Instead of spending our Black Friday fighting the masses for a good deal, we decided to get out and enjoy the day with lunch and a movie. We opted to try the fairly new Pie Bird restaurant on Person Street, very close to Seaboard Station in Raleigh. We walked up to the restaurant and the first thing I loved about the place was the furnishings and comfortable, relaxed but modern atmosphere of this place. We were nicely greeted by the host and seated at a window table. The menu is short and sweet which has become one of my favorite things since I start to get a bit overwhelmed if there are too many choices. We had the girls so I was curious to see what they would think of pie for lunch. I ordered the black bean and chili handpie, while the girls selected chicken pot pie and short rib soup.
The soup reminded me of the roasts that my mom would cook in her crockpot, perfectly cooked and delicious with lots of flavor. The girls loved their chicken pot handpies. Perfect size for them too. The black bean and chili pie was good but surprisingly spicey. Loved the black beans.
Of course we had to sample some dessert pie so we opted for the amazing Bluebird pie...a little bit of everything. Local beers are on tap and don't forget to check out the bathrooms! The girls loved the way the doors slid from right to left to open. Nice mix of modern with exposed architectural elements from the original building. I'm also loving how small businesses are featuring other small business products such as the local artist work hanging on the wall and fresh made ice cream from Lumpy's. They use locally produced ingredients in their pies. We will bring our out of town guests here to sample for sure.
The more Raleigh gets places like this, the more Raleigh is destined for a shining future!! Stop by for lunch, dinner, snack or just dessert. Either way you won't be disappointed.
Oh, and the movie? We saw Hugo afterwards. FANTASTIC family movie produced by Martin Scorsese and Johnny Depp.
Personally, I think we got the best of Black Friday.