The Huckleberry is a charming country style restaurant in historic downtown Louisville. Their specialty is taking American classics and adding a modern twist. The space was built in 1894, so the charm is built right in and the décor only enhances that charm. They are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even serve an afternoon tea. Their desserts, though, are definitely a great draw, as they are prominently displayed as you walk in.
The Huckleberry has a great variety of different pies, cakes, and cookies that they make fresh on premises. On this particular day, they had 3 different cakes, large and small sizes, a handful of various pies, large and small sizes as well, and some delicious looking cookies.
One particularly delicious looking pie was their blackberry. The blackberry is one of the smaller pies being sold on this particular day, and boy is it adorable. The filling resembles a blackberry jam and is perfectly sweet yet tart. The crust is just right too, light and flaky and sprinkled with coarse sugar. The only possible criticism is that is filling would be even more lovely if it had full pieces of blackberries in it.
The bourbon pecan pie was also available today; being served in slices with homemade whipped cream along side. This version of the classic pie was made with chopped pecans rather than whole pieces, which made for a unique twist. The bourbon was also a lovely addition and was a welcome distraction from an otherwise cloyingly sweet dessert.
The Huckleberry sure has some delicious pies! Maybe a trip back is in order to check out their cakes…