The Blue Salmon
Located in the Thomaston dome on Challa, the Blue Salmon the inn that serves the Class C starport of this world. At least 40 different species are available for purchase and prepared in a variety of manners fitting just about any cuisine imaginable. Prices for at least half of the current menu are maintained at a moderate level to encourage turnover. What helps keep the prices moderate is the tanks that house the live species that are served. There is no frozen or dried food and all is prepared fresh. Of course, specialty and high preparation dishes are priced accordingly. Interestingly, despite it's location on a dry world, the Salmon specializes in the cuisine from many different worlds that supply various aquatic based proteins and plants.
Owner and Staffis the current owner and manager of The Blue Salmon. She is a retired Scout and has personal knowledge of many of the species that come from worlds that she visited.
Tavern Fins (rumors)
- The Blue Salmon was originally built by gangsters as a way to launder profits from illegal activities.
- The Blue Salmon still has secret rooms where illegal transactions are conducted while enjoying the the exotic cuisine.
- The owner uses her contacts to sell a hallucinogenic drug that is a by-product of the silicon mining.
- Several of the staff are deserters from the navy.
- Humans are used as bait and food for some of the larger animals.
The structure is large and houses many tanks where customers are able to see the different types of plants and animals in a near native environment. Customers are able to sit near the species they will be eating, or they can walk around the building, selecting the various foods, and then dine in any area with views that display the various creatures and plants.
The Blue Salmon was founded by some retired robot mining repair technicians who pooled their savings and created a place for locals and spacers to mix. Early on they found that with the desert conditions, they could make a niche market by featuring aquatic food at a reasonable price.
While the Blue Salmon does it's best to maintain reasonable prices, it also attracts patrons that visit the recreational and tourist attractions located near the gas giants of Challa . Many of the ships bringing tourists to the gas giants will include a stop at the main world for tours of the mines and a visit to The Blue Salmon.