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.

Sweetie’s savory side features a few things that hold their own in hedonic terms. Thaw’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 I’d have thought, though I wouldn’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.

Crust Punk [City Paper]
Sweetie’s Pie Diner [Official Site]