Manu Alfau Seeks New Location for La Bodega
The chef is hoping to keep his planned sandwich shop in Pioneer Square.
La Bodega is the chef's nod to his heritage. His plans include a a rotating list of sandwiches, including a signature version stuffed with pernil, a roasted pork shoulder marinated in garlic, oregano, lime juice, and cilantro. On the off chance you aren't sufficiently intrigued, he tops this with pickled cabbage, mayo, and cilantro, then presses it on a grill.
For now you can still find Alfau in the kitchen at Blind Pig Bistro, one of our 2012 Best Restaurants, working with chef Charles Walpole. He's also planning to hold at least one pop-up dinner a month, like the recent paella-fest at Restaurant Bea, while his search continues.