I finally made it to the much loved Flying Squirrel Pizza down here in Lakewood (also often identified as Mt. Baker, Columbia City, or Seward Park), and I am pleased to say that I finally agree with some pizza hype.
We started our meal with an Arugula Salad, which was a big pile of spicy arugula with toasted pine nuts and snowy fresh shaved Parmesan in a light lemon dressing. I liked it.
We split our pizza between Roy's BBQ (made with Roy's smoked chicken and BBQ sauce, his side), and half Mamma Lil's spicy peppers, fresh basil and fresh garlic (my side).
Everything you've heard about this pizza is true: the ingredients are fresh and local when possible and plentifully distributed (hey "Napoli" style pizzerias, take note!) the crust is chewy AND crisp, not too thin, not too thick, the sauce is flavorful without being overpowering... it's good.
The ambiance is a little bit "cooler" than anything else we've got down here (save for Georgetown), but I can't imagine it feeling dauntingly so to any demographic. Potential downsides: it can be crowded and is on the expensive side, however, even with the coolness and the crowds, the parking is always easy. Come south!