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December 12, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Paseo to reopen; new owner plans no changes

Employees of Paseo, home of some of Seattle’s best and most beloved sandwiches, stand outside the locked restaurant Tuesday. Paseo has abruptly closed its doors. This location is at: 4225 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA

Employees of Paseo, home of some of Seattle’s most beloved sandwiches, stand outside the locked restaurant last month after it closed when its owner filed for bankruptcy. A new owner is reopening it. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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.

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December 11, 2014 at 10:34 AM

News you can eat: Paseo comeback?! Santa Fe Cafe closing; free cupcakes

Matthew Crane lights a candleand leaves a flower in front of Paseo restaurant located at 4225 Fremont Ave N Seattle, WA . He once told a friend that a sandwich here would change your life.  (Ellen  M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

Matthew Crane lights a candle in front of Paseo  in Fremont after the beloved sandwich shop closed in November. Now it seems it may reopen. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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.

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Comments | More in Food and Restaurant News, Food news, Holidays, New Restaurants, Restaurant Closures, Shopping, Upcoming Events | Topics: News You Can Eat, Paseo, Rendezvous

November 21, 2014 at 2:38 PM

News you can eat: The Nov. 21 week in food

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…

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Comments | Topics: Cherry Street Coffee House, Good Bar, Paseo

November 21, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Recipe for the Paseo sandwich at home: Make your own and let the healing begin

Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times A Paseo sandwich was enormous and attracted huge crowds over the course of its 21-year run in Seattle.

Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times
Paseo’s enormous sandwiches attracted huge crowds over the course of its 21-year run in Seattle.

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.)

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November 11, 2014 at 11:52 AM

With labor suit pending, Paseo’s mystery closure hard for fans to stomach

Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times Some folks will really miss Paseo’s famed sandwiches. Matthew Crane lights a candle and leaves a flower Tuesday in front of the shuttered Paseo’s restaurant in Fremont (the Ballard shop closed, too), under a sign saying it closed due to “unfortunate circumstances.”

Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times
Some folks will really miss Paseo’s famed sandwiches. Matthew Crane lights a candle and leaves a flower Tuesday in front of the shuttered Paseo restaurant in Fremont (the Ballard shop closed, too), under a sign saying it closed due to “unfortunate circumstances.”

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.”

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Comments | More in Food and Restaurant News, Food news, Restaurant Closures, Restaurants | Topics: Fremont, Paseo

February 27, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Seattle restaurants on Yelp’s top 100 must-try list

We all have our ups and downs with Yelp, but it’s hard to argue with the Seattle restaurants on its list of the nation’s top 100 places to eat (or, as they lengthily described it, the “ultimate, try-before-you-die, food-coma-inducing, so-good-it-makes-you-want-to-slap-your-momma places to eat across the globe.”) Paseo, a mainstay on just about…

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October 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Your picks for Seattle’s most underappreciated restaurants

It’s definitely time to head over to our Facebook page and weigh in on the Restaurant Week contest. Our question of the day Thursday was “What’s Seattle’s most underappreciated restaurant?” One of the answers: “Paseo.” Paseo? I love the place, but doesn’t everyone? Pho Bac, another place I already think of as a big…

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Comments | Topics: Paseo, Pho Bac, Rebekah Denn

October 15, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Your picks for Seattle’s best cheap eats

We’re running a Restaurant Week contest over on the Seattle Times Facebook page, awarding restaurant gift certificates to the most-liked answers to our questions. First up: What, we asked, are the city’s best cheap eats? We’ve seen some of the usual popular answers: Paseo’s famous sandwiches, Rancho Bravo’s indoor version of a taco…

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Comments | Topics: Cheap Eats, contest, Dick's Drive In