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July 13, 2009

Bellingham ♥ NY

Gandolfo’s NY Deli is opening in the Fall on Stuart off Meridian.
NY Pizza & Bar opened last month on State (old Bargainica space).
Cicchitti’s (on Railroad) tags itself as ‘real’ NY style pizza (which it is).
The Bagelry is real NY style bagels, spreads and sandwiches.
Old World Deli makes phenomenal sandwiches (see Little Italy, NYC).

What is it with this addiction to food stuffs from 3000 miles away? What about Chicago style pizza? Chicago is only 2100 miles away.  When Chicago Deep Dish Pizza was introduced to NY in the ’80’s, no one in NY wanted NY style pizza anymore!

I will tell you what Bellingham needs. Some real Korean food. No one is making Korean food to touch what comes out of NJ. But now we’re talking 3000 miles away again. Do you know why? No competition. To sample something different, I have to drive to Seattle or Vancouver. Move, you say? But, I would miss you, my fellow Whatcomer’s!

So, purely for self-interest, could the BTC Culinary Institute try to teach more ethnic based cooking for those of us raised in more diverse climes? I know BTC is the reason why some of Bellingham’s restaurants are cutting edge.

And, really, how many pizza places does a town need? I have an idea! How about Pizza & Java? THAT would be Bellingham! I give you permission – Go run with it.


  1. Well, we have a few decent korean groceries – have you tried the Sehome Grocery yet, on Samish? Nice people, lots of good neoguri and duk guk, etc 🙂

    are you korean?

    Comment by dan-o — August 5, 2009 @ 11:38 am

  2. About a year late, but we recently opened a Korean restaurant in Bellingham. Come check us out: http://www.koreanstonepot.com/. You can be the judge if it’s “real Korean food” or not. 🙂

    Comment by Umma — July 1, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

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