Restaurant Spotlight: Dead Line
If you're looking for a place in Seattle with history, passion, and killer cocktails...look no further. Dead Line sits on 1st Ave, in the heart of Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood, and takes the history of their digs pretty seriously; hey, they even named their restaurant after their cross-street. Yesler Way used to be called "the dead line" because it was the dividing line between two polarizing Seattle neighborhoods. Besides bringing delicious South American inspired cuisine to the people of Seattle, and pairing the perfect cocktail with it, the crew at Dead Line strives to bring the community of Pioneer Square together. What better addition to the Classic than this colorful Seattle hotspot with lighting that's to die for? Well, their lighting won't be at Safeco Field, but we'll see what we can do.
What is the most underrated spice?
In my opinion, it would be fenugreek leaf. It adds a sweet maple flavor to food -- perfect for marinating pork.
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
I would choose plantains. They are so versatile through their whole ripening process. From their green stage, perfect for frying to ripe and sweet for baking, grilling or sautéing. Plus I grew up eating them!
What bacon dish are you serving at the Classic?
We're bringing a delicious crispy thin fried plantain dish with house made bacon, black bean purée, avocado, pickled pineapple, chipotle glaze.