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humble.In a word: Just sayin'.

The specs: #00914   
10 S. Allen, 53726
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JM ate the beef and root vegetable pasty, a fudge pie, and a root beer.
Nichole ate the grape and goat cheese galette, the sour cherry galette, and a ginger brew.
The bill was $28, or $14/person, plus tip.
JM gave humble a B+; Nichole gave humble an A- (see our grading rubric).

Humble is a sweet spot for a snack. The fare is light and airy, the menu earnest, and the ingredients locally-sourced. The crusts really raise the bar for this town's bakeries; the mere existence of humble should urge them to improve their shortenings.


JM's pasty was everything he hoped for given the name of the dish.  The nice thing about a pasty/pot pie is that you can eat something without having to confront it visually.  The flavors here were great: robust and intricate.  Though, the pasty wasn't quite warm enough for his tastes. It seemed like a catch-22: if you wanted both flaky crust and warm innards you'd have to arrive when it was fresh out of the oven. 

Grape and goat cheese galette

The goat cheese and grape galette with pistachios was pretty amazing. The grapes had retained their flavor well, and matched up with the mild creamy cheese perfectly. Meanwhile the green nuts were the ideal choice in color and taste to pair with the purple fruit.

Fudge pie

The fudge was a strong, deeply rich fudge thing.  The crust was again flaky, but here there was nothing to complain about in terms of temperature.  Certainly, any avid chocolate aficionado will want to round out their order here with one of these.

Cherry  galette

Finally, the cherry galette loaded with sour cherry filling was both hearty and delicate. Two galettes in one "meal" was probably not a well-balanced choice, but the stuff was so well-made that it wasn't a monotonous experience.

The prices across the board here a definitely more than you'd pay for comparably sized dishes in almost any other neighborhood. But even then, the care that has been put into it makes up some of that value.  If you haven't tried humble yet, do - we'd recommend them for a snack rather than a full meal.


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