After spending a lovely Saturday morning at the Horseshoe Market on 46th and Tennyson (the next one is October 1st and if you’re not planning on going, you don’t know what you’re missing-amazing local vendors and shops selling their wares) and shopping ourselves into an a state of exhausted hunger, my sister and I headed over to Hops & Pie on 39th and Tennyson. It was kind of a pain in the ass to get there because Tennyson is all torn up with road construction but I had a 50% off deal from Scoutmob so we decided to brave it. We arrived around 11:15 and discovered they don’t open until noon! Which seems a little late for lunch on a weekend but whatever. They can do what they want I suppose.
We decided to wander over to The Winey Bean, which is right across the street, to have some tea. This place is super cute and we ended up having a great time watching Billy or Bob (or whatever other hillbilly name) the exterminator with the girls that work there. They assured us that is not what they normally have on their TV but I was glad it worked out that way. I mean, have you seen that guys hair? It’s amazing. We each had an iced green tea and split a bear claw that was baked by a local baker and mighty delish. They are working on getting their beer and wine license as well as serving coffee, tea and baked goods.
Finally it was 12 and we headed over to Hops & Pie. We grabbed a few seats at the bar at 12:04 and by 12:20 the place was already packed. I’ve never seen anything like it. I ordered a Dunkelweizen by Upslope which is a much much darker beer than I would usually like but I really enjoyed it. My sister had a pear cider that she really enjoyed as well. We had a hard time deciding what pizza to order because they all sounded really good. We finally decided on blackberry bbq sauce, pulled chicken, jalapenos, black eyed peas and goat cheese. I firmly believe we made the best choice because that pizza was amazing. We were able to view a sandwich and a salad as well that our neighbors at the bar ordered and they looked worth coming back to try, after trying out each of the specialty pizzas of course.
After we had our leftover pizza wrapped up the waitress rambled off some dessert words to us. My sister and I can never turn down dessert. The only words that stuck out to us in her quickly spewed list were ‘Cocoa Puffs’ so we ordered the Cocoa Puffs dessert. It came to us in a square metal baking dish, same way the salads are served. We couldn’t decide what the lighter color puffs were, we thought maybe Kix. We were wrong. They were peanut butter Cap’n Crunch! This dessert was so simple since it was basically just Cocoa Puffs and Cap’n Crunch in Rice Krispy bar form but it was so tasty. I have no idea what it was called. I tried to flag down the waitress a few times to ask her but the place was poppin’ and she was busy busy. All said and done with our Scoutmob.com deal we got out of there for around $30 which isn’t bad for 2 beers, a giant pizza and a delicious dessert.
The best part is I got a bogo coupon at the Horseshoe Market so I will definitely be back soon.