Archive | November, 2009

Salumi in Seattle

16 Nov

Every time I visit Seattle I must visit this busy restaurant for lunch.  You may call it a narrow storefront, a counter, or a tiny restaurant.  It is a very busy place where you can find house-cured Italian meats along with hot or cold sandwiches, and platters.  Cooked meats includes sausages, meatballs, oxtails, whereas cured meats vary from salamis, coppa, culatello, pancetta, prosciuttos and cured lamb.

I have been to Salumi countless times.  When I first went there the lineup was over 10 people long. Now I figure if I arrive before noon, I should miss the lunch crowd.  But there is always a line of 5-6 people ahead of me. When I order, I always have a difficult time to decide on a sandwich.  Sometimes it is because there are a few choices of meat that I want to try, but sometimes it is just because they tend to run out of certain meats, cheeses or breads.

Salumi is a small restaurant.  There is only one big table where people eat and mingle. Free water and wines (for $4.5/glass) are available on the same table for self serve.  It seems that they have a small room that you can reserve for special occasions (for $40/people, of course!).

Last week, my hubby and I waited in line for just 15 minutes.  I call it a blessing already.  We got two sandwiches to split: the culatello with mozarella on ciabatta with garlic spread and olive oil, and the grilled lamb on ciabatta with peppers and onions.  They were so flavorful. The sandwiches and meats there are truly of the higher quality. I definitely found an appreciation for the authentic Italian taste.

Also, I overheard that the “meatballs” are huge and they taste sensational.  Anyway, if you are in Seattle, Salumi is worth a try for lunch.

Salumi
309 Third Ave South Seattle
(206) 621 8772
Tuesday-Friday 11am-4pm
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Cute Dog Plushie

6 Nov

Side story: My dog P loves plush toys. He likes to play with his plush toys from time to time to amuse himself. Sometimes he likes to play rough with his plush toys; sometimes he likes to carry them from room to room and sometimes he likes to chew them.  He is one plush toys lover but also a destroyer.  That’s okay to me as long as he is having fun. I just need to buy new toys in order to keep up with him.

So yesterday after seeing him ripped open an elephant plushie, I went online shopping for new toys.  I came to a website called Funny Fur.  There were some cute plushies that caught my attention.  The site fills with many unique plushies such as these ones:  (They are “High Life” plushies but so funny and adorable in my human eyes).

Dog Plush Toy(Grrrona, Kennelone,ibone,arfsolute,appawtizer and Muttstercard)

growlextoy (Growlex)