Minetta of storytelling fame had a recommendation. I love recommendations, and this one was a winner. The review had been published in the Dallas Morning News about a restaurant called Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar. Yes, they serve cornbread sandwiches. Since Carolyn, Minetta, and yours truly were in desperate NEED of some fun girlfriend time, we thought Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar might just do the trick.
Yes, they serve cornbread sandwiches and they are delicious. ” It ain’t your Momma’s cornbread.” And they are not sharing their secret recipe of making a cornbread that can hold up to a sandwich and not fall apart.
FYI: Kitt’s is open Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m.-7p.,m. On Sundays they are open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As you walk through the door, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize – This restaurant space was once an Italian restaurant. It is cute, but the decor does not match the food. It must be said though – The food is so good – you won’t mind the Italian decor.
When we arrived, we thought we were to order at the counter, but they wanted us to sit at a table. That was not easy because all the tables in the restaurant were full of paying customers. (We took that to be a good sign. Full restaurant = good food.) A nice man let us know that they were leaving so we could “stake out” their table. Thank You!
It was difficult not to focus on the pies. What choices. We promised ourselves to save room for dessert.
As we looked into the pie-case, we knew our decisions would be difficult.
But first, we needed to order lunch. The menu is simple and I like it that way. Kornbread sandwiches, soups, pot pies, salads, and pies.
Our waitress was cute, friendly, and helpful. It had been busy, and she so wanted to please.
Carolyn ordered the chicken pot pie. (Love the BOWL.) Of course, it had a topping of cornbread. She declared it good.
Minetta ordered the Texan – chili on jalapeño cornbread with cheese, onions and spicy mustard. Yummy! She got the broccoli salad as her side. It was good, but a little dry on that day.
I got the Texan also, but ordered the Hungry Farmer’s Stewp for my side. Sweet Mother of Pearl. The “stewp” was fantastic. The broth was so tasty. It is a little thicker than a soup and filled with chicken, sausage, potatoes, and other vegetables. They top it with blue tortillia chips and cheese. I would drive across town for the “stewp”. I ordered a slice of broccoli cornbread – for the sake of bloggingdom. They did not have any broccoli cornbread on that day, so they gave me a slice of their regular cornbread to taste. It was very good and had a firm texture. (Good to make sandwiches with, my dear.)
Dessert time: Oh, the choices.
Carolyn decided to order the lemon icebox pie. She thought it very good but sweeter than tart.
My coconut buttermilk pie was also very good. To tell the truth – Minetta’s dessert was so wonderful, we couldn’t compare our pies to her bread pudding.
Drum roll please!
Be still my heart! This is how I want my bread pudding to be. I would declare it perfect. It wasn’t mushy, and it was beyond delicious! The amaretto sauce –oh my! They claim their bread pudding with amaretto sauce “is the best bread pudding you have ever eaten.” I might have to agree with that.
Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich and Pie Bar is looking to expand. Could I suggested Richardson? I am sure this restaurant would be equally popular here.
Blessings to you and yours,
Minetta, thank you for the winning recommendation. Thank you also Minetta and Carolyn for the for the fun girlfriend day we all needed. We laughed and talked non-stop plus we ate delicious food.
The easiest way to go to Kitt’s from Richardson is to take the Bushway to Dallas North Tollway. Go north on the Tollway. Take the first exit – Hebron Parkway, turn left, and after a few blocks you will see the restaurant on your left. (GPS sent us around Jake’s Barn.)