A few doors down from Scott Staples' Uneeda Burger, sausage impresario Miles James is readying his Dot's Delicatessen for a July 27 (-ish) opening. In a few short weeks the shop on Fremont Avenue will fill its cases with terrines, sausage and cured meat, alongside a small menu of sandwiches and deli-appropriate sides like coleslaw and potato salad.
James built up a following through his Seattle Sausage Company cart, and is envisioning his bricks-and-mortar shop as a casual neighborhood place, ideal for stopping in on the way home from work. The meaty happy hour menu includes steak frites, sausage, and steak tartare. And awwww...James named his place after his grandmother.
Dot's will have a few beers on tap, and if diners should purchase a bottle of wine, James says he's happy to hand over a few glasses for them to use. "But there's no service service here," he cautions. Just order a Reuben or a charcuterie plate and grab a seat across from the counter. Scott Emerick, formerly of Cremant, will help cook, while his wife Tanya Emerick assists with day-to-day operations.
James is planning a bit of retail on his many shelves (it's apparently the thing to do these days), and plans to sell a few essential charcuterie cookbooks. For anyone wanting more, Kim Ricketts Book Events' new owner Lara Hamilton is opening forthcoming culinary bookstore Book Larder just down the street.