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Celebrate Pi Day With Us

pieby 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.  

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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

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National Pie Day 2018 Gives Cause For Celebration

smoke pieby Steven Doyle

There are days in the year worth celebrating. Some have significance, religious or personally meaningful like a true love’s birthday or anniversary. Other holidays instill pride for our country and the flag. The United States recognizes only 10 days as national holidays, and  they are certainly legitimate, like Christmas and Independence Day. Take it down a notch and you’ve got government-sanctioned national observances, like Mother’s Day and Flag Day. Then there are less meaningful days in our country which simply are meant to bring a small curl to the lips and a twinkle in the eyes of people like me, and maybe a marketing department somewhere or the manufacturer of corn flakes.. Today might very well be one of those days.

Now I realize that foodie holidays are a bit silly, and perhaps self serving to those which brought them to light. But these are no less marvelous as holidays heavily promoted by the likes of Hallmark and Whitman’s Sampler on behalf of Valentines Day.  Continue reading

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Norma’s Celebrating National Pie Day Jan 23rd With Free Pie

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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

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Resolutions Be Damned, We Have Seven Places To Cheat In Dallas

pie ladyby Steven Doyle

The new year is here and you have made those beloved resolutions that will keep you fit and happy straight through bikini season.  One problem, you have already cheated. And you will most likely continue to cheat. And we seriously have no problem with that.

The sole reason you should be here reading this is because you appreciate a fine meal and a night out on the town. We do too. To facilitate the inevitable we bring you seven delicious ways to break those resolutions.  Continue reading

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Yes Virginia, There Really is a Pie Council

by Steven Doyle

While gathering facts for an upcoming pie essay we ran across something called the Pie Council. We wanted to find out who was behind such an organization, and it appears to be insane pie enthusiasts. What a wonderful career to have… pie enthusiast.

They seem to be backed by large corporations such as Crisco, the basis for any good pie in America today.   Continue reading

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The Chicks Are Hot At Fat Chicken

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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

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Battle of the Pies May 20th

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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

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