Erik Espinoza

When/where were you born?

January 6th 1972 in San Pablo, CA

Where did you grow up?

Port Orchard, WA

When did you start at Pike Place Fish?

March 2000

What inspires you?

Watching Mike Kirn work; Making people laugh

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Becoming a father of two girls

What does "World Famous" mean to you?

Connecting with people when we both say 'nice talking to you' and mean it

Future aspirations?

Travel. Lots of traveling!

Hobbies or interests?

Biking, kayaking, Netflix

Favorite seafood recipe?

Scallops wrapped in bacon all day

Why should customers come to Pike Place Fish?

To get the best fish; meet us "the locals" and share about themselves and myself.

Do you have a favorite moment at Pike Place Fish?

When people tell me what a difference Pike Place makes in their lives. A lady told me her son was in the hospital so I threw a fish over her head. I called it a "fish blessing". Then two days later she brought her son for the "fish blessing".

Erik Espinoza

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