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Jan 26, 2007 10:11 AM

Nestlerode Pie on the desert cart?

It was mentioned in a Zippy comic strip last week: does anyone know where in New England to go to have a piece of nestlerode pie (may be only in season)?

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  1. I think you may be out of luck -= Nesselriode pie seems to have joined the dodo bird and 99 cent a gallon gas,

    I google'd and found a few recipes. Sounds like that might be the way to go.

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    1. re: Enfielder

      Thanks, Enfielder. What do you expect from a comic strip whose main character loves Nash Metropolitans! (I haven't eaten it ever, but an advantage of getting nesslerode pie in a restaruant may be that you get a piece without having to worry about what to do with the rest of the pie.)

      1. re: dogloverv2

        Have you ever had Frozen Pudding ice cream? Very similar flavor. And I have to be kind to Zippy - anyone who loves O'Rourkes Diner can't be all bad..

    2. Thanks, Enfielder, for the frozen pudding tip, and the diner tip. Google Images gave me a photo of the place in short order. What's not to like about chrome and glass blocks. I'll add it to my "must try it" list.

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      1. re: dogloverv2

        O'Rourke's Diner had a fire and I believe has not reopened.

      2. The New York Times did a nesselrode search a few years ago and wrote an article from which I've pasted the critical paragraph:
        URBAN TACTICS; To Find the Unfindable Pie

        Published: February 29, 2004
        That scene, however, led to a string of events that brought the search to an end, in a way I would not have dreamed of, deep in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Also at that Christmas Day dinner was Maggie's mother, Nancy Tucker, who lives in the East Village. Shortly before last Thanksgiving, she accompanied a friend to a bakery in Brooklyn to pick up a few items, and while inside Teena's Cake Fair, at 1568 Ralph Avenue, she noticed an item labeled ''Nesselrode pie.''

        1. Thanks a bunch, rothsteg. Now I have to figure whether it is worth a 5-hour drive each way for a piece of pie.....

          And Wineack, now that you mention it, I heard about that fire, and the fund-raising effort following, since the business was not insured....