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Mar 13, 2007 02:55 PM

Pie for Pi Day?

We're having a little pi day celebration tomorrow by taking a break at 1:59 for some pie eatin'.

I was going to pick up a couple of pies at Mission Pie. Anybody have any other recommendations for excellent pie?

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  1. It may be a bit of a trek for you, but if you're ever in San Mateo, head to Heidi's Pies on El Camino. People on the Peninsula know this place well. You can't go wrong with any of their cream pies, lemon meringue, apple, cherry, or blueberry. They're open 24/7.

    1. I had no idea they were still open! Years ago I got them to sell me five of their thin tin pie plates with HEIDI embossed on them. Good pies.

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      1. re: heidipie

        Yup, they're still around and practically an insitution on the Peninsula! And I'm happy to report that I love their pies as much as ever. Enjoy!

      2. By the way, this is a great idea larochelle. I was also planning on having a short celebration at 1:59, although I think I'm too lazy to go find pies. I hope it's fun :-)

        Happy Pi Day to all Chowhounds!!

        1. Too funny, my 8th grade son insisted we stop at Ikeda's on the way home from Tahoe so that he could bring some pies to school today.

          His class will be feasting on Dutch Apple and Marionberry.

          I thought Pi day was just a school celebration.

          1. Yummm ... it is wrong to stop off at Nation's for a piece of pie on the way to an appointment with a nutritionist?

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            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              not if you bring some for the nutritionist.

              1. re: nicedragonboy

                LOL! I didn't dare!

                I went to Nation's for lemon meringue but found that they now have apricot pie. So of course I had to have a piece of each. I love apricot pie because it tends to be less sweet than other fruit flavors; this was a pretty good version, as the filling wasn't overly gloppy and had a good apricot tang. The lemon meringue was, as always, quite good. Again, it's not too sweet, but tart and lemony. Not high-end frou-frou pie, but good, classic diner-style pie for a good price.