The Sweet & Savory at Sweetie’s
Trey Popp visits Sweetie’s Pie Diner on Fairmount Spring Garden and finds a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and of course, lots and lots of pies.
Sweetieâ€™s savory side features a few things that hold their own in hedonic terms. Thawâ€™s corn and shiitake pie (above; see the recipe here) was my favorite. The toppings were flavor-packed but lightly applied to the flaky foundation, like a thin pizza built on pie crust. A tart of grilled vegetables came on a quinoa substrate that worked better than Iâ€™d have thought, though I wouldnâ€™t have dressed it with so many herbs. Citrus-dressed panettone French toast had a lighter, fruitier profile than the dairy-stuffed versions that have long held sway in Center City.