Val and I made a short weekend trip to Seattle at the end of September to do some shopping and eating, something of which I rarely do outside of the Vancouver area. As such, I had to do some research and crowd sourcing of where to eat, and came up with a LOT of suggestions. I of course had to pare it down, and eventually I decided on Serious Pie.
For one reason, I was really craving pizza and the second reason being that I wanted something that would be more casual, as many of the suggested restaurants were fancy sit down pair with wine types. So after finding parking in the area, Val and I waited for 30 minutes, of which I was sorely tempted to just go right on over to the Dahlia Lounge next door.
I couldn’t resist ordering a pint of elliott bay brewing 3.14 ale for $6. Just a regular ale, I can’t remember much from it, but it’s the name that gets me, and apparently it’s also brewed exclusively for the restaurant.
We decided to share an appetizer and pizza, but owing to Val’s various and numerous food allergies, we went with the oven roasted mussels with wine, artichokes and capers $10. Not a bad choice, except I have this feeling that they didn’t steam/roast the mussels long enough. I can confidently say this because the broth was tepid at best, and a few of the mussels were either unopened or tasted raw still. No stomach problems the day after though, so I guess I dodged that bullet.
I liked the use of anchovies and fluffy ciabatta-like bread, though I definitely could have used some more of it.
For the pizza, we ordered soft cooked duck eggs, garlic, spicy coppa and frisee pizza for $17.
What I enjoyed most about Serious Pie’s dough is multifold (ha, punny!). The shear thinness of the crust was strong enough to not buckle under the weight of the toppings, and the the rock salt coated crust was addictive, like the pretzels in a Munchies bag. Legitimately the best pizza crust I have ever had the pleasure of putting in my mouth…
However, there was one thing that was off about the pizza, and it really shouldn’t even be a big deal, but I just had to point it out. The roasted garlic spinach left my tongue feeling dry and sandpaper-like, but the pizza overall was delicious.
Due to time constraints, we weren’t able to make it for happy hour (M-F 3-5pm), which looks to be an extremely good deal, with all pizzas (or pies) for $6 and $4 pints! MePlusFood has a post on the happy hour.