It seems as though Tom Douglas is to Seattle what Jose Garces is to Philadelphia and Jose Andres is to Washington, DC. At least, that’s what we’re hoping, as Best Thing I Ever Ate is compelling us to go to three of his restaurants, all within moments of each other.
|This Best Be Better Than the Crab Cake, Cause Vodka's Not in the Mood for Any More Funny Business|
|Please Note the Period at the End of the Title. It Proves Just How Serious They Are|
"Ugh, communal," she mumbles. "It's like Chicago all over again."
Chianti and friends are not nearly as put off by this effort to force the customers into socialization, and we set about ordering a bottle of wine.
"Do they have chianti?" Chianti (predictably) pipes up.
"Why is that wine even your favorite?" Vodka asks. "Is it the cheapest?"
Chianti pretends to be offended by this sentiment just long enough to confirm that yes, it most likely is the most frugal of the reds, and we order a bottle of the stuff to split.
|Dollar Store Wine|
|Another Telling Scene from Overeaters Anonymous|
|Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Bones, Knees and Bones|
Oh, for the love....
|It's Like Being Told We Look Like We're from Milwaukee All Over Again!|
|And By "Resume Our Meal," We Mean "Vodka Resumes Taking Pictures of It"|
|Really, Vodka's Not So Hard to Please: Just Put Salt on EVERYTHING|
|We Like Anything Smothered in Cheese|
As previously mentioned, Chianti has a rather large obsession with all truffle flavors, so drool is practically escaping from the corners of her lips by the time she places the first slice in her mouth.
"Well?" Vodka asks.
Silence, as we know, is never a good sign.
|When It Comes to Food Judgments, Silence Is NOT Golden|
|Hurry, It's an Emergency|
|The Classic "Good on Paper" Pizza|
|Dear Oodles of Cheese, Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are|
So after two visits to his establishments, Tom Douglas is falling squarely into the "mediocre" category of Vodka's mind -- a circumstance that is disappointing considering, after all, that it's her "trip to the big city" of Seattle.
Serious Pie's Roasted Chanterelles Truffle Cheese Pizza: 3 stars