Georgetown arts stroll make you hungry? Stop here to refuel
Georgetown eats and drinks — 9 LB Hammer, Calamity Jane's, Georgetown Liquor Company, Hallava Falafel, Hangar Café, Jules Maes Saloon, Maruta Shoten, Pig Iron Bar-B-Q, Smarty Pants, Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack & Watering Hole, Squid & Ink and Two Tartes Café & Catering
Seattle Times staff reporter
There's no way one can go hungry — or thirsty — in Georgetown. There are plenty of options, with heaping portions of everything from falafels to Frito-laden chili.
9 LB Hammer: A neighborhood watering hole with no-frills beer and tamales. 6009 Airport Way S. (206-762-3373 or www.ninepoundhammer.com).Calamity Jane's: A rocking restaurant and bar that serves up a killer potpie and is planning a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. 5701 Airport Way South. (206-763-3040 or www.calamityjanes.biz).
Carleton Avenue Grocery: Neighborhood grocer that acts as a mini Whole Foods with organic, gluten-free and vegan options. 6601 Carleton Ave. S. (206-763-3708).
Georgetown Liquor: Vegan-friendly, with the motto: "strong enough for a carnivore, made for a herbivore." 5501 B Airport Way S. (206-763-6764 or www.georgetownliquorcompany.com).
Hallava Falafel: Scrumptious fat falafels from a truck. $6.50 each but cash only. 5825 Airport Way S. (206-307-4769 or www.myspace.com/hallava).
Hangar Café: The cafe makes everything from scratch, including crepes and scones. 6261 13th Ave. S. (206-762-0204 or www.thehangarcafe.com).
Jules Maes Saloon: The saloon is said to be the oldest continuously running bar in Seattle (1888), and it certainly looks the part. One almost expects a brawl, but the mood is mellow and the food is hearty — a specialty is chicken-fried steak. There's also a big game room in the back — complete with pool table and pinball machines. 5919 Airport Way S. (206-957-7766 or ww.myspace.com/julesmaessaloon.
Lect's Soup Stop: Takeout soup plus sandwiches and wraps sold out of a historic train-switching station. The stop donates to the Life Enhancement Charitable Trust (which provides glasses, hearing aids and dentures to those in need). 5327 Denver Ave. S. (www.lectssoupstop.com).
Marco Polo: Dive bar with pressure-cooked fried chicken and karaoke. 5613 Fourth Ave S. (206-762-3964).
Maruta Shoten: A Japanese market with sushi half off at 5 p.m. 1024 S. Bailey St. (206-767-5002).
Pig Iron Bar-B-Q: Happily break your new-year diet resolutions here with white-cheddar maple bacon stuffed jalapeños, pulled pork and chicken, plus sweet-potato fries. 5602 First Ave. S. (206-768-1009 or www.pigironbbq.net).
Smarty Pants: Sandwiches galore plus the Brady Brunch favorite: Frito pie — chili laced with Frito chips. 6017 Airport Way S. (206-762-4777 or smartypantsseattle.com).
Slim's Last Chance Chili Shack: The popular biker roadhouse was featured on the Food Network's show "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives." The menu has all kinds of hearty chili like Chili Verde, Brisket n' Bean and Texas Red — all on top of jalapeño mac n' cheese or white Cheddar grits. 5606 First Ave S. (206-762-7900 or www.slimslastchance.com).
Squid & Ink: Casual vegan restaurant. 1128 S. Albro Place. (206-763-2696 or www.myspace.com/squid_and_ink).
Tiger Lounge: A retro cafe, martini lounge and live performance dinner theater. 412 S. Orcas St. (206-762-7357 or www.tigerloungeagogo.com).
Two Tartes Café & Catering: Sandwiches and pastries — plus cookies the size of your head. 5629 Airport Way S. (206-767-8012 or www.twotartes.com).
Marian Liu: 206-464-3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam and Sara Lucchese create handmade pasta out of their kitchen-garage adjacent to their Ballard home. Here, they illustrate the final steps in making pappardelle pasta.