simplethings sandwich & pie shop: are cutie pies the new mini cupcake?
And boy am I thankful, because on the way we passed a new little sandwich shop that's been getting some rave reviews...
After geeking out for a second on twitter, ordering up some much needed warming to the soul Intelligentsia coffee & taking panorama pictures with my iPhone, we finally checked out the menu. Um. YUM. With options like grilled pb&j and brisket & mac n' cheese sandwiches how was I ever going to decide?
Why, ask the waiter of course!
Wait. I lied. How could I finish this meal without a pie?
Being an avid lover of all things cupcakery, I do have to say, I'm slightly torn on the pie vs cake debate. While cupcakes offer the supremely wide variety of decorating possibilities, pies reign supreme in their simplicity. Would I take a bacon jam cupcake anytime... yes! But would I choose a simple chocolate cupcake over a chocolate chip pie? Absolutely not. It's the combination of simple & well made flavors, with a crumbly crust that make these pies an absolute delight!
In case you were curious, Banoffee was banana & toffee (WITH A HEAVY HAND OF CARAMEL.) Gods gift to aspiring diabetics. We also had to go with an orange creamsicle, with what shockingly was not a candied orange rind on top. Niki's theory of let's try everything on the plate was not pleasantly surprised.
All in all, this is a great new brunch spot to add into my weekend rotation. Yay for simplethings!
8310 West Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048