Becky visited the Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery in Kimmswick today, and brought me back a small version of their apple pie — the Mini Levee High Caramel Apple Pecan Pie. This thing is huge! It’s five inches tall, and around four inches in diameter, and full o’ apples, with a hard caramel shell. Wonderful dessert!!!!
Ever since President Obama had pizzas from Pi Pizzeria delivered to DC, we’ve been wanting to try it out. It was a dreary day yesterday, and a trip indoors made sense, so off to the newly opened restaurant in Kirkwood we went.
Now, I’m not a huge fan of deep-dish pizza. There’s usually just way too much cheese for my tastes, and after a slice or so, I’m usually full, and a little too sloshy from all the dairy squeezings running around. With some trepidation, I ordered a deep dish with pepperoni, sausage, basil and minced garlic… and it’s dang near the best pizza I’ve ever had! These guys are using some kind of cornmeal crust for it, and it’s just crazy good. The sauce was chunky and sweet, and amazing. If I had three thumbs, they’d all be up.
Sio and I split a piece of apple pie afterwards. She had vanilla ice cream with hers, while I had caramel apple ice cream (made locally by Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream). That ice cream had to be the most unique ice cream I’ve ever tried. It had a crazy salty finish to it with every bite, so much so that you would swear there were tons of peanuts in it. This was quite a compliment to the apple pie, which was delicious, too.
This is definitely a place I’ll be coming back to!