On the night before we left Seattle, Marni said, "You know what what we need to do? We need to go downtown and get a piece of coconut cream pie from the Dahlia Bakery." Whenever Marni says, "You know what we need to do?" you should listen. Marni always knows what a person needs when a person is in a gloom, which I certainly was because my laptop had been stolen hours before. I was in a traumatized state.
So on Saturday afternoon, we headed downtown to Dahlia Bakery, only to find they had no seating, just take away. Dahlia Lounge was closed until dinner, so we walked across the street to Lola, which didn't have coconut cream pie on the menu, but the server kindly procured a piece for us from the bakery (the server was weird and awesome.) Here's what we ate (the best parts were the mushroom kebab, the homemade hamburger bun, and the tamarind ketchup):
*Portabella Oyster Kebab with Lemon Thyme
*Spreads and Pita: Sweet Red Pepper, Kalamata-Fig, Cauliflower-Anchovy
*Anderson Valley Lamb Burger with Spicy Lola Ketchup and Chickpea Fries
*Chocolate Cashew Tart with Poached Pears
*Coconut Cream Pie
Thank you, Marni and Greg, for always putting us up when we're in town and taking the time to play with us!