Food Fanatics: Pie


Emelie Patti, Staff Writer

By Emelie Patti

In the midst of fall, there is nothing better than a slice of pie and a cup of tea. On my journey around Winston-Salem I will be tasting a variety of pies and reviewing them on my own rating system. My rating is done by a scale from 1-10, with 10 being the best. Pie is the reason people love fall so much, it brings an uplifting spirit to the season. Deciding which restaurants to go to was not hard at all. I just had to think of the restaurants that brought that feeling all the time. The first restaurants that came to mind were Midtown Cafe, Village Tavern, and Salem Kitchen.

Midtown Cafe’s Pumpkin Pie with Nut Crust

Midtown Cafe has been a Winston-Salem favorite for over thirty-one years; so I knew if their pies tasted as good as their pancakes I would be golden. As soon as I saw the pie come out of the kitchen I knew that it would be delicious. The pumpkin pie had a wonderful mix of spices with the nuts adding a crunchy texture. The thick pumpkin filling made it feel fall-esque due to the many flavorful spices. I would give Midtown Cafe a total score of seven out of ten.

Village Tavern’s  Key Lime Pie

The original Village Tavern opened up in 1984 in Winston-Salem giving the city a wonderful place to eat dinner at reasonable prices. Although the pie was thick and creamy, it was very light on the stomach. The thick graham cracker crust mingled amazingly with the lime cream filling on top. The pie leaves a lingering, tangy taste in your mouth. This was the first time I have ever been to Village Tavern and I was really impressed. I would give Village Tavern an eight and a half out of ten.

Salem Kitchen’s Chocolate Chess Pie

Salem Kitchen has been serving people food for over 30 years. Not only do they sell food, but they sell lotions, cleaning products and even greeting cards. They have a wide variety of pies and cakes. This pie had a rich chocolate flavor that satisfies your taste buds and your sweet tooth completely. I would give Salem Kitchen a nine and a half out of ten.

Salem Kitchen’s Chocolate Chess Pie was my favorite out of all three. It met the high expectations of flavorfulness, contentment and freshness. I was most pleased with Salem Kitchen because it was priced right, delicious, and left me wanting more. If you ever are craving a delicious pie on one of these fall days, I definitely recommend going to Salem Kitchen.