Your Weekend with Susan Wiggs
Award-winning Pike Place Chowder continues to shine in the air and on the ground
Join New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs in her hometown, Bainbridge Island, WA and downtown Seattle for three days of family, friends and fiction Eat . Drink . Play . Exhale
Interested in taking a signature guided food tour of Pike Place Market? This is a private 2 hour tour with 16+ bites including daily dozen donuts, Pike Place Chowder, Chukar Cherries, Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Russian pastries, Iron Chef winner Tom Douglas’ crab cakes, Jonboy Caramels, Filipino eats. See fish fly, cheese being made, and the “original” Starbucks store. Skip the lines and experience all of what Pike Place Market has to offer! READ MORE >
Pike Place Chowder's Secret Recipe Gives the East Coast a Run For Its Money
Served on most lunch and dinner menus in First Class onboard select short-haul flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Pike Place Chowder has been a favorite amongst Delta customers since it was introduced inflight in July 2016.
Best New England Clam Chowder at Chowdafest 2016
Clam chowder is traditionally associated with the East Coast — so much so that the two most prominent styles of the hearty soup reflect the relation in their names: New England and Manhattan. But one establishment in Seattle called Pike Place Chowder — located in the beloved Pike Place Market — began entering chowder cook-offs in the 1990s on the both coasts, and absolutely destroyed the competition with their secret recipe. Now, they're serving up steaming bowls of multiple chowder varieties to lines of locals and tourists each day.
Join Lucas Peterson, host of Dining on a Dime, as he samples this venerable East Coast dish that has been thoroughly co-opted by the Pacific Northwest. Peterson samples the New England version, thickened with milk or cream, as well as the Manhattan version, which is red because of the addition of tomatoes.
Pike Place Chowder of Seattle once again proved the best comes from the west. This year's competition was the stiffest yet but the gang from Seattle successfully defended their 2015 title.