Before moving to Seattle, Pennsylvania native Darlene Boline owned a French bistro outside Philadelphia. But she had never cooked Italian professionally—the sort of recipes learned from her family and her upbringing.
Boline arrived here two years ago, and has been catering since then. But now she’s preparing to open an Italian-style roasted sandwich shop in Economy Building arcade of Pike Place Market, in the former home of Danny’s Wonder Freeze.
Her shop, called Zaccagni’s after her grandparents surname, will serve up sandwiches stuffed with brisket, porchetta, meatballs, sausage and onion, and a vegetarian option like eggplant parmesan.
Zaccagni’s will likely open at the first or second week of January. Boline says she’s beyond excited to get back to work. While the specific hours are still in flux, she plans to open her doors at 10 in the morning, and serve sandwiches until the early evening as she cooks for the next day. “Braising takes two and a half hours; I’m going to be there anyway.”
Currently Zaccagni's has no website or Facebook page for tracking its progress; Boline is, after all, a one-woman show. But we will keep you posted on more specific opening details.