hello and welcome to mushy peas on pie on mash. and cup. woohoo!
in manchester for a go game last week, chris and i wandered the galleries, shops, and restaurants of the northern quarter and stumbled upon this lovely little cafe named cup. sunny, warm, and colorful, this cafe/gallery space/t-shirt and print shop/vintage tea set seller turned out to be the perfect place to hang for a bit before our train. and most importantly, the perfect place to eat PIE.
cup sells pies from pieminister, a fantastic company making ‘a really good pie from proper stuff.’ i’d seen their pies at borough market as well as at a supercool pietrailer in islington and had always wanted to try one. i finally got my chance at cup with the ‘heidi’ pie – goat cheese, sweet potato, spinach, red onion, and roasted garlic in, as they call it, a lovely pastry. it’s a british pie award champion! oooh. i also plan to try their varieties with thai green curry, wild mushroom & asparagus, and chorizo & olives extremely soon. mmmmmmmmmmm.
i had mine with salad on a geometrically printed tabletop.
mmm. buttery, flaky pastry crust surrounding toasty warm vegetables tastes like fires in the fireplace and fuzzy slippers. comfortable and homey. Continue reading