After a night of drinks and chili-cheese chili cheese Ruffles in Portland, we piled into a minivan to head to Seattle. In the driver’s seat was Taylor of The Bold Italic (and soon-to-be Western Editions), alongside Eric (who was shooting videos of the trip). Allan, Katie and I were the back-of-the-bus kids.
Once we passed the Space Needle, it knew it was time to get to work. We hit up Viet Wah to get our supplies for our pop-up at Vermillion and were enamored with how much the grocery store resembled Vietnam, especially with their sugarcane machine that looked straight out of Vietnam. Swoon.
We visited Pike Place Market for the “World’s Best Mac and Cheese” at Beecher’s and watched people throw fish. This was no Fisherman’s Wharf — we felt like Pike’s Place offered a good selection of eats, served with a good show and energy.
As our final day in Seattle drew to a close, we watched the sun set on the sound, whiskeys in hand to toast the success of our final stop on our Bold Rush tour.
Then came the closing party, which was a rock show plus ping pong at Neumos. The party was a great way to end our tour. We saw tons of Seattle folks get down on Berlin-style pong. We danced to Don’t Tell the Cops, which featured an awesome Laotian MC. We ate cream cheese hot dogs.
At 2am, we did our final celebratory shots at Ba Bar, a new school Vietnamese restaurant whose chicken wings and beef pho we happily slurped down. Crazy. Fun. Times.
Now that we had a taste of tour life, we can’t wait till we do it again. Thanks to The Bold Italic for taking us along for the ride :)
See full photo set here