Pallino serves up a menu of fresh, made-to-order Italian specialties in a casual setting inspired by family gatherings and leisurely bocce games. Antipasti such as roasted garlic and cheese flatbread ($5.95) prep palates for main dishes and help patrons evade amorous vampire kisses. Featuring braised beef and pork with Chianti-spiked tomato sauce and a whisper of cream, mama's meat sauce with rigatoni ($8.95) banishes any doubt about how mama used to get her little noodles to sleep through the night. Pizzas round out the menu with combinations including prosciutto and roasted fig ($6.95/$12.49) and Italian sausage and mushroom ($6.95/$12.49), and paninis ($4.75 for a half; $6.95 for a whole) come with a choice of warm chips or carrot sticks, which are less warm, but make up for it with their svelte figures and pretty faces. Decadent gelato is maneuvered into an array of desserts—it's squeezed between two cookies in gelato sliders ($5.95), topped with espresso and whipped cream in an affogato ($3.50), and bobbing in a soda float, flavored with a choice of syrup ($4.95). Most importantly, the friendly staff and quick service will allow you to make the most of a hearty dinner enjoyed in the clean dining room or as a speedy carryout order.
At Sweet Iron's brand-new location, natural and locally grown ingredients are pressed into cast-iron Belgian waffle irons to create rich, dense waffles in the tradition of Liège waffles from Eastern Belgium. Liège waffles are thick and chewy, with chunks of caramelized sugar pearls throughout, creating a lightly cakey way to satisfy a malnourished sweet tooth. For a fruity treat, snag a banana brulée waffle, topped with Sweet Iron's house-made caramel sauce and whipped cream ($3.99), or the strawberry and whipped cream waffle ($3.99), drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar. If you're craving something savory, try the Applegate bacon waffle ($4.99) or the brie and basil, with imported Val de Soane cheese ($4.99). Wash everything down with a steaming Stumptown latte ($2.90/small) or a doppio espresso ($2), among other liquid wonders. Check out the full menu here.
The crêpes flung at Mobatta's come swaddled in handy paper wrapping, which makes them ideal to nosh while walking to work or cruising on your Segway to court. Reimagined breakfast classics such as the french-toast crêpe, with eggs, cinnamon sugar and maple syrup ($4.99), or the salmon and egg tartine, with mozzarella, smoked salmon, and hollandaise sauce ($5.99), make excellent fuel for a day on the town. The menu has more than 10 sweet dessert crêpes, including a blackberry-cobbler crêpe, with cinnamon sugar, brown sugar, crumbled graham crackers, and whipped cream ($5.69), that's tasty company for a hot cup of Dillano's coffee ($0.99) or a Ghirardelli cafe mocha ($3.25). Or try savory lunch options such as the fish-taco crêpe ($6.69) and the chicken-bacon-ranch crêpe (stuffed with mozzarella, tomato, spinach, and ranch dressing, $7.39) to satisfy mysterious midday crêpe cravings.
Shoes, clothes, and speed-inducing accessories line the walls at West Seattle Runner, where friendly running enthusiasts help each customer enhance their run. After a fitting, feet stride comfortably in Asics, Saucony, and Mizuno shoes or settle in to the snug hug of new Superfeet insoles. Apparel from Moving Comfort and Oiselle wicks sweat away, and snacks by Clif, Nuun, and GU ensure that athletes have the energy to go on producing more. In addition to peddling their fleet-footed wares, staffers also encourage a robust running community, leading group runs every Wednesday and Sunday.
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