Space Age Lunch
We had the Seattley-est of anniversaries last week when Rick surprised me with lunch reservations at the top of the Space Needle.
On a tip from a co-worker, he bought a card at the gift shop and put it on the window ledge as we sat down to eat, with a note asking other patrons to write and tell us where they’re from. It came back around to us just as we finished our meal and we had well-wishers from all over the place.
Like many Seattleites, I had never eaten there before. I had heard mixed reviews of the food in years past, but they’ve updated the menu to focus on locally grown specialties and the food was excellent. The prices are high, but that’s to be expected in a tourist trap.
For dessert, we ordered the Lunar Orbiter, which has been on the menu since the restaurant opened for the Century 21 Exposition, otherwise known as the 1962 World’s Fair. It’s an ice cream sundae served on a bed of dry ice.
Naturally, we took the monorail downtown after our meal. We sat in the Elvis seat. Went to Pike Place for some flowers.
It was sweet and corny and a lovely day.