Hitchcock Deli

by Steven Behling


This past Monday my other job took me on a ferry ride across the Puget Sound and onto Bainbridge Island.  Bainbridge has a nice sprinkling of tasty eateries, and a fellow foodie friend had recently recommended the island's outpost of Georgetown eatery Hitchcock Deli.  As all of September's NOSHology posts will be solely Chicago-based, it seemed only fitting that I order the special: a Chicago Style Roast Beef sandwich with tender, juicy roast beef and melted provolone, topped with ubiquitously-Chicago giardiniera on a mayo-spreaded hearty potato roll.

Perfection.  And did you know that Hitchcock's deli case is stocked with we-slice-it charcuterie, including roast beef, porchetta, pastrami, bacon, and turkey?  What are you waiting for? Hop on the ferry to Bainbridge or take the 99 down to Georgetown this weekend for some killer meats and sammys.  There.  Now you have your Saturday afternoon plans all sorted out.  You're welcome.    

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Hitchcock Deli is located at 129 Winslow Way East on Bainbridge Island and at 6003 12th Avenue South in Seattle, Washington.  


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.