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West Seattle Herald/White Center News Wednesday, July 30, 1997 / 1 It to the be we on e the project," Ralston said. how to show teamwork and dedica- Center for Youth Development in A large portion of the first two -'tion to the project," said Yohannes Washington, D.C. came to Seattle to weeks of the project was spent Desda, llg. train the students how to go out into working on project management YouthMapping is a national pro- the community, and how to be pre- skills that will help them achieve gram that recently was implemented pared for certain situations that they their goals, in Portland, Ore. The students may encounter. The teens are being paid for their The students also received hands- watched a video of the Portland pro- on computer training that they will ject to gain a better understanding efforts through the city of Seattle's need once they begin entering the of how YouthMapping could suc- Youth Employment Program. Other results from their surveys ceed, Ralston said. sponsors of the program alongside "So far, we've been working on On July 21-22, experts from the the Delridge Neighborhood's Development Association are the High Point YMCA, and the West Seattle Community Service Office. Many of the students involved feel that the YouthMapping has allowed them an opportunity that they may not have otherwise found. Mesai Guangul, 15, of Cleveland High School is one of them. "I'm glad that people are giving us a chance, without knowing for sure that the project will work," he said. family While I was enjoying a two-dollar movie at West Seattle's own Admiral Theater, I suddenly became distracted. What was that amazing scent wafting through the movie house? Was I smelling a plate of pasta, was it a calzone? What was so delicious? I tried in vain to continue watching my movie, but found it increasingly difficult to concentrate. In a trance like state, I walked through the lobby of the theater and out onto the street. After wildly crossing the intersection, I found my nose leading me to the front door of Petro's Pizza and Pasta. I rushed inside and found part owner Pete Fotopoulos pulling a pizza, known as the "Petro's Special," out of the oven. It seems the smell of this pizza with Canadian bacon, and Italian salami was what had taken over my senses. I had no choice but to sit down and enjoy what was to be one of the best meals I have had in a long time. The Fotopoulos family open the doors of Petro's about a year and a half ago and the restaurant quickly became a hot spot in West Seattle. People liked the fact that not only does Petro's serve amazing pizza and calzones, but they also offer such Greek specialties as loukaniko (Greek sausage), gyros and chicken and beef souvlaki. I have to say I find the Greek entrees the most intriguing. The skewers of marinated chicken, served with tzatziki sauce in a pita with lettuce and tomatoes are fantastic as are their traditional Greek salads. On the other side of the menu one finds a more classic Italian feel. Pastas such as penne rigati, cheese tortellini and the baked lasagna are some of my favorites. The sauces are light and very enjoyable, especially when accompanied by good wine. Nothing beats a glass of red, a plate of penne and some garlic bread. Petro's also has a full bar for cocktails and beer. Petro's is located at 2342 California Avenue S.W. Look for a new restaurant profile each week in the West Seattle Herald/White Center News By Cole Poterson -~0 or More :B AG E L. AND A WHOLE LOT MORE! 6503 California Ave SW. 937-3016. Fax: 937-3084 CUISINE OF INDIA & Loung( Buy I Entree at reg. prices Get 1 FREE (Of equal or lesser value) 3527 Chelan Ave. SW Under the W.S. Bridge EsL 1938 (206) 932-7383 BREAKPAST * LUNCH DINNER M - F 5:00 am - 7:30 pm SAT 5:00 am- 1 pm SUN 5:00 am - 1 pm COCKTAIL LOUNGE 7 Days a Week: 6 am - 2 am Satellite, Darts, Pull Tabs Banquet Facilities Mandarin, Szecnuan, Hunan, Cantonese Lunch * Dinner * Cocktail Lounge Men. - Fri. 11:30 am - 1 am Sat. 4 pm - 1 am Sun. 4 pm - 11 pm Cocktail Lounge: 4 pm - 2 am Happy Hour: 4 pm - 6 pm . 9:30 pm - 11 prn 2300 California Avenue SW (206) 932-1455 (206) 932-1458 2920 SW Avalon next to Luna Park Cafe uN(.'DON good times come together" Men- Thu. Fri. & Sat. to 9PM 11:30AM to IOPM SundayBrunch 10:3D.2:30 4548 California Ave. SW 937-0123 LARGE PIZZA w/3 toppings each, $14.92 Not v,did W/any oRer=. WI coup~l only. Expire~ 8/14/97. 35th & * 932-5850 /tow at The Cos=dr Inn $tll I Corner of ~oral" & Faaatleroy 932-RZI~ 1"o-0o or 93.~r-4085 SOAK UP TH E OF CARIBBEAN & LATIN CUISINE... ON ALKI 935-2412 Dine between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and you'll be seatea faster and save some moolah on a sensational three-course dinner for only j). Ol $15"95 4rI NSET D' DINING 937-,6oo ,936 Harbor A~. S.W. Voted Best Restoraunt in West Seattle! 937-3800 3800 Califomia Ave SW 2516 ALKI AYE. f~ * 206/953"5000