Happy π Day, LocalEaters. Allow me to be the millionth blogger
to use this day of 3/14 as a flimsy excuse to write about that
crusty, goo-filled wonderment: pie. It should probably have its own
week or month, rather than having to split a day with an inedible
irrational number, but so it goes. In honor of this crusty holiday,
our staff and friends weighed in with some of their favorite
non-pizza pies nationwide.
The Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie from the Little
Pie Company (New York, NY). Little. Tangy. Delicious.
Chocolate pie from Arnold's
Country Kitchen (Nashville, TN). The chess pie is no slouch
May Day Pie from Ramsey's
Diner (Lexington, KY) made at Missy's Pie Shop. So sacred is
the "Derby Pie" in KY that it's trademarked and appears under
various coded names at restaurants.
Michigan Sour Cherry Pie from Bubby's (New
York, NY) Four pounds of cherries per pie. Oh, my!
Coconut cream pie from Busy
Corner (Goodfield, IL)
Deep dish Key lime pie from
Guppy's on the Beach (Indian Rocks Beach, FL)
Apple pie from Wasik's Cheese
Shop (Wellesley, MA). Only available during the holiday
Cherry pie from Two
Little Red Hens (New York, NY)
Strawberry pie (seasonal) from Esther's
Restaurant (Fredericksburg, PA)
Boston cream pie from Marche
(Nashville, TN). Nary a bad dessert is produced in Margot
Featured blogger Ellen
Fork swears by the apple pie from Blue
Duck Tavern (Washington, D.C.)
Triple Coconut Cream Pie from Etta's or Dahlia
(Seattle). President Obama can't resist Tom Douglas's signature
decadent dessert. He's had at least
four servings to date.
La Tarte Tatin (the upside down apple tart pictured below) from
Gigot (New York, NY). Apple pie need not always be so
As an added pie day bonus, enjoy a few pie-related pop culture
moments. Find yourself some pie to dive into, but don't ever trust
the floor pie.
Don't ever refuse pie. It will enrage your significant other or
Paul F. Tompkins solves the Cake vs Pie problem. I disagree with
the conclusion, but applaud the undertaking.
When you have a fugitive situation, never count out the nearest
house of pies.