About an hour ago, I was walking through Westlake Park when I noticed a crowd gathered near the corner of 4th & Pike.
I walked toward the group, and when I arrived, I found that a brand-spanking-new eatery had opened up on 4th Avenue. It’s called “Potbelly Sandwich Shop”.
I entered the store, surveyed the scene, and even though I was not hungry, I realized that I had a quasi-journalistic responsibility to sample the new eatery. At least that was my excuse for negating the “healthy” chicken breast I had eaten one hour prior.
I checked out the menu, and decided to order the “Pizza Sandwich” simply because it had the highest caloric content. If you’re going to tweet your private parts, it should be to a supermodel (Mr. Weiner take note), and if you’re going to blow your diet, it should be done in the most hedonic manner possible.
After placing my order, I asked my sandwich maker if the store was called Potbelly because the sandwiches gave you one (I honestly thought that was the angle), and he laughed while explaining that the restaurant was started in a Chicago antique shop that sold potbelly stoves.
I took delivery of my food, grabbed a seat by the window, and went to work. The pizza sandwich was quite good. It consisted of pepperoni, cheese, mushrooms, and tomato sauce on a toasted roll. It’s not high cuisine, but it’s definitely up a few notches from traditional fast food. For $5, I think it represents quite a bargain. Especially in pricey Downtown Seattle.
Potbelly Sandwiches is a franchise with stores in 12 states, but the Downtown Seattle location is their first store in the State of Washington.
If you frequent the Westlake Park environs, it’s definitely worth a try.
For more information, visit: http://www.potbelly.com/Stores/StoreLocator.aspx?PL=1&LocatorMarketName=seattle