You’ve fantasized of becoming a butcher ever since you saw Harriet wield that knife in So I Married an Axe Murderer. And though it never panned out, you still appreciate a great cut when you see it.
So feast your eyes on Dot’s Delicatessen, which opened Saturday in Fremont.
Proprietor Miles James’s carnivorous past — he’s cooked at Campagne, Cremant, Union, and NYC’s Gramercy Tavern and wowed with irresistible dogs at his popular Seattle Sausage Co. cart — informed the old-fashioned butcher shop-meets-bistro menu. Classic French dishes, like chicken liver mousse and steak frites in bearnaise, play nice with casual lunch fare (Reuben, BLT), sausages, and charcuterie.
Seating is available for dine-in lunch and dinner, but takeout is always an option. Prefer to cook at home? Pick up fresh meats and other select ingredients of James’s choosing (such as local eggs) at the counter.
For a little slice-and-dice action of your own.
Dot’s Delicatessen, 4262 Fremont Avenue (206-412-7333 or dotsdelicatessen.com).
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