Anyone who hasn't recently attended a production of Sweeney Todd or Titus Andronicus can appreciate the appeal of a meat pie in all its portable, filling tastiness. Aussies in particular are boosters of this particular snack, so it's no surprise that a new source, Pie Face, which opened today, hails from Down Under. The 24-hour carb dispensary specializes in savory pies (Thai chicken curry; beef and tomato; tandoori vegetable), but you can get sweet pies and coffee as well. Those who haven't yet sullied their New Year's resolutions can opt for mini-pies, and if you've already said to hell with it, there are sausage rolls too. In honor of the opening, the shop will give customers a free coffee or mini-pie all day Thursday, beginning at midnight.* A golden pie giveaway starts at the same time and runs for a week: Whoever finds the lucky golden token in their pie wins a trip for two to Australia, plus unlimited pie. Check out menus below.
Pie Face, 1691 Broadway, nr. 53rd St.; 212-247-9065
*This post originally mentioned that the giveaways were beginning Wednesday — it's actually Thursday, which happens to be Australia Day.