Tasty Find: Savorly’s Cocktail Bites and Mini Pies

Fancy, delicate, delicious, and just as warm as you want them

Even these days, with so many restaurants shifting into a sort of catering mode to survive. Even these days, when you’re beginning to understand just why you used to dine out so often.

Mmmmmmm, someone's gettin' all warm and flaky with that tapenade, now, n'est-ce pas?

[Spoiler alert: Because cooking for yourself again and again and again for months on end can get downright boring.]

Even these days, especially these days, wouldn’t it be nice to feast on a plethora of tiny little snackables so warm and flavorful and fancy that they seem like they were professionally catered – but you did it yourself and it was 1-2-3 convenient?

Hello, Savorly, glad to meet you and your pop-’em-in-the-oven cocktail bites and mini pies!

Glad to have a frozen and then, hey-presto!, fresh-from-the-oven tray of delicate puff pastries stuffed with Emmental cheese, with spinach and ricotta, with tomato and veggies, and with (best of all) olive tapenade.

[Note: Did you know, reader, that we love tapenade? Did you know that we once spent an entire night in the boondocks of Dothan, Alabama, driving through the rain in a dying Hyundai, searching for a proper jar of the stuff?]

Glad, too, to munch on that other Savorly offering, those mini pies of theirs – tiny things! adorable! but also tasty AF and, cumulatively, filling – those mini pies that come in four varieties: goat cheese, honey & rosemary, mushroom, and red pepper & mozzeralla.

[Note: C’mon, Savorly. Make the next logical leap, will you? How about filling some of those mini pies with tapenade? The possibility is right there in front of you – leverage the goddam synergy, already. We know the two founders of your company grew up together in Belgium and then moved to Brooklyn – of course it was Brooklyn – and started this whole European-inflected baking endeavor there. Don’t make us conjure the ghost of Hergé to haunt you, now. Give us more tapenade, are you listening, Savorly? MOAR! MOAR!]

*takes deep breath*

… and also glad to note that these Savorly treats are proudly carried in the freezer section of Whole Foods. Which grocery chain, regardless of who owns it now – oh, shut up, Jeff, go play with your money – started out right here in Austin.

Yes, good old Austin, Texas.

Which is not exactly the Live Tapenade Capital of the World, but still.

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