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The Truck: Bigfood; Mobile locations can be found on their website ; Permanent spot in the Seattle Armory Center.

The Fare: Flatbread sandwiches.

The Stop:

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Bigfood Puts Down Roots at Seattle Center

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The Truck: Bigfood; Mobile locations can be found on their website; Permanent spot in the Seattle Armory Center.

The Fare: Flatbread sandwiches.

The Stop: Ever since opening in 2011, Tyler Rebman and Matthew Pontious have been representing the Seattle food truck scene with their flat bread sandwich creations and sasquatch-habitat-camoflauged truck. Caribbean and East Indian influenced, customers will find a smashing combination of sauces and braised meats served on Indian-styled naan bread or basmati rice. I would go as far as to say it is my favorite naan in Seattle.

These guys are such a big hit they were even invited by Microsoft to permanently set up shop in one of the company's Redmond campus buildings. They passed because you can't hold down Bigfoot for long. They like to roam, or so I thought.

Three weeks ago, Bigfood Mobile set up in the revamped Seattle Center Armory building. Don't worry. They are still trekking around Seattle and keeping their food truck business strong. But in addition, you can now catch 'em seven days a week in their new spot.

These long-time childhood friends, hailing from the food-loving city of Chicago, draw you in with their Midwestern straightforwardness and disarming sense of humor. They are genuinely nice guys and their talents complement one another. Rebman is a longtime chef and food stylist, while Pontious is an award-winning designer who has used his talents to build out their new digs.

The space is cleverly built, making you feel like you are at a friend's cabin in Mount Baker instead of a huge warehouse food court. When I comment on how great the space looks, Andre, hired by the owners to manage the day-to-day operations at the new location, excitedly tells me they are in the process of building out the bar counter space.

You will see the same concoctions you have grown to love from their truck such as my two favorites: the Yeti's red wine-braised beef w/curried fruit and the Sequoia, tender pulled chicken meat with tomato chutney and coriander cream.

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There are some bonuses thrown into the mix:

Bonus #1: Their permanent digs will soon be offering a repertoire of barbecue delights such as succulent pulled pork.

Bonus #2: They now have a liquor license so now you have a place to set down your tired bones and get boozy.

Businesses around Seattle Center and Seattle Center employees are thrilled to have easy access to Bigfood and other local Seattle businesses which have set up shop like Skillet Counter and Pie.

Sadly, tourists seem to flock to what they know. In this case, it is the Subway two spots down from the Skillet counter that commands the longest lines.

So, the next time you are playing host to visiting family or friends, steer 'em over to Bigfood's sweet new pad. Deep down, it's what Subway's Jared would want.

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