This weeks restaurant review is the Pie Junkie located on NW 16th St in the Plaza District. I had heard a lot about it, a place you could go in and just get a piece of pie. I love pie so I decided to try it out with my friend, the Fabulous Miss M. It was easy enough to find, no problem there. Not a big crowd, staff was very friendly and helpful- those are all the positives. The problem was the pie just wasn’t that good.
Both me and Miss M got a slice of the Pineapple Millionaire pie. We both noticed immediately, it just didn’t have flavor to it. It was really bland. I’m not a cook, so I can’t go into the details of what kind of ingredients it needed, but it really just wasn’t that great. As we ate, we discussed what might be wrong but neither of us could really put a finger on it. Since that piece of pie didn’t impress either of us, we decided we would get some other flavors to take home and try. Miss M got a Key Lime slice and I ordered three slices- Drunken Turtle, Peanut Butter, and Bird Dog Buttermilk. Now I had looked into my bag but not as well as I should have, it wasn’t until I got home and took the slices out to put in the refrigerator that I realized I didn’t get my buttermilk slice, I got a Key Lime slice instead.
Miss M did get her correct slice and tried it once she got home. She wasn’t that thrilled with it either and even told me she had eaten better Key Lime pie made by a mutual friend of ours. When my family got home we tried each piece, with everyone getting a bite of each flavor. I had to agree with Miss M on the Key Lime, it also lacked flavor but Mae loved it so she ate the rest. The Peanut Butter was good but I’ve made better (and I’m not a cook), so my husband, being a peanut butter addict, ate the rest. The best was the Drunken Turtle- a chocolate pie with whiskey infused caramel drizzled on top. Once again, it was good but could have been better.
So I really don’t have a high recommendation for this restaurant. I think it gets a lot of attention because it’s in the Plaza District and you can get just one slice of pie instead of buying a whole one at the store. As I said the staff was nice but I’m a little irritated that my order was wrong. So I’m giving it a half a piece of bacon. I won’t be going back.
Address: 1711 NW 16th St, Oklahoma City , OK
Comments on: "Food Friday: Pie Junkie" (1)
the millionaire pie and the key lime should have a pronounced flavor, now some people may like a milder key lime put it should be definitely limey. I’ll check my cook books for the millionaire pie recipe to see what is supposed to be in it