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It all started with Brian Tatman & Jason Simodejka's aim to bring East Coast's culinary offerings to Seattle that resulted in TAT'S Delicatessen. Quickly winning hearts of the locals, this deli has become a neighborhood favorite. Order their Turkey Pastrami sandwich or Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, and you'll know why it is so renowned. There are tons of mouthwatering options, including fresh soups, eggplant parmesan and the crispy chicken sub. Sampling East Coast's offerings could not have been made more delicious.
Friendly atmosphere, a star chef and a true Italian experience. Salumi is a local darling! Notable chef Armandino Batali casts his spell with lip-smacking home-cured meat and sausages. If you're game for a feast, order a full plate of assorted hot or cold meats. During lunch hours, however, Salumi's lines run long, but your patience is well-rewarded. Sit with the regulars at the community table, feel at home and enjoy a hearty Italian meal. It goes easy on the wallet, too.
A petite eatery, the Market Grill is located inside the Pike Place Market. Known in the neighborhood, for its freshly prepared seafood, the restaurant sees a lot of crowd from downtown. Their specialty, the Salmon Sandwich is made from fresh slices of salmon done in tartar sauce, and squeezed between oven fresh bread with tomato slices. Other customer favorites include halibut, prawns and chicken sandwich, which can be relished with some cola or root beer.
The Honey Hole, a restaurant and cocktail lounge, is the perfect place to grab a bite of delicious and mouth-watering sandwiches. With a kitchen open until midnight on weekdays and 1a on weekends, this popular establishment offers respite to those late night hunger pangs. Premium cocktails are made with fresh squeezed juice and the beer on tap ranges from pale ales to pilsners. Ciders and other bottle options are also available. Try the bandit sandwich which is made from beef dipped in barbecue sauce or a Texas tease which is composed of chicken served with onions, cheese and dollops of sauce. The bar offers happy hours too to make it quite the budget friendly dining experience.
Located in the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood on a restaurant stretch, The Other Coast Cafe is one of the better places in the area to go for sandwiches. A clean, casual and mellow ambiance makes for a perfect setting for casual lunches or quick dinner. Sandwiches are the draw here and must-trys on the menu include the rajun Cajun, reuben, the captain and baguette. And those with hearty appetites must certainly go for the 14-inch sandwiches; a challenging feat for clumsy eaters!
A simple and clean atmosphere greets you at this small Vietnamese restaurant tucked between Washington and Boren in the International District. Their Vietnamese-style sandwiches are a hit with the locals and even visitors. And if you're visiting for the first time then you must definitely try the barbecue pork banh mi or the tofu banh mi to find out for yourself what the hype is all about. Prices are low and service is efficient even during rush hour. Besides the sandwiches other Vietnamese specialties are also served.
With a mix of urban industrial design that display steel beams and brick walls opposite blue damask wallpaper, Café Presse offers a post-modern take on French dining. Grab your morning coffee and pastry at the street-side counter, then linger at a cafe table over a baguette sandwich and glass of wine for lunch. Join friends in the evening for cocktails and if you planning a late dinner, the kitchen serves its wonderful Steak Frites until closing.
When you enter the Wandering Goose, the first thing you will notice is the southern charm and cozy ambiance. Established by Heather Earnhardt, the restaurant has a delicious and long breakfast menu which includes lattes, sandwiches, bagels, peanut butter smoothie, and cinnamon spiced apples. Pastries form a dominant part of their menu and that is because the owner herself is a master baker. Their special Biscuit Sandwiches are also a must try. The atmosphere is very warm and home like and the great food just makes it even better.
Located just south of downtown, this quaint little eatery is tucked away on 1st Avenue South. Serving local Cuban food, the restaurant is famous for its delicious range of sandwiches. Modern and contemporary decor, well-lit interiors and a friendly staff, make Cafe Con Leche, a perfect place to chill during afternoons. Their tropical cocktails along with sandwiches like Media Noche, Pan con Bistec and Camarones Salteados are absolutely scrumptious. Other delicious options on their entree list include, Bistec De Palomilla, Churrasco Timbero and Ajiaco Criollo. A happy hour menu is also available, where you can get huge discounts on beer, cocktails and small pub bites. Drop by for a relaxed lunch, and savor the complex flavors that Cuban cuisine has to offer.
Vegetarians have finally found a gem in the form of Georgetown Liquor Company, which caters mainly to vegetarians and vegans. With a dive bar atmosphere, the place has a laid back vibe. However, one does not come here for the decor or service; patrons throng this place for its diverse vegetarian fare as well as relatively cheap drinks. This quirky little restaurant and bar, features a popular happy hour that draws in quite the crowd. The legend of the Tempeh Reuben sandwich and Enterprise Veggie burger with green salad is visible on most of the tables. Whoever said vegetarianism is boring, should come right here!
Your first reaction to Paseo Caribbean Restaurant will be wonderment as to how can a restaurant this popular can be this small. Your first glance at the menu may reinforce that reaction. Don't be fooled, though, this is one of the best restaurants in town. Each of the dishes, sandwiches and some grilled dishes, are done well. The garlic prawns are particularly flavorful, and the grilled pork will surely satiate your taste buds. The Midnight Cuban sandwich is a hot favorite among locals, who will vouch for this pork sandwich filled with a generous amount of mayonnaise and garnished with cilantro. Since the compact space is the restaurant's only drawback, make sure you get there early to get a table or simply grab some takeout.
If the enticing sights and smells of fresh seafood have left you hungry then stop by at the market's own restaurant that serves some really great seafood dishes. Chef Dave Harris cooks up eclectic dishes and puts out a simple menu listing favorites like fish and chips, crab cakes, clam chowder, pan-seared halibut and oyster po' boy sandwich. The freshness and flavors are brought out by Dave's excellent cooking. All this can be enjoyed with beer, making the seafood extravganza at Seattle Fish Company even more memorable.