Like a materialistic lover, pie filling doesn't play nice unless you fork over a lot of dough and give it some sugar. Have a slice with today's Groupon to Tootie Pie Gourmet Café, at The Shops at Arbor Walk and Fredericksburg locations and the new Westlake Village location, slated to open in early December. Choose between two options:
For $15, you get sandwiches, coffee, and pie for two (up to a $35.34 value). This meal includes:
- Any two gourmet sandwiches or paninis with a side salad or chips (up to an $8.29 value each)
- Two slices of pie (up to a $5.89 value each)
- Two regular-size drinks (up to a $3.49 value each)
For $30, you get sandwiches, coffee, and pie for four (up to a $70.68 value). This meal includes:
- Any four gourmet sandwiches or paninis with a side salad or chips (up to an $8.29 value each)
- Four slices of pie (up to a $5.89 value each)
- Four regular-size drinks (up to a $3.49 value each)
Tootie’s 13 signature flavors of freshly baked pie highlight a savory menu of gourmet sandwiches, pastries, and lunch fare. Dining duos bite into a grilled-portobello panini or chicken-salad croissant while crunching chips or weaving pieces of the side salad into a camouflage mask for sneaking unnoticed into a botanical garden. After downing a black-forest-ham panini or tuna salad on a bagel, let sweets take center stage, as pie professionals roll out dough for fluffy crusts that brim with renowned fillings such as buttermilk, pecan, and lemon velvet. Key-lime margarita pairs tangy citrus with smooth cream, and the original apple pie crams 10 apples into a 6-pound behemoth further sweetened with cinnamon and sugar. On the beverage front, smoothies blend strawberry, mango, or peach for a straw-sipping chill, and coffee specialties blend espresso with coconut, caramel, and chocolate.
Tootie Pie Co.
After being widowed in 1982, Ruby Lorraine Feagan, better known as Tootie, began supporting her family one pie at a time, building her reputation as she won a succession of baking contests throughout Texas hill country. Investor Don Merrill came into the fold after reading a flattering article in Southern Living magazine and subsequently tasting one of Tootie's crusty, buttery, 6-pound apple pies. Today, Tootie and her daughter continue to ensure the quality of Tootie Pie Co. Gourmet Café's 13 signature pie flavors — which also include lemon velvet, coconut supreme, and the Rachael Ray–praised pumpkin pie — as they're carefully crafted and delivered to customers' homes nationwide. The bakery's burgeoning fame has extended to the Food Network's Kid in a Candy Store, which featured Tootie's pie-on-a-stick, slices of signature desserts skewered and dipped in chocolate.
Inside Tootie's café, the menu of gourmet sandwiches includes sweet chicken salad with red grapes and pecans and italian grilled chicken panini with roasted red pepper and pesto or chipotle mayo. Sips of house coffee and espresso-based Milan mochas clear palates between bites better than vigorously shaking them Etch A Sketch–style.