Seattle Day 2 – Top Pot Doughnuts, Serious Biscuit, & Pike Place Market

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Day 2 in Seattle began with the best donuts Seattle had to offer. Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts are a staple here in Seattle. So much so that in 2010, Seattle Seahawk’s Golden Tate broke in after-hours to munch on some irresistible maple bars. That’s how addicting this place is. It causes people to commit crimes. And the best part is that our friends Samir and Ashley live right behind the bakery. We could smell them through the window that morning. Best living situation ever.

The doughnuts themselves are massive. Each doughnut is roughly the size of a child’s face and is baked fresh that morning. They have over forty different varieties and each doughnut contain zero grams trans fat (that means they are good for you…or so I tell myself). It was $12.99 for half a dozen or $17.99 for a dozen. It would have been fiscally irresponsible of us not to have gotten a dozen. The apple fritter, maple bar, and the raspberry bulls-eye were our favorites but they were all winners in our stomach.

After lounging around for a few hours to digest, we met up with my good friends Michael and Michelle for lunch at a place called Serious Pie & Biscuit. They serve up fancy renditions of biscuits and gravy for breakfast and lunch as well as pizza upstairs. We opted for the biscuit experience and let me tell you, they are serious about their biscuits. Selma ordered their fennel sausage biscuit with egg, pepper relish, and fontina and I got “The Zach” which was comprised of fried chicken, tabasco black pepper gravy, fried egg and bacon. They were both out of this world and their gravy was comparable to what you would get down south. Some guy next to us actually had a whole bowl of gravy on the side. What a savage.

Right down the street from Serious Biscuit was the Tesla dealership. I have wanted to sit in one of these the moment I laid eyes on one so we couldn’t not go. The dealership is pretty small and straight forward since they only have one car for sale. It consisted of a room with a Tesla, a few employees, and some color swatches on the wall. That’s it. But apparently that’s all they need since you order the car online. You can also test drive one but I think they were by appointment only. However, we were able to play with the massive touch screen and mess around with all of the cool features in the car. You really have to see and play with the display in person in order to truly appreciate how awesome it is and experience how no other car will ever compare.

Afterwards, Selma decided to get her hair cut so while she was getting pampered we stopped by “The Wurst Place” to grab a quick beer. I love their sign they have out front. They are located in Seattle’s South Lake Union and serve up brats and beers. Because we were so full from Serious Biscuit, we stuck with beer. I ordered a grapefruit hefeweizen that tasted exactly like sparkling grapefruit juice.

For dinner, we decided to go to a place called Wild Ginger. It’s an Asian restaurant that serves up dishes family style so you can try a variety of entrees. I don’t remember exactly what we ordered because I had a little too much to drink by this point, but I did manage to get some poorly taken photos of some of the dishes. I believe we ordered the Seven Flavor Beef (flank steak with seven flavors of lemongrass, peanuts, chilies, hoisin, basil, garlic and ginger), wok-fried barbecue prawns, pad thai, thai passion tofu (fried tofu, eggplant, soy sauce, kafir lime leaf and basil) and green beans. Everything was really delicious and packed with flavor. I can see why people like this place. It’s like a fancier P.F. Chang’s.

We then headed out for a night on the town. I wont go into detail about that but apparently I also had the drunk munchies when we got home and couldn’t resist the maple bar. At least I didn’t have to break in to the store to get one.

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