!! Gah! Luckily there was an after-hours number, and a security guard came down to let us out – and he didn’t have us pay the ticket. Incredibly generious!