Monday, June 12, 2006

Treehouse Cafe

We stopped by the Treehouse Cafe in Lynwood Center (Bainbridge Island) after seeing the 5pm showing of A Prarie Home Companion at the Lynwood Theatre next door. I won't say much about the movie, other than if you have listed to A Prarie Home Companion over the years, you'll enjoy it, and if you haven't, you'll probably think it's a bit goofy. I think we might have been the youngest people in the audience.

The Treehouse Cafe is a pleasant space that we'd been to once before, but I guess recently they redid their menu to add more varied food. They have a nice selection of beer on tap.

We started out with buffalo wings. I have to say, they're the only good buffalo wings I've had on the island. Not dry, good kick of flavor, tastes like Frank's hot sauce, served with a nice chunky blue cheese dressing and some celery sticks.

I gather the time to go is not right after a movie gets out. We were not the first into the restaurant, and we waited a while for our pizza.
It probably took an hour from when we ordered the pizza to when it came out. Several other tables had ordered, eaten, and finished by the time it came. I guess they must not have a huge pizza oven.

What finally came, though, was a really good pizza. We had the "greek," which had artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and sun-dried tomato. It was a nice thin crust, and not too much tomato sauce.

For dessert we shared a huge piece of really good carrot cake.

The food and atmosphere are good, and I would go back, but I'd avoid Sunday night after the early showing of a popular movie.

UPDATE: We went back on a Thursday night, not right ater a movie, and our pizza came right on time, and was great. We had the "Rockaway", which had lots o' meat and onions and peppers. Thin, crispy crust. We started with the artichoke dip, which was yummy, and enough for 4 people. Catherine had the kids' spaghetti, which wasn't spaghetti at all, it was linguine. She didn't like it, but she generally doesn't like spaghetti sauce that didn't come out of a jar. Maybe she'll like the BLT next time.