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And food trucks near the Convention Center?

Disneyfreak Apr 25, 2012 11:56 AM

I will be there for a convention in a few days and will be stuck during lunch hours. Is there anything close by where I could grab a quick bite?

Thanks!

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  1. LotusRapper RE: Disneyfreak Apr 25, 2012 12:05 PM

    This might help:

    http://www.seattlefoodtruck.com/

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      MsMaryMc RE: LotusRapper Apr 25, 2012 06:39 PM

      Your best bet might be to hop on the SLUT (South Lake Union Trolley--oh, sure, the city insisted on renaming it the South Lake Union Streetcar when they finally noticed the acronym) and head over to the South Lake Union neighborhood. It's a short ride (15 minutes, end-to-end) and it will take you to an area where there's an ever-changing array of trucks. Use LotusRapper's link and select the South Lake Union neighborhood to see who's there each day, and their exact locations.

      http://www.seattlestreetcar.org/slu.htm

    2. terrier RE: Disneyfreak Apr 25, 2012 03:37 PM

      The crepe stand on pike street just outside the convention center is actually pretty good, unlike everything else within a block, fwiw.

      1. knowspicker RE: Disneyfreak Apr 25, 2012 04:48 PM

        About a 1/2 mile away on Howell is Market House Meats. They make a really good corned beef sandwich. The bread could be improved but the corned beef is worth the walk.

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          GreenYoshi RE: knowspicker Apr 26, 2012 08:41 AM

          Disagree. I'm usually not a hater, but it's unclear to me how people can keep claiming this as a good corned beef sandwich. I've been a couple of times and appreciate its old-school-nature and might go back again (just out of a sense of a supporting a long-time Seattle business) but their meat is dry and overly salty.

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            mrnelso RE: GreenYoshi Apr 26, 2012 09:48 PM

            I guess all I remember from our visit (we never went back) was the bad bread and the HUGE MEAT. Though I do think I'd remember if the meat was bad, we never did go back.

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              knowspicker RE: mrnelso Apr 27, 2012 08:39 AM

              Maybe a consistency problem.. I've only been for a sandwich one time and that time the meat was good. But I also grew up eating their corned beef at home so may be skewed by nostalgia.

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                GreenYoshi RE: knowspicker Apr 27, 2012 09:07 AM

                I don't know... I've been three times over the past 5 years or so and each time the meat's been stringy (cut the wrong way), kind of dry (not helped by the "with-the-grain" cutting) and just not particularly tasty.

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          mrnelso RE: Disneyfreak Apr 26, 2012 01:08 AM

          Baguette Box, 1203 Pine - Quirky, tasty, fresh, fusion
          George's Sausage & Delicatessen 907 Madison - Crowded with 4 people. Grilled to order meat sandwiches, soups. German and Polish specialties. Reuben is gooey but fun and good.
          It's a sweet route, from the 4th floor N lobby exit into Freeway Park and quickly up the ramp/stairs at the main cataract, up to 9th Avenue and then 3 blocks south to Madison.
          Exit onto Pike street and a few blocks to 1124 Howell St is Markethouse Meats. Corned beef and nothing but. Sandwich the size of a lunchbucket.

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