Paseo. Mere mention of the word gets my mouth watering. The popular Seattle restaurant, with neighborhood locations in Ballard (outdoor seating only) and Fremont, inevitably has long lines of eager diners. But even before you spot the customers, you'll likely catch a whiff of caramelized onions and roasted pork wafting down the street.
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If you can resist the Cuban press sandwich on steroids or the colossal grilled chicken breast sandwich, you'll want to try the Cuban roast ($8.50), which exalts fat hunks of pork shoulder, unbelievably succulent and blissfully meaty. Like most of Paseo's signature sandwiches, the Cuban roast is bound with a swipe of fragrant aioli, striated with piquant pickled jalapenos and topped with rings of plump, sweet roasted onions, and an obligatory stalk of crisp romaine lettuce.