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Mike and Elizabeth Gordon of Uncle Mike's Barbecue

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Owners of Uncle Mike's Barbecue

9640 16th Ave SW, 588-2713

So you're the owners of Uncle Mike's Barbecue. I hear Elizabeth is a vegetarian. Is she the creator of the barbecue tofu sandwich [$8] and the Queen's Delight smoked mushroom and eggplant sandwich [$8]?

Mike: Yes, she is, in collaboration with the staff.

Elizabeth: Usually when you're a vegetarian, you go to a place that serves meat and end up eating sides. We want there to be a main dish for vegetarians.

Is it true Ray Charles was a fan of your mom's cooking?

M: My parents knew him. They fed entertainers.

E: People think that's cool, but it's not. He couldn't eat downtown because of segregation.

Would you say there is an identifiable Seattle style of barbecue?

E: People come here from other places—it's like a hybrid, a barbecue mosaic.

I hear the ice cream made with your barbecue sauce at Full Tilt is delicious. How did you and Full Tilt's owner invent this dessert?

M: He told me he liked my sauce. I said, jokingly, "You should put it in an ice cream!"

Do you plan to collaborate with any other White Center businesses?

M: We're all trying to support one another. I hope to have a spoken-word night here. recommended

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Uncle Mike's is a great place and so is Full Tilt. You'll definitely leave full of goodness!
Posted by xxxSTEVExxx on November 5, 2010 at 1:13 PM · Report this
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Uncle Mike's is the BEST! The food is fantastic, beautifully served and made with love. You can taste it! Not only that but it's properly priced and generously served. You will LOVE this place.
Posted by cbbear on November 18, 2010 at 9:56 PM · Report this
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Uncle Mike's is the BEST! The food is fantastic, beautifully served and made with love. You can taste it! Not only that but it's properly priced and generously served. You will LOVE this place.
Posted by cbbear on November 18, 2010 at 10:01 PM · Report this

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