Pioneer Square roundup
I work just north of PS and love some of the new things that are going in.
I just went to Rainshadow Meats on Occidental and the sandwiches are absolutely delicious (I had the Romanesco, my friend had the Reuben). The butcher case looks very nice. It's nice to have this option this time of year, when negoitating the Market is so hard due to cruise ship crowds. I'll probably be getting my prosciutto here rather than Delaurenti.
Bar Sajor isn't really my thing--I don't love any of Matt Dillon's restaurants (I don't think they are bad, but I just never love the dishes) but it's a great space and I had a nice time with some oysters and an after work drink recently. And I'm looknig forward to London Plane, the bakery Dillon is opening in the old BOA space.
Il Corvo is such a good addition.
There's a new farmer's market on Wed from 10-2 in Occidental Park that starts next week, which I'll be going to; I'm sure it will be small but it'll be nice to pick up some veggies/berries midweek.
I'm excited about some of the new things slated to open, like LIttle Uncle.
If anyone has any other PS tips/reviews, I'd love to hear them.
I work around PS, too.
There are several great sandwich places... if we got a branch of Paseo, it'd basically be sandwich heaven:
Rainshadow Meats, which you've mentioned.
Tats Deli, locally famous for having authentic and tasty cheese-steaks, they also have a nice variety of cold sandwiches.
Salumi, a Seattle destination restaurant known for it's cured meats. Also packs a terrific porchetta sandwich.
Delicatus offers very high quality sandwiches with a large, varied menu.
Little Uncle is well worth checking out already. You wouldn't actually know they just opened by the food or service (the space seems a little unfinished). What a great addition to the 'hood. I had some beautifully poached checken with winter melon soup, and catfish fritters. The only slight negative was that it's in a basement, and ventilation isn't great, and the room was a bit smoky/spicy. But it wasn't a deal breaker. We went at 11:30 and had no line but people started coming in droves after us. But they handled it well, and food was coming out of the kitchen promptly.
il Corvo is awesome. Favorite restaurant in the city right now. The specials are great, and the al Inferno is really amazing.
Love love the new Pizzeria Gabbiano (from the Il Corvo guy). What a great addition to the lunch scene. Pizza is by the kilo so you can get smaller pieces of different flavors. Great toppings--today was pancetta and squash, wild mushroom, anchovy and cauli, tallegio and...(I forget). heirloom tomato and pesto. There was a prosciutto and something that ran out when I was in line. They also let me split a salad (I got two smaller portions of different kinds--garbanzo/zucchini and green bean) for the price of the regular size). My piece of pizza and the salad(s) came to $9 which I thought was reasonable. The space is all counter or communal seating which I think is very conducive to a solo work lunch.
I tried La Bodega, the Dominican place, the other day and loved the empanadas (both kinds I got were veg--yam and gouda and loroco and some kind of white cheese). Anyone had the sandwiches or salads?