A Little Bit of Tit for a Whole Lot of Tat – Tat’s Delicatessen

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The greatest joy of jury duty is going to the diners around Pioneer Square that are only open for lunch on weekdays, i.e. Salumi’s. I tried Tat’s Delicatessen for the first time, as I soft spot for cheesesteak. How can you go wrong with cheese and steak? An 8 inch sub loaded with steak, cheese, onions, bell peppers (mushrooms and hot peppers if you want them) is only $8.50 and it is LOADED. Loaded to the point where the poor hoagie holding the entire monstrosity together almost fell apart before I could get through the first quarter of the sandwich (maybe I’m a slow eater). The steak isn’t very flavorful, but the sheer heft and value makes it worth it.

I also¬†ordered a side of French fries, which were medium cut skin on, with Old Bay seasoning (paprika and salt maybe?). Since I got it to go, they were left to steam in their own heat, decreasing the crispiness and exponentially increasing the sogginess, so I can’t comment accurately about them.

Finally, I learned that a Tastycake is a prepackaged cupcake from the East coast. They no longer sell these even though there are signs that indicate that I should buy one…

Summary
Overall: a pretty good story
Hightlights: cheesesteak
Footnotes: very busy during lunch hour with a line out the door – expect to wait 20 minutes minimum; it is loud in the brick walled restaurant; lots of different types of sandwiches available besides cheesesteak; grab a fork and expect to make a mess!

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