The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar
1301 Alaskan Way
“One for the road!” my pal exclaimed as we toured the area around Pike Place Market in the evening hours before we made our trek back to Vancouver (following an afternoon at the ballpark and a light meal at Elysian Fields).
With the still blistery hot temperature of the day (an all-time high for Seattle) prevailing, we soon were desperate for some shade and relative comfort. It was baffling how the ambient temperature seemed to drop a few degrees as we got closer and closer to the waterfront – much needed relief from the high 30C weather. With only the desire to be in some more manageable environment and a cold one to kick back with, we stumbled upon The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar. With its open patio, we figured it would suffice. But a total tourist trap, I know…
Now I am sure many of you (at least in Western Canada) have noticed the increased summertime beer advertising hawking all of these lime/lemon added beers. Bud Light Lime has probably gotten the most buzz among all of them. And having not had one yet (lack of availability/supply in BC?), and seeing it on the drink menu, I decided to take the plunge. Light, refreshing with the citrus-y component, I suppose it does taste like the marketers say it does. At only 4.2% alcohol in a tall 16 fluid oz. can-bottle, also very easy to drink.
Figuring that we should at least order a small plate to nibble on, we asked the waitress to bring us the calamari. I think we should have stipulated, the calamari that isn’t formed like chicken fingers, rubbery and tasteless. What a horrible showing. I can’t even imagine how poor the rest of the menu must be.