by Steven Doyle
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.
A pie that haunts us whenever we drive past the West Village on McKinney is the coconut cream pie from Malai Kitchen. Delicious, but if you feel so inclined we snagged the recipe from owner Yasmin Wage to share with you today. Should you decide to make the pie, make two. Sharing is caring.
Here are a handful of pies we really love:
Coconut we dream of is from Del Frisco Double Eagle
Chocolate French Silk with a Pretzel Crust at Pie Emporium in Bishop Arts and Deep Ellu
Dive Coastal’s Key Lime Pie with a graham cracker, ginger snap and granola crust
Capital Grille supplies our fix of this marvelous coconut cream pie
Liberty Burger dishes out fine pie
Bisous Bisous on Mckinney offers these beautiful tarts (which qualify)
Texas Harvest Pie Company is a small, local family run bakery and cafe nestled in a tiny Texas town outside of Fort Worth. Step inside their little old house with the coziest little front porch and you’ll be transported to pie heaven. Their crust is magical; picture-perfect pies that many rave as their favorite pies in Dallas.
A small unassuming shop in a strip mall is the true hidden gem for pie lovers. The character is in the name; Humble Pies in a simple place. One room with the day’s daily pies on the wall, Humbles’ pies are more classic than anything too out there. With almost 30 years in the restaurant industry, Dallas-native Sean Jett, joined alongside his wife Erin, highlights his family’s recipes and local Texas ingredients in the form of unpretentious, simple pies.