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Photo by Leslie Kelly
Brian couldn't do it without his right-hand man.
There are gobs of places to grab a bite or sit and sup

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At Pike Place Pasta, The Dude Abides

brian lopriore1.jpg
Photo by Leslie Kelly
Brian couldn't do it without his right-hand man.
There are gobs of places to grab a bite or sit and sup at Pike Place Market. Just about every food imaginable is served in that historic space, from snappy sausages and fried chicken gizzards to mini-doughnuts that people line up for.

But there's just one place where you can order a ravioli sandwich, and that's Pike Place Pasta Bar, which was once upon a time known as LoPriore Pasta Bar, which was Yazzalino's way back when. (Anybody remember that? Well, I do! Because they catered my wedding. If you wanna call a taco bar and a gallon of tequila catering.)

Brian's in charge these days, and he does loads of catering in addition to the busy lunch trade. That Brian's a real character. Don't get him started about connecting on Facebook. "I want face time, not Facebook," he said. Read part one of this week's Grillaxin for more. Oh, and tell Bri you read it on Voracious, and he'll give you 10 percent off your tab until the end of the month!

SW: What do you like to cook at home?

Brian: Ravioli.

What's your least favorite prepping chore?

Making sauces.

What's your most popular dish at the pasta bar?

Lasagna.

Will you make a ravioli sandwich on request?

Of course!

Did I see you on a motorcycle? What kind? How fast have you gotten it up to?

Honda. The legal speed limit.

Is it true that the Pike Place Market is like a big family?

Yes.

What's your favorite canned tomato?

Angela Mia.

Love the pasta bar's celebrity photo gallery. Who's the most famous person you've ever served?

Jeff Bridges.

Check back for part three of this week's Grillaxin for a recipe from Pike Place Pasta Bar.

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