Monday, September 2, 2013

New Plan + Pike/Pine

As you can tell, I'm not a frequent "poster." I have a client (I wish to protect his name, so let's call him "Ryan") who razzes me every time he gets his haircut that I need to step up my posting. Thus, in an effort to appease my massive fan base, my new plan is to write a new post each time Ryan gets his haircut. Who knows? Ryan may start getting his hair cut more often just to put me to the test.

This is a nice nudge, because I've been meaning to shout out a couple of Pike/Pine eateries that I absolutely love. The first is Marination Station, situated just above the QFC at Pike & Broadway. Marination started off as a food truck and met with wild success, so now they have two brick and mortar spots - this one, and one on the West Seattle side of the water taxi. We treated ourselves to an all shop lunch there earlier this year, and it satisfied everyones' taste buds. The second is Big Mario's Pizza, just two blocks east of Marination on the south side of the street. I'm a huge fan of the large foldable slices topped with pear and gorgonzola. On a visit before a show at Neumos, my slices were complimented by a delicious Manhattan prepared with orange bitters.