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Salumi in SEA--I have questions

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daantaat Aug 2, 2007 05:28 PM

We're coming to SEA for a few days and trying to plan out our lunch options. We're debating between MIke's at the Market and Salumi. Looked at Salumi's website for the menu and wondering if ALL of their sandwiches have pork based products. They do have a lamb prosciutto, but it doesn't say if it's available in a sandwich.

TIA!

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    Leper RE: daantaat Aug 2, 2007 07:25 PM

    daantaat, If you look at Salumi's logo, you'll see it's a pig.

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      daantaat RE: Leper Aug 2, 2007 09:36 PM

      yes, I realize this. And I want to make sure I'm not writing it completely off b/c of the pork products and what's listed on the website.

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      dedwards64 RE: daantaat Aug 2, 2007 09:55 PM

      Personally, Salumi is far and away my favorite dining experience in Seattle, and I highly recommend it, even if you don't eat pork. You'll be able to get the lamb proscuitto, but also grilled leg-of-lamb sandwitches, cured beef tongue, pasta, soup, vegetables, and probably some other things I'm forgetting now. My wife and I took hundreds of dollars of Salumi meats to New Orleans for our wedding, and because many of the guests were Jewish (and kosher), we brought some non-pork salumi. Needless to say, I think you should give it a try.

      1. barleywino RE: daantaat Aug 2, 2007 11:05 PM

        Matt's in the Market (and 1 block north of there, Steelhead Diner) are good lunch options. Also, with a handle like daantaat, you might be interested in trying the dimsum at O'Asian (5th and Columbia).

        1. seattledebs RE: daantaat Aug 3, 2007 12:17 AM

          I don't eat pork either, and I go to Salumi. The pasta is sometimes vegetarian as is the veggie option of the day, and sometimes the soup has no pork in it. They also make a few nice cheese-based sandwiches. I've tried both the lamb things. The prosciutto was a little salty for me, but in a smaller quantity it might have been nice. I liked the grilled lamb, but the peppers it came with burned my lips - and I tend to like spicy food.

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            daantaat RE: seattledebs Aug 3, 2007 10:04 PM

            thanks for the info on non-pork options at Salumi! We are definitely going to stop there for lunch (as well as Matt's on the Market).

            Also, thanks for the dim sum tip (good call on my handle) and Steelhead Diner.

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              Lauren RE: seattledebs Aug 4, 2007 09:59 AM

              We were there just yesterday (as was Tiffani from Top Chef - how cool is that!!) and my father, who does not like spicy food, ordered the lamb sandwich with the peppers on the side.

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              scottpearson111 RE: daantaat Aug 5, 2007 01:52 AM

              I hate to bring this up about our favorite Seattle spot, but I read a review, even though I do not remeber where, that Salumi is now using way too many chemicals to be able to cure enough for the demand. Something about becoming another "molinari". I sure hope not.

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                klsalas RE: scottpearson111 Aug 10, 2007 04:00 PM

                I think it is very imprudent to state, even by way of hearsay, gossip etc., that a nationally known and very respected artisan meat product now has "too many chemicals." If they have changed their manufacturing technique that is a fact and I think that is fair information to pass along but I think you need to be able to cite a source.

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                howard 1st RE: daantaat Aug 5, 2007 10:08 AM

                the elder batali had a dream for his retirement and was blessed with success beyond his wildest imagination but, discovering he had a tiger by the tail, turned it over to his more energetic daughter. he made salumi, she makes money and anyone who does not understand the difference will continue to enjoy the products coming out of what has become a very busy factory.

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                  landguy RE: howard 1st Aug 8, 2007 05:40 PM

                  Mmm, factory food. IMO Salumi jumped the shark when you could start buying their products in a catalog.

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                    terrier RE: howard 1st Aug 8, 2007 06:07 PM

                    Okay, the salumi's not what it used to be. I still can't fault the porchetta or the pork cheeks.

                    Wait, forget I said anything. You're right. Salumi's crap - nobody should eat there anymore. At least on days when I'm going there.

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                      scottpearson111 RE: howard 1st Aug 9, 2007 12:24 AM

                      I see! Well it will be the last time I spend $54.99LB for their frigging meat at DiLaurenti's.

                    2. OCAnn RE: daantaat Aug 17, 2007 07:51 AM

                      I was just there yesterday; they had a lamb sandwich. They also have a daily specials menu board. Yesterday, it was watermelon & mint salad, a cold soup (i forgot which vegetable), a pasta dish and a pork butt sandwich.

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