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Piroshky Piroshky (Seattle) – Busy Russian Bakery

While strolling along Pike Place in Seattle, you’re bound to come across the first Starbucks location near Pike Place Market… the long lineups and the old-style Starbucks logo is a dead giveaway. In actuality, the first Starbucks was originally located about a block away at 2000 Western Avenue before it was moved to the current location in 1976.

Speaking of long lineups, the lineup at Piroshky Piroshky can rival that of the nearby Starbucks. Not to be confused with the Polish perogy, piroshkies are Russian baked or fried buns that are filled with sweet or savory fillings. The sweet aroma of baked products will draw you in to see what the crowds are here for.

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Ivar’s Acres of Clams (Seattle)

Ivar’s Acres of Clams, located at the historic Pier 54 in Seattle, is a full-service restaurant and our first stop on our Seattle-Portland road trip. Having only been to the Ivar’s at the Bellis Fair food court, I was unprepared with seeing how large this Ivar’s location was and the wide menu choices. Read the rest of this entry