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Tres superb!

Posted by SDS | July 9, 2007 10:02 AM

we get it. you love presse. can we please move on already?

Posted by steak tartare was too vinegary | July 9, 2007 10:03 AM

Seriously. Are we going to get a new Slog entry every time a Stranger staffer eats there?

Posted by i love it too but shut up already! | July 9, 2007 10:24 AM

presse is the new cha cha at the stranger. nary a week goes by (let alone a day, at times) that we don't receive a mention of it here.

i love the place but, jesus. i'm tired of hearing about it already.

Posted by kerri harrop | July 9, 2007 10:24 AM

What the hell, you guys.

Find the nice, soft space between the l and the m in calm and calm down. I hadn't seen all the mentions. I went there myself last night for the fist time, and I liked it a lot.

More important, I'm liking 12th. And I'm rooting for 12th to take off. I want 12th to fill up right down to Lloyd's Rocket at 12th and Yesler—where I intended to go last night, but it was closed.

I had passed Presse on my walk up 12th, and having read Bethany's review thought I'd check it out. So, we turned around and headed over. I'm glad we did.

Posted by Josh Feit | July 9, 2007 10:31 AM

Word on the street is that The Stranger has been purchased by ... no, not Rupert Murdoch, but by a much shadier group of investors (made up of Cafe Presse, Smith and The New ChaCha™).

Posted by Snork | July 9, 2007 10:40 AM


Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 9, 2007 10:55 AM

Sweet people,

So you’re weary of hearing about Capitol Hill’s fresh splendors in the realm of drinking/eating/having-of-fun... this one is/was for you.

Yours as always,


Posted by Bethany Jean Clement | July 9, 2007 11:14 AM

Just had a nice little breakfast there, and not a Stranger Staffer in sight (so far as I know, although, granted, I wouldn't recognize more than maybe five of them by-sight at any rate), and I too lurve the place; keep spreading the good word.

Now, if only they'd get a subscription to the International Herald Tribune, I'd be un campeur heureux.

And yes, 12th Ave is starting to feel like the "new Broadway/Market St./2nd Ave", and I don't think that's a bad thing at all.

Posted by COMTE | July 9, 2007 11:32 AM

dear stranger "foodies",
this place is not good. not anything like Le Pichet. the tartare sucks, the chicken liver is flavorless. I CAN GET BETTER TOMATO SOUP FROM SAFEWAY. the desserts run from dry and overbaked to cloyingly sweet. you can't get your ass off the hill for some real food. don't punish us with your poor palates.

Posted by takethedickoutofyourmouth | July 9, 2007 12:30 PM

Am I the only one here who thinks a "wet omelet" sounds revolting? Or perhaps like a revolting sex act dreamt up by deranged fratboys?

Posted by John | July 9, 2007 12:55 PM

You guys sure love sucking the Central District's cock. I guess it IS the petri dish for the urban idealists' concept of urban density.

Posted by Gomez | July 9, 2007 1:36 PM

(steps in, sets down box of klennex, and exits)

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | July 9, 2007 1:45 PM

I thought "wet omelet" was a euphemism for vagina.

Posted by elswinger | July 9, 2007 2:03 PM

just ask them about carrying the intn'l herald trib... they are currently taking requests. and if they were open to my suggestion of der spiegel, then they'll definitely be open to the herald.

Posted by stacy | July 9, 2007 6:22 PM

My friend and I went there last night around midnight... Caffe Presse, still open and still awesome!! Croque Monsieur and a Stella. Perfect pit stop

Posted by Katelyn | July 9, 2007 6:23 PM

Went for the first time last weekend, and loved it (amazing cold chicken and salade nicoise), and they sure replicated the Parisian feeling ... right down to the abysmally slooooooooow service (waited 45 minutes for our check). But I'll be back ... glad to get my Pichet fix without having to wade into Belltown.

Posted by chris | July 9, 2007 8:32 PM

@ 16. WOW! someone can make a ham & cheese sandwich and pour a beer on the hill? That is awesome and worth celebrating! you're right, they rule!!!!!

Posted by shutupshutupshutup | July 10, 2007 12:31 AM

@14: inspired observation. Thank you!

Posted by jackseattle | July 10, 2007 1:52 PM

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