Thank goodness this trend endures. We cannot get enough of that cured belly and here are some of our favorite places to munch on that fine swine, as well as a few spots to score it in the raw for a DIY bacon fest!
Old-fashioned butchers at The Pike Place Market have a dynamite selection, and are happy to offer cooking advice. If you don't see it in the case, ask. They might have it in the back. Love the "working man specials", great deals on marinated cuts like flank steaks or cornish hens. The sausages are top-notch, and with advance notice, they can put together a crown pork roast that will wow any dinner party.
A little slice of Europe in the middle of Pike Place Market, this newly expanded space is packed with incredible food, especially the housemade sausages and exceptional potato salad, red cabbage and cheese you won't find anywhere but The Continent. In 2013, the deli will begin offering dishes that can be enjoyed while sitting at the brand new counter. Don't be surprised if the German-speaking ladies who run the place offer you a wiener!
Ginourmous portions of home-cooking faves are a BIG draw at this wildly popular place. Come hungry!
A neighborhood fave, so cozy with a warm, welcoming dining room and a menu that screams comfort me with deeply delish dishes that are more upscale than down home.
The food at this Tom Douglas watering hole is truly outstanding, from the burger down to the baked-to-order chocolate chip cookies. Pretzel sandwiches, house-made brats and excellent deviled eggs are fine complements to the impressive lineup of beers on tap. But there's also an elegant entree-size salad that showcase veggies from the owner's farm in Eastern Washington.
This adorable cafe is a real bright spot, offering an inventive lineup of egg dishes and pastries baked in-house. The staff is friendly and accommodating.
A little slice of the South on Capitol Hill, complete with biscuits, grits, collard greens, fried chicken and country ham from the famous Benton's in Tennessee. On Friday evenings, supper is served family style.
We all scream for this ice cream, clever flavors such as salted caramel and maple bacon, strawberry spiked with balsamic and Theo chocolate. Bet you didn't know they take requests! Make one on the company website.
A sandwich shop with a farm-to-table focus. Too bad the results are uneven, offerings falling short on flavor.
There are many good reasons this place is jam-packed almost all the time: sandwiches with inventive toppings, fries done just right and a salted caramel milkshake that'll make you go mmmm! The menu also showcases local, grass-fed beef, elk and a surprisingly good veggie burger.