I flew into Seattle to spend a week in the city. I have been to Seattle around 4 or 5 times in the past and I never tire of the city. Just like San Francisco, Seattle has a certain charm about it. For this blog post I decided to throw in bits and pieces of the few days I would spend in the city.

This trip, I stayed at the weekend condo of a high school classmate of mine Mario Alinea.

On my first night, Mario treated me to a small very eclectic bar near the condo… the 5 Point Café and Bar. We ended up here because I wasn’t really up to eating in some snooty and pretentious resto… this place, he says, is one of his favorite hole-in-the-walls.

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And they serve their customers well…

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This sloppy dish below is what I had… the Chicken Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes. Ok, it may look like slop… but it was soooo good.

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The next day was quite wet. It rained and rained. I walked over to the Seattle Space Needle (for the nth time), but this time my destination was the Science Fiction Museum, part of the Experience Music Project of Paul Allen.

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Inside were many icons of Science Fiction like the robot from the original “The day the Earth stood still”

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And other great Sci Fi Robots!

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Later that dat, Mario brought me to the city of Fremont for some under-the-bridge sculpture called… the Fremont Toll.

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For dinner, we went to this interesting resto called “Bizzaro”DSC00095

It was… very bizzare

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I ordered an Elk Bolognese Pasta. It was quite good… though it tasted just like beef.

Walking around Seattle, I saw a rather… interesting sight. A bike frame, securely attached to the bike rack. With everything missing except the frame, front wheel fork, gears and pedals. Makes you wonder how to secure your bike.,

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The famous Pike Street Public Market

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Fresh produce

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The Seattle Art Museum and its famous sculpture.

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Seattle is one of those great cities with an artsy personality.

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