Welcome to the Eater Scenes, where Eater photographers visit some of the city's great restaurants and bars to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Here now, Suzi Pratt at Salumi.
[Photos: S. Pratt]
The lunch rush line at Salumi began winding out the door and down the block well before Pioneer Square began to rival Capitol Hill and Ballard for the city's best food neighborhood. Totally unpretentious in spite of the fact that it has been featured in publications well beyond Seattle—and that co-owner Gina Batali (yep, Mario's sister) once presented Anthony Bourdain with a custom-cured baby suckling pig prosciutto—Salumi remains one of the few places to eat in the city that consistently lives up to the hype. Here's a look from behind the counter on a recent Wednesday at 11 a.m.