Clue: Buy a vowel: Gr__c_ is to C_nl_s is to c_v__ r, as T_rk_y is to _m_n & C_lv_ is to s_lm_n. Find us.
It’s taken me this long to let the disappointment semi wear off so I can update you on Team MI’s adventures from this weekend. In the words of B Canlis himself, it was a doozy.
With a plan to meet up at some point on Saturday to work the clue as a team, we all went to sleep with visions of blonde wigs dancing in our heads (thanks to Blake Light). When it was revealed that the clue would be in the 2 o’clock hour, Blake Light, Hot Sushi, and myself made a date to rendezvous at our downtown work location (the most central place we could think of) at 1:30.
We sat anxiously in the lobby of our building, refreshing our phones every 2.5 seconds, waiting for the clue. With our Blonde Wig premonition, we were almost positive that this menu was going to be at The Paramount Theater, that was currently home to the musical Hair. Since this is mere blocks from our work, we were ready with our running shoes. I even started to feel a bit nervous – was this really going to be our day?? What would I say when I met B Canlis for the first time? Are my (almost) 13 minute miles going to cut it getting there?
When the clue finally dropped (after 3PM), we, like many other menu hunters, got several of the words in the first few seconds. Greece, Canlis, Caviar, Turkey, and Salmon were easy, but the remaining two words had us stumped. We Googled everything we could think of about Turkey and Seattle and kept coming up with Turkish Delight at Pike Place Market, so we decided to go for it, as it was our only lead.
After countless emails back and forth within the team that evening, the mood was definitely somber. I was about to give up entirely when I got a message from Hot Sushi entitled “Goonies never say die!!!” I instantly perked up and thought “He’s right. We will never give up! We will fight to the finish! We will SUCCEED!! We are Team Menu:Impossible!!!”