So, my brother-in-law Kenneth is somewhat of a foodie! And as such, he knows all the great places to dine all over the place (thanks in part to the very educational Food Network.)
While home in January, he told me all about this little tiny shop in Seattle owned by the family of Mario Batalli.
It's called Salumi.
Well, it's really called Armandino Batali's Salumi Artisan Cured Meats, but besides the meats, everyone goes for the sandwiches. They are only open for a few hours each day, have a very limited menu, and have virtually zero space to eat. They also have a line that wraps halfway down the block.
But, oh, is it worth it!
After sufficient enticing (which took all of 30 seconds) I begged to be shown this precious magical place he spoke of. So on my last day in Seattle, Mom, Sisters, Kiddos and I ventured there to enjoy this little piece of Heaven in the Emerald City!
Seriously, try the Mole Mozzarella Sandwich!
Along for the ride are:
My Not-Quite-Twin Sister : Erin
Darling Sister Mary and baby Jay
And of course, Lady-killer Luke!
Jayson in his momma-snuggie! He's killin' me with the eye contact!
Luke and I had fun while waiting in the gigantic line!
Small spaces = shoulder rides!
Gorgeous mama and her boy. Now those are some hazel eyes!
And the special of the day: Gnocchi!
Erin demonstrates the proper way to handle a meatball sandwich!
(I know, she's gonna kill me for posting this one, but sis, you look so cute, and everyone will just assume it's me, anyway!)
Flying Pigs are Everywhere!
(It's the Salumi trademark, and a path of flying pigs point the way through the downtown area to the storefront shop!)
After our hearty meal, Momma went to work while the rest of us pressed on to Pike's Place Market, and the the infamous Gum Wall in Post Alley.
This was my idea. And I loved it!
Jay and that eye contact, again!
Pretty sister #1
Pretty Sister #2
Little old me :)
"It's a PIG!"
Luke donated some coins to the pig!
The Fish Market!
Attached to this friendly fish is a fishing line, which, when unsuspecting tourists pass, a man behind the counter tugs. . . making the monkfish jump at said tourists. So funny!
Sisters outside of Sisters, the restaurant!
Okay, kids, brace yourselves for
Erin contemplates why she got talked into doing this. . .
But then is the first to get into the action!
Then Mary gets a little close for comfort!
My turn to SQUISH it in there!
It. Just. Looked. So. So. Yummy!!!
Yeah, right!! Ew!! I can't believe I put my face that close to it!!
Luke wants in on the action!!
"Mommy, pleeeeeease, can I have some gum?"
See what I mean about the "Lady Killer"?
Hennessey sisters showin' you how to make an exit!
"Work that booty, work that booty, make sure you don't hurt no-boody!"
Sampling one of the candies I picked up. . . reminding me of my childhood in Santa Ana.
Tamarind with chile!
Luke had so much fun, he didn't want to leave!
He makes for his escape!
But I got him!
Buh-bye Seattle! Thanks for the fabulous day!
PS- Props go out to my sisters for snapping some of these fabulous pics (especially the ones of me! I am so rarely in the photos, cause no one knows how to work my big machine!)