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PROJECT OVERVIEW

For the first time in 40 years, our beloved Pike Place Market is growing with the “MarketFront,” which should be ready for the public in spring 2017 The Market-centric expansion will reclaim an underutilized surface parking lot on Western Avenue, and create a dynamic public plaza with views of Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains, table space for farmers, craftspeople and artisan purveyors, retail space, low-income housing, a neighborhood center and parking.

Shiro’s new place is open and it’s better than ever.

It’s 4:43 pm on a Wednesday and there are already nine people lined up outside of Sushi Kashiba. The rain decided to take a break, but it’s dark and cold and there’s another 17 minutes to wait. Promptly at 5:00 pm, the hostess opens the door and we patiently wait as each party in front of us asks for the sushi bar. We’re nervous; will there be any sushi bar seats for us? If no, should we wait until the next seating or should we come back another day? Luckily, we snagged the last two sushi bar seats.

Modern Korean fusion at Pike Place Market.

In this edition of Food Porn, we visited Chan Seattle in the Market, featuring a twist on traditional Korean cuisine. We’ve stopped in for happy hour before a show several times, but hadn’t had the chance to experience the full dinner menu. From ahi tuna and painted hills tenderloin to seafood pancakes, deep fried oysters, and kimchi pork belly, it’s an elevated Korean food experience. 

5th Annual Cider Taste Fundraiser benefiting the 2016 harvest.

City Fruit is hosting their annual Cider Taste Fundraiser on Thursday, November 12th. City Fruit is a Seattle non-profit that promotes the cultivation of urban fruit to nourish people, build community, and protect the climate. Urban fruit trees are all over Seattle, but the fruit often goes unused because people don’t know when to harvest or how to use it. City Fruit is reclaiming the “urban orchard” by showing people how to harvest what they need and to share the rest with others.

Do you know the haunted history of Pike Place Market or Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub?

The World Is Fun (TWIF), a local non-profit social and charity club, hosts the Know Your Neighborhood event series that brings Seattle residents to new places each month. For its third installment, TWIF is bringing attendees to Kells and Pike Place Market at night for a social get together of interactive scavenger hunts, puzzle solving, eerie local stories, and chances at great prizes. The once corrupt

Pike Place Market hosts its 20th annual Sunset Supper.

On August 14th, Pike Place Market will transform into an elegant venue for the Sunset Supper dinner party with over 90 of the Pacific Northwests’ finest restaurants, wineries and breweries. There will be gourmet food and drinks, raffles and prizes, and live music. Get a chance to mingle with your friends while chatting with local chefs and winemakers. Proceeds go towards The Pike Place Market