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Best Dishes Countdown #54: Chicken pot pie at The Draft Horse

The Platonic ideal of chicken pot pie at the Draft Horse.

The Platonic ideal of chicken pot pie at the Draft Horse.

The category of comfort food covers a lot of ground, but a hearty pot pie is essential. This winter, the chicken pot pie at the Draft Horse could become a cold-weather addiction.

The pie comes to the table in a cast-iron skillet, topped with a gloriously puffy and beautifully burnished crust held aloft by the steam built up during cooking. Nestled under that crisp, flaky dome are generous pieces of local Kadejan chicken and vegetables, bathed in rich, creamy gravy that would make cardboard taste good.

Your server will warn you that the pot pie is extremely hot and to let it cool before you try taking a bite. The enticing aroma that wafts nose-ward when your fork breaks through the crust will lead you to abandon your better judgment. The next day your scorched tongue will be a bittersweet reminder of the previous night’s pot pie perfection.

The Draft Horse

117 14th Ave. NE, Minneapolis

612-208-1476

The Platonic ideal of chicken pot pie at the Draft Horse.

The Platonic ideal of chicken pot pie at the Draft Horse.

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