Humble Pie

18 Mar

Humble Pie (HP) leaves the most opinionated foodie…..humbled.   This place has won my blue ribbon for favorite restaurant in Raleigh.   I have visited HP twice now and both times has been superior culinary experiences.  Their plates are visually and tastefully brilliant.

My first visit was a late week night during the “brown bag” period of alcohol licensure.  Some may be dissuaded from entering, but I felt the way the HP folks handled this set-back was charming.  They actually gave a dinner-mate a complimentary local beer.  For starts we all shared: Caesar Salad: cliché but good, “Broiled Tetilla Cheese” Tasty cheese/honey/grape spread and the popular hummus which 3 out of 3 diners disliked.  Entrees ordered: Shrimp&Grits: safe and good, Oven Mahi Mahi: fish that’s not fishy: yes, please and the Grilled Andouille Sausage: cowboy-esque robust dish, tasty!  Dessert: Peanut Butter & Jelly Bread Pudding: sounds silly – but was well worth the try.

Round two was just as unique & flavorsome.  Starters included the Fried Green Tomatoes & Bruschetta:  both seem cliché’ but HP’s versions are uniquely delicious.  Entrees included: Black Bean Crepe: inventive concept that works – the table’s favorite. The sesame ahi tuna: must like spice to enjoy this treat, and lastly, chicken penne: which looked like a lean cuisine, so I passed.

I really enjoy this restaurant – I’d avoid the hummus & chicken penne – but the entire menu is a safe (but delectable) bet you’re going to have a great meal.  I’m looking forward to warmer temperatures to try the patio space & beverages.
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