Though past scholars believed Hannibal invaded Italy to conquer Rome, modern historians agree he was just looking for someone who could pronounce "gnocchi." Experience Italian authenticity sans war elephants with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of italian hoagies at Hey Paison! in Burien.
Named Western Washington's Best Sandwich Shop by CityVoters in 2008 and 2009, Hey Paison! grabs the attention of passing stomachs with sausage-, meatball-, and salami-stuffed italian hoagies. Every sandwich on the menu boasts a personal Praetorian Guard and a 9-inch hoagie roll, baked fresh daily. Ma's Homemade Meatball hoagie hand-rolls spheres of veal, pork, and beef before they splash and soak in homemade tomato sauce—patrons may choose a sandwich adventure that is either cheeseless ($7.95), provolone-laden ($8.75), or blanketed in both provolone and mozzarella ($9.25). Hailing from Italy's mountainous center, the Abruzzi hoagie's aged prosciutto, genoa salami, provolone, and artichoke hearts rappel into echoing stomachs ($9.50), while the patriotic Italian hoagie unites mortadella sausage, capicola, and sopressata salami under a banner of marinated tomatoes and roasted peppers ($8.75 for regular; $12.90 for double meat). The sandwich chefs also serve up philly cheesesteaks piled high with fresh-sliced beef and a selection of cheeses ($7.95+). Patrons who wish to linger amid the restaurant's collection of Rat Pack–era memorabilia, including autographed photos of Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra’s Martian half-brother, can nibble on Hey Paison!'s hand-piped cannoli ($4.50) for dessert.
Burien Lake View
641 SW 152nd St.
Burien, Washington 98166Get Directions