This herb-encrusted filet on Maslow's salmon burger makes me want to open my wallet very wide indeed. As does this month's $1 million matching promise made by Amazon. FareStart
Maslow's Opens Today, Rounding Out FareStart's Amazon Adventure
The nonprofit's Amazon campus flagship is a full-service, all-day restaurant helmed by chef Skylar Gemar, who previously helmed the kitchen at Ada's Restaurant and Bar in Phinney Ridge, and it's open today from 11am to 9pm for lunch, happy hour, and dinner.
Maslow's is named, adorably, for Abraham Maslow—you might be familiar with his theory of the hierarchy of needs. It's a a nod to the restaurant's mission of providing for "the next level of needs to help move people toward a higher wage on their journey to security and self-sufficiency," and is also maybe the one old timey restaurant name I do not find at all obnoxious. Endearing, actually.
The restaurant is as gorgeously designed as any of Seattle's newest hotspots, in hopes, I think, of commanding similar prices. Thus the whole "next level of needs,"—I think this means they'll get to pay folks little more or employ more folks or generally put more money into programs, which is great because this city sure as shit ain't cheap these days. When rent is averaging out around $2000 per month, it takes a pretty hearty tug on the old bootstraps to complete that journey to self-sufficiency, basically, so hopefully you're all down to shell out at Maslow's. Given how goddamn lovely their food looks, I'm guessing you'll definitely be getting your money's worth. Not to mention that, if you go this month, you'll be getting in on that $1 million match from Amazon. Salmon burgers, anyone?
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