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Fremont Oktoberfest

Fremont Oktoberfest

Head to Fremont this weekend for beer, beer and more beer!  Oktoberfest also includes the Fremont Oktoberfest 5k, National Stein Hoisting Championship, over 80 different brews to try and Family Fun Day.  Friday and Saturday are full of adults-only fun including the Ms. Buxom Context, Stein Hoisting Championship, sports bar fun along with trying as many different brews as possible.  Sunday is the Oktoberfest 5k and Family Fun Day which includes the Street Scramble, zucchini car races and chainsaw pumpkin carving.  Fremont Oktoberfest is a Seattle tradition and great way to welcome fall!

Owner of Chan/Bacco Recognized for 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America

tray kitchen pic


Heong Soon Park, owner of Chan and Bacco Cafe, both located at the Inn at the Market, was recently recognized by OpenTable for his third restaurant, Tray Kitchen.  Listed as 1 of 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America, Tray Kitchen has grown a steady following in Seattle for their “cart to table” dining style.  Think dim sum for dinner, diners can choose from small bites passed around the restaurant in addition to menu staples such as Korean Fried Chicken Wings and Braised Pork Spare Ribs.  Located between Ballard and Fremont in what some are now calling “Freelard”, Tray Kitchen is one of many new restaurants that have opened in one of Seattle’s newest “restaurant rows”.  Tray Kitchen is located next to Frēllard Pizza Company that opened earlier this year by Ethan Stowell.


Zoo Fun!

feeding giraffes


We were invited by Woodland Park Zoo to feed the giraffes!  During the spring/summer the Zoo offers twice daily giraffe feedings to the public, among other daily activities.  Participants are invited to take turns feeding leaves to each giraffe, which they grab and eat up with their crazy, long tongues that twirl up into their mouths.  We were lucky to get a private meeting with these beauties and some one-on-one time from the Zoo staff that gave us the low down on all things giraffe and zoo related.  Keep posted on all the latest zoo happenings hereWoodland Park Zoo is a short drive or bus ride from the Inn at the Market, ask our Front Desk staff the best way to get there.

Pike and Western Wine Shop

Pike and Western Wine Shop

Pike and Western Wine Shop just celebrated their 40th Anniversary.  Opened in 1975 in Pike Place Market, Pike and Western has become a local and tourist favorite.  Their selection of wines range from local to international, offering as many small batch, independent wineries as possible.  On top of their expansive wine selection, many thanks to daily tastings, they remain one of our favorite Market vendors because of their amazing staff and customer service.  We have had the pleasure of working with them for as long as the hotel has been open.  At least weekly we are calling them for recommendations and requests, which they hand deliver to our Front Desk staff in usually no time at all.  They are our go-to for hotel guests looking for wine to buy to take up to our water view terrace or for guests wanting to purchase wine as a gift to be delivered.  Our guests can contact Pike and Western directly to discuss wine and purchase and they will deliver to the hotel.  A big congratulations from all of us at the Inn at the Market, here’s to 40 more years!

Rooftop Concert at Pike Place Market


Our Sunday will be a little more exciting than usual this weekend.  The Pike Place Market Foundation is hosting an event featuring Seattle Rock Icons performing live on the roof of the Pike Place Market.  Rawpower:  A Tribute to Iggy and The Stooges includes food and drinks, VIP access to the performers after the show and of course an up close and personal concert featuring former members of Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Screaming Trees and Mudhoney.  Check out the details here, tickets are still available.  Proceeds benefit the Pike Place Market Expansion Project.

Pike Place Market  Sunday, August 23rd 6:00pm

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