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Mar 14, 2009 09:49 PM

A decent piece of pie...

I was in Milford NH today and drove by a restaurant that sold mainly pie (the name of the restaurant had the word "pie" in it but it escapes me now).
I got to thinking, where can one go to sit down and order a piece of pie from a decent selection of pies? I grew up in Connecticut where we used to frequent a place called "The Pie Plate" and I wondered if anyone knew of any place like that anywhere in Boston area?
I am sure these places also serve regular fare, but where is one to get a nice slice of pie when one is in the mood? I am willing to drive...north shore, south shore...it doesn't matter.

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  1. Petsi's Pies and Pie in Newton Centre.

    Overall, Petsi's Pies are better; however, the Cookies and Cream Pie from Pie is AMAZING.

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    1. re: SaraASR

      I like Petsi's in Somerville better than the other location near Harvard Sq. Everything seems fresher. I tried Pie in Newton. Very good stuff..

        1. re: litchick

          Petsi's looks very good. Anybody know how the walk is from Harvard Yard? Google Maps says its about a mile away, but I'm curious if anybody has actually walked there (and if there are sidewalks all the way).


          1. re: rep123max

            I do this walk fairly regularly and would say it is about 15 minutes from Sander's Theatre. There are sidewalks all the way.

            1. re: smtucker

              The Petsi's at 31 Putnam Ave is only a few blocks from Harvard Sq where Mass Ave and Mt Auburn St meet going towards Central Sq.

              1. re: catsmeow

                Canto 6 in JP had an amazing plum galette or rustic tart and i'm fond of a similar creature to be had a Clear Flour, usually apple and sometimes another flavor as well.

            2. re: rep123max

              Up Oxford, right on Sacramento. Pleasant walk.

        2. re: SaraASR

          I've heard that you can order savory pies like Chicken Pot Pie from Petsi's. Has anyone tried them? The Putnam street location is 2 blocks away from me, and I keep meaning to get a savory pie for dinner. Also, I was going to go there for a evening coffee yesterday and they were closed at 8pm- I guess that staying open late wasn't working for them.

          1. re: cpingenot

            I've had the chicken pot pie from the Somerville store - very good indeed, with big torn pieces of freshly-cooked meat. You can get slices or a whole one. There are several different savory tarts, too.

        3. I live in Milford, New Hampshire and there is a place here that is not a restaurant but, sells meals that are prepared to bring home and heat up, that is called Humble Pie. They have MUCH more than pie:)!

          1. Pie and Bakery Cafe in Newton Center is also very good. You can go in, sit down and just get pie. I ordered a couple for last Thanksgiving, they were fantastic!



            1. If you're willing to drive, check out Post Office Pub in Grafton, MA. You can call ahead and ask which pies are on the menu for the day. Great dessert selection there. (The rest of the menu is standard pub fare, unless they break out the empanada special. That really is special - my guess is there is someone from Argentina in the kitchen.)

              1. Oh, now you've dredged up memories of the late lamented Betty Crocker Pie Shoppe, a chain which had a Burlington MA location that later became just The Pie Shoppe. It's been mentioned before; why it closed is a mystery. They had a variety of pie, whole and by the slice, and a perfectly acceptable full-meal menu, a fine place for a lunch salad, chili (cheese toast accompanied both), or sandwich, still leaving room for pie.

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                1. re: greygarious

                  We have an old Betty Crocker Pie Plate from the Pie shop. Does anyone know the value?


                  1. re: biobill

                    As I recall, the deposit was only 25 cents. That was cheaper than buying a new aluminum pan . I kept a couple and imagine they are in a lot of kitchen cabinets, so I doubt they have any collectible value.

                  2. re: greygarious

                    I worked at the Betty Crocker Pie Shop in Bloomington, MN and also the one in Richfield, MN, meeting my best friends of 40+ years there, when we were all teenagers. We all loved the Pie Shop -- best pies, hands down, great chicken pot pie, the chili and other soups, esp. creamy chicken noodle, were to die for and the prices were always reasonable. My understanding as to why they closed was that they always had health department issues, which seemed strange because the restaurants were always clean. Poppin Fresh/Baker's Square became the replacement and I worked there also. They are good. Not quite as homey and customer friendly, but good, also. Miss Betty's - one of my favorite jobs and so grateful that it provided me with my 2 best friends. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.