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Lunch on Capitol Hill, SEA

lisaf Apr 11, 2007 07:11 PM

Just started a new job on Capitol Hill and I'm looking for some tasty lunch options when I have time to venture outside of the office. Criteria is tasty, under $15 (less is better), quick service, and an easy walk from E Pine and Melrose. I'm open to almost all types of food.

Based on my brief searching, Baguette Box sounds likes a must try. Any other places?

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  1. landguy RE: lisaf Apr 11, 2007 09:06 PM

    Yes, definitely go to Baguette Box. I would throw out Pho Cyclo on Broadway too - http://www.phocyclocafe.com/

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      sophie. RE: landguy Apr 12, 2007 12:44 AM

      Yes. Yes. I agree with both. Also don't miss Joe Bar, if you're interested in a nice stroll-- I'd walk Boylston, it's the prettiest. Crepes and paninis and soup. And coffee and wine and beer. It's lovely. At Harvard and Roy. Far far north end of Broadway.
      Via Tribunali, on Pike, is a good stop for pizza.

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        dandelion RE: sophie. Apr 16, 2007 10:24 AM

        Via Trib is excellent, but (unfortunately!) not open for lunch.

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          sophie. RE: dandelion Apr 16, 2007 01:45 PM

          Thanks! I haven't been in for lunch-- obviously. I was just assuming. Sorry!

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            dandelion RE: sophie. Apr 17, 2007 09:50 AM

            I dream of the day that they open for lunch! Then I could eat the primavera twice in one day.... Yum!

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      Boychucker RE: lisaf Apr 14, 2007 10:26 AM

      Honeyhole on Pike, 2-3 blocks west of Broadway. Really, really yummy sandwiches. I always get the veggie BLT and El Guapo, but all of the sandwiches my friends have tried have been really good.

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        japhyjones RE: Boychucker Apr 14, 2007 03:03 PM

        Crave on 12th and Pike or Pine. Great eats!!!

      2. ssusu RE: lisaf Apr 16, 2007 11:46 AM

        I would add to this list: Bimbo's Bitchin' Burrito Kitchen (Pine between Summit and Belmont) and In the Bowl (vegetarian by Denny and Olive). Here's a Stranger review of In the Bowl: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Co.... Both are close to your work.

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          terrier RE: ssusu Apr 16, 2007 12:03 PM

          Bimbo's is not long for this Earth, according to the PI. That whole bitchin' block (including the Cha-Cha and the Bus Stop) is being plowed under for yet another cookie-cutter condo development. Go soon.


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            ssusu RE: terrier Apr 16, 2007 12:39 PM

            The Cha Cha, and hopefully Bimbo's, will be resurrected on 11th and Pike (in the space currently occupied by Des Amis). I am hopeful but not optimistic that both places will retain their gritty feel. The prognosis for the other businesses on that block -- the Bus Stop, Kincora's, and Man Ray, among others, is not so promising.

        2. dandelion RE: lisaf Apr 17, 2007 09:52 AM

          On a sunny day, it's nice to sit out on the patio behind Linda's. Food is classic diner fare.

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            stolenchange RE: lisaf Apr 17, 2007 12:00 PM

            Hot Mama's is great for a cheap and tasty slice of pizza.

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