I'm always up for trying restaurants that feature food from other countries. And when it's cheap, so much the better.
That's why I was excited to try Pie Face, the U.S. storefront of the Australian savory pie chain. The restaurant is near Times Square, which made it a convenient spot to stop at after a visit to Central Park.
Pie Face, however, wasn't all that it was cracked up to be.
- Strike 1: No seating. Didn't expect that.
- Strike 2: Several of the flavors were sold out.
- Strike 3: It just wasn't that tasty.
Paul said his steak pie was good but messy. The pies are meant to be finger foods, but a good chunk of his filling came out into its cardboard container as he was eating it. And they didn't pack forks in our bag.
I chose two mini pies -- a tandoori vegetable that wasn't bad, and a mince beef that was. Admittedly, I think I was turned off more by the look than the taste -- the appearance reminded me of uncooked hamburger. Paul finished it.
|... but not very good.|
Needless to say, we were both still hungry after this escapade, so we walked to nearby Junior's and got an order of onion rings and a slice of chocolate mousse cheesecake to go and found a place to sit in Bryant Park. Much more satisfying.