The 3rd entry in my Staff Meals series takes us to Canlis, which has been a Seattle staple for the past 62 years.
Opened in 1950 by Peter Canlis and passed down through the generations, the restaurant is now in the very capable hands of Mark and Brian Canlis, brothers who have worked in the restaurant since they were kids, helping take coats during New Years Eve dinners.
The theme of family runs through every aspect of the restaurant, including the staff meals, which they sometimes call Crew Chow or, very fittingly, Family Meal. “Staff meal is what drives the place”, says Mark. “These people give hours of their lives to this place, you have to feed them and take care of them.”