Maple Leaf, in north Seattle may not be a destination in and of itself but Flying Squirrel Pizza Co should make it one. The pizzas are unique blends of high quality, local foods. Pizzas are thin but tasty crust. The red sauce is really something special. Their salads are big and flavorful. I don’t eat meat but am never at a loss to find an interesting combo for my pizza. Not that you’d need more food, but their appetizers are scrumptious as well. Local craft beers (as well as Oly –for those not into crafts) and Blue Bird ice cream will round out an amazing foodie dinner. The atmosphere is kid friendly, large group friendly and has a lot of local regulars. The staff is welcoming and easy going. Pizzas generally bake very quickly, but hanging out isn’t frowned upon. I generally go after 7 pm to avoid the big rush, when it can get a bit hectic and loud. Definitely worth the trip to Maple Leaf.