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Feb 6, 2007 11:05 AM

Favorite Pie @ Pie n' Burger (Pasadena)

Looking to get some pies and wondering what the 'hounds favorites are at Pie n' Burger... (also, any flavors to avoid?)


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  1. My favorite is the coconut and lemon meringue. YUM! My friend loves the strawberry cake - I am just "eh" about it.

    1. The butterscotch pie is fine. But it's sweet, as a coffeshop pie tends to be. This ain't Jar or Mozza, so you'll find no refined and muted caramel tones. Just butterscotch sweetness...

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      1. re: silence9

        you hit the nail on the head, wait too sweet but good, the trick is not to eat more than a few bites, and of course have it with a considerable amount of the whipped cream.

      2. Last month there was a thread on Banana Cream pies at PNB. New York Times magazine voted PNB as best...firestorm shortly ensued amongst ChowHounders. Don't know how to add the thread. Give that one a shot.

        1. Peanut butter is my favorite. And last time I was there I saw Danny Devito partaking of the PNB pie with a tall milkshake. So, heck, if it's good enough for Devito ...

          Also, when it's in season, the Ollalieberry Pie is not to be missed. June-July.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            Bingo- ollalieberry is my favorite, banana cream a close second. Definitely on the sweet side, but hasn't kept me away.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Second the ollalieberry rec. I thought the season was larger than that -- all summer long. Am I getting also-ran pies in August?

              1. re: SauceSupreme

                Maybe frozen ollalieberry? Dunno, maybe the June-July is when they are actually harvested?

                I know that plain old blackberries are in season through October.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  yep, more than likely frozen, since end of July would appear to be the end of the end of season. good article -

            2. We had the banana off the back off the NYT article voting it the best but have to say I wasn't floored. The great wait staff and an amazing Cobb Salad made up for it weirdly enough.. The fries that came with the kids plates were fantastic also.
              Also, lots of people were eating things that were not on the menu, i.e. pancakes at 2PM etc. I think there is a secret handshake or something to get the "insider" menu.

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              1. re: hungrykitten

                Pie N Burger has such a casual vibe that if you're friendly, I'm sure they'll accomodate you.

                I mean, as long you're not asking for a single plum floating in perfume served in a man's hat.