The Seattle Weekly's Hanna Raskin has spent the past few months posting on the Weekly's "Voracious" Blog about 100 of her favorites in the Seattle area. It's a really great list with a lot of unexpected choices that go beyond the rote, well-worn standards like "Paseo Midnight Cuban" or "Tom Douglas Crab Cake".
For example, they included Salumi, but called out their delicious tongue sandwich instead of the porchetta or the not-even-a-real-menu-item-since-its-so-rarely-available oxtail sandwich.
Thought I'd see if the Chowhound community felt like disagreeing with any of her choices or throwing out other hidden gems that would fit this list.
The one I'm not so sure on is the pretzel from Brave Horse. Maybe I need to give it another chance, but when I had it, I remember being MUCH more impressed with the tasty mustards than the pretzel itself. (I also think Brave Horse is an over-hyped, over-priced place full of annoying Amazon folks, so maybe I have a bias... I do LOVE their Sunday fried chicken dinner, though)
Alpenland Deli on Mercer Island and Hans' Deli in Burien both make much better pretzels.