Wednesday, November 6, 2013
On a recent cool, fall day, I stopped by P.I.E. for a quick lunch, and was pleasantly surprised by the long list of sandwiches available.
My dining partner ordered a turkey and cranberry chutney sandwich (house-made chutney- delicious!). It was a tasty stack of turkey on fresh bread, pleasantly accented by a generous layer of whole cranberry chutney and mayo. It comes with provolone, spinach and tomato as well, but the staff kindly honored our request for a relatively streamlined sandwich- many thanks for that.
I ordered their featured soup, Spiced Pumpkin. It was creamy, rich and flavorful, with soft bits of onion and a slight red pepper zing...just the way I like it! Their soup can be ordered either by the cup or bowl. I ordered the bowl, and the portion was generous.
Many patrons ordered to-go at the baked goods counter, but we chose to eat in their tiny but comfortable dining room. I knew I'd found a new lunch home when I saw a well-used copy of my favorite cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, on the shelf over our table. The dining room had the nostalgic feel of your grandmother's kitchen with modern touches.
P.I.E is a small establishment that offers big taste. I highly recommend it.