One August day during the formative year of The Gigantic Mermaid Coffee Company, two of the three original partners were nattering about development threats to the Pike Place Market. Joseph Heller’s novel Catch-22 was still fresh enough to influence casual expressions. One of the guys lobbed out the notion of “Gimmee Eat Corp”, using a phrase of Heller’s character Milo Minderbinder, scrounge extraordiaire. Gary’s dream was of a market that would provide the best the world of food could offer, and the guys went on to advocate for historic preservation.
A couple of weeks ago, I made a routine run to the Market and found the dream is real. The best bread, dairy, and smoked pork are all within steps of each other.
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