Roasted Seasonal Mushrooms and Truffle Cheese Pizza
We used to go to all Tom Douglas’ restaurants as though we haunted them! We still do but it is a lot less now, especially with the lil guy around. We have tried as much to keep eating and doing everything else pretty much the same and not make us feel like things have changed so drastically just because we had a baby. But, you know it is not the same! Serious Pie and Serious Biscuit out at the South Lake Union neighborhood has been a favorite of ours. We have especially gone there twice when I was pregnant because I craved their pizza once and the biscuit the other time.
Sweet Fennel Sausage, Roasted Peppers, Provolone Pizza
Lets go over those pizzas first. I am a sucker for artisan pizzas. I watch how the different ingredients blend and see how the different combinations work, of course, to be inspired to try bold new combinations when I make some at home. As you sit at the top level on those bar height stools and watch the other tables get their pizzas, watch the dough being worked on and toppings put for a fresh pizza as it goes into the wood fired oven, you really really hope that it is the pizza you ordered and that you get to devour it soon! The aroma that wafts out of those ovens will make anyone hungry for more pizza. We have tried the roasted seasonal mushrooms and truffle cheese pizza and the sweet fennel sausage, roasted peppers and provolone pizza and loved them both!
cannoli with apricot,orange blossom and chamomile honey
We had the cannoli with apricot,orange blossom and chamomile honey for dessert and did not care a whole lot for it. I love my dessert sweet and I found this to be not that sweet for my taste. I never really do like cannoli so I wonder why I even ordered that.
truffled frittata, tomato caper relish, arugula with the biscuit
We have been to Serious Biscuit for brunch a couple of times now and tried the biscuits one time and the skillet eggs, which are relatively newer on the menu, the second time. The biscuits are seriously to die for! They are flaky, buttery, delicious and perfectly crumbly! I want to eat one right now as I type this line!! Oh my! I had the truffled frittata, tomato caper relish, arugula with the biscuit and AJ had the fried green tomato, bacon, remoulade and egg with his biscuit. The bonus was the banana, homemade peanut butter and honey biscuit. I had seen that on the board when we went to serious pie for dinner once and had been wanting to taste that ever since and I loved it!
fried green tomato, bacon, remoulade and egg with the biscuit
banana, homemade peanut butter and honey biscuit
The next time we went for brunch was pretty recently and we saw skillet eggs on the menu. I had made up my mind to eat biscuit sandwiches when AJ said he was going to try the skillet eggs. Now I wanted to try them too. Thinking back, I should have just stuck to the biscuit sandwiches. These skillet eggs are on their weekend brunch menu along with the regular Serious Biscuit menu. I had the roasted eggplant, fennel, buffalo mozzarella, spicy tomato sauce skillet eggs. It was ok. I felt that the eggplant could have roasted more, it was almost tough and I didn’t particularly get any taste of the fennel. It was good, don’t get me wrong, it just did not live up to the expectation after reading it on the menu, that’s all. AJ had the applewood smoked bacon, roasted kale, crimini mushrooms skillet eggs. His was a lot better that mine and he enjoyed it though he did complain that there wasn’t enough bacon in it. But when is there enough bacon anyway?!?
roasted eggplant, fennel, buffalo mozzarella, spicy tomato sauce skillet eggs.
applewood smoked bacon, roasted kale, crimini mushrooms skillet eggs.
One thing we noticed this time around was that they have expanded the serious biscuit seating area to what was once a wine bar ( if I remember correctly). This makes it a whole lot easier to get tables without waiting for a whole lot of time and there seems to be more space to just sit and go get your coffee or step out without bumping into someone at the next table. They also have a kids menu and provided us with a high chair for lil V. We ordered the scrambled egg, seasonal jam and 1/2 biscuit for him. The jam was rhubarb and lil V thoroughly enjoyed his meal
From the kids menu: the scrambled egg, seasonal jam and 1/2 biscuit
Overall, this is a great place to go to in the evenings for a great bite of pizza or to just stroll around the neighborhood and pop in for some brunch on a weekend. We will of course continue to go here