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Nominated for: BEST Fish Market
Jack Mathers is a Seattle native who hasn't minded the fish scales on his hands (and on his shoes, and in his truck, and all over his house) for the past twenty-five years. After working on fishing boats in Alaska and in fish processing plants, he started Jack's Fish Spot in Seattle's Madison Park. His first grass-roots marketing effort was a door-to-door campaign, featuring a coupon for fresh Dungeness crab at two dollars a pound. The Spot later moved to historic Pike Place Market where Jack has been daily since 1982. Despite all the oceanic chaos, customers are likely to have Jack himself weigh their clams, filet their salmon, offer serving suggestions, or help select a piece of his alder-smoked salmon, the only fish smoked right at Pike Place Market. The charm of this seafood market has not gone unnoticed - Jack's Fish Spot was recently selected as an Editor's Choice Pick in Seattle Weekly's Best of Seattle issue. Alaska Airlines Magazine named Jack's one of the 10 Undiscovered Treasures of Seattle, and it is also covered in the August issue of W Magazine.