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Via Tribunali's pizza is sooooo damn good at Midnight.
If you've ever seen a show, you know how important it is to be well nourished.

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Top 5 Places to Eat Before, After, and During a Show: From Via Trib to Snacks!

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Via Tribunali's pizza is sooooo damn good at Midnight.
If you've ever seen a show, you know how important it is to be well nourished. An empty stomach can lead to frustration, exaggerated intoxication, and an early ride home. To prevent just such atrocities, we've found a few places that hit the spot when it comes to getting a meal before a show, after, during, and all of the above.

Here they are, in no particular order:

1. Via Tribunali in the new Croc. 2200 Second Avenue

Hit this for happy hour before the show if you like (4 to 6 p.m.), but the real clincher is during a show, right before the headliner. The late-night hh runs from 11 p.m. til closing, which means that before the last band hits the stage, you can wander over for some sobering espresso (Caffe Vita's espresso is divine at Midnight), and a Salame pizza for $5.

2. World Sports Grille, 1511 7th Avenue (AKA Gameworks)

Let me start this off by saying that World Sports Grille completely sucks. Well, almost. Last time I was there, the guy at the table across the from me was sitting on the same side of the booth as his date wearing a T-shirt that said, "Love 'em and Leave 'em." The food's bad. But it won't make you sick (unless you get into a wing-eating contest). You're coming here for the tall beers (Manny's, etc.) that are cheap during their later-than-averge happy hour from 5 to 8 p.m., the perfect time to loosen up before a show at The Paramount.

3. Dick's, 500 Queen Anne Ave

Yes, I know this is obvious. But a Dick's Deluxe is a small piece of heaven after a show at KeyArena, and the best reason to skip the encore (and subsequent lines).

4. Snacks! 5219 Ballard Ave. NW

This is new Ballard at its finest. Like the rest of you, I have no memory of old Ballard. But if the yupification of Ballard is gonna smell and taste anything like the cigarettes and bratwursts I pull in at Snacks! before, after, and during shows at the Tractor, then put my name down on the committed list for your next condo project.

5. La Poblanita, 2624 6th Street, Bremerton

Yeah, it's in Bremerton. No, there aren't a lot of shows in Bremerton worth taking the ferry over for. But the recent Cave Singers/Dutchess & the Duke show at the High Fidelity Lounge proved that Seattle band with KEXP love can sell the hell out of Bremerton's most intimate venues. If this trend continues, consider the tamales at La Poblanita. They're always hot, and always $1.25. Except for on the weekends, when they're a buck.

 
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