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.
The pie at Bowl and Barrel is this uber delicious Butterscotch Pie served as the solo dessert at the bowling alley and restaurant.
Another 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. Continue reading
For its ninth year in a row, Norma’s Cafe, the original Dallas dining icon, will celebrate National Pie Day by offering guests a free slice of its famous Mile-High Pie on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at all five locations.
“At Norma’s Cafe, we believe that every meal should end on a sweet note and we’re excited to make it easy for our guests to indulge on National Pie Day,” said Ed Murph, owner of Norma’s Cafe. “Last year we served approximately 4,200 slices of pie to guests across all of our locations and we’re happy to continue this tradition for the ninth year in a row.’” Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
Fried chicken is definitely one of the hot items this year in Dallas and plenty of chefs have tossed their toque into the ring opening their own restaurants in homage to this southern staple. Enter Fat Chicken in Trinity Groves which is owned by DJ Quintanilla and Linda Mazzei who formerly ran Resto Gastro Bistro in the same location.
We asked chef DJ why the big change up and he shared that it was Trinity Grove’s mastermind Phil Romano’s idea, but he was up for the task. Continue reading
Good Local Markets brings their “Battle of the Pies” to the Tyler Street Farmers Market in Oak Cliff on Saturday, May 20th from 10:30am – 12:30pm (909 West 9th Street at N. Polk). For 8 years White Rock Market has hosted the blockbuster pie extravaganzas and now the fun continues at Good Local Markets newest locale, Tyler Street Market.
The Tyler Street Pie Contest is for amateur bakers of all ages bakers with a special award for best youth bakers under 16. All pies are available for tasting by the public, who vote “Best of” in the categories of Fruit, Nut, Chocolate, Cream/Custard and Best Overall. Entry fee is $5 per pie and tasting tickets will be available day of for $5. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
While pondering pie yesterday afternoon, and that is something I do on occasion, I flipped through the Rolodex of my mind and stumbled upon the elusive Millionaire Pie. My first entry of this pie in my mind was when I was a wee lad and attending Dallas public schools. This was before I was yanked out when my parents were horrified by the busing situation and sent to a school which had a lackluster cafeteria. This was also back in the day when Dallas public schools had honest-to-goodness cooks whipping up freshly baked yeast rolls, and homemade beef enchiladas every Wednesday.
Fire back to a day when if you were not relegated to a sack full of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, smashed for your dining pleasure, you would enjoy real food created by the hands of the lunch ladies who I considered at the age of seven my second and third mothers. This was before the time of bastardized Sysco boxes filled with frozen food-like trinkets dumped onto a sheet pan and turned out at 400 degrees. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
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 Pie Emporium (several locations now), 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. Continue reading
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