The Simple Things

July 19, 2012

in dessert, restaurant, salads

There are certain places you just KNOW you’re going to love, even before you’ve set foot inside.

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Simplethings is an adorable cafe on 3rd Street that I’ve been wanting to check out since they opened in November 2010, and as their sign says, they specialize in pie…

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…but the ENTIRE menu is up my alley. I feel like the chef and I may be soul mates.

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Step up to the counter and order – I had a Blackboard Eats deal and scored 30% off for me and my A.W.E. ladies

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…wait with your number and never-ending lemon water.

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Got the kale special with chicken and corn…

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…a seriously stellar salad – right up there with Veggie Grill’s All Hail Kale and Take a Bao’s Asian Cobb.

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My dates reported that their sandwiches were equally delectable…

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…the Thanksgiving (turkey/cranberry chutney/jalapeno cornbread stuffing/sage gravy)…

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…and Shrimp Po Boy.

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Finally, it was a pie time!

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Teeny tiny, but they have them in all sizes.

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This Pumpkin Streusel was JUST crowned the #2 spot on LA Weekly’s Best Pies List

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…they were wrong about that $10 Milkshake at Fair Oaks Pharmacy, but not this guy!

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Also terrific was the Salted Caramel (<—Elaine and I traded bites).

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We finished around 4, so I never got hungry for dinner…

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…frozen figs and grapes before bed.

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Simple.

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