Archive for Zoe’s meats

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

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Posted in Pizza with tags , , , , , , , on June 24, 2009 by belltowngirl

I’ve been looking for a new and tasty NY style pizza place to try and heard of Flying Squirrel Pizza.  It opened in October 2008 and is located in the Seward Park area…just blocks away from Lake Washington.  Very spacious, clean, and most of all the pizza was amazing… I decided to order one of their classics #9 ($18.50) which has housemade chicken sausage, mozzarella, goat cheese, spinach, Mama’s Lil Peppers, and added a topping of Spicy Coppa because I love Coppa.  Coppa, or Capicolla is an Italian cold cut meat and is very similar to that of a prosciutto.  I’ve been hearing about the pizza having the freshest and high quality ingredients, the dough and sauce made fresh daily..and omg every single bite you can really tell.  A thin, charred crust… homemade sausage was extremely tasty, sauce was tangy, perfect amount of fresh mozzarella and goat cheese, and peppers and Coppa gave it a great spice.

Classic #9 added w/ Spicy Coppa topping - Flying Squirrel Pizza

Classic #9 added w/ Spicy Coppa topping - Flying Squirrel Pizza

It’s great that Flying Squirrel uses local ingredients especially salumi artisan cured meats such as Zoe’s.  They have a decent list of micro brews.  First time I tried the Manny’s Pale Ale from Manny’s Georgetown Brewery  – tasted great!  Next on my list that caught my eye is The cured ($17.50) which uses Zoe’s s spicy salami, mozzarella, sauce, and black olives.  The Eartha Kitt ($18.00) blended ricotta, garlic and spinach, marinated portobello mushrooms, and topped with mozzarella.  They are on the expensive side, but well worth it!  Anything for fresh and high quality ingredients… Also, if you get the chance, given a sunny day, hit a left on 49th Ave S. (going north onto Lake Washington Blvd.)  and it’s an awesome scenic drive that takes you thru Leshi then Madrona Park and maybe stopover the Washington Park Arboretum.

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Flying Squirrel Pizza

Flying Squirrel Pizza website:  http://www.flyingsquirrelpizza.com/

Address:  4920 South Genesee Street (Cross street is 49th Ave S.)

Hours:  Mon-Thurs 5-9:30pm, Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11:30-10pm, Sun 11:30-9:30pm

Contact:  206 721-7620.

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