Although I moved from Seattle back to the Bay Area nearly five years ago, there is still a lot that I really miss about the Emerald City. One of the main things I miss is all of the amazing food. While San Francisco is no slouch when it comes to great dining and drinking options, I found the food in Seattle to be much more accessible, affordable and just simply, consistently good. And not just at fine dining establishments, but everywhere, from dive bars and food stands to celebrity chef outposts.
One of the most renowned Seattle chefs is the very amazing Tom Douglas, and on my most recent trip to Seattle, we made sure to visit as many of his restaurants as possible. Since we were only in town for a few days, we only managed to eat at four, but all were amazing and I highly recommend each of them. A brief overview of some of the highlights follows:
The Tom Douglas Italian spot in Westlake is worth the trip for the pasta alone. We had three dishes and all were great, but I recommend the Tajarin, thin hand-cut pasta with butter and sage. Rarely can you get such simple, yet delicious, pasta at a restaurant.
Serious Pie (downtown)
You can’t go wrong with the buffalo mozzarella, red sauce and fresh basil. A wonderful take on the margherita, the super thin crust is the perfect amount of crispy. They say the pizzas are good for one or two people, but do yourself a favor and get your own. Sure it’s nice to share, but do yourself a favor and get at least one per person
I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant! Definitely one of my favorite spots in the whole world. The homemade pita bread and Tzatziki were worth the flight, and the fresh donuts are out of this world.
Located within the Serious Pie location in Westlake, Serious Biscuit serves biscuits and breakfast until 3 p.m. most days. I love any place with fried green tomatoes, so I got the fried green tomato, bacon, remoulade, egg on a biscuit sandwich and I wasn’t disappointed. But I don’t know if liked the biscuit sandwich or the hush puppies more.
I hope that next time I visit Seattle, I can enjoy even more of the spots within the TD empire! Look for a more in-depth review on Lola soon.