Serious Pie (Seattle, Washington)

316 Virginia St.
Seattle, WA 98121

We couldn't leave Seattle and not try one of Tom Douglas's many well regarded restaurants. When mentioning the best pizza throughout the United States and best pizza in each state, Serious Pie is often mentioned amongst the contenders. With a name like Serious Pie, they better be serious about their pie. 

The inside of Serious Pie is separated into a lower dining area and an upper cooking area. The restaurant is actually a bit smaller than I thought it would be.

Yellowfoot chanterelles, truffle cheese (16)
Serious Pie's pies are more of a rectangular oval than a traditional pie shape. Being a lover of the distinct taste and smell of truffles, we ordered the yellowfoot chanterelles and truffle cheese pizza. The yellowfoot chanterelles gave the pizza an extra boost of earthy/umami flavor. It was kind of strange to see a pizza with slices of cheese as opposed to grated cheese on it. The crust on Serious Pie's pizzas are actually seriously good with a crunchy crust and great taste.

Close up shot of the pizza.

Sweet fennel sausage, roasted peppers, provolone (17)
I wanted to order a pizza that was more on the meatier side and the sweet fennel sausage pizza fit the bill. The sweet fennel sausage was delicious with an apparent but not an overwhelming taste of fennel. The roasted peppers added great flavor to the pizza.

Close up of the sweet fennel sausage pizza.

The ladies both enjoyed the truffle pizza while I preferred the sweet fennel sausage pizza. Man = meat = good. They were both delicious in my opinion...just preferred the sausage one more. 

Chocolate budino, sea salt, cinnamon-walnut cookie (8)
For dessert, we had to try out the budino (which is Italian for pudding). I loved the sweet and salty combination of the dessert. I really appreciated the addition of the extra virgin olive oil on top that added the delicious taste and aroma of the high quality olive oil. 

The cookies weren't half bad either but I was fine with just the budino itself. You aren't going to hear any complaints over here about some chocolate cookies though.

Serious pie is pretty serious about their pies and their food. I am serious when I say that the food was seriously delicious and I am can seriously recommend Serious Pie to anyone.


Elliot's Oyster House (Seattle, Washington)

Pier 56
1201 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 981011

Apologies for the lack of posting these last few months. We just purchased our first home and it was quite a fixer upper. Most of our free time went into fixing this fixer upper up. Almost there. Still some more things to be done but it's getting there.

Thank you Lady G for reminding us that there are a few people that actually read our blog. We will try to update more regularly.

Any oyster lovers out there? If so, have we got a place for you!! Elliot's Oyster House has a progressive happy hour. What in the world is a progressive Happy Hour you ask? The prices get progressively more expensive as time goes on. Starting at 3:00, oysters are .50 cents and go up .25 cents each half hour. Guess what time we got there?? 3:00!! .50 cent oysters for us!

Every day they have a different oyster for happy hour. On the day we came, the oyster was the Hama Hamas. Pictured is the assortment of oysters that Elliot's has on any particular day.

Salt and vinegar housemade potato chips (2)
The chips were not bad. It was nice to have something to snack on in between oysters. Wish they were a bit more vinegar flavored.

Elliot's happy hour menu. Not only are oysters on the happy hour menu but there are some other selections as well. Can't comment on any other items on the menu. We were here for the oysters!

hama hama oysters (.50 per oyster)
The oysters were as expected - fresh, slightly briny, firm flesh, and delicious!

Elliot's Oyster House for happy hour is a must for any oyster lover looking for a steal of a deal. These oysters were cheaper than when we went to the oyster farm north of San Francisco. At .50 cents an oyster, you cannot pass this place up.