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I Like Pie: Jack Daniels Pecan Pie at YO Ranch

Jack Daniels Pecan Pie_YO Ranch (1)by Steven Doyle

Pecan pie often brings up notions of Thanksgiving for many, but at our office every day is a good pie day and pecan is one of the tops that can be found. Imagine the excitement when we discovered the Jack Daniels Pecan Pie at YO Ranch Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End. This is the unique steakhouse that is a send up to the Texas Hill Country ranch by the same name.   Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day, Ya’ll

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On March 12, 2009 your lawmakers  passed a non-binding resolution (HRES 224) recognizing March 14, 2009 as National Pi Day. It is one of the more legit holidays we discuss here, and it is actually an homage to geeks everywhere who see the date as a reason to celebrate due to its mathematical implications. We say any reason to celebrate anything is just fine by us.

Since we are predominately about food we will suggest a few places to actually enjoy a pi(e) in Dallas.   Continue reading

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Norma’s Celebrates National Pie Day With Free Pie

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For the sixth consecutive year, Norma’s Cafe, the original Dallas dining icon serving Texas-style home cooking, will celebrate National Pie Day by offering guests a free slice of its famous Mile-High Cream Pie on Friday, Jan. 23 at all three locations.

“At Norma’s Cafe, National Pie Day is one of our favorite holidays and we love thanking our guests for their continuous support by celebrating one of our favorite foods,” said Ed Murph, owner of Norma’s Cafe. “This holiday has proven to be one of our busiest days of the year, and we are thrilled to welcome guests as part of the Norma’s Cafe family.”   Continue reading

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Eat Me: Quail “Wings” at Bowl and Barrel

quailby Steven Doyle

Chicken wings will always be all the rage in bars because they are so easy to make as they are to eat. Flavor delivered on its own natural stick, if you will. Somewhere there are a ton of quail scurrying about without the use of their legs, and we are all the better for it. These are very meaty and spicy specimens found at Bowl and BarrelContinue reading

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Five Insanely Good Pies From Unlikely Sources In Dallas

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Have that special holiday party to check out and need to bring a sweet bite to share? We have a fine line up of freshly made treats from places that you may not have thought of. There are some lovely bakeries in the Dallas area, like Village Baking Company, Tart Bakery on Lovers Lane, Rush Patisserie in Oak Cliff, and the beloved Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth all come quickly to mind. But how about a few alternative spots where you won’t necessarily be busted for bringing something purchased that won’t be recognized, or even duplicated.

Here is our fun list that will keep your poor baking skills on the down low, and make you the type of guest that will be invited back really soon. Notice all of these restaurants require at least a 24-hour notice unless otherwise noted.   Continue reading

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Donna’s Pie House Closed

pie bitesby Steven Doyle

Sad news in the pie world today. Donna’s Pie House has closed. Donna’s was located at 5600 Lover’s Lane and served up breakfast, delicious from scratch sandwiches and, of course, pie. Delicious, lovely pie. They were also noted for their pie bites, a two-bite handheld pie that came in dozens of flavors. For the holidays Donna’s would sell hundreds of pies and often had to cap off the amount they could make due to the shear volume.    Continue reading

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Celebrate With Great Joy National Pie Day In Dallas

DSC05160by Steven Doyle

I have these lovely country loving Amish friends who when you see them will regale you with pie.  These are by far the best pie bakers in the pie loving universe, and they do their magic without the means of a modern kitchen. It is a loving relationship that began with a slice of raisin cream pie. This is how all relationships should begin.

Today is National Pie Day, and I believe this springs up several times each year. No matter, it is a wonderful time to grab a slice or two around town, and of course, we have a list.

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