Making a good sandwich, like removing a child’s head from between stair balusters, requires delicate handling and a lot of mayonnaise. Marvel at skilled condiment usage with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of café fare and Valentine’s Day desserts at Pie Town Café & Dessert Shop in Shenandoah.
At Pie Town Café, chefs silence whimpering bellies with a vast menu of from-scratch soups, salads and more than 30 pies. Spoons take a break from balancing on noses to dive through gooey layers of toasted cheese and into the rich broth of the french onion soup ($7.45). Chicken salad and roasted pecans nestle inside a french bread boule ($7.45), and four types of cheese-laden baked potatoes ($5.95–$6.45) stoke belly fires with root-veggie starch. For dessert, the eatery's chocolate-covered strawberries, available Valentine's Day weekend, and signature heart-shaped pies prove just as romantic as diamond rings, yet easier to digest. Couples can sample the coconut crème ($4.25), whose velvety exterior bubbles inside a steam kettle before donning a cape of fresh coconut.
Homemade strawberry glaze, soft-baked brownies, and freshly shredded coconut are just a few of the enticing ingredients found in Pie Town's crowd-pleasing signature pies. Traditional cherry and blueberry fruit pies are joined by crème flavors including strawberry, lemon, and chocolate, and gluten-free pies are also available. The bakers also prepare sugar-free versions of favorites and seasonal pies including pumpkin and chocolate peppermint. Guests can pair their sweet treats with hot and iced espresso drinks or enjoy a full meal from the café’s menu of soups, sandwiches, and homemade tuna salads and pot pies. Customers can also order Pie Town’s dessert and deli platters for special events, such as work parties or chain-gang reunions.