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  • www.delicatusseattle.com

It's called Delicatus. If you like sandwiches—that is, if you are a human being—prepare to freak out.

Delicatus—open right now at First and Yesler—is the product of "the simple concept that people in the greater Seattle area deserve a better sandwich." It seeks to correct what its founders see as a regional misrepresentation of the Amer-European delicatessen tradition, using mainly local/artisan/sustainable ingredients. (Rumor has it one of the owners, Mike Klotz, used to bartend at Oceanaire and hails from Philadelphia. The other owner is, it is believed, God. I have a call in to confirm.)

Delicatus' suppliers include Mt. Townsend Creamery for insanely great cheese and Wooly Pigs for insanely great pork—and Zoe's Meats, the Essential Baking Company, Brenner Brothers, and Frank's Produce and Bavarian Meats in the Pike Place Market. Hel-LO, people!

Sandwiches are priced around $7.50. Some have stupid names...

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...but if these are as good as they sound, they can call them whatever the hell they want. Here's the full menu.

I will be running down there as fast as my legs will carry me as soon as possible. Meanwhile, any reports?