It get's its name from the intersection of where the main entrance is located.
Right by the main entrance is Rachel, the market's bronze piggy-bank.
Rachel weighs 550 pounds and was named after a real 750-pound pig, the winner of the Island County Fair on Whidbey Island.
Kids love Rachel.
If you want, you can put in a coin or two.
The Pike Place Fish Market may be one of the most famous fish markets in the world because of the way the workers entertain their customers. The salesman throws the fish to the worker that's behind the counter. The fish is caught in much the same way as a baseball player catches a speeding baseball. Instead of a mit, they use white wrapping paper. They then wrap it up to give to the customer or ship it anywhere in the world. Some people buy the fish just so they can see it thrown across the counter!
Next, you may want to buy some chocolate pasta at Pappardelle's.
I bought some but I haven't tried to cook it, yet. I'll have to let you know how it tastes cooked later. I had a taste of it raw, and it's interesting, but I imagine it would be better cooked. I'm not sure what kind of sauce to put on it. Does anybody have any ideas?
The nice woman in the picture above told me some recipes, but I forgot.
Well, next, I'll write about the Underground Tour.
Until next time...