What to Eat at Simple Things, Now Open in West Hollywood

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Simple Things Sandwich & Pie Shop, which we took an early look at last week, opened its doors yesterday on Third Street. Even with pie being the new black and all, the throwback fifties space would fit nicely into Mayberry, all cutesy and classic Americana steeped in the smells of sweet and savory pies. These goods come in mini, medium, and traditional sizes, with flavors such as strawberry shortcake, blueberry, and Missouri mud baked daily by Food & Wine-approved Carrie Cusack, as well as a weekly schedule for specialties like salted caramel and banoffee, among many more. What else makes the menu?

Owners Andy Paxson and Ryan Handel are also supplying sandwiches, salads, pot pies, and soups here, with local ingredients and house-prepared meats and sauces for selections like prime rib with jammy onions and horseradish cream, albacore with artichoke hearts and Dijon vinaigrette, and weekend breakfasts of marscapone-filled French toast and a grilled peanut butter and jelly with seasonal jam and bananas. Check out the full menu below and don't hesitate to live off $2.50 mini-pies for a few days.

Simple Things Sandwich & Pie Shop, 8310 West 3rd St. West Hollywood. 323-592-3390.

MENU

Pies
Cutie pie 2.50
Simple pie 5.50
Big pie 20.00

apple
banana cream
banoffee
blueberry
cherry pie
choc chip cookie
choc peanut butter
chocolate cream
coconut cream
French silk
key lime
lemon bar pie
lemon meringue
missouri mud
orange creamsicle
peach
salted caramel
strawberry shortcake

a la mode 1.00
vanilla or seasonal ice cream to any pie

The Sandwiches

avocado melt .................................................... 8.50

avocado, roasted peppers, fontina, taleggio, roquefort, apricot chutney
brisket and cheese..........................................10.50

mac and cheese, braised cabbage
egg salad ........................................................... 8.00

sundried tomato spread, arugula
fried chix .......................................................... 9.00

coleslaw, tomato, tabasco mayo
prime rib ..........................................................11.50

arugula, tomato, jammy onions, horseradish cream
pulled chicken .................................................. 9.00

arugula, pickled onions, garlic aioli, chevre
reuben ............................................................... 9.50

sauerkraut, manchego, dijon, mayo
sweet potato ..................................................... 8.50
grilled sweet potatoes, apples, jammy onions, cabbage, chevre, cumin coleslaw

thanksgiving .................................................... 9.00
cranberry chutney, jalapeño cornbread stuffing, sage gravy

tuna ................................................................... 8.50
pole-caught albacore, bibb lettuce, roma tomato, lemon
herb aioli

tuna melt .......................................................... 9.00
pole-caught albacore, roma tomato, manchego, fontina

turkey avocado ................................................ 8.50
bibb lettuce, roma tomato, avocado, dijon, mayo

veggie #2 .......................................................... 8.50
balsamic roasted vegetables, oven roasted tomatoes, burrata,
tapenade

vegan po boy..................................................... 8.50
pan seared tofu, pickled onions, arugula, vegan remoulade

Mix & Match

$10

1/2 salad and soup
1/2 sandwich and soup
1/2 sandwich and salad

Soups
cup 3.50 bowl 5.50

roasted tomato soup

oven dried tomatoes, fresh basil

soup of the day

Pot Pies

steak and lager................................................ 10.00
bbq pulled pork ............................................... 10.00
chicken............................................................. 10.00
chicken curry.................................................. 10.00
portabella mushroom..................................... 10.00

The Salads
roasted chicken............................................... 11.00
crumbled goat cheese, spiced pecans, dried cherries, sherry vinaigrette dressing.

cobb .................................................................. 11.00
roasted turkey, bacon, avocado, gorgonzola, cherry tomatoes, soft boiled egg, balsamic vinaigrette

albacore tuna .................................................. 12.00
tuna, soft boiled egg, asparagus, oven roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts, dijon vinaigrette.

market veggie salad ....................................... 10.00
seasonal grilled veggies, portabella mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta, balsamic dressing

Sides
Small $3.00 Large $5.00

roasted yukon potato salad
vegetable coleslaw
roasted brussel sprouts
sundried tomato quinoa
black eyed pea salad
mac/chz
potato chips ................................................. $2 ea

Beverages
bottled sodas .................................................... 2.75
glass o' milk ...................................................... 2.50
bottled water.................................................... 2.50
coffee (intelligentsia) ............................................. 3.00
espresso (intelligentsia) ........................................ 2.50
espresso drinks (intelligentsia) ........................... 3.50
cappuccino, laté, mocha

Breakfast
Saturday & Sunday
8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.

french toast .......................................................9.00
filled with marscapone, served with your choice of apples, blueberries or

simple breakfast ...............................................8.00
2 eggs, thick cut bacon, potato pancake, stewed apples,toast

granola ...............................................................6.50
homemade, fresh fruit, local honey, yogurt

hash....................................................................9.00
corned beef, sweet potato, poached eggs,toast

veggie quiche.....................................................8.00
baby spinach, mushroom, onions, and gruyere

chicken quiche ..................................................8.50
chicken, oven roasted tomato and feta.

turkey benedict ................................................8.50
roast turkey, brioche, poached eggs, sage hollandaise, potatoes

veggie benedict .................................................8.50
roast asparagus, goat cheese, brioche, poached eggs, hollandaise, potatoes

breakfast/egg sandwich...................................8.00
breakfast potatoes, fried egg, gruyere

grilled pb&j........................................................6.00;
homemade seasonal jam and peanut butter, fresh bananas

breakfast veggie sand ......................................8.00
avocado, roasted