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Now Make Me a Sandwich plans to open a new shop this fall

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Thanks to multiple tipsters, Eater has learned that Ryan O'Toole, owner of sandwich-slinging food truck Now Make Me a Sandwich, is planning a brick and mortar sandwich shop at 8202 Greenwood Ave N. The building formerly housed Kalbi Grill Express, a Korean barbecue joint; prior to that it was Kabab House.

Until the store opens, O'Toole's truck will work in out of its kitchen, prepping for menu items like the Valhalla Pork (pulled pork with chipotle barbecue sauce topped with apple jalapeño slaw on a Telera roll) and the Bad Lieutenant (the Valhalla Pork plus bacon, ham, and provolone).

Many mobile purveyors ease the transition to a permanent home by keeping the same business name — for recent examples, see The Cheese Wizards' Interbay expansion and Sam Choy's Poké to the Max in Hillman City. But O'Toole indicates that his new place won't necessarily be a stationary version of his existing operation, as the name is still undecided.

The spot, at the corner of N 82nd and Greenwood, is well-positioned to serve the new Greenwood-Phinney Park between N 81st and N 82nd, which should break ground around the time O'Toole's restaurant opens and is slated to open to the public in fall 2017. To make way for the project, the city will soon demolish buildings occupied by Manna Teriyaki & Burger and Bleacher's Pub (sometimes spelled Bleachers Pub) — in the meantime, Bleacher's, a classic dive bar, has a sign out front clarifying that it's "not done yet."

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Sam Choy's Poke to the Max

5300 Rainier Avenue South, , WA 98118 (206) 432-9026 Visit Website

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