It’s Friday, which means that people will be plotting all day where to meet their friends for happy hour. Last year I wrote about some of my favorite happy hours, and there’s one more I definitely need to add to the list.
It’s the pizza happy hour at Serious Pie, Tom Douglas’s gourmet take on a pizzeria. Happy hour is early (3:00-5:00 p.m.) and short, but if you can make it during this window, you should. It can be virtually impossible to score a seat in Serious Pie during lunch or dinner.
Full-size pizza are usually around $17, but during happy hour, you can order mini pies for just $5. Happy hour beer is $3 and wine is $5.
Last week my friend Sharon and I were shopping downtown one afternoon and ducked into Serious Pie for a hearty snack and to escape an impending rainstorm. Pizza toppings run the gamut from basic (mozzarella and tomato) to full-blown foodie (guanciale, soft egg and arugula).
We ordered two mini pies to share: the chanterelle mushroom and truffle cheese and one with Penn Cove clams, pancetta and lemon thyme.
The clam and pancetta pizza is a salty snack lover’s dream, while the mushroom and the other pie had a sweet and mellow flavor with just a hint of truffle. The pizza at Serious Pie is soft and pillowy (no cracker-thin crust here!) making the top-notch ingredients taste that much more luxurious.
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Yes, that’s right. I said bacon on a skewer.
This totally random but tasty food can be found at TIG Asian Tapas Bar in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
My friends and I were lured in to TIG by the promise of a 4:00-10:00 p.m. (!) happy hour. What we found was a extensive menu of Korean dishes and sushi rolls. The happy hour pricing is impressive, with some items only costing $2 (including said bacon). And there is no beverage minimum.
There is also no false advertising. We ordered bacon on a skewer, and that’s exactly what it was–one thick piece of bacon pierced by a stick and drizzled with hoisin sauce (I guess to make it qualify as an Asian tapas).
If you want to take things to the next bacon-y level, there’s also spicy bacon on a skewer. My guess is that it’s fatty pork goodness covered with sriracha.
I also had a salmon and avocado sushi roll and an enormous seafood pancake, which only cost me $7 total. The food was decent but unremarkable.
TIG is one of those restaurants that makes you wonder how in the world it stays in business. My two friends and I were the only people in TIG besides our server and the bartender. Korean pop music blared while completely unrelated videos screened on the wall by our table. I guess it does a lot of business on the weekend when it turns into more of a nightclub. That would explain the miserable state of the women’s bathroom.
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