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.