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Chicken Pot Pie

potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 10:22 AM

My name is Arturo and I am addiced to Chicken Pot Pies. I coudl tell you a whole lot more about my obessions but mainly, can anyone recommend their favvorite restaurant in any city that makes a great CPP?

I was recently in Atlanta and had a delicious CPP from Mary Mac's Tea Room. XLNT!

As far as store bought (sometimes you have to!), the best all time was Mrs. Cuberson's Individual Hand held Chicken Pot Pie (with a light cream sherry gravy). My local (Santa Cruz CA) Costo sold them, then after a few years stopped. They are from Australia and I had little luck seeking local providers ...

Woe is me! What I need is a good Chicken Pot Pie!

Arturo

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    mojoeater RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 10:25 AM

    I used to have the same addiction, and had to cut back when forced to watch my salt intake. Marie Callendar's makes a great pot pie. If you can eat at the restaurant, do. But the ones in the freezer at the grocery store are good too. Second in the grocery would be Boston Market.

    1. potpiearturo RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 10:29 AM

      Anyone ever been to the San Diego Chicken Pot Pie Shop.

      Talk about an obsession! There is a saying about this place: There is nothing on the menu over $5.00 .... and nothing on the mention worth more than $5.00.

      Pure pie. I kneel at the doorway and then go silly!

      Arturo

      1. bitsubeats RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 10:35 AM

        you should try a amish or mennonite version of chicken pot pie...but it's more like chicken and dumplings. I have no clue where you can get it, but if you are ever in hagerstown, md you should hit my grandma up for some!

        oh and apparently a company called "harrow's chicken pies" makes them here in the boston area (reading, ma). Don't know if they are good or not

        1. Melanie RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 11:34 AM

          A small neighborhood restaurant called 'The Liberty Cafe' in the Bernal Heights neighborhood in San Francisco. To die for.

          1. Katie Nell RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 11:39 AM

            Kansas City, MO, at a place called, what else, Potpie! http://www.kcpotpie.com/ My personal favorite is the beef and mushroom pot pie, but the chicken is also really good.

            Also, Overland Park, KS- House of Katie Nell, recipe courtesy of Ina Garten! :-)

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              malibumike RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 12:47 PM

              Dupars in the Los Angeles area has good pot pies.

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                Will Owen RE: malibumike Mar 6, 2007 02:50 PM

                Also in the LA area are two that are not related though the owners are: Moffett's in Arcadia and Henry Moffett's in Bellflower. Both of the meat-and-gravy-ONLY variety, both good, both cheap (oven-ready takeout=$4.99). The Arcadia store has I think a marginally better pie, though the sides in Bellflower are hugely superior.

              2. Sam Fujisaka RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 01:04 PM

                The Chicken Pie Shop in the Tower District of Fresno is exceptional.

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                  Humbucker RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 04:08 PM

                  There's a chain of pot pie restaurants called The Cravery. Haven't tried the one near me, though.

                  http://www.thecravery.com

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                    justagthing RE: Humbucker Mar 5, 2007 04:13 PM

                    A friend of mine owns one of the franchises. I have tried several of their pies, they are ok...very salty for my taste and not much in regards to quantity in the fillings.

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                      Burger Boy RE: Humbucker Mar 21, 2007 09:38 PM

                      Do not bother !

                    2. rworange RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 04:54 PM

                      You should post on the California board for good leads in the Santa Cruz area. If you want some good leads in the SF area, post on the Bay Area Board and I'll respond there ... of course, this will do nothing for my credibility ... I've always like Swanson ... there's a top & bottom crust and peas, carrots, potatoes and cubes of chicken ... ok, pea, carrot cube and potato cube ... but hey ... inexpensive.

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                        chocolate RE: potpiearturo Mar 5, 2007 05:56 PM

                        Try Twin Hens. They make both chicken and just recently added beef pot pies. I sent the chicken ones as gifts before and everyone seemed to like them. They sell individual serving sizes as well as a larger size pie which is also nice. Don't know if any retail stores carry them in your area..know Dean and Deluca in NYC has them and I've also seen them in their catalogs but check out Twin Hens web-page and see if there are any retailers near you first. I called the company directly and ordered but you can also order from their web site. The girls who own the company and make them are really nice and helpful too if you call.

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