Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Northwest State of Mind: Cosmopolitan Seattle: Come for the Same-Sex Weddings, Stay for the Food

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Northwest State of Mind: Cosmopolitan Seattle: Come for the Same-Sex Weddings, Stay for the Food

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NOW THAT WASHINGTON State has joined the marriage equality club, you may soon find an invitation to a Seattle wedding in your mailbox. If so, lucky you; it's the perfect excuse to visit the Emerald City and eat your way through one of the country's most established culinary scenes.

The current season of Bravo's Top Chef, set in Seattle, is whetting viewers' appetites with the city's legendary seafood. And there's no place for ceviche, salmon, and scallops like Pike Place Market (85 Pike St., PikePlaceMarket.org), where the smell of dead fish is somehow charming. While most tourists simply gawk at beefy guys flinging 75-pound mackerel, there's also plenty of authentic eats to enjoy. Over 100 food stalls populate the market, but make sure to sample what Seattle magazine calls the "best chowder in town" at the Market Grill (206-682-2654), and don't miss the legendary mac and cheese at Beecher's Handmade Cheese (BeechersHandmadeCheese.com), where you can watch the fromage being born.

Starbucks is a Seattle institution, and the LGBT-friendly chain's first store, opened in 1971, is still operating at Pike Place Market. …

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