With the big game right around the corner, we invited Boston Globe food editor Sheryl Julian to tell us how the food scene in Boston reflects the local culture there. Our food writer, Bethany Jean Clement, gave her take on the same subject for Seattle, which will run in the Globe. A taste of New England…More
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By Jeff Albertson Special to The Seattle Times I knew something was happening when I smelled the familiar aroma of grilled onions on my morning bike commute coming down Fremont Ave. on Thursday morning. I’ve lived in upper Fremont for nearly eight years now and have woken up to that smell almost daily. Even though the windows…More
BRAND-NEW RESTAURANTS PASEO in Fremont: Yes, it’s true — the world’s best sandwich is back, as of today! I talked to the new owner… MORE>>> NUE on Capitol Hill: Owner Chris Cvetkovich worked in video games for 15 years, but he never owned an Xbox — he spent his free time cooking and traveling. Nue…More
Paseo is back, and new owner Ryan Santwire says, “The food is better than ever.” Seattle’s favorite sandwich shop “soft-soft opened” today at its original Fremont location, with no fanfare out of concern for the kitchen getting slammed. “We literally didn’t tell a soul,” Santwire says, but the smell of onions frying from the still-papered-up storefront this morning…More
Sandwich lovers of Seattle, rejoice! Paseo is coming back, and quickly.
A federal judge approved the bankruptcy sale today, and the new owner, Ryan Santwire, said the beloved Fremont storefront will be reopening as soon as possible. And yes, he promises that the famously delicious, infamously messy Paseo sandwich will be just like you remember it.
“We got the people, we got the stuff,” Santwire said. “When it’s all said and done, it should be just opening the doors again.”
He plans zero changes. “People loved it the way it was,” he added.More
The week in Seattle food:
PASEO appears poised to reopen! After its sudden closure a month ago, both the Fremont shop and the Paseo name have been purchased — at a quickie auction held in a hallway, in case the story needed more drama — for $91,000, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. While the recipes were not a part of the sale, with the help of former cooks and the use of former suppliers (like Macrina for bread and Sea Bend Meats for pork), the re-creation of the city’s (if not the world’s) most beloved sandwich won’t be rocket science. We’ll have more news here tomorrow.More
by Bethany Jean Clement Seattle Times Food Writer SPAGHETTI WESTERN is open on Capitol Hill, serving barbecue and, yes, spaghetti. Spaghetti Western is chef/owner Aleks Dimitrijevic’s revamp of his La Bête; he says it’s “a lot more fun,” and it’s definitely more down-home, with Western knickknacks, tin trays, and Sergio Leone–style movies playing on screens above the…More
By Bethany Jean Clement
Seattle Times Food Writer
No one had a chance to go to Paseo one last time—that’s what has made Seattle’s great sandwich trauma of 2014 so traumatic. Last week’s overnight shutdown, followed by Paseo’s declaration of bankruptcy, meant that nobody got to say goodbye, using even more napkins than usual to soak up their tears along with the mess from their very last bites of Paseo pork. (It might’ve been construed as a sign of trouble, but last month’s lawsuit in which some former employees alleged they hadn’t been paid overtime or allowed breaks — allegations Paseo denied — went unnoticed.)More
So, did something happen in our food scene this week? What did I miss? I’m kidding. Seattleites, you took the closure of Paseo pretty damn hard. (I haven’t seen this many stunned kids since Rowdy Roddy Piper sneaked-attacked Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in Piper’s Pit. )More
By Alexa Vaughn
Seattle Times staff reporter
Jaws drop all the time outside the Fremont and Ballard locations of Paseo, ready to take big, sloppy bites out of some of Seattle’s best and most beloved sandwiches.
On Tuesday, customers’ jaws could only drop at the sight of a sign taped to the window of Paseo in Fremont: “Due to unfortunate circumstances, we are closing our doors,” the sign read. “We appreciate all the support and loyalty you have shown us over the years. We will miss you.”More