Seattle’s–and Montana’s–Best

Pike Place Market is an experience. With a history beginning in 1907, today a shopper can find classic comics and collectibles, antiques and abalone at its location overlooking Elliott Bay on Seattle’s waterfront. After taking in its sights and sounds, and yes, smells, we lunched in nearby Post Alley at Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub ( Even Carson sampled–perhaps a tad too much– the fine ales on their extensive list.

We ordered a “pasty” for lunch: meat and vegetables in pastry. The traditional dish of Cornwall, we were interested to learn that the extra crimp of crust was allegedly intended to enable miners to eat a meal and yet not ingest toxic substances, notably arsenic, by simply tossing the extra crust.

Next door to Kell’s was The Tasting Room (www.tastingroomseattle) where we sampled three reds. The  ’07 Harlequin Wine Cellars Jester’s Red, at $10 per bottle was a bargain, so we bought some for our continuing road trip, which was to take us to Spokane and then to Kalispell, Montana, for another breathtaking look at America in the form of Glacier National Park. More on that next time…


About Tricia Pimental

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Tricia Pimental's second memoir, A Movable Marriage, has received 5 Star reviews from both Epic Book Quest and Readers' Favorite. It's available on Amazon in both Kindle ( and print ( versions. She is also the author of two Royal Palm Literary Award Competition-honored books: Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way, and Slippery Slopes. Other work has appeared in International Living Magazine; A Janela, the quarterly magazine of International Women in Portugal; and anthologies compiled by the Florida Writers Association and the National League of American Pen Women. A member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and a former Toastmaster, Ms. Pimental resides in Portugal. She can be reached at and on Twitter @Tricialafille.
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