by Steven Doyle
Is there a thing called “pie season”? I know there is a Pie Council, possibly in the same vein as Garrison Keillor’s “Catsup Advisory Board” or his “American Duct Tape Council”. Pie Season to me would encompass most of the calendar not already loaded up with pie goodness such as National Pi Day, or Pie Day. There is also “Eat a Pie Day – December 1”, “Raspberry Cream Pie Day – August 1”, “National Cherry Pie Day – February 1” and a litany of other super cool pie days. But Pie Season could happen four times a year with a suggestion of seasonal pies throughout.
Perhaps I am over thinking pie and should just go out for a jog and a pie. Let’s do that instead with this healthy list of cool and recent pies in Dallas:
Fried Mantaou buns with Nutella ice cream and caramel soy banana at Fine China are the best thing to hit my mouth in some time. Quasi pie, right?
Get a load of this delicious pie made by the good people at Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop. Consider this Meyer Lemon Pie after a haunch of beef.
City Cafe doesn’t get enough love, and they really should. Sure, the grilled lamb chops are a must, but this Key Lime Pie would qualify as a day in my imaginary Pie Season.
Since we are on cream pies, you no doubt have devoured this hearty Coconut Cream Pie at Del Frisco’s.
The hand pie at Shoal’s is crispy and delicious, the perfect pie to devour after that giant bologna sandwich.
I once chatted with Stephan Pyles about his favorite pies and the elusive Chess Pie was mentioned. A delicious pie from my youth found at Henk’s European Deli.
Liberty Burger isn’t just about great cheeseburgers, but also this amazing Personal Chocolate Pie. The Frito Pie Burger is pretty special, too.
Behold: Lord of the Pies, a beautiful apple laden version at Emporium Pies.