If you search online for popular restaurants in Seattle, Serious Pie is always on the list. Known for its Neopolitan pizzas, it manages to attract curious diners who are willing to bear the long wait. Well, the fact that it is one of Tom Douglas’ restaurants has also contributed to its popularity.
In my last LV post, I shared with you our dining adventures to the North Strip restaurants. Today, let’s take a look at what’s worth visiting (and what’s not) on the South Strip!
Hash House A Go Go @ The Quad
Located on the second floor of The Quad hotel, Hash House A Go Go is a 24-hour diner-like restaurant. Walking down the aisle towards the restaurant, you can see celebrities’ autographs, awards and magazine articles it was featured in on the wall. We found out that it was featured on various TV shows, including “Man Vs. Food,” “Martha Stewart Show,” and “Rachel Ray’s Vacation,” and is known for serving twisted farm food in oversized portions. This place is quite famous indeed!
Our friend Pat brought us to Sweet Revenge after dinner, which is located on Main Street, near E King Edward Ave. The store is small and unnoticeable from the outside.
This place was like a small antique store, with old paintings and decorations on the wall. The dimly lit environment elicited an intimate, cozy atmosphere. This place only opens in the evening from 7 pm. We arrived shortly after they opened so the store wasn’t too busy yet and we were able to get a table immediately. The store got very busy after 8pm and people had to wait in line for seats.
Pat said this is one of his favorite dessert places in Vancouver. They serve fine, homemade desserts that only use real butter, organic flour and organic free-range eggs and do not have any shortening, margarine, lard or preservatives.
We picked 2 of their bestsellers to try- the warm apple pie with whipped cream ($7) and chocolate pudding cake ($7). The apple pie was fabulous! I’d never had such a delicious apple pie before. The filling got a bit of the sour taste from the apple and it blended perfectly with the pie crust.
The chocolate pudding cake seemed quite sweet because of all the chocolate sauce covered on the outside, but actually the sweetness was just about right. It was warm, moist and the texture was smooth like marshmallow. Perfecto!
We will definitely come back again to try their other desserts when we get a chance to visit Vancouver in the future.
My review: This place is like ferrero rocher. A perfect place for dates with romantic ambiance and delicious desserts.