First off, we want to take a moment to truly thank the Dallas food industry. You give us amazing options of unprecedented quality, even in the most uncertain of times. When we started this blog we knew that at some point we would have a bad meal or something we just didn't like. We are yet to have that experience. Every time, the city of Dallas, at whatever establishment, truly delivers. Sure, there is New York with their Fine Dining chefs, New Orleans with their own unique culinary culture, or even Las Vegas, with every phenomenal restaurant you could image; but Dallas, you bring it home with excellent variety, excellent quality, phenomenal staff, and an entire industry this city can truly be proud of.
The meal we had tonight, is no exception. Cutie Pies, came out of nowhere for us and really blew us away. We happened to walk by it few weeks ago on our daily quarantine walks and unfortunately almost instantly forgot about it. Today Michal was walking out of the urgent care on McKinney after getting some emergency allergy medicine and suggested we try it. It was excellent and somewhere we will frequent from here on out!
In these unprecedented times, we wanted to take the time to review some of best restaurants in our neighborhood that are opting to remain open by serving amazing food to-go and via delivery. Our hope is that, like us, at least one day a week you can help support one of these much deserving restaurants. If any restaurants have to close to their doors due to the mandatory closures, everybody loses; the employees, the owners, the patrons and the neighborhoods in which they serve.
We found Cutie Pies on Post Mates for delivery and were instantly enticed by the ‘Quarantine And Chill’ delivery special. Garlic Knots, Salad, Pizza and a bottle of Wine. We were all in. We also added to our order the Jalapeño Artichoke Dip. We hung some pictures while we waited and had no idea for the surprise we were in store for. It was glorious.
Firstly, the wine was not some 'Barefoot' $4.00 bottle that you pick up at CVS before you go to tailgate at the Jimmy Buffett concert (been there done that-Me not Michal). The wine was a Merlot out of Chile that typically retails for about $12.00. It was a solid red and far better than what we expected to receive.
Secondly, the salad was fresh with good veggie selection and a light vinaigrette on the side. Was great and will most likely be purchased again. But hold the freakin' phone, you know what was really great?!?!? The Jalapeño Artichoke dip. Each dip was like a tiny spoon full of cheesy, spicy glory served up on a piece of toasted bread. It is the stuff that my dreams are made and something that neither of us won't soon forget. We devoured it all. No question, probably the most favorite bite of the evening.
Michal’s favorite bite was no doubt the Garlic Knots. Holy Crap they were good! Why have we never been here before?! The food was so good we couldn't contain ourselves from eating.it.all. We were devouring this like we hadn't eaten in days.
Finally, we got to the pizza. The crust was crispy and the ingredients were of high quality. Heck, anything with Jimmy's Sausage (a local mainstay for meat) on it is going to be excellent. And this pizza was that: excellent. Our only regret is that we ate all the other goodness first and let our pizza get cold. It was still fantastic, but served hot, it would be unbelievable.
Fantasizing about our plans for the future we looked up pictures of the Cutie Pie space and it looks gorgeous. We are very, very excited to come enjoy your atmosphere, drink some wine, and get this pizza straight out of the oven.
Cutie Pies, thank you for an amazing meal; and Dallas, thank you for this phenomenal culinary experience we get to be a part of. We are forever grateful. #WKNDR.