Happy 15th Anniversary, HoneyHole!

by Steven Behling


Lurking in the lower end of Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood is a hole-in-the-wall sammich shop that's worth your time. HoneyHole: that place with the oddly-sexual-sounding name and the most confusing décor (black and white photos, dusty rainbow feather boas suspending blue lights over tables...wait, is that a taxidermied blowfish?), and killer, killer sandwiches. 

I'll likely be featuring past visits to HoneyHole via Throwback Thursday posts as it's one of my most-visited Seattle haunts, but today's experience bears special mention. It's the weekend of HoneyHole's 15th anniversary!

It was already a packed weekend with Northwest Folklife Festival down at Seattle Center and the Seattle International Film Festival bookending my lunch hour, but I was lucky to find some time to sit down with my friends Aaron & Maryam and enjoy today's special: The Luke Duke. Housemade meatballs and marinara rich with fresh fennel and Italian herbs, melted (even browned!) provolone and Parmesan cheeses, ever-so-thinly-sliced red onion and green pepper, and fresh basil on a crusty, toasted demi-baguette. Happy Anniversary, HoneyHole! Here's to 15 more years of crafting some of the best sammy's I've ever tasted. 

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HoneyHole is located at 703 E Pike St in Seattle, Washington.