SoFla Thanksgiving and Fruit Pies
- non sequitur Nov 12, 2009 05:28 AM
There are already recent threads for 2 other regions of Florida, so I hate to start another but my inability to find anything outside of Publix and Whole Foods in this category has contributed to my loss of weight in recent years, and who wants that, right?
The focus is on pumpkin and pecan pies, but I'll throw it open to fruit pies as well (why not).
I'll start things off with what I have found or heard:
There was a shout-out last year for Upper Crust in Lake Worth, but that's a little far: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5769...
I've had very good sweet potato pie at Tom Jenkins BBQ on US1 in FLL.
Siciliano's Frozen Custard on Hollywood Blvd east of 441 makes excellent pumpkin frozen custard pies, and soft-serve (for the last couple of years this seasonal offering is the only flavor they produce other than chocolate and vanilla, and only for a very limited time).
Any other thoughts/recs?
Siciliano's Frozen Custard
5917 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL 33021
One correction to my original post: Siciliano's is not doing soft-serve pumpkin custard this year, but they do have hard-serve [?] of that flavor, probably until Thanksgiving. They also told me the price of a pie is lower this year: $10-something down from $13-something.
I have a real love-hate relationship with this place. When they have a special flavor (like key lime pie, bailiey's, etc), it is worth a detour from I-95, but the owner is too short-sighted to invest in a machine that can produce anything but chocolate and vanilla.
Sometimes I feel like buying him a second machine myself!
6103 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207
Bob Roth's New River Groves on Griffin Road in Davie, a little west of the Turnpike I think. Very good Thanksgiving pies (and key lime too)