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Key Lime Pie emergency in Santa Monica

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GoBlue Nov 15, 2006 06:55 PM

Trying to locate a good Key Lime Pie in Santa Monica....on-the-fly.

(For the boss!)

Any help would be great!!!
Thank you.

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    Bria Silbert Feb 8, 2007 08:38 AM

    Is it traitorous to suggest Marie Callendars?

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      ronla Feb 7, 2007 09:04 PM

      which principle should keep us away from daily grill?

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        fermentedthings Nov 15, 2006 11:17 PM

        don't go to daily grill! on principle. if you still can, call clementine or, as previously mentioned, go to nook. the crust at nook is not quite as good as at clementine.

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          Frank_Santa_Monica Nov 15, 2006 10:49 PM

          Ivy in Santa Monica. Although I haven't bought one recently, I remember it being really good. It reckon it's like $40 for the pie, though.

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            GoBlue Nov 15, 2006 10:40 PM

            Thanks...think we are going with Daily Grill...though I can't attest one way or the other about its quality.

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              WestsideLisa Nov 15, 2006 09:49 PM

              Did you call CPKin Santa Monica? Theirs is good. I didn't think the Trader Joe's frozen one was very good.

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                jackattack Nov 15, 2006 08:11 PM

                Cafe Monica?

                How about the lemon tart from CapriceFrenchpastries.com ?

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                  GoBlue Nov 15, 2006 07:39 PM

                  Thanks for the good ideas...but unfortunately Marmalade claims not to have one...Nook only has 3 slices left...& Houston's won't sell a whole pie.

                  I'm down to Babalu who will only sell it out by the slice ($65) or Border Grill's key lime cheesecake...

                  Still searching for ideas though..
                  thanks,

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                  1. re: GoBlue
                    CynD Nov 15, 2006 08:44 PM

                    Interesting about Marmalade. I've had it a couple of times at their Malibu location.

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                      Ollie Nov 15, 2006 09:00 PM

                      I had it @ the Calabasas Location. I think each restaurant, varies in menu items

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                    New Trial Nov 15, 2006 07:25 PM

                    If you are looking for just a slice, Nook (Santa Monica near Barrington) is offering a good one on its dessert menu now.

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                      Rummy Nov 15, 2006 07:25 PM

                      Not sure if they sell the entire pie, but Houston's has the BEST key lime pie.

                      1. CynD Nov 15, 2006 07:18 PM

                        Marmalade Cafe has a good key lime pie. Isn't there one on Montana?

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                          Ollie Nov 15, 2006 08:59 PM

                          I would agree, I've had it, it's great!

                        2. chica Nov 15, 2006 06:59 PM

                          Try Trader Joe's -- in the frozen section. There is key lime pie and key lime cheesecake, so make sure you get the right one!

                          CPK also carries key lime pie.

                          I just returned from FL, where key lime pie abounds. So I know the feeling of not having the real thing here!

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                          1. re: chica
                            notmartha Nov 15, 2006 07:40 PM

                            CPK's would be a reliable option, I would think. It's not too sweet, and not too tart. Not sure about the poster's boss' taste preference.

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