‘Twas a fine, fine year to be hungry in Seattle. For ten days I’m reminiscing about just how fine, in my annual recap of the top ten plates of the year.
#5 The tiny Westlake biscuit bar started as Dahlia Workshop, became Serious Biscuit —and given owner Tom Douglas’s penchant for changing names, may well be on its fifth sign by the time you read this. As long as they don’t mess with the ham biscuit, we’re good. Double-park outside if you have to (the joint closes at 3pm) and run inside for the goods: a golden biscuit, crisp and square and almost creamy within, sliced and stuffed with housemade ham, plenty of gooey egg yolk, melting Beecher’s cheddar, and apple mustard. The sweet-meets-savory intelligence of this beast vies for prominence with its sheer comfort-yumminess, making it a classic of the Tom Douglas school and, at $8, one of the best bangs-for-buck in town.