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Delicatus – Pioneer Square

Posted in Gourmet Sandwiches with tags , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2010 by belltowngirl

Hooray! I have finally found an excellent sandwich place that I enjoy soo very much! If you are familiar with the Pioneer Square area, they replaced the old Longhorn Barbeque on 1st Ave. Delicatus in Pioneer Square opened its doors in March of 2010 by Derek Shankland and Mike Klotz and I am soo glad they did. They have over 20 different types of sandwiches from what they call “traditionalists” to the “progressives” on their menu. They source their meats from Zoe’s meats and locally made Bavarian meats in Pike Place Market. Also, they make their pull pork, lamb, meatballs in house daily. I love their bread they use and they source it locally from Essential Baking Company.

Delicatus - Pioneer Square

Delicatus - Pioneer Square

It’s hard not to have a couple of favorite sandwiches at Delicatus as all that I have tried(12+) are very tasty. The ones I have tried recently is the Olivetto(8.50)…on a crisp Italian roll is smoked Black Forest ham, sharp provolone,  Tuscan salami, Coppa, red onion, lettuce, and tomato.  Yum! Coppa, or Capocollo is similar to that of a prosciutto.  It is an Italian cold cut that is dry-cured.  I love anything Charcuterie and Delicatus does have coppa, prosciutto, and duck confit immersed in quite a bit of their sandwiches. 

One of my initial favorite that I had maybe 5x in a row(no joke) is the Duwamish sandwich(7.75)….tender pulled pork, swiss emmental cheese, shaved ham, pickled cucumber, pickled red onions, jalapeno-lime aioli…all one a toasted Italian roll.  “Pickled” fans out there as I am one of them….you have to to try this!  The nutty flavor of emmental, pickled ingredients, pulled pork, etc makes the Duwamish a burst of complex flavor. Yum!  What I love most about Delicatus is that they customize their sandwiches with the perfect type of bread where it holds in the flavor of the sauce and it never makes the bread soggy and tear in half.  All sandwiches come with chips, but I prefer to have cole slaw as a side. 

Duwamish sandwich w/ side of slaw - Delicatus Pioneer Square

Duwamish sandwich w/ side of slaw - Delicatus Pioneer Square

Delicatus - Pioneer Square

Delicatus - Pioneer Square

Next on my list would the Mudd Honey(8.25) that has turkey, roast beef, Zoe’s slab bacon, horseradish aioli, white chedder, and their house bbq on a crisp Italian roll.  Also, the Seattle Cure(8.75) sounds tasty….it has salmon lox, cured albacore tuna bresaola, red onions, sweet peppers, and lemon-caper aioli immersed on a toasted panino roll…Yum! 

I would suggest not going exactly at noon on weekdays as I didnt realize how much people filled up the place to full capacity and a long line leading to the door so now I go at around 1pm or on weekends.  They also have a full bar with a decent selection of microbrews in the lower level corner that has about eight seats.  If you want to sit somewhere cozy and more spacious I would recommend sitting upstairs.  Also, if you have a sweet tooth afterwards, check out Rocky Mountain chocolate factory next door…I only go there for the marshmallow sticks and caramel apples.  My favorite is the oreo crumbled marshmallow sticks and the dutch apple pie caramel apples.  Overall, I enjoyed the sandwiches at Delicatus and extremely friendly and informative employees there.  They are always so nice…Enjoy everyone!

Delicatus website:  http://www.delicatusseattle.com/

Address:  103 1st Ave S Seattle, WA  98104

Hours:  Mon-Thurs 11:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sunday-closed

Contact:  206 623-3780

Elliott Bay Cafe – Pt2

Posted in Sandwiches with tags , , , on August 20, 2009 by belltowngirl

Yet again Elliott Bay Cafe is on the top of my favorite list.  I’ve been meaning to post another great sandwich that I talked about previously.  Located in Pioneer Square right below the Elliott Bay Bookstore, the main entrance is on 1st Ave S. and S. Main Street.  It’s a great location because you can get great tasting food and head upstairs to the bookstore afterwards.  I’ve been addicted to the Moroccan Steak sandwich(9.75)…grilled on a pita bread it has chunks of seared skirt steak, minted yogurt, feta cheese, and chermoula.  Chermoula or Charmoula is a marinade typically used in countries in the Northern African region (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, etc.)  It’s usually a typical mix of lemon juice, herbs, oil, garlic, and salt.  The steak was tangy and goes well with the feta and minted yogurt.  It comes with a side of either Quinoa or brown rice.  The sides are healthy and tasted great.  Unfortunately, you can’t pick the sides….they come on random days.  Both are really good so I took two pics below with brown rice and Quinoa.  Quinoa is complete in protein and it has a fluffy, slightly crunchy and nutty flavor.  It has “complete protein” meaning it includes all nine essential amino acids.  The brown rice is a mix of of carrots, apples, grapes, walnuts, lemon juice, and rice vinegar.  Very tasty!

Moroccan Steak sandwich with side of brown rice- Elliott Bay Cafe

Moroccan Steak sandwich with side of brown rice - Elliott Bay Cafe

Quinoa side- Elliott Bay Cafe

Quinoa side - Elliott Bay Cafe

I definitely recommend this place for great sandwiches, healthy side dishes and a bonus of having a bookstore right upstairs that opens till 8pm Mon-Sat.  I like to read so it’s a great addition!

Elliott Bay Cafe website: http://elliottbaycafe.com/

Address:  101 South Main Street Seattle, WA  98104

Hours:  Mon-Friday 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm

Contact:  206 682-6664

The Elliott Bay Cafe

Posted in Organic, Salads, Sandwiches with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2009 by belltowngirl

As a Seattleite, I don’t normally go to touristy places as much anymore, but happen to notice the Elliott Bay Cafe’s renovation early this year.  The cafe connects to the popular tourist spot in Pioneer Square, Elliott Bay Bookstore.  As you walk downstairs to the renovated cafe, it’s clean, spacious, interesting art on the walls and most all the menu is great!  The whole cafe space and menu were completely remodeled by Tamara Murphy of Seattle’s Brasa restaurant.  The Elliott Bay Cafe is one of my top favorites for great sandwiches and salads.  They also serve breakfast all day too.  As for sandwiches they all have a very unique taste to it.  If you like vinagrette-like salads and tangy sandwiches read on.. A couple of my favs are the Roast Beef sandwich($7.95) which uses Zoe’s meats that are thinly sliced with creamy white cheddar and horseradish aioli on potato bread.  I love aioli and goes well with the meat.  As for the Grilled Cheese($6.95) it stepped up a notch….yum!  The ingredients are herbed goat’s cheese, tomato jam, Italian fontina, cheddar, and Mama’s lil peppers on a semolina rosemary bread.  The goat cheese and melted cheese tasted great along with the hot peppers and fresh bread from Macrina’s.

Italian sandwich, quinoa, and Local Pears salad- Elliott Bay Cafe

Italian sandwich, quinoa, and Local Pears salad- Elliott Bay Cafe

Lastly, the Italian sandwich($7.95) seems to be the addicting one that I always come back for.  The sandwich has salami from Zoe’s meats,  pepperoni, provolone, mortadello, shredded lettuce, pepperoncinis, coppa(similar to prosciutto), and extra olive oil on a baguette.  The sandwich was very tangy and the meat tasted great with peppers.  You get to choose between two sides:  leafy green or Quinoa salad.  Quinoa is a small seed that has a nutty flavor to it and is high in protein and calcium.  Also, they have a small, but great selection of salad dishes.  The Argentinian steak salad($9.75) is amazing..!  The chimichurri steak, red onion, cojita cheese, avocado, grapefruit, jalapeno, lime, and fried tortilla strips were indescribable…the burst of the tangy lime, grapefruit, onions along with the steak were soo tasty!  Last but not least can’t forget the simple and tasty Local Pears salad($7.50)….they use local pears, drizzled white truffle oil, arugula, reggiano, and pinenuts.  It  looks simple, but both the white truffle oil and fresh pears with a light crunch of pinenuts made it refreshing, savory, and robust.  Overall, I always enjoy Elliott Bay Cafe for their unique and fresh tasting sandwiches and tangy salads.

Local Pears salad - Elliott Bay Cafe

Local Pears salad - Elliott Bay Cafe

Elliott Bay Cafe

Elliott Bay Cafe

Elliott Bay Cafe website: http://www.elliottbaycafe.com/

Address:  101 S. Main Street, Seattle WA  98104 ( Cross st. is 1st ave)

Hours:  Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm

Contact:  206 682-6664
101 S. Main Street, Seattle WA 98104