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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Re-[Re?]-Return of Skillet

posted by on January 16 at 10:40 AM

After many moons, Skillet, Seattle’s finest mobile dining operation/figment of the imagination, is back in business as of lunch today. (First Skillet got shut down by the health department, then Skillet’s vintage Airstream trailer broke, then maybe something else happened to Skillet—no one can remember.)

From the Skilleteers:

we are back… we might get shut down again…ok….not funny…we won’t, we refuse to!!! also, we are going to be operating tue/wed/thurs around town… fridays/saturdays we will be doing events etc.

so……..check us out sometime soon… we can’t wait to see all of you…

Lunch today will be served out of the repaired Airstream down in Sodo at 2935 Utah Ave. On the menu:
• The Burger, Kobe, bacon jam, bleu, arugula, brioche, hand-cut fries, $7
• lemongrass pork sandwich, cilantro aioli, slaw, soft roll, hand-cut fries, $7
• poutine, white cheddar, herby chicken gravy, hand-cut fries, $5

More menu, maps, schedule, and Danny’s cell number so you can make sure they’re really there here.

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Are they cash only?

Posted by dkit | January 16, 2008 11:54 AM

Their "Westlake location" is really more like Denny Park: NOT Westlake. grrrrr!!!!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | January 16, 2008 12:34 PM

Finally. Rock!

Posted by kid icarus | January 16, 2008 12:44 PM

Menu is a microcosm of why obesity reigns

Posted by stu | January 16, 2008 1:36 PM

They ran out of food. The Starbucks building descended on the airstream and bought everything. I waited in line for an hour and got the kobe burger. It was delicious. And no, Stu, it was the perfect portion, and not the reason obesity is a problem. Right before completely running out of food, the health department showed up. They were still there when we finally got our food, so I don't know what came of that.

Posted by brad | January 16, 2008 1:54 PM

and dude...they take all major credit cards and debit! sweet! no need for cash for lunch! please leave them alone health dept. please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! we need skillet now more than ever!

Posted by yummy | January 16, 2008 2:51 PM

I am one of the Starbuck folks who descended upon them. The food was awesome, but remember, it's not fast food. It's really great food served out of a tiny little airstream kitchen. Heard some folks complaining that it took too long. They make all the food TO ORDER. That alone is an achievement, but doing that out of a trailer is damn near God-like! Keep goin' Skillet. There aren't enough choices for food down here. You are a breath of beef scented air.

Posted by starbuckan | January 16, 2008 2:57 PM

Anybody who was there yesterday in time to not get served what they wanted and catch the health inspector showing up to shut them down again knows that this place has more hype that bite.

Posted by jackie treehorn | January 17, 2008 10:43 AM

Update: they weren't at Thomas and Boren today.

Posted by leek | January 17, 2008 1:03 PM

Yes, the Health Department showed up on Utah St. and Skillet coincidentally "ran out of food" at that moment. They were operating illegally and agreed to shut down voluntarily. This is all public record stuff, no matter what they say... Nice way to compete with legitimate food businesses -- don't follow the rules!

Posted by umi | January 20, 2008 10:48 AM

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