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Cycene Serves Up a Taste of the South

Posted December 12, 2016

This month, Pike Place Market celebrates the grand opening of Cycene, a new restaurant on First Avenue serving up Southern-inspired cuisine. Open early for breakfast and lunch seven days a week, hungry patrons will be delighted by the simple-yet-satisfying selection of sandwiches and grits.

Co-owner Patsy Williams greets customers at the counter, taking orders like Cajun boudin grits with eggs over easy, sides of succotash and home fries, and the popular spicy chicken sandwich. "Cycene is the Old English word for kitchen," Patsy explains. "This is our kitchen, and we want people to feel the love of eating a humble, home cooked meal."

The chef behind the grill is Hassan Chebaro, Patsy's husband and the other half of the Cycene duo. "This is the food I grew up eating and love to cook," says Hassan. "Everything is made from scratch. All of the sauces, all of the sausages... everything."

Cycene is open weekdays 6 am-2 pm, weekends 8 am-3 pm, and located at 1523 First Avenue between Pike and Pine, neighboring El Borracho, Shug's Soda Fountain + Ice Cream, and Old Stove Brewing Company. Visit CyceneKitchen.com for more information.

Pike Place Market welcomes Dot’s Butcher & Deli! Chef and owner Miles James is proud to present the only whole animal butchery in the Market. James has over 20 years of experience in the food industry, starting out as a dishwasher and working his way up. Dot's may be new to the Market but this isn't its first appearance in Seattle. Dot's Charcuterie & Bistro, located in Fremont, closed its doors in 2014 after three years in business. Now, the deli is back, with a menu featuring familiar cuts of meats like pork belly, ground beef, and rib eye alongside some less familiar meats like rabbit (upon request). As the name states, Dot's is not just a butchery; their deli menu boasts of delicious sandwiches such as porchetta, meatball, and cheesesteak with house made cheese wiz. With items that sound this delicious, it's hard to believe that James used to be a vegan. Dot’s is open from 10 am-6 pm.

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Art-to-Go as You Nosh

Posted June 22, 2016

The next time you purchase a tasty stuffed pastry at Piroshky Piroshky, check the bag. On one side you'll find the shop's logo, and on the other side? Artwork created by one of the Market's 200+ local craftspeople. It's a unique opportunity to promote another aspect of the Market community that grew from a change in bag manufacturers.

Oliver Kotelnikov and Olga Sagan, owners of the shop, were in the process of choosing a new bag maker when they brainstormed ideas for images that could go on one side of the bag. "There is so much beautiful art for sale in the Market, we thought we'd like to share it with our customers at all our stores," Olga said. After consulting with some Market craftspeople, who reacted positively to the idea, Olga and Oliver chose artwork by Sally Simmons for their first printing of 300,000 new bags.

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Bienvenue a Choukette

Posted June 21, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of Choukette, a new eclair bakery in Pike Place Market. Trust us, these cream-filled beauties taste as good as they look. Visit their “eclair gallery” and cafe at 1500 Western Avenue and be one of the first to try for yourself.

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