Fireside Pies has been around for a few years and we have been there several times but just this weekend paid another visit and decided it was time to write a review. This is one of several Metroplex locations of Fireside and like most other locations of local chains in Grapevine, we much prefer it to the hustle and bustle of Plano or Dallas. We got there a bit early for Saturday dinner (6ish) and were seated within about 10 minutes; as we were leaving, it was starting to fill up a bit more, but still quite a manageable crowd.
Since it was over 100 degrees outside, iced tea was definitely called for and I was pleasantly surprised to find they had regular tea and also mango tea. I tried the mango; very refreshing! They have a full bar of course including hand-crafted cocktails which I am normally intrigued by, but that night it was just too hot for alcohol. The iced tea was perfect.
We started with one of the night’s specials, salami salad, which included arugula, three types of salami, kalamata olives, artichokes, cucumbers, and tomatoes with a viniagrette dressing. I really liked it despite my usual inability to eat arugula politely (the leaves are large enough that getting them completely in your mouth is a challenge!). If you put olives and artichokes on anything, I am likely to clean my plate. In fact, I was hungry enough and this looked good enough that I forgot to take the picture until we had already done some damage:
In the past we have tried other appetizers and I can recommend the bruschetta as well as the chopped salad; several other appetizers looked tasty as well such as the fireside fondue and baked goat cheese. I’ll be trying one of those on our next visit.
I had just enough room left for pizza. This time we decided on the Texas Beef Sausage pizza which had chunks of spicy link sausage as well as jalapenos. The sausage was delicious and the pizza just the right size for two to share. I am also a fan of their Hot & Crumbled pizza (spicy sausage with garlic/herb ricotta) and the Proscuitto & Parm (self explanatory!).
We both decided it had been way too long since we visited Fireside. It’s quite popular and to avoid a wait, it’s a good idea to go a bit early – but even when it’s full, it’s a nice relaxed atmosphere.
Fireside Pies is located at 1285 S. Main Street, next to Bob’s Steak & Chop House (and the soon-to-open Mi Dia and Winewood Grill).