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Monday, July 25, 2011

Seattle Happy Hour Tom Douglas Style

Tom Douglas is a true Seattle Restaurant Icon. It seems every few months we hear about a new restaurant that he's opening. This is always good news to us as we have yet to eat at any of his restaurants and not be happy.

Awhile back we posted about his new Brave Horse Tavern that we really enjoyed.
Friday we went back to a few of our favorite of his offerings for Happy Hour guided by our friend Jim. He did a little research and found out Serious Pie starts happy hour at 3:00 and Lola, which is just a few steps away, starts theirs at 4:00. Perfect.

We were headed up to go to a wine event at Urban Enoteca for Fidelitas Winery which we are all wine members of.
Serious Pie's home canned goods on display
We started at Serious Pie for some $6 individual pies (Such a great deal for these delicious flavors.)

We each ordered a different variety to get a good sampling. G had the soft egg, woolly pig guanciale, charred escarole. I had the roasted chanterelle mushrooms, truffle cheese.. which I preferred of the two. But G was also very happy with his choice.

Lynne had the sweet fennel sausage, roasted peppers, provolone G's usual pizza preferences. And Jim went for the penn cove clams, house pancetta, lemon thyme.

We all really liked our pizzas and the start of our Friday evening.

But we were onto the next stop at Lola.

It was quick trip and we hit the bar

with exact timing getting the only small table for 4.

Lynne & I ordered the Lola house red wine and G ordered this yummy drink called a Ginger Sensation...sooooo good.

Next time I'm ordering that.

Although we all weren't still hungry at this point how could we not order this tasty food.

G & I ordered seasoned olives with a wonderful fresh feta and

an order of falafels

Lynne & Jim got the "hit" of the menu...lamb sliders and

pita with cauliflower & anchovy spread.

It was the perfect start to our evening before heading a bit south of the Stadiums to Urban Enoteca which is a very cool space with a great vibe.

This was our third or fourth trip up to this new building that houses several wineries tastings and an interesting restaurant. We are so happy to now be able to pick up our wine shipments from Fidelitas here as opposed to battling being home for the Fed Ex delivery....

While there we tasted a few new releases including the 2009 Merlot which was fantastic.

Our evening ended on a quiet note we decided to buy a bottle of Five Star 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and pick up some cheese, salumi and olives and enjoy on the patio back at our house.

A great night with great food, dear friends and fantastic wine. What could be better?

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