Dave Davidson’s Altars Of Fatness: Seattle’s Delicatus


There’s just something about a good sandwich that’s very comforting. Often times on tour, we’re subjected to shitty late night gas station sandwiches but when you stumble across a place that does simple sandwiches in a very delicious way, it really makes up for all the previous indigestion.

Good bread, meat, cheese and veggies are so much more than just the sum of their parts, so I’ve decided to review one of my favorite high-end deli’s, Seattle, Washington’s Delicatus.

We’ve played Seattle on several occasions and have a few buddies in the area so when our friend told us we had to try Delicatus, we heeded his advice and boy are we glad that we did.

At this point we’ve been there numerous times, so I guess you could say it’s become our go-to spot in jet city. I’ve sampled several offerings from their menu but I went there recently and ordered a special that really knocked my socks off.

The special and a cup of chowder, or as we say in Boston, “Chowdah”

It was a cajun club that featured tasso ham, garlic and herb brie, cajun chicken breast and a little lettuce and tomato for good measure. The sandwich was delectable of course and the ratios of meat, cheese and bread were all on point.

That’s the beauty of Delicatus, great ingredients that are assembled in simplistic perfection. I also most note that they do a killer oyster chowder as well, seriously spend the extra couple of bucks and get it as your side, you’ll thank me for it later.

I’d be remiss in my review if I didn’t mention the fact that they serve booze as well.

Now I’m not really a bloody mary kind of guy but their bloody special caught my attention and looked to good to pass up.

Day drinking? Sure, why not

It featured in house pepper infused vodka with a homemade mix, but the real kicker was the fact that they also add lamb stock to the drink as well. It had a great peppery kick and the lamb stock gave it an umami quality.

Topped off with an extra briny green olive, this bloody mary felt like a meal in and of itself.

So there you have it folks!

If you’re in the Seattle area, do yourself a favor and check out Delicatus — you’ll be stoked that you did.

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