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Picking up a picnic on the way to the zoo

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sweetpotater Aug 20, 2011 09:58 PM

We're going to a zoo concert tomorrow and need a place to pick up dinner because I'm too lazy to cook. Any single stop vaguely between Queen Anne and the zoo, that's open Sunday afternoons, will work. I'm a little sick of Homegrown. The yummier the better; any ethnicity. I'm not a traditional sandwich person, though my husband is; I'm more about the sides. We'll have a picky three-year-old with us (though I'm not so lazy I can't bring him a PB&J).

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    kaleokahu Aug 23, 2011 03:19 PM

    Paseo? I picked up a Midnight Cuban there last year before the John Hiatt zoocert--the sandwich was better than the show!

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      Brunhilde Aug 23, 2011 06:25 PM

      I would have said the same any other night, but I got the impression that this concert was on a Sunday.

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        equinoise Aug 29, 2011 02:55 PM

        I did this the other day when taking my daughter to the zoo. Based on reputation, I was somewhat dissapointed in Ken's Market for deli items: they looked less fresh and interesting. The quality and selection was much closer to QFC than PCC.

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          kaleokahu Sep 11, 2011 08:13 PM

          My bad, Brunhilde. I don't get out often enough.

          Aloha,
          Kaleo

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        mrnelso Aug 22, 2011 12:11 PM

        PCC
        7504 Aurora Avenue North has a big deli section

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          sweetpotater Aug 23, 2011 11:31 AM

          We went to the PCC in Fremont. Though Dot's would have been nice!

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          Brunhilde Aug 21, 2011 05:33 PM

          There's Dot's Deli a few blocks from the zoo down Fremont Ave. Sausages, sandwiches, some cured meat selections, a few salads. We picked up a BLT and a tomato & fennel salad there yesterday and walked up to picnic in the rose garden.

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            tsquare Aug 22, 2011 11:30 PM

            slap hand upside of head - wouldn't Dot's be the best thing to take to a zoo concert!

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              forkit Sep 11, 2011 04:17 PM

              Dot's is pretty cool , a cook with the best food tatoos ever and the stupendous sausage sandwich $8.

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            tsquare Aug 21, 2011 10:01 AM

            Picnic is open 12-5 on Sunday. But it is a bit spendy and limited in options. Good choice if you like high quality sandwiches (prosciutto, brie, arugula for instance.)

            Take 5 Urban Market is on 8th Ave NW. A bit less expensive - and lots of extra supplies.

            Fresh Flours has a smallish bakery/cafe on the Ridge - some sandwiches. Good coffee and pastry, cookies.

            Ken's Market at 73rd - big deli, nice store. Much nicer than the one on QA (and no longer part of the same of the same family, last I heard.)

            I used to see lots of pizzas at the concerts. Mostly from Zeeks. But Veraci isn't too far away.

            Chef Liao is just north of the zoo and opens early enough. Not bad, tho it's been years since I've been there.

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