High 5 Pie

Let me start this off with a disclaimer: I’m not really a pie person. Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Pie… they just don’t do it for me.  The only pie that I truly relish is Pecan Pie, but even then it has to be just perfect (lots of pecans, really dark corn syrup, short crust). Since I’m so picky, I wasn’t surprised that High 5‘s flipside pecan pie disappointed me:

The inside was mostly just sugar… and I know that’s the main ingredient of pecan pie, but it really just tasted like biting into a cube of brown sugar. It wasn’t gooey enough and there were only a few pecans. And the crust wasn’t up to snuff. Luckily for me (since I hate writing bad reviews, and really hate eating food I don’t like), the savory pies are MUCH better. The crust was nice and salty, the fillings were creative (I had one with caramelized onions and Gruyere), and the flipside pies are just the right size for snacking. I also liked the “cutie pies,” pictured below:

And they had so many different varieties! I wanted to try a whole bunch, but I didn’t have enough space in my stomach. Fortunately, a selection of their pies are carried at all Fuel Coffee locations, which means I can grab one on my way to work! The space inside High 5 is also perfect if you like to eat while you work – they have wi-fi and a good amount of seating with space to spread out with your books and/or laptop.

High 5 is one 12th and Madison in Capitol Hill. They are open every day and keep early and late hours just in case you ever get that craving right after dinner… or breakfast.



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One Response to “High 5 Pie”

  1. Chocoholic Says:

    I think you should have noted WHO baked that perfect pecan pie you described… right, sister??

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