Speaking of places on Capitol Hill, why did Dilettante close? And, where is the place to go for late night desserts now that it is closed?
I thought that the entire city was being overrun by an infestation of rabid Quiznos... Have they not invaded Cap Hill yet? And if not, why? Do you Cap Hillers have some secret anti-Quiznos forcefield or death-ray???....
Dilettante is moving to the new Brix building and B&O is taking their old spot. There will be plenty dessert after the reshuffling
Now no one will ever know if Taco Bell is closed or not, before heading back to Dick's.
good riddance. all kfc can go, and dicks' just spreads trash all over the neighborhood, too.
why are there no falafel carts?
Oh, that's where B&O went ...
I'd rather see couscous carts ...
location, location, location!!!
to hell with fast food, build that apartment!
1)There is a Quiznos on the Hill now at Harvard and John.
2)Granted, fast food is, for the most part, not very healthy but if you're a minimum wage worker or resident on the Hill you deserve a couple places to have a quick, cheap meal.
3)Food snobs are assholes.
"Deserve"? Really? Why?
Poor Century Ballroom. Anyone who was present at the city council cultural overlay meeitng a few months back will remember her speech, in which she said (paraphrase) "god forbid the KFC be torn down to be developed into housing, where residents will complain about the sound of swing music coming from my windows and shut me down". This will also be very bad news for the Cap Hill Block Party.
And it's Comte @12 for the win!
Dominic, glowering vegans may report to Taco Time over on Madison, if they must. Although it doesn't really have the anti-meat cache of KFC. Good mexifries, though.
I just can't fathom what the poor have done to DESERVE a diet of fast, cheap and unhealthy food to shorten their lives...
These places are the reason that obesity is, for the first time in history, an affliction of the poor.
Seems to me that justice and equity would demand that a products cost would be correlated to its unhealthiness (the more deadly, the more expensive and the more healthy the less expensive)... That is what I would think the poor (that all of us) would DESERVE.
So I was wondering how @8 justifies making the statement that the poor DESERVE "quick", "cheap" and "for the most part, not very healthy" food.
All I can guess is that he thinks the poor DESERVE to die slowly of heart disease...
That's cold dude.
What we really need is Dick's carts. Downtown and at Safeco. Also one in downtown Ballard.
A nice flat parking lot would be great there. I just love what they did with the block that used to have the Cha Cha!
Soo... poor people need our options limited to the ones that are good for us? Fuck you very much.
fewer fast food restaurants = less dirtballs on the hill.
fewer fast food restaurants = fewer options for lunch/dinner/late night hot food under $5 for those who lack the funds to eat in gentrification-land.
Mr. X) What about the two 24-hour grocery stores on Capitol Hill that sell cheap food? We still have the Hurricane and IHOP. And the 13 Coins, but that's always been returdulously expensive.
I stand corrected. Your right. Apparently the poor do truly deserve fast food. (And obesity, and heat disease, and diabeties, and a slow, painful, early death. You've convinced me!)
"hart" not "heat"... GD PDA.
15: Oh, you elitist snob you! Didn't you get the memo? Public health and good taste are total left coast fag-loving liberal bullshit.
Is Quiznos (and the even more ubiquitous Subway) part of Fast Food Nation? I must confess a weakness for a hot sub now and then. M-M-M-M-M...
There are still plenty of places to get a cheap, fast and unhealthy meal on Capitol Hill. Dick's, for instance. Look around. As for falafel, I suppose there's Ali Baba on Broadway...
Someone sprayed the Stranger box outside of work here Jackson Pollock-style. There's corn dripping down the front of it. A dog walked by it, looked as if to sniff, but decided against it and walked on.
@ 24 - no. Saying that people who eat fast food are too stupid to know any better, on the other hand ...
"..the trash can in front of KFC.."
Oh No You Di'hnt!!
Half the fun of eating at Dick's is watching the teary eyed vegans try to vibe you as you eat a hamburger. I figure they really want a big Dick's Delux. BTW, bwsides wanting to control what we eat some vegans now want control of the language. They object to having veganism described as a dietary choice. Which of course it is and nothing but a choice.
Ideally, there'd be a multitude of CHEAP, and HEALTHY, fast food chains to choose from but that seems to be a concept that hasn't quite taken off yet.
If you're a poor schlub making minimum wage your options on the Hill are few. Believe it or not, there are quite a few folks who don't have the cash or the time to go to a sit-down restaurant. I'm not proposing that Capitol Hill needs a dozen fast food joints or that people should eat such food on a daily basis but I AM saying, don't begrudge the few that remain for people that can't afford the money or time to eat elsewhere, or WANT to eat an occassional $5 meal of greasy chicken or hamburger and fries.
AND, the McDonald's Southern Chicken Sandwich fuckin' ROCKS!!
It sucks that these affordable places to eat are closing and all that is left for a late night fast food bite it Dick's. The Hill is becoming too expensive for those who make it the great place it is.
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