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Saturday, April 28, 2018

#2669 #S1296 - Serious Pie, Seattle (Capitol Hill) - 12/6/2014

Update: The Serious Pie in this location closed in May 2017 at the behest of Starbucks.

Sweet fennel sausage and roasted pepper pizza
Serious Pie, Capitol Hill, Seattle
 For my money the best pizza in Seattle -- actually my favorite pizza I've ever had, including in New York, Chicago and Italy -- is at Serious Pie. And this one has cocktails! This third instantiation of Tom Douglas's pizza joints is inside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, the Willie Wonka-like coffee roasting plant and "espresso & brewed coffee megabar," where you can watch your beans exit the roasters and rush through copper pneumatic tubes to the barristas and grinders. The large space is a 1920s Packard dealership remodeled to LEED specifications and re-imagined as a massive, steampunk coffee cathedral.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room
Capitol Hill, Seattle
The pizza is naturally excellent. There are choices for people who like lettuce on their pizza -- or clams, leeks, or eggs. But if you are a carnivore you must, must, must try the one with sweet fennel sausage, roasted peppers, and provolone. Do not jump prematurely into any agreement to share -- you will want all of this pizza.

It's not the sort of place you're likely to come for a (non-coffee) drink, but the cocktails are very good. On this visit I quite enjoyed the "Old and Bitter," plainly named with people like me in mind.

Serious Pie, Capitol Hill, Seattle
1124 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101 - (206) 923-8012                              
Est. Dec 5, 2014 - Closed May 1, 2017 - Building constructed: 1920
Previous bars in this location: None known
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Reviews: yelp - capitolhillseattle - zagat - seattlemet - eater 

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