Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Please Don't Eat The Piroshkis

There's a new piroshki restaurant in downtown Seattle that I highly recommend you avoid. It's called Piroshki on 3rd and is apparently the second restaurant in a now growing enterprise. I haven't figured out if the owners and bakers are evil or truly evil, but I think it's clear that they're bent on world domination. For once you've had one of their piroshkis, you'll have no choice but to return again and again. One person I know has already been there three times in the first four days since he learned about it and he has other trips planned already. I fear he may be a lost cause.

But you don't have to fall into this trap. Avoid the delicious, perfect, just-a-little-bit-sweet dough. Don't even think about the corned beef, mushrooms, and cheese piroshki. Don't be tempted by the smoked salmon and cream cheese. Don't stop to admire the fact that each flavor of piroshki is cleverly shaped differently to reflect its contents. And, if you're forced to go, make sure it's not around noon when everything is fresh out of the oven. Fortunately, if you get there too late, there may be a long line of people in front of you.

In fact, stay as far away from the whole area as you can. If you get too close, the smells may draw you in. Piroshki on 3rd is at 710 3rd Avenue, between Columbia and Cherry, in Seattle.


The Cat Guy said...

I love them. I work in the same building of the one on 1st hill and there so good. I'm in love.