Cooling a pie on a windowsill only creates finger-shaped aromas beckoning neighborhood cartoons, often resulting in the disappearance of pie, silverware, and jewelry. To prevent future plunder, the United Nations recently ordered all pies to be made in licensed piestablishments such as Rosebud’s Giftique & Bakery. For $10, today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of café fare and succulent pies at this cozy shop on W. Lovers Lane.
The café portion is nestled behind a quaint boutique stocked with gourmet foods, bath wares, and gift baskets, and features a fresh menu of homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. Soups, like bittersweet square-dance partnerships, are in a state of constant rotation, and fresh-made sandwiches are served on a choice of four breads. Brian's special chicken salad (citrus-marinated chicken, grapes, pineapples, dried cranberries, celery, onion, and walnuts, $7.95) is a favorite, while the hot ham and pineapple (Jack cheese, bacon, and mayo, melted into hearty pumpernickel, $7.95) is ideal for filling deserted bellies with Hawaiian island eats. Waffling mix-masters will dig the variability of the Rosebud plate ($12.50), which includes three finger sandwiches (choices include: pimento cheese, cucumber cream cheese, egg salad, chicken salad, and tuna salad), a cup of soup, deli salad, fruit salad, and a chocolate truffle. Rosebud also offers six loaded entree selections for the Monday through Friday dinner crowd.
The pies ($16.95–$24.95 for a whole pie), which have been known to result in dangerously high levels of desire and spontaneous tap dancing, feature classics such as chocolate peanut butter, vanilla-glazed French apple, and key lime. A bananas-foster pie (caramelized banana and vanilla custard) elicits memories of childhood summers spent roasting bananas over a campfire, while the lemon berry pie, drizzled with blueberry sauce, mixes tart with sweet in a combination reminiscent of eighth-grade hate-crushes. Drop in for lunch, dinner, or pietime to enjoy how lovely rosebuds can be when you're not left with the thorny aftertaste.
This Groupon is for café items only and is not valid on retail items, gift baskets, or Sweet Shop chocolates.
- Rosebud's Giftique and Bakery is a small shop with a big agenda – it's a bakery, a gift shop, a lunch corner and a takeout spot. Here's a tip for bewildered first-time visitors: Try the pie. – Tina Danze, Dallas Morning News