The options for evening dining in Seattle may be overwhelming but quick and inexpensive lunches are sometimes harder to find. Paseo is my favorite on-the go- option (if you don’t count the time waiting in line) but I am always interested in extending my list with new choices to try.
Serafina, Eastlake’s romantic Italian hideaway now has a panini window, where you will find options like the Porchetta, made with roasted porchetta on Macrina ciabatta with pickled onion and salsa verde, or the Salami made with fontina cheese and artichoke olivada on baguette as well as the Caprese with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil pesto and balsamic on housemade focaccia. The sandwiches are priced at 8 dollars.
Homey and inviting Dinette on Capitol Hill has been serving sandwiches since the beginning of summer, owner and chef Melissa Nyffeler knows how to dress up any sandwich with items like the Cubano; Carlton Farm’s braised pork shoulder, smoked pork loin, caramelized onions, gruyere, red pepper and mustard, or the Curry Chicken Salad made of free range chicken, dried apricots, blood orange mayo & pickled carrots. The long list of sandwiches are priced under 9 dollars.
And just this week, Blue Moon Burgers opened a Capitol Hill location on Broadway, where they serve Long Valley Ranch’s 100% Pasture Raised Beef served in a myriad of ways; with signature burgers like the Blue Hawaiian with Teriyaki Glaze, pepper jack cheese and a grilled pineapple ring or the The Code Blue, two beef patties topped with 4 slices of bacon, 2 slices of cheddar cheese, peanut butter, sweet red onions and the special Blue Moon sauce on brioche. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available.
Lunch has never been easier. Pick up your sandwhich and find a spot to enjoy the sun while it is still visiting.