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Pie San Diego

Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon Chicken Pot Pie

Elizabeth Harris, who’s found success with her Elizabethan Desserts, now shares an Encinitas compound with Sunshine Gardens Nursery. Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon has a cowgirl feel, complete with Wagon wheels, wooden dining room with...
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Ted’s Bakery: Catching a Haupia Pie Wave on Oahu’s North Shore

The North Shore of Oahu is probably best known for death defying, big wave surfing, followed by beaches and farms. Further down the list, but no less important, are culinary touchstones like shrimp trucks,...
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Mission Pie: Youth, Justice and Social Change by the Slice [CLOSED]

It doesn’t get much more American than pie on the Fourth of July, so we pretty much had to swing by Mission Pie, a Bohemian spot that debuted in 2007 on the south end...
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Wine, Swine and Bovine

For the fifth straight New Year’s Eve, my father and stepmother Jane hosted almost 30 people for their locally famous “Wine, Swine and Bovine” blowout. My father assembled more than twenty pounds of pork...
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Blue Bonnet Cafe: Making Room for Pie in Marble Falls

My father, brother and I capped four consecutive barbecue lunches in Texas with a pie stop in Marble Falls. Blue Bonnet Cafe is named for a local flower that lines Hill Country roads in...
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Blue Star Cafeteria: Austin Pie Intoxication [CLOSED]

After an underwhelming Mexican meal downtown, there was no chance we were sticking around for dessert. Thankfully, my father remembered a 38-word promotional ad in Texas Monthly, describing spectacular cakes and pies. We tracked...