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June 10, 2007
Few tourist attractions are as colorful and varied as Pike Place Market, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this summer. Its conspicuous popularity obscures the fact that it is also a dynamic, well-loved facet of daily life for those who live in Seattle. Even on the most crowded day, you can find a quiet corner to peruse delights such as marionberries and zinnias. Seattle travel writer Eric Lucas offers some tips on finding Pike Place's treasures: -- Take an interactive tour, www.latimes.
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FOOD
August 3, 2012 | By David Karp
Among the most lamented casualties of industrial fruit commerce is the Gravenstein apple, whose intense, distinctive aroma, honeyed, floral and fruity, has lodged in the memories of many Californians, emblematic of the careless rapture of childhood. Most plantings in Sonoma, where the variety reaches perfection, have given way to wine grapes and showier, longer-storing and milder-flavored apples, but a few farmers and a Slow Food group have striven to preserve the variety. Still, few Sonoma Gravensteins show up in Southern California, which makes it all the more special that on Aug. 5 and 19, Paul Kolling of Nana Mae's Organics, who tends 75 acres of Gravensteins in Sebastopol, will be selling at the Mar Vista farmers market.
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TRAVEL
January 28, 2007 | Eric Lucas, Special to The Times
SURROUNDED by the West Coast's only inland sea and two snowcapped mountain ranges, Seattle has one of the most scenic settings in the United States. Along with its beauty, it offers visitors plenty of activities, indoor and outdoor. It's a good place to spend a day or more pre- or post-cruise. Seattle rose to international prominence because of its waterfront; its location along Puget Sound is still the city's most prized facet.
NEWS
July 31, 2012 | By David Karp
The nonprofit organization that runs the Hollywood farmers market and six others, Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles , has hired a new executive director. James W. Haydu, who is currently chief development officer of the Mar Vista Family Center and who worked from 2006 to 2011 as director of communications, policy and marketing for Pike Place Market in Seattle, will start Aug. 27, according to a SEE-LA news release. The position became vacant in April when Pompea Smith, who founded the Hollywood market in 1991 and served for many years as SEE-LA's executive director, was fired by the group's board . This came after a tumultuous year in which the organization faced financial difficulties and a struggle over street closures with the neighboring Los Angeles Film School , which threatened to force the Hollywood market to move from its site.
NATIONAL
June 13, 2009 | Kim Murphy
In this noisy den of brine and ice, scales and slime, fish always have been part meat, part missile. One man points to an enormous white-bellied fish, and another man in a wet apron scoops it up from the ice, hoists it over his shoulder and sends it flying 15 feet toward the counter. "Hali-BUT! Hali-BUT! Heyyyyyy!" six men scream in unison. "Goin' right home! Goin' right home!" The counterman catches the hurtling fish neatly between the head and tail fin and slaps it onto a wrapping sheet.
NEWS
December 20, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
It is 6:30 a.m. and raining cats and dogs as an 80-year tradition takes place. Nearly 100 farmers are crowded together in a corner of the Pike Place Market getting their assigned stalls for the day. Millie Padua, the market master, calls out the names of the farmers in order of seniority. They call back the number of the stall they prefer for selling their wares this dark, dreary December day. At 9 a.m. the same procedure is repeated.
NEWS
July 31, 2012 | By David Karp
The nonprofit organization that runs the Hollywood farmers market and six others, Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles , has hired a new executive director. James W. Haydu, who is currently chief development officer of the Mar Vista Family Center and who worked from 2006 to 2011 as director of communications, policy and marketing for Pike Place Market in Seattle, will start Aug. 27, according to a SEE-LA news release. The position became vacant in April when Pompea Smith, who founded the Hollywood market in 1991 and served for many years as SEE-LA's executive director, was fired by the group's board . This came after a tumultuous year in which the organization faced financial difficulties and a struggle over street closures with the neighboring Los Angeles Film School , which threatened to force the Hollywood market to move from its site.
TRAVEL
January 11, 1987 | PAUL LASLEY and ELIZABETH HARRYMAN, Lasley and Harryman are Beverly Hills free-lance writers.
Dining in Seattle is surprising, especially if you come from a city such as Los Angeles or New York. Prices are reasonable, waiters are friendly, menus unpretentious and the food superb. Perhaps the best place to experience the culinary bounty that feeds Seattle is the bustling, eclectic Pike Place Public Market downtown. "Although lots of visitors come here, it's not a tourist trap," says Seattle resident R. Danner Graves. "A lot of local people still do their daily grocery shopping here.
FOOD
August 3, 2012 | By David Karp
Among the most lamented casualties of industrial fruit commerce is the Gravenstein apple, whose intense, distinctive aroma, honeyed, floral and fruity, has lodged in the memories of many Californians, emblematic of the careless rapture of childhood. Most plantings in Sonoma, where the variety reaches perfection, have given way to wine grapes and showier, longer-storing and milder-flavored apples, but a few farmers and a Slow Food group have striven to preserve the variety. Still, few Sonoma Gravensteins show up in Southern California, which makes it all the more special that on Aug. 5 and 19, Paul Kolling of Nana Mae's Organics, who tends 75 acres of Gravensteins in Sebastopol, will be selling at the Mar Vista farmers market.
TRAVEL
December 7, 2008
When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their displeasure with Italy; Santa Fe, N.M.; and Washington, D.C. For the complete list of comments, go to latimes.com/overrated. And if you agree or disagree, please leave your comments there. Place: Napa Valley Last visited: 2005 My perspective: Coming from Virginia, I thought wine country would be scenic.
NATIONAL
June 13, 2009 | Kim Murphy
In this noisy den of brine and ice, scales and slime, fish always have been part meat, part missile. One man points to an enormous white-bellied fish, and another man in a wet apron scoops it up from the ice, hoists it over his shoulder and sends it flying 15 feet toward the counter. "Hali-BUT! Hali-BUT! Heyyyyyy!" six men scream in unison. "Goin' right home! Goin' right home!" The counterman catches the hurtling fish neatly between the head and tail fin and slaps it onto a wrapping sheet.
TRAVEL
December 7, 2008
When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their displeasure with Italy; Santa Fe, N.M.; and Washington, D.C. For the complete list of comments, go to latimes.com/overrated. And if you agree or disagree, please leave your comments there. Place: Napa Valley Last visited: 2005 My perspective: Coming from Virginia, I thought wine country would be scenic.
TRAVEL
December 7, 2008
There's just no accounting for taste. When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their displeasure with Italy; Santa Fe, N.M.; and Washington, D.C. For the complete list of comments, go to latimes.com/overrated . And if you disagree, please leave your comments there. Place: Bali Last visited: 2000 My perspective: It was the ending port of our cruise from Hong Kong to Bali.
TRAVEL
June 10, 2007
Few tourist attractions are as colorful and varied as Pike Place Market, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this summer. Its conspicuous popularity obscures the fact that it is also a dynamic, well-loved facet of daily life for those who live in Seattle. Even on the most crowded day, you can find a quiet corner to peruse delights such as marionberries and zinnias. Seattle travel writer Eric Lucas offers some tips on finding Pike Place's treasures: -- Take an interactive tour, www.latimes.
TRAVEL
January 28, 2007 | Eric Lucas, Special to The Times
SURROUNDED by the West Coast's only inland sea and two snowcapped mountain ranges, Seattle has one of the most scenic settings in the United States. Along with its beauty, it offers visitors plenty of activities, indoor and outdoor. It's a good place to spend a day or more pre- or post-cruise. Seattle rose to international prominence because of its waterfront; its location along Puget Sound is still the city's most prized facet.
NEWS
October 8, 2000 | REKHA BALU, FAST COMPANY
It's 9 a.m. on a Saturday in Seattle, and, as usual, a big crowd is watching the show at Pike Place Fish Market. Bear, a boom box of a man wearing fluorescent-orange scrubs, is hurling a 6-pound Copper River sockeye salmon to fellow fishmonger Andy Frigulietti, who snags it with one hand, much to the crowd's delight, and delivers it into the arms of a waiting customer. The flying fish are clearly a hit with customers--and with tourists, who flock to the market to experience the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 1, 1985 | RUTH REICHL
"Have you been to Seattle?" That's what restaurant people are whispering to one another these days, much the way they used to ask if you had been to Paris. Experts all over the country suddenly are waxing enthusiastic about the quality of food in that rainy corner of the world; one New York food consultant went so far as to call the city "an exciting presence."
TRAVEL
December 7, 2008
There's just no accounting for taste. When we asked readers to talk about the places they visited but thought were overrated, the results amazed us. Can someone really dislike the Grand Canyon? Yes. In fact, two readers did. Others registered their displeasure with Italy; Santa Fe, N.M.; and Washington, D.C. For the complete list of comments, go to latimes.com/overrated . And if you disagree, please leave your comments there. Place: Bali Last visited: 2000 My perspective: It was the ending port of our cruise from Hong Kong to Bali.
NEWS
December 20, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
It is 6:30 a.m. and raining cats and dogs as an 80-year tradition takes place. Nearly 100 farmers are crowded together in a corner of the Pike Place Market getting their assigned stalls for the day. Millie Padua, the market master, calls out the names of the farmers in order of seniority. They call back the number of the stall they prefer for selling their wares this dark, dreary December day. At 9 a.m. the same procedure is repeated.
TRAVEL
January 11, 1987 | PAUL LASLEY and ELIZABETH HARRYMAN, Lasley and Harryman are Beverly Hills free-lance writers.
Dining in Seattle is surprising, especially if you come from a city such as Los Angeles or New York. Prices are reasonable, waiters are friendly, menus unpretentious and the food superb. Perhaps the best place to experience the culinary bounty that feeds Seattle is the bustling, eclectic Pike Place Public Market downtown. "Although lots of visitors come here, it's not a tourist trap," says Seattle resident R. Danner Graves. "A lot of local people still do their daily grocery shopping here.
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