The company has reinvented its original store in Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market to become even more food-centric, by adding dozens of Washington-made, artisan food and beverage lines and giving the iconic store its first significant remodel since opening in 1984.
As part of this, the flagship Made In Washington store will also be the first to carry fresh-case smoked salmon direct from the SeaBear Smokehouse and offer the beloved seafood company’s signature Smokehouse Tasting Flight, a bountiful smoked salmon tasting experience that aims to educate Seattle visitors, recent transplants and locals about Pacific Northwest seafood.
“The goal was to make it a place where locals and visitors alike can discover, sample and purchase an expansive and ever-growing collection of our region’s most interesting artisan foods, chocolates and beverages,” said Mike Mondello, President, Made In Washington. “Made In Washington will celebrate its 35th Anniversary in 2019, so there was no better way to mark this important milestone than to focus on our roots: Pike Place Market, where it all began. Seattle is known around the world as a foodie town and the Market is the epicenter of that. More than simply refreshing the space, our reinvention is a celebration of Washington food.”
The anchor of this change is a large section dedicated to SeaBear Wild Salmon, a local seafood company that has been crafting some of the best Pacific Northwest smoked salmon and other seafood for more than 60 years. This includes a deli-case offering its many fresh seafood items – direct from the smokehouse – for the first time. A SeaBear timeline complete with video showcases the brand’s history and impact, while a black and white backdrop, yellow rain slickers and giant, frozen King Salmon, make for very Instagram-worthy and shareable pics. SeaBear will also give away FREE Smokehouse Tasting Flights all weekend and the store will sample many other Washington-made foods and beverages.
SeaBear products have been a staple in all Made In Washington stores due to its Gold Seal Pouch, which preserves salmon and makes it shelf stable, allowing tourists and locals to send a “little taste of Seattle” to loved ones all over the country. Now, customers will not only be able to ship product, but will have an opportunity to learn about Northwest seafood with SeaBear’s signature Smokehouse Tasting Flight. Similar to a wine flight, this seafood flight is meant to educate visitors and recent transplants on Pacific Northwest smoked salmon versus what many might perceive as smoked
For a $5 sampling fee, patrons will receive five different tastes of SeaBear product: Lox (what most of think of as smoked salmon), Traditional Northwest smoked salmon (what it is, here in the Northwest), Smoked Halibut Mousse, a Smoked Scallop, and the The Smokehouse Slider (SeaBear PNW smoked salmon, AJ’s Walla Walla Sweet Onion Mustard, Mama Lil’s Pickled Hungarian Goathorn Peppers on an Essential Baking bun). The $5 tasting fee can be applied to the purchase of any SeaBear
Come out to Pike Place Market this weekend and visit the re-launch of Made In Washington!
Friday, November 2 – Sunday, November 4, 2018
Made In Washington
Pike Place Market
1530 Post Alley
Seattle WA 98101