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Favorite Pie @ Pie n' Burger (Pasadena)

The Oracle Feb 6, 2007 11:05 AM

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. WildSwede RE: The Oracle Feb 6, 2007 11:23 AM

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

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      silence9 RE: The Oracle Feb 6, 2007 12:27 PM

      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
        kevin RE: silence9 Feb 6, 2007 12:29 PM

        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.

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        MichaelS RE: The Oracle Feb 6, 2007 12:31 PM

        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. ipsedixit RE: The Oracle Feb 6, 2007 12:42 PM

          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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            Local RE: ipsedixit Feb 6, 2007 01:03 PM

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

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              SauceSupreme RE: ipsedixit Feb 6, 2007 01:12 PM

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

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                ipsedixit RE: SauceSupreme Feb 6, 2007 01:20 PM

                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.

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                  Local RE: ipsedixit Feb 6, 2007 01:23 PM

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

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              hungrykitten RE: The Oracle Feb 6, 2007 01:25 PM

              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
                SauceSupreme RE: hungrykitten Feb 6, 2007 04:45 PM

                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.

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                cjla RE: The Oracle Feb 6, 2007 04:11 PM

                This time of year? Banana or coconut. Summer time--the peach, good Lord! The peach!!
                Also, the strawberry, and the ollieberry!!
                I dislike, truly, their cherry pie. Canned fruit is gross.

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