Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The tragic lack of pizza in Seattle

Seattle has a huge problem:

There is NO GOOD PIZZA here.

And when you are 9 days past your due date, you need some good pizza.

The Studly Hubby grew up eating good pizza in Iowa City, at the locally owned Pagliai's pizza (with a truly secret tomato sauce and home-made sausages!). We scouted around for good pizza in Minneapolis for a long time before we finally discovered Punch Pizza, a traditional Neopolitan pizzeria that is so crowded at dinner time that people wait outside in below-zero weather for hours for it. Punch is so good that I have declared it the Restaurant I Would Go To if I Could Go Anywhere in the World.

Although the real Restaurant I Would Go To if I Could Go Anywhere in the World is actually right here in Seattle (I don't count it at the moment though since I live here). It is not pizza (let me remind you again: there's no good pizza in Seattle). It is a tiny sandwich place that serves sloppy delicious Caribbean sandwiches out of an aluminum hut crowded with about 4 tables and a sign on the wall that says "Hippies use BACK door". The sandwiches are so fine they will ruin you.

Paseo on a nice day, the doors are open and people are waiting outside for their sandwiches. If you want to guarantee you get a sandwich you have to go before 6 pm because they often run out of bread and then you are screwed.


Peggy said...

Somebody (and I can't remember who) had said that this child is waiting for the 10/10/10 birth date. I sure hope that you don't have to wait until tomorrow.

I miss Iowa City pizza too. The kids used to love watching they guys toss pizza dough in the air from the window.

Kathy said...

I have been thinking of you so much! Liz was 11 days over so I know what you are going through.

A sandwich is just not the same without bread . . .