How lucky are we to be living in this neighborhood? With PIE 3.14 Everyday Eatery located in Castle Hills, I’d say we're pretty darn lucky…
This location had several different restaurants in it at one time or another since the Castle Hills Village Shops opened, but none have had the success and feel of a cool, hip, “place to gather” like PIE 3.14 does. From the first time I ate here just under a year ago, to now, I have been impressed. And it’s not just the food, it’s the entire package: food, drinks, service, atmosphere, and attitude!
Whether you want to belly up to the bar for a fantastic craft cocktail made with fresh pressed juices and herbs, (Honey Basil Collins is killer in my book), glass of wine or beer and an appetizer just by yourself or sit down at a table with a group of friends, the experience is nothing short of “being on vacation in your own neighborhood”… I think that’s what makes it so successful. You feel like your someplace else; maybe Uptown or Bishops Art District, not Castle Hills located in Lewisville. Ahhhh…and the music playing is always perfect somehow?
Let’s talk about the menu. First off, it’s very thoughtful; Owner Sean Conner and Chef/Owner Brent Hammer consider every detail before deciding what will be on it. If something doesn’t seem to be appealing to the customers, it’s either yanked or tweaked. They use fresh, quality (& often local) ingredients, and make whatever they can “in house”. Of course with a name like “PIE” they are going to try and put out some awesome pizza; which they do! The combination of handmade dough, delicious red sauce, high quality mozzarella, fresh herbs and toppings reminds me of pizza I’ve eaten in Italy…seriously, it’s that good. I’ve tried just about all of the Pies on the menu, but my favorite so far is the good ol’ Margherita pizza; although the “Lipstick on a Pig” pie with pork belly, yella cheese, kale, red onion and Carolina bbq sauce sounds interesting. Most pizzas will run you about $14 bucks, and will feed two hungry people.
The “Antipasto” selections range from Housemade Meatballs to Bibb Lettuce Cups with roasted chicken, or a little something for everyone in between, and cost $9 dollars on average. For the salad lovers, there are 5 to choose from…my favorite is the PIE Chop (romaine, salami, pepperoni, sun dried tomato, olive and provolone). Salads are $9-$11. They also have “On & Off Bread” selections from $9-$15 in addition to pizza and salads. I haven’t had a chance to try any of these yet because I’m too in love with the pizza, but my husband says the Meatball Sandwich is fantastic, and I’ve heard awesome things from others about the Pasta Bolognese and the Short Rib Pappardelle… I’ll get to these in time, I’m sure!
PIE 3.14 offers a daily Happy Hour with $2 off all cocktails, wine and beer, and every Wednesday there is live music and $3.14 wine ALL NIGHT for the ladies…yahoo! I love a good glass of wine for cheap, as opposed to a cheap glass of wine that costs too much!
My suggestion is for you to try PIE 3.14 Everyday Eatery today if you haven’t been here. I promise you’ll be back. To quote Sean and Brent, “Above all, know that PIE 3.14 will never stop editing to perfection!”